The Mehdi Army cease-fire that has been credited with helping to reduce violence in Iraq since August could end soon, a spokesman for the radical cleric who heads the Shiite militia said Wednesday.
Aftermath of an explosion at a tanning studio in Copenhagen. Police say there are no injuries.
All vehicles were banned from the largely Shiite city of Amara Wednesday after three car bombs ripped through a market district, killing at least 27 people and wounded 151, officials said.
Two car bombs killed and wounded dozens of people in southeastern Iraqi city of Amara. CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports.
Shiite group posts purported video of British hostage. ITN's Juliet Bremner reports.
The friends and families of five Britons kidnapped in Iraq have issued a message, telling their loved ones they are doing all they can to free them and urging the captors to let the men go.
Two rival Shiite leaders signed an agreement Saturday to end months of rancor and fighting between the two powerful movements they command, a representative of one of the men said.
Five-hundred British troops began withdrawing Sunday from their base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the Ministry of Defense said.
Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has ordered a suspension of his Mehdi Army militia for up to six months for restructuring, a senior aide said Wednesday.
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