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World 21 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Protests mark funeral of dissident Iranian cleric

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Big crowds of mourners chanted anti-government slogans during the funeral of Iran's leading dissident cleric, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, in the holy city of Qom on Monday, websites reported.

World 30 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Iraq buries powerful Shi'ite leader Hakim

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, one of Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite Muslim leaders, was buried in the holy city of Najaf on Saturday, three days after his death cast more uncertainty over Iraq's turbulent politics.

World 17 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

General sees 'downward trend' in U.S. Iraq presence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should be able to continue to cut troop levels in Iraq, the general overseeing U.S. forces there said on Thursday, while stressing the need for Iraqi leaders to form a

World 26 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Grieving Iraq family sees no end to "rivers of blood"

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Adel Abed Hammed was a skinny 31-year-old so withdrawn he sometimes went days without talking to anybody and would let only his mother touch him.