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Iraqi leaders defiant after twin bombings
Iraqi leaders defiant after twin bombings
Iraqi Shi'ite leaders braced on Monday for greater violence but vowed to push ahead with elections in January after twin car bombs claimed the...
Uneasy peace in rubble of Najaf
Uneasy peace in rubble of Najaf
The noise of the two Black Hawk helicopters shattered the eerie silence that on Saturday had enveloped the city of Najaf. On board were a team of...
Sea of Shi'ites forces open Najaf shrine
Sea of Shi'ites forces open Najaf shrine
The gates of Najaf's Imam Ali Shrine were forced open on Thursday by a sea of weeping and chanting Shi'ite Muslims, ending a siege of the shrine...
Baghdad under curfew while Iraqis protest
Baghdad under curfew while Iraqis protest
Baghdad was under curfew on Monday, the fourth anniversary of the fall of the capital to United States forces, as Iraqis gathered in the city of...
Al-Sadr group announces deal to end Baghdad fighting
Al-Sadr group announces deal to end Baghdad fighting
The movement of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday it had struck a deal with the Iraqi government to end fighting in its...
Iraq's al-Sadr to disband militia if clerics give order
Iraq's al-Sadr to disband militia if clerics give order
Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will consult senior religious leaders and disband his Mehdi Army militia if they instruct him to, a senior...
Iraq's al-Sadr threatens 'civil revolt'
Iraq's al-Sadr threatens 'civil revolt'
Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Iraqis to stage sit-ins and threatened a countrywide "civil revolt" if attacks by United States and Iraqi...
New blow to faltering Iraq political process
New blow to faltering Iraq political process
The movement of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday it would withdraw from the Shi'ite bloc that leads the Iraqi government, in...
Iraq's al-Sadr suspends militia activities
Iraq's al-Sadr suspends militia activities
Iraq's radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday ordered his Mehdi Army militia to suspend its activities for six months in a bid to...
Car bomb hits holy city as Iraq war rages on
Car bomb hits holy city as Iraq war rages on
Bombers and gunmen launched bloody attacks in several Iraqi cities on Wednesday, killing more than 20 people on the day Britain and Denmark...
More than 30 killed in suicide blast in Iraq
More than 30 killed in suicide blast in Iraq
A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded over 90 near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday,...
Thousands protest US presence in Iraq
Thousands protest US presence in Iraq
Thousands of Shi'ites, many waving Islam's holy book over their heads, protested the United States-led occupation in Iraq on Thursday, setting off...

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