After the most significant standoff outside a U.S. Embassy in years, demonstrators in Baghdad stood down on Wednesday -- but they also declared victory. Sarkawt Shams, a member of the Iraqi parliament, and Douglas Silliman, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq,…
Authorities said the assembly was mostly orderly, but that five people were arrested for criminal damage.
By Associated Press
The postponement followed a violent weekend in the tiny Mediterranean nation that saw the toughest crackdown on demonstrations in two months.
By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
The prime minister's announcement comes a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces and following calls by Iraq's top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support.
By Samya Kullab, Murtada Faraj, Associated Press
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