Battles continued to rage Sunday between the radical cleric's Mahdi Army and Iraqi and US forces.
This weekend's Arab League gathering of Middle East and North African countries in Syria is expected to be a display in regional divisions.
Residents of Baghdad's Shiite slum fear violence in Basra between the Mahdi Army and Iraqi forces will spread to Baghdad.
Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army fought US, Iraqi forces in Baghdad and Basra on Tuesday.
The Chadirji family – several of whose members helped shape modern Iraq – renew an uphill bid to promote their ideals.
Broad outspokenness, and not a White House plan for war with Iran, most likely led to his retirement from Central Command.
Ashkelon, an Israeli city 11 miles north of Gaza, has become a new target for Palestinian rocket fire.
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