Topic: Muqtada al-Sadr
June has been the worst month for US troops in two years. And violence is surging in Afghanistan.
06/30/2011 11:55 am
The attack, the deadliest on US troops in Iraq in more than two years, comes months before US forces are slated to exit. The Pentagon has signaled time is short for Iraq to request that troops remain.
06/06/2011 07:41 pm
US troops are scheduled to leave Iraq by Dec. 31, but Prime MInister Maliki said he is considering seeking an agreement that would allow them to stay longer.
05/27/2011 12:30 pm
Amid the volatile Arab Spring and ongoing security threats in Iraq, top US military officials have expressed openness to keeping troops on the ground past the Dec. 31 deadline for withdrawal.
05/17/2011 04:13 pm
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said he may extend the Dec. 31 withdrawal deadline if at least 70 percent of Iraq's political leadership back the idea.
05/12/2011 12:21 pm
The remarks, which included warnings of the increasingly volatile Middle East, follow renewed warnings by Moqtada al-Sadr that he would reactivate his militia if US forces extend their stay.
04/13/2011 02:37 pm
Hardline Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr rallied thousands of followers Saturday. Their message: United States civilians as well as troops must leave by the end of the year.
04/09/2011 04:13 pm
Iraqi officials warned that the protest, which organizers hope will draw 1 million people, could turn violent in what was widely seen as an attempt to limit turnout.
02/23/2011 12:28 pm
01/27/2011 09:22 am
A story on the 'Iraqi block party on steroids' from our archives.
01/24/2011 10:09 am