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Baghdad Teetering on Edge as Iraq Plunges Into Political Chaos

Baghdad teetered on the edge of political chaos Sunday. The city is in a state of emergency, protesters have occupied parts of the once-secure International Zone (IZ), lawmakers have run away and the military is on high alert. Early Sunday protesters led by Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gathered in front of the country’s now-empty Parliament before moving into what is known as the Zone’s “Celebration Square.”   By Sunday evening, the protesters temporarily ended their...

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