Muqtada al-Sadr appears set to secure the most significant victory of his political career after a strong showing in parliament elections held over the weekend.
By Susannah George, Associated Press
Widespread disillusionment with Iraq's current political class appears to have helped the political coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr become the early front-runner in national elections marked by record low turnout.
By Philip Issa, Associated Press
Iraqi officials have declared a state of emergency in Baghdad today as teargas is being fired at thousands of protesters who climbed over the blast walls of the capital’s fortified international government center and broke into parliament. The protest was…
By Kamala Kelkar
BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless struggles in the…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
As Iraqi lawmakers spar over approval of a new U.S.-Iraqi security deal, scores of followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took to the streets Friday to protest the pact, chanting slogans and burning an effigy of President George W.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Iraqi lawmakers began debate Monday over a security pact with the United States that will allow U.S. forces to remain for three more years, a day after the Iraqi Cabinet signed off on the deal.
Three U.S. soldiers were killed in a Baghdad rocket attack Monday, following a weekend in which U.S. forces killed 45 Shiite militia fighters during fierce battles in the Iraqi capital. New York Times reporter Michael Gordon updates the story from…
Six-nation talks over Iran's nuclear ambitions ended Wednesday in stalemate, though President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he was open to continued talks. Amid allegations of an Iranian role in Iraqi violence, analysts consider the state of U.S.-Iranian relations.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
An aide to Muqtada al-Sadr said Monday the Shiite cleric will consult with top religious leaders and disband his Mahdi Army if they order it. The militia has been fighting government forces in several places in Iraq.
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