Raeisi stresses education for all as Iran rings in new school year

Raeisi stresses education for all as Iran rings in new school year

ome 15 million students have started the new school year in Iran, where President Ebrahim Raeisi stressed that no one should be left behind in having access to education because of poverty.

Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:01

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Iraq doubles number of Iranian pilgrims heading to Karbala for Arba’een ritual

Iraq doubles number of Iranian pilgrims heading to Karbala for Arba’een ritual

Iraqi authorities have decided to double the number of visas issued for Iranian nationals heading to the holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arba’een, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam.

Friday, September 10, 2021 11:31

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Iraq allows air travel for 30k Arbaeen pilgrims from Iran

Iraq allows air travel for 30k Arbaeen pilgrims from Iran

Iraq has finally decided on health regulations governing this year’s Arbaeen pilgrimage as authorities say only 30,000 pilgrims from Iran will be allowed to visit holy shrines in the Arab country later this month.

Sunday, September 05, 2021 11:25

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Leader says US a `predatory wolf`, current government no different

Leader says US a 'predatory wolf', current government no different

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei says the current US administration is not different from the former government of president Donald Trump who abandoned an international nuclear deal and unleashed the most draconian sanctions on Iran.

Saturday, August 28, 2021 10:38

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Mourning ceremonies being held to mark Ashura worldwide

Mourning ceremonies being held to mark Ashura worldwide

Ashura is the culmination of a 10-day annual mourning period in the lunar calendar month of Muharram for Imam Hussein (AS), who was martyred along with his 72 companions in the Battle of Karbala in southern Iraq in 680 AD after fighting courageously for justice against the much larger army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:54

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Top Bahran cleric refutes Shia-Sunni divide, says Israel main issue of Muslim world

Top Bahran cleric refutes Shia-Sunni divide, says Israel main issue of Muslim world

Bahrain’s leading cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim says there exists no divide between Shia and Sunni Muslims, but the Islamic world is in fact split into a camp that champions normalization with the Tel Aviv regime and one that adheres to the cause of resistance against Israel and the United States.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:31

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Iranian mourners commemorate Tasu’a

Iranian mourners commemorate Tasu’a

Tasu’a, in the Islamic lunar calendar refers to the ninth day of Muharram, a day before Ashura when Imam Hussein (AS), a grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), and his 72 companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala. Iranian mourners commemorate Tasu’a, on the eve of Ashura, the day marking the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, under strict health measures imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:00

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Muharram rituals organizers threatened by Bahraini authorities

Muharram rituals organizers threatened by Bahraini authorities

In 680 AD, on Ashoura- the tenth day of the holy month of Muharram- Husain Ibn Ali, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and the third Imam of Shia Muslims, was martyred in the desert of Karbala, located in contemporary Iraq.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 05:09

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