Iraqi cleric Moqtada al Sadr returns to Iran

JNN 22 Jan 2011 NAJAF, Iraq : The Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al Sadr returned to Iran on Friday after spending a couple of weeks testing the political waters back home in Iraq after a long, self-imposed exile, aides said. Continue reading

Druze leader Jumblatt backs Hezbollah in Lebanon

JNN 22 Jan 2011 BEIRUT : The Lebanese Druze leader, Walid Jumblatt, handed Hizbollah a major political victory yesterday, throwing his support behind the bid by the Shiite-dominated militant party to form a new government. Continue reading