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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Adel Abed Hammed was a skinny 31-year-old so withdrawn he sometimes went days without talking to anybody and would let only his mother touch him.

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 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 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 26 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Clashes erupt in Tehran on Shi'ite holy day

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian riot police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse opposition supporters in Tehran who used a Shi'ite religious festival on Saturday to stage new anti-government protests, an opposition website said.

World 26 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Clashes erupt in Tehran on Shi'ite holy day

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Baton-wielding riot police clashed with opposition backers in Tehran who used a Shi'ite religious festival to stage new anti-government demonstrations on Saturday, an opposition website and witnesses said.

World 27 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Iran website says four killed in Tehran protests

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian opposition website said three pro-reform protesters were killed when police opened fire in Tehran on Sunday in a second day of violence during a Shi'ite Muslim religious mourning ritual.

World 27 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Iran website says four killed in Tehran protests

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Four people were killed in clashes between pro-reform protesters and security forces in Tehran on Sunday in a second day of violence during a Shi'ite Muslim religious mourning ritual, an opposition website said.

World 27 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Iran website says three killed in Tehran protests

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian opposition website said three opposition supporters were killed when police opened fire on Sunday in a second day of clashes in Tehran during a major Shi'ite religious festival.

World 04 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Lebanese Shi'ite cleric Fadlallah dies

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, one of Shi'ite Islam's highest religious authorities and an early mentor of the militant group Hezbollah, died in a Beirut hospital on Sunday.