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Global Politics

Iraqi cleric against pact

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr isn't happy with plans to keep US troops in Iraq for a few more years. Sadr is urging Iraq's parliament to reject those plans. He's also threatening to reignite armed resistance to the US military presence in Iraq.

U.S. death toll in Iraq down for May

The U.S. death toll in Iraq plunged last month to the lowest level since the war began and the Iraqi death toll also declined in May; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad about the factors that contribute to those statistics.

News summary

Anchor Lisa Mullins reviews some of the other news stories that have been pushed out of the headlines by the two natural disasters in Asia.

Basra fighting

Host Lisa Mullins gets the latest on fighting in the Sadr City area in Baghdad from the BBC's Clive Myrie, as Shiite militias took advantage of a sandstorm that hit the capital yesterday to step-up their attacks.

Basra fighting

Host Lisa Mullins gets the latest on fighting in the Sadr City area in Baghdad from the BBC's Clive Myrie, as Shiite militias took advantage of a sandstorm that hit the capital yesterday to step-up their attacks.

News summary

Anchor Lisa Mullins reviews some of the other news stories that have been pushed out of the headlines by the two natural disasters in Asia.

U.S. death toll in Iraq down for May

The U.S. death toll in Iraq plunged last month to the lowest level since the war began and the Iraqi death toll also declined in May; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad about the factors that contribute to those statistics.

Global Politics

Iraqi cleric against pact

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr isn't happy with plans to keep US troops in Iraq for a few more years. Sadr is urging Iraq's parliament to reject those plans. He's also threatening to reignite armed resistance to the US military presence in Iraq.

Basra fighting

Host Lisa Mullins gets the latest on fighting in the Sadr City area in Baghdad from the BBC's Clive Myrie, as Shiite militias took advantage of a sandstorm that hit the capital yesterday to step-up their attacks.

News summary

Anchor Lisa Mullins reviews some of the other news stories that have been pushed out of the headlines by the two natural disasters in Asia.

U.S. death toll in Iraq down for May

The U.S. death toll in Iraq plunged last month to the lowest level since the war began and the Iraqi death toll also declined in May; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad about the factors that contribute to those statistics.

Global Politics

Iraqi cleric against pact

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr isn't happy with plans to keep US troops in Iraq for a few more years. Sadr is urging Iraq's parliament to reject those plans. He's also threatening to reignite armed resistance to the US military presence in Iraq.