BAGHDAD - Among the revolts sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, Iraq's has been an exception: Here, protesters are seeking to reform a democratically elected government, not to topple an autocrat. (AP)
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Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's organization of social, religious, political and military programs have become the strongest force in Iraq after the United States, whose presence they vehemently oppose.
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq - Two top Kurdish politicians resigned Tuesday from local government in northern Iraq in what appears to be a political maneuver to challenge Arabs for control of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, one of the nation's most volatile fault lines.