Iraq

Shia Muslims commemorating Ashura worldwide

Millions of Shia Muslims across the world are commemorating Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam. The faithful have converged on the streets and ...

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Day of Tasu’a observed worldwide

Shia Muslims observed Tasu’a, the eve of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), by holding mourning rituals the world over. Shiite pilgrims of Iraq and other countries, including Iran, flocked ...

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‘Iraq to take control of Kurdistan region back’

Iraq says it will be taking control of the borders of its northern Kurdistan region — which has voted controversially to break away from the country — in coordination with ...

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Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah Sistani opposes Kurdistan’s secession

Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has voiced opposition to the secession of the northern Kurdistan region from the mainland, warning of the negative repercussions of such “unilateral steps.” ...

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