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updated Fri. December 1, 2023

Iraqi demonstrations against Hussein Shirazi's arrest broke out in front of the Iranian Consulate in Karbala, the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad and near the border with Iran in Basra. The protesters shouted slogans against the Iranian regime's ongoing repression of their religious leaders in Iran, and ...

Meanwhile, FIFA said it was lifting the three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches. “We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala,” said Infantino. However, FIFA ...
After his arrest, Shirazi's followers assembled in front of the Iranian consulate in Karbala, Iraq, and chanted: “Death to the dictator!” and “No to the pharaoh!” The day after the Karbala protest, four followers of the ayatollah stormed the first-floor balcony of the Iranian Embassy in London and took down the ...
"We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Erbil, Basra and Karbala," FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters on Friday. ... "In light of lifting the ban on international matches on the three beloved cities of Erbil, Karbala and Basra, I warmly congratulate sports fans across and ...
(MENAFN) Iraq's southern Karbala has witnessed some fresh protests on Saturday against the arrest of Shia cleric Hossein Shirazi in Iran. Calling for Shirazi's release, protesters waved banners and urged the Iraqi government to intervene to free the Shia cleric. "The Iraqi government should intervene to ...
Protesters took to the streets in southern Iraq's Karbala province on Tuesday to protest against the detention of Iraqi Shia cleric Hossein Shirazi in Iran. Tens of people gathered in front of the Iranian consulate in Karbala and demanded the release of Shirazi. The demonstrators, bearing banners condemning ...
Security situation in Iraq has been dramatically improved after the Iraqi security forces fully defeated the extremist Islamic State (IS) militants across the country late in 2017, pushing FIFA to allow hosting friendlies in Iraqi stadiums in Basra, Karbala and Erbil. The match with Saudis national team is part of ...
However, since Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi declared victory against ISIL in December last year, Fifa has allowed friendly international matches to take place in Basra and the Shiite holy city of Karbala. Iraq was supposed to host a four-country friendly tournament in Karbala next month but this is ...
On July 30, 2017, Iraqi security services foiled a major plot targeting the Shiite shrines of Najaf, Karbala and Samarra as well as Sistani's home, large-scale operations that would have had a great deal of funding behind them. In a January 2017 article, Al-Arab described the city of Najaf, where Sistani ...
TEHRAN – On February 23, the Touring and Automobile Club of Iran will kick-start a family car rally, which its detailed itinerary spans some 2,000 kilometers from Mashhad, northeast Iran, to Karbala, central Iraq. “This rally will take place along a major pilgrimage route that is starched from the holy shrine of ...


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