Top Iraqi Shiite Leader Returns Home
politician Abdel Aziz al-Hakim returned to Iraq's holy city of Najaf on Friday after receiving treatment for cancer in Tehran.
Hakim, the head of one of the most powerful parties in the parliament, spent nearly two weeks abroad in a trip that included medical tests in the Un...
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...ce 2003 about "splitting the seams" within
Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army-the shiite
militia-and working with moderates
in the group to isolate the radicals, si...deny any dialogue with
Americans, U.S. commanders hope they can turn Sadr's shiite
same way they have former Sunni insurgents.
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... and old politicians,
Baathists and anti-Baathists, fundamentalist mosque-goers and secular
whiskey drinkers-that could affect reconciliation in Iraq. shiite
warn they can't be expected to find common ground with Sunnis who cannot
find it among themselves.
UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics
...diate corroboration of his association with Dr. Abdullah. But Mr. Maher described him as strongly opposed to the occupation of Iraq and to the rise of shiite
power in Iraq.
Doctors and law-enforcement officials struggled to explain what might have drawn these men into violence.
Theres no exp...
Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers
...In much of the capital the only thing that keeps this growing number of orphans off the streets is the kindness of strangers.
In Sadr City, a vast shiite
slum in northeast Baghdad controlled by the political movement of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Husham Hassan, 37, cares for around 30 orphans in a ...