Iran's 'axis of resistance' may seem ascendant, but new chances for peace could redefine game in US's favor.
The evidence is seen in late-afternoon strolls in the park, meetings with long-missed friends, relief over an improved economy.
Details from a secret meeting between top Iranian and Iraqi officials signal Iran's aim to 'stop arming' militias.
A cease-fire deal between Mr. Sadr's representatives in the Iraqi government and members of the leading Shiite bloc aims to end weeks of fierce battles in Sadr City.
A rare daytime US airstrike in Sadr City on Thursday came as residents said that soldiers were warning them to leave parts of the district, which is a bastion of support for the anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.