Sheikh Haider Ali Hassan is preparing to go one without food and water during daylight hours during the month of Ramadan.
Suicide bombers detonated two cars packed with explosives outside the Trade Bank of Iraq.
A video published on the Web site WikiLeaks shows graphic images of about a dozen people being gunned down by a U.S. helicopter gunship in Iraq in 2007.
For decades, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has insisted that “Western-style democracy” could not take root in its country.
U.S. General David Petraeus believes Al Qaeda has switched to fewer but more deadly attacks.
Tony Blair has said he would have supported the 2003 Iraq invasion knowing there were no weapons of mass destruction
Iran handed a package of proposals to world powers, after Western pressure to engage in nuclear talks.
The blast in the village of Wardek, about 390 km north of Baghdad, wounded 27 people.
The attack took place as people gathered to hear an evening sermon after breaking their fast during Ramadan.
Ten Iranians have been protesting outside of the U.S. Embassy against the attack by Iraqi forces on Iranian refugees in Iraq.