After three years of violence, pilgrims return to Karbala's shrine.
Gaza doctors add to the growing number of accounts that suggest Israel used white phosphorus munitions against international norms of war.
The al-Hadba Party emerged from Saturday's vote as a serious challenge to the status quo in Iraq.
Early returns from Saturday's provincial polls suggest that the Shiite prime minister's Dawa Party will be the big winner.
Polls open throughout most of the country for a provincial election that could shift the balance of power.