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In Iraq's Shia heartlands, people who once voted blindly along sectarian lines are turning their ire against the Shia-led governments they say failed to ... Just an hour away from Najaf in Karbala, the holy city visited by 30 million Shia pilgrims a year, sharing power with Sunnis and Kurds is not seen as a ...
In the holy city of Najaf, home to Imam Ali's shrine and Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, there was a similar feeling of ... Just an hour away from Najaf in Karbala, the holy city visited by 30 million Shiite pilgrims a year, sharing power with Sunnis and Kurds is not seen as a ...

We are proposing an inclusive government in which everyone is represented.” Just an hour away from Najaf in Karbala, the holy city visited by 30 million Shiite pilgrims a year, sharing power with Sunnis and Kurds is not seen as a solution. “Iraq has a Shiite majority. It is natural that it be ruled by a Shiite,” ...
A 13-year-old girl from Hyderabad died on Monday during a pilgrimage in Iran when a bus that she was travelling in, met with an accident and slid off a highway. The deceased has been identified as Kulsum Fatima of Yakutpura and the bus was reported to have been carrying 18 persons from the same ...
Shiite Muslim worshippers pray at the Imam Musa al-Kadhim's mosque in the Iraqi capital northern district of Kadhimiya on April 11, 2018. (AFP photo). BAGHDAD, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Millions of Shiite pilgrims on Thursday ended their week-long pilgrimage to a holy shrine in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to ...
BAGHDAD, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Iraq security forces Wednesday killed two suicide bombers who attempted to attack Shiite pilgrims who were walking in large numbers to the holy Kadhimiyah shrine, the Iraqi military said. Acting on intelligence reports, the Iraqi forces ambushed two militants wearing ...

Currently, the major sources of income for Qom, the venue of one of the world's two major Shiite seminaries, are the pilgrims that visit the holy shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh, the sister of Imam Reza, the only Shiite imam buried in Iran, and the confectionary workshops that sell sugar candies to the pilgrims.
Social drama 'Invitation' directed by Mehrdad Farid hit the screens of cinemas across the country on Wednesday. The film is the story of a man who robs the pilgrims who have come to the shrine city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, to pay homage to Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Imam of Shia ...
Fatimah was highly revered, and her tomb has become a magnet for pilgrims. Revering saints and praying in their tombs is not exclusively a Shia tradition. Indonesian Muslims, particularly those affiliated with Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), share the tradition, though they consider themselves Sunni. An Indonesian ...
Site of the huge Imam Reza shrine that draws more than 20 million Shia pilgrims a year, the city's population has ballooned to around 3 million in recent .... The gentrification of Thamen is alienating ordinary Iranians of the original pilgrim demographic, says Tashakor: “People from villages and small cities ...
Az published an article accusing Iran of trying to recruit Shia pilgrims visiting the holy city of Karbala in Iraq. ... The article also alleged that the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard and its associated Shiite militia, “Hasdi Shabi,” have recruited Azerbaijanis to gather intelligence and conduct anti-government ...
Thousands have gone into the streets of several cities in Iran, beginning first in Mashhad, the country's second-largest city and a holy site for Shiite pilgrims. Demonstrators also have criticized Iran's government during the protests, with social media videos showing clashes between protesters and police.
An official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that every year a large number of pilgrims, especially from the Shia community, gathered in Quetta to travel to Iran by road. He added that although the overall situation in Balochistan had shown signs of improvement, the law and order situation still ...
He may not have made it into the record book two years ago, but 40,000 Iraqi Shiite pilgrims voted with their feet when they chowed down on his shawarma a ... A pilgrim himself, he travelled some 6,100 miles to attend the Shiite commemoration in November and is determined to get the Karbala shawarma ...
Millions of Shiite pilgrims from around the world annually visit Iraq on Arba'een, the world's largest religious gathering which marks the fortieth ...
Over the years, the Shiite pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Hussein in ... too, were the rewards for the millions of Shiite pilgrims whose faith ...
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, a Sunni, banned Shiite gatherings for ... Pilgrims have gathered in sacred Shiite cities, including Kerbala and Najaf, for ...

