The number of deaths among Iraqi civilians, police and insurgents fell sharply from April to May, according to data from the Iraqi government, and the monthly death toll for American troops hit its lowest mark since 2004
Three suicide bombers -- two of whom were disguised as Shiite women -- struck a Baghdad mosque affiliated with a major Shiite political party Friday, killing at least 74 people, according to the Iraqi Health Ministry.
Following bloody battles in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Thursday called for an end to violence between his supporters and those loyal to a rival Shiite leader.
A third midnight deadline for Iraq's proposed constitution passed without agreement Thursday, with negotiators taking another day to resolve their differences before sending the charter to voters, the country's parliament speaker said.
A leading Shiite on the Iraqi Governing Council voiced concerns Tuesday about Iraq's interim constitution but said he is now focusing on developing a government to carry the country into sovereignty this summer.