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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 ...
Energized by faith, seven men from Hyderabad have embarked on an arduous journey on foot to visit the shrine of Hazrat Imam Hussain, in Karbala, Iraq. The devout group of seven Shi'ia Muslims is led by Syed Abdul Ali, a 66-year-old hotelier from Purani Haveli. The group expects to cover 35 to 40 km ...
Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) has announced that the tourist rally will be held on a route from the northeastern holy Iranian city of Mashhad to the holy Iraqi city of Karbala. This is the first such tourist rally to be held between Iran and Iraq after the victory of Iran's ...
The militiamen are seen as the successors to one of the faith's most revered figures, Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed in the 7th century by rival Muslims at Karbala, in what is now southern Iraq, in a battle that led to the Sunni-Shiite split. Some even speak of the Hashed ...
On December 27, 2003, a truck bomb hit the Bulgarian base in Karbala, Iraq, killing five servicepersons, injuring another 27 and seriously damaging the facility. Within 15 minutes, between ... 22 of the wounded in the bombing of the Bulgarian base in Karbala have been transported to Sofia. Slightly injured ...
Residents in Iraq's Shia holy city of Karbala have denounced a local decision that could soon see salesmen in trouble for displaying female mannequins in anything but Islamic clothing. Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed (Pbuh) and an important figure in Shia Islam, is buried in ...
Karbala ( Iraqi troops have killed a member of the Shia militias Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades) in Karbala city, a security source said on Saturday. A police patrol stormed into a house of a member of the brigades in al-Ghadeer district in Karbala, the source told BasNews website. Armed ...
SULAIMANI – A Kurdish delegation is expected to visit the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala to discuss the issues between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, an official said on Friday (December 15). Head of Turkmen front Aydin Maruf said the delegation will hold talks with Shia's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani to ...

HYDERABAD: No Muslim historical event has influenced the Telugu folk literature as Moharrum. There are thousands of nohas in Telugu eulogizing the martyrs of Karbala about 1400 years ago. In fact, even Urdu does not have so many songs on Moharrum and the martyrs of Karbala as in Telugu.
Each year, dozens of Shi'ites embark on what they call ziyarat or pilgrimage, from the city to Karbala. The group of seven led by Syed Abdul Ali, a 66 year old from Purani Haveli in the Old City, left for New Delhi from the Daira Mir Momin early on Saturday morning. The others making the journey on foot are ...
KERBALA, Iraq Nov 10 (Reuters) – Chanting and flailing themselves in mourning for Imam Hussein, hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims from around the world gathered in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Friday for one of the most sacred rituals in their religious calendar. Arbain marks the culmination of a ...
CHEHLUM of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and other Shuhda-e-Karbala was observed with in the provincial metropolis as elsewhere throughout ...
Over the years, the Shiite pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq – bigger than the hajj – has been a frequent target of Sunni ...
Chanting and flailing themselves in mourning for Imam Hussein, hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims from around the world gathered in the Iraqi city of ...
MULTAN - The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala was observed with religious fervour and solemnity here on ...
From 9 November worshipers have been congregating in the holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arba'een, the end of the forty-day mourning ...
KARACHI: The Chehlum of Nawasa-e-Rasool Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his 72 companions is being observed throughout the country ...
“However, we shall never be able to realise the real message of Karbala unless and until we do not overcome differences,” he said.
According to Iranian officials, almost 2.2 million Iranian Shias crossed the border on Wednesday, converging on Iraq's city of Karbala to mark ...
The municipality of Tehran has taken the responsibility of cleaning the holy Iraqi cities of Karbala and Najaf after the Arba'een pilgrimage, the ...
From Mir and Ghalib to Iqbal and Faiz, the influence of Karbala is expressed in terms which go beyond the risai or elegiac tradition. Both the ...
A consultative forum with women leaders from Karbala, Najaf, Wasit, Babil and Diwaniya Provincial Councils was held during 9-12 October to ...
He also recalls Dewan Hamand Das Hyderi – a preacher of the ideology of the Karbala tragedy – who recently died in Sanghar, saying that ...
Apart from shaping the mystical tradition in South Asia, Karbala has enriched Urdu poetry as well. The “marsiya” has come to be an inseparable ...
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said the incident of Karbala taught patience, tolerance and great sacrifice of the grandson of the ...
Amir Muawiyah died at the age of 80 after having ruled as a Governor for 20 years and as a ruler for 20 years. He became ruler of the whole ...
Karbala, the supreme sacrifice has always injected a new zeal, hidden power and revolutionary strength to all oppressed who have been ...
Addressing thousands of mourners at Hasanabad, Rainawari, here, today, Malik said, “Karbala teaches us to remain steadfast against tyranny, ...
The battle at Karbala is a well-known tragedy in the human history. It is not fiction or legend, but a historical fact, chronicled by several ...
In the hours before dawn the Shiite faithful return to the roads of southern Iraq, bound for the holy city of Karbala. The frail and the elderly, the ...
The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and Karbala martyrs was ... spoke about importance of remembering Karbala martyrs at Budgam.
KARACHI: “If there is a calling, it doesn't see your religion, but your love and your bond,” says Ravi Shankar, a Hindu devotee of Imam Hussain ...
An estimated 14 million Shi'ite pilgrims thronged Iraq's holy city of Karbala on November 10 to mark the annual Arbaeen commemoration.
The battle of Karbala was not meant to grab a patch of land, rather it was intended to secure and uphold core human values. It was a battle ...
To serve Shia pilgrims and tourists visiting Najaf and Karbala, in January 2016 the Ministry of Transport initiated the construction of the Imam ...
He said that Karbala episode touches whole Muslim Ummah while government hurt the sentiments of people after it imposes curbs, thus ...
... northeastern province Khorasan Razavi, was opened with a football match between Mashhad XI and Karbala XI, from the Iraqi city of Karbala ...
They came together in Karbala, Iraq for the annual Arbaeen Procession to commemorate Hussain ibn Ali, a famous Shia Muslim martyr. A man ...
Baghdad ( Iraqi troops have destroyed an Islamic State camp in west of Anbar, killing militants inside, according to the military ...
The area targeted is on a highway used by Shiite pilgrims and visitors from neighbouring Iran to travel to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala ...
The most appropriate example of lamentation is the blood donation campaign dedicated to the commemoration of the martyrs of Karbala and ...


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