Shiite pilgrims in the Iraqi city of Karbala, for the annual religious commemoration of Arba'een, posted videos of people gathering on the streets ...
SUKKUR: Pilgrims from different towns of Punjab travelling to Iran in 11 coaches on Thursday were intercepted near the Sindh-Balochistan ...
Millions of black-clad Shia pilgrims are converging on the holy city of Kerbala for the .... asked Kamil Kadar, a pilgrim taking part in the walk.
Muslim pilgrims arrive to circle the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the ... some declaring Shiite Muslims unacceptable, others rejecting Sunni ...
Like for many pilgrims visiting the Iraqi Shiite holy city, buying a ... said the 60-year-old pilgrim from Bahrain, wearing a white robe and Bedouin ...
An Iraqi Shiite man shouts slogans as he takes part in the Ashura religious ritual ... Millions of Shiite pilgrims travel to their holiest sites for the ...
Quetta - As many as 14 Shia pilgrims suffered injuries in a road mishap on Monday when two of their passengers' buses – on their way to ...
The area targeted by Thursday's attack lies on a highway used by Shiite pilgrims from Iran and southern Iraq to travel to the shrine cities of ...
According to official sources that spoke to The Indian Express the points of target included a dargah in Barabanki, the Bara Imambara in Lucknow and a leading Shia cleric. Syed Mir Husain was arrested from Pipariya in Hoshangabad district few hours ...
A dargah (shrine) in Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh, the Bara Imambara in Lucknow and a leading Shia cleric were among the targets of the three men who allegedly set off a bomb in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train on March 7, The Indian Express has ...
On 11 March 2017 Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian affiliate of al-Qaeda, carried out two bombing attacks in Damascus, killing 59 people, mostly Shia pilgrims from Iraq visiting holy sites. But the Syrian arm of al-Qaeda, while ...
But it is also a land of holy shrines, which have drawn Shiite Muslims from all over the world for decades. During the 1980s pilgrims travelled freely through Iraq, criss-crossing the country by road to several holy sites. Yet everywhere there were ...
The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) stated: "The Ministry of Haj and Umrah and the Iranian Organization for Haj and Ziyarah have completed all the necessary measures to ensure Iranian pilgrims perform Haj 1438 according to the procedures followed by ...
Recent deadly attacks inside government-held cities, on a military intelligence headquarters in Homs and on Iraqi Shiite pilgrims in Damascus, underline the threat, which Assad's refusal to compromise could magnify. "If you're Iran and Russia and you ...
They include two attacks earlier in March that killed at least 40 people, mostly Shiite pilgrims, in Damascus, and another synchronized attack last month by insurgents storming heavily guarded security offices in the central city of Homs and then ...
They include two attacks earlier in March that killed at least 40 people, mostly Shiite pilgrims, in Damascus, and another synchronized attack last month by insurgents storming heavily guarded security offices in the central city of Homs and then ...
Attacks in Homs and Deraa illustrate an effective capability, particularly in the former case to mount mass-casualty attacks in government strongholds.
(CNN) -- The evacuation of a rebel enclave in the Syrian city of Homs started Saturday. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency is reporting that the first batch of "gunmen and their families" are leaving the city's Al-Waer neighborhood.
(CNN) -- The evacuation of a rebel enclave in the Syrian city of Homs started Saturday. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency is reporting that the first batch of "gunmen and their families" are leaving the city's Al-Waer neighborhood.
The death toll from twin bombings on a religious shrine in the capital Damascus has risen to 74, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had completed all necessary arrangements for Iranian pilgrims to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, the ...
Iran, a Shiite state, accuses Saudi Arabia of spreading an intolerant interpretation of Islam that has fed terrorism and endangered minority groups.
The attack was near the Bab al-Saghir cemetery, which houses Shia mausoleums, with those targeted said to be pilgrims arriving by bus. Syrian state television said 40 people were killed and 120 wounded after "terrorists detonated two bombs". There was ...
London: Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK was nearing a "defining moment" as she awaits a final approval from the Queen to trigger the Brexit bill after ...
(CNN) -- The evacuation of a rebel enclave in the Syrian city of Homs started Saturday. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency is reporting that the first batch of "gunmen and their families" are leaving the city's Al-Waer neighborhood.
"The ministry of hajj and the Iranian organisation have completed all the necessary measures to ensure Iranian pilgrims perform hajj 1438 according to the procedures followed by all Muslim countries," the official Saudi Press Agency said, referring to ...
Riyadh and Tehran have no diplomatic relations, and tensions remain as Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia repeatedly accuses Iran of fueling regional conflicts by supporting armed Shiite movements in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain. But the Saudi Hajj ministry ...
This comes after a violent weekend in the city when two bombings targeting buses of Iraqi Shiite pilgrims killed more than 70 people.
This comes after a violent weekend in the city when two bombings targeting buses of Iraqi Shiite pilgrims killed more than 70 people.
This comes after a violent weekend in the city when two bombings targeting buses of Iraqi Shiite pilgrims killed more than 70 people.
Damascus was already reeling from Saturday's bombings, which mainly killed Iraqi pilgrims in the city to visit Shiite shrines. That attack was claimed by former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, part of a rebel alliance that controls large parts ...
25, and against busloads of Iraqi Shiite pilgrims in Damascus on March 11. The two attacks killed a combined 116 people, with the latter sparking calls among Iraq's Shiite community for the Iraqi Air Force to begin airstrikes against HTS in ...
At least 31 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the main court complex in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, officials say.


 

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