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Leader appreciates Iraqi people, govt. over Arbaeen ceremony

Leader appreciates Iraqi people, govt. over Arbaeen ceremony

TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Leader Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his sense of gratitude to Iraqi people and government who warmly welcomed around two million Iranian pilgrims during the time of Arbaeen march.“The great phenomenon of Arbaeen demonstrates how the spirit of Jihad and martyrdom for God is being spread,” said Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Monday. The...

Arbaeen, world's biggest pilgrimage

Arbaeen, world's biggest pilgrimage

TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (Press Shia Agency) –While Arbaeen it is a distinctively Shia spiritual exercise, Sunnis, even Christians, Yazidis, Zoroastrians, and Sabians partake in both the pilgrimage as well as serving of devotees.It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the...

Iran to fully cooperate in rebuilding Iraq

Iran to fully cooperate in rebuilding Iraq

TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said Sat. that Iran will continue to work with Iraq to rebuild and renovate the country, just as it helped in the fight against terrorists and ISIL.Masjedi made the remarks in a press conference during the opening ceremony of Iran’s field hospital in Kut, Iraq. The Iranian official added “we are pleased to...

Iraq to set up Interim Consulate in Ilam for Arbaeen

Iraq to set up Interim Consulate in Ilam for Arbaeen

TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – Director General of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Ilam province Mehdi Heidari said an Interim Consulate of Iraq will be set up in Ilam province for Arbaeen Pilgrimage."In this regard, eight provincial tourism and pilgrimage offices also issue visas during the Arbaeen, with six offices in Ilam, one office in Mehran and one office in Dehloran," he...

Iraqi interior min. pays pilgrimage visit to Mashhad

Iraqi interior min. pays pilgrimage visit to Mashhad

TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (Press Shia) – Iraq Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji paid a pilgrimage visit to Mashhad on Tuesday.The Iraq Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji, who has been visiting Iran in recent days, arrived in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province, on Tuesday for a pilgrimage to Imam Reza's holy shrine. He was warmly received by the governor of Khorasan Razavi, upon his arrival to Mashhad. ...

Terrorist groups destroyed