Massive processions underway in Karbala as millions mark Arba’een

Massive processions underway in Karbala as millions mark Arba’een

Huge processions are underway in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala as millions of mourners commemorate Arba’een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:04

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Millions of Arba`een pilgrims from around the globe gather in Karbala

Millions of Arba'een pilgrims from around the globe gather in Karbala

Millions of pilgrims, including a record number of Iranians, have gathered in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arba’een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam.

Friday, October 18, 2019 12:49

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Over two million Iranian pilgrims enter Iraq for Arba’een pilgrimage

Over two million Iranian pilgrims enter Iraq for Arba’een pilgrimage

More than two million Iranian pilgrims have entered Iraq a week before annual Arba’een processions are held in the holy city of Karbala. Speaking with Iran’s ISNA news agency, deputy chief of operations for Iran’s police force Hossein Sajedi-Nia said the pilgrims have entered Iraq during the past two weeks.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:45

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Leader says Iranian, Iraqi nation connected through faith, enemy plot to sow discord will fail

Leader says Iranian, Iraqi nation connected through faith, enemy plot to sow discord will fail

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the Iranian and Iraqi nations are connected through faith and that an enemy plot seeking to sow discord between the two will fail.

Monday, October 07, 2019 08:48

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Ayatollah Sistani urges security forces, protesters to avoid violence

Ayatollah Sistani urges security forces, protesters to avoid violence

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top Shia cleric of Iraq, has urged security forces and protesters to avoid violence, expressing sorrow over some sporadic unrest that has led to several casualties.

Friday, October 04, 2019 01:22

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Devotes from neighboring Iraq pay allegiance to Imam Khomeini`s ideals

Devotes from neighboring Iraq pay allegiance to Imam Khomeini's ideals

Mawkib organizers, who host and serve the pilgrims of Imam Hussain’s holy shrine during Arbaeen have recently pledged their allegiance to ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:32

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Rouhani`s historic visit to Iraq, a major blow to Trump

Rouhani's historic visit to Iraq, a major blow to Trump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Baghdad on a trip aimed at solidifying strategic ties despite US efforts to keep the two neighbors apart and curb Iran's influence in the region.

Monday, March 11, 2019 03:39

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Millions of pilgrims honor Imam Hussein (PBUH) on Arba’een

Millions of pilgrims honor Imam Hussein (PBUH) on Arba’een

The occasion, known as the world’s largest annual Muslim pilgrimage, comes 40 days after Ashura, the 10th day of the lunar calendar month of Muharram. Imam Hussein is a highly-venerated figure not only among Shia Mulims but also among Sunnis, Christians, and people of other faiths.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 01:45

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