Details from a secret meeting between top Iranian and Iraqi officials signal Iran's aim to 'stop arming' militias.
Opposition Hezbollah fighters continue civil disobedience against pro-Western government.
'Follow the Women' is a group of 250 female cyclists, from 26 countries, seeking to lay a foundation for peace.
The success of the Shiite group's offensive casts doubt over government's ability to survive.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Thursday that the pro-Western government has declared 'war' on his militant group.
A strike originally called over high food prices and low wages spirals into confrontation and violence.