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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.
Mourners pray over the flag-draped coffin of Ismail Mahmoud, 24, a fighter of the Popular Mobilization Forces, who was killed Sunday in an attack southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Officials said Monday that Islamic State militants ambushed the ...

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 ...
Protests took place simultaneously in Karbala, Muthana, Babil and Najaf. Violence broke out in Muthana, southern Iraq. In the holy city of Najaf, demonstrators gathered in front of the office of top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, asking him to support anti-corruption efforts. Iraqi Prime Minister ...
Nouri Al Maliki addresses a tribal gathering in May 2017 in Najaf. The former prime minister has indicated he will not seek the post again in elections scheduled for May 2018. Haidar Hamdani / AFP. Former Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al Maliki is no longer interested in regaining the post, The National has ...
And in Najaf, Iraq, Ahmad Shukor, an engineer and vintage car enthusiast, plans to open a vintage car showroom, while in Giza, Egypt, scientists from the Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute and the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics are hoping that tiny robots ...
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 ...
Two members of the terrorist team who had managed to escape the scene of the clash are now under the siege of the Iranian forces belonging to the Najaf Ashraf base afilliated to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said the commander. Three personnel of Najaf Ashraf base attained martyrdom in ...
EUGENE, Ore. -- Students and faculty at Lane Community College (LCC) in Eugene held a press conference Thursday morning to present their investigative report entitled "Open 101: an Action Plan for Affordable Textbooks." Sabrina Najaf-Pir, along with Lucas Gutterman, and Meggie Wright spearheaded ...
"ISIS tried to split Sunni, Shiite, Kurd - but here we don't care – I teach drivers from Baghdad, Basra, Najaf and even [Sunni] Anbar – how to drive," said speed fanatic Capital Ali. The 31-year-old Vin Diesel lookalike adds: "We don't care about your identity - all of us just love working on our cars and driving.".
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi security on Sunday arrested a drug-trafficking gang in a southern suburb of Baghdad led by the son of the Governor of Najaf, one of the holiest cities in the world. “The group had three members and was led by Jawad Luay al-Yasiri, the son of the Governor of Najaf,” a security ...
The holy Shiite shrine at Najaf serves as a base for the Shiite militias. After three weeks in Iraq, we catch a glimpse of the darkest and most dangerous side of these armed groups by meeting, under tight security, former members of the Mahdi Army, which stood up to US forces after the 2003 invasion.
He says a third were in Mosul, and that many of them may have been damaged or destroyed. He's now in the final stages of opening a vintage car showroom in the central city of Najaf. The owners of more than 60 cars have agreed to display them there when the showroom opens in the coming months.
“Some individuals have tried to provoke the army against the Hashed Al Shaabi but they failed. They are our forces who follow the general command of the armed forces,” Mr Al Abadi said during a victory parade in the holy city of Najaf. “We must not forget the sacrifices that Iraqis have made and we must ...
Protesters burn US and Israel flags during a pro-government rally, Mashhad, Iran. 'The Islamic Republic has generated a nationalism that pits Iran against the west.' Protesters burn US and Israel flags during a pro-government rally, Mashhad, Iran, January 2018. Photograph: Nima Najaf Zadeh/EPA. Iran.
... forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009. According to state television six people were killed in the central town of Qahderijan and one in Khomeini Shahr. In addition, a member of Basij militia and a police officer were killed in Najaf Abad on Monday.
The holy city of Najaf receives millions of Shiite pilgrims from neighboring Iran and the rest of the world every year. It has an international airport that is under the authority of Najaf Provincial Council. The province has refused to accept Baghdad's authority over the airport despite repeated requests from the ...
Hashemi Shahroudi known for his ten years as the head of judiciary (1999-2009) was born in Najaf, Iraq and came to Iran after the Islamic revolution. He is currently the chairman of EDC (a body in charge of resolving disputes between the Guardians Council and majlis or parliament) and deputy speaker of ...
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 ...
Even the best of filmmakers are not immune to the compulsion to push the narrative towards a happy ending, or to put in an element of hope. Azerbaijani filmmaker Ilgar Najaf does not seem to fall for such compulsions in his second film Pomegranate Orchard , which has evoked myriad emotions among ...
“(While) the greater part of the respected inhabitants of Karbala having gone to pay their devotions at the Shrine of Najaf, 25,000 mounted Wahabis, on Arab horses and swift camels, made a sudden incursion from the desert and, being in league with some persons inside the town, shortly made themselves ...
Iraq's top Shiite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr addresses the media with a giant photo of Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque in the background in the shrine city of Najaf in central Iraq on December 7, 2017 to denounce US president Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Haidar ...
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 ...
The son of the governor of the Iraqi region of Najaf was arrested on drug-related charges, sparking uproar among the people due to the province's ... Jawad's father, Louay, issued on Sunday a statement stressing that since assuming his duties as Najaf governor, he has been keen on imposing the rule of ...
When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval. When he saw that it had only suffered light damage from a mortar shell that ...
BASRA, Iraq -- Ali Jayad al-Salhi, a veteran sniper in an Iraqi militia, was killed in fighting with the Islamic State group earlier this year. He was then vaulted into legend, virtually becoming a new saint for the Shiite community. Posters of al-Salhi adorn storefronts, homes and car windows in his home city of ...
For five days, our reporter followed a group of young Iranian students on their risky journey from Tehran, in Iran, to Najaf, in southern Iraq.
Marie Pier Walkman also known as Mariam Abou Zahab buried in Najaf a holly City in Iraq as she willed that. Mariam Abou Zahab was a ...
Karim, 48, a tribal leader from Najaf, who provides free food for the pilgrims, recalls that when he first took part in an illegal Arbaeen walk under ...
The house of the late founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in the Iraqi city of Najaf is one of the most visited places during ...
NAJAF, Iraq - In early September, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a senior Iranian official and cleric, flew to the holy city of Najaf in ...
... Mohammed Al-Musili, the Representative of the Najaf Supreme religious authority in Moscow, the Russian foreign ministry said on Monday.
My friend Taha Raja just finished Arbaeen, a 53-mile walk on foot from Najaf to Karbala in Iraq, a pilgrimage for remembrance of Imam Husain's sacrifice for ...
According to some accounts, this wooden door was moved from the holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS) in Najaf to this mosque, and thus has been ...


 

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