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Condoleezza Rice Mocks Al-Sadr As A Coward

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice mocked anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as a coward on Sunday, hours after the radical leader threatened to de...

Sadr Will Disband Mahdi Army If Instructed By Clerics

Reuters | Khaled Farhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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 aide s...

John McCain Falsely Claims Sadr Declared Ceasefire -- Again!

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Appearing on Fox News Sunday this morning Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) repeated the false claim that Muqtada al-Sadr declared the ceasefire in Basra last w...

Iran Confirms Role In Brokering Iraq Truce

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TEHRAN, Iran — Officials in Iran confirmed for the first time Saturday that the country played an important role in brokering a recent truce bet...

Militiamen Holding Out in Basra Fighting

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister warned gunmen in the oil port of Basra to surrender their weapons by Friday or face harsher measures, as clashes...

US, Iraqi Troops Battle Shiite Militia

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq's leaders faced their gravest challenge in months Tuesday as Shiite militiamen loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr batt...

Is "Success" Of Iraq Surge About To Unravel?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A cease-fire with Muqtada al Sadr and his loyalists in the Mahd army is showing signs of deterioration. The agreement, which has been critical to the...