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Vehicles drive near campaign posters of candidates ahead of parliamentary election, in Najaf, Iraq, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Ahmed Aboulenein| Reuters. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star ...
BASRA/NAJAF, Iraq - United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shias have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their leaders after 15 years in power. In Iraq's Shia heartlands, people who once voted blindly along sectarian lines are turning their ire against ...

The day after Berean Joan Moore's job ended, she received a providential phone call from a friend. Unaware of her employment situation, the friend asked if she would be interested in going to Najaf, Iraq, to teach English for a month. Moore left the States on April 18 to work with Muslim Peacemaker Teams.
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - After a video of a young man kissing the campaign poster of a female candidate raised fears of a feud between two tribes in Iraq's southern city of Najaf, tribal leaders announced on Saturday that the dispute had been averted with an apology and a large cash settlement. In the agreement, the ...
The outcry from across Iraq's political spectrum was immediate — not just from Sunnis and Kurds, but from many Shiites, too, especially those of a more nationalist bent who mostly look for religious guidance to the quietist school of clerics in Iraq's holy city of Najaf rather than the band of revolutionary ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdish delegation that visited the holy Shiite city of Najaf hopes historic ties between Kurds and Shiites can be strengthened. They met with senior Shiite clerics on Thursday for dialogue about good governance and resolving deep-rooted issues between Iraq's communities.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Kurdish delegation visiting Najaf urged senior Shia clerics on Friday to intercede on their behalf with Baghdad leadership, in the interest of resolving current disputes between Iraq's federal government and the Kurdistan Region. "The delegation discussed the ...
Spokesperson of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Saadi Ahmed Pira at a press conference in 2017. File photo: Rudaw TV. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A delegation of Kurdish parties from the Kurdistan Region are set to visit the Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday to participate in a conference organized by ...
"Politics is present in every domain, and Saudi Arabia has major political weight," Sports and Youth Minister Abdulhussein Abttan told Agence France-Presse in an interview at the international stadium of Najaf, south of Baghdad. "The presence of the Saudi team in Iraq means a lot to us." Years of insecurity ...
Those familiar with attacks on religious authorities in Iraq believe the incident, which took place while Karbalai delivered a Friday sermon, was orchestrated by Shiite groups that defected from the Najaf authority. Karbala Gov. Aqeel al-Turaihi stated Jan. 27, “Deviant groups were behind the attack.".

A U.S. soldier performs a security patrol outside An Najaf cemetery where Anti-Iraqi Forces have recently launched attacks at Multi-National Forces. The patrol's focus was on finding weapons caches, Improvised Explosive Devises (I.E.D.s), and Anti-Iraqi Forces that might be hiding in tombs or catacombs ...
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi ordered Special Forces on Wednesday (January 31) to take control of Najaf International Airport, after the provincial council opposed the new successors. The Special Forces, escorted by head of Baghdad International Airport, Ali Jawad was sent to oust the airport's current ...
For centuries, the ancient city of Najaf in south-central Iraq has been the epicenter of Shiite theology. Home to the tomb of Caliph Ali, revered by Shiites the world over as Prophet Muhammad's successor, the city of more than 1 million is considered the third-holiest in Shiite Islam, behind only Mecca and Medina.
BASRA/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply ... In the holy city of Najaf, home to Imam Ali's shrine and Iraq's most revered Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, there was a similar feeling of disillusionment.
The fire started at Al-Nasir Hotel, located in Najaf's Old City quarter, which was accommodating Iranian pilgrims from Markazi province. Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has announced that two women died as the result of smoke inhalation in the blaze and another woman has been transferred to ...
Assil al-Talqani, the chairwoman of the Tourism and Antiquities Committee in the Najaf Governorate Council, told Al-Monitor at the Jan. 21 opening that the wax sculptures depict religious, political and cultural figures from Iraq and abroad who are connected to the predominately Shiite city of Najaf.


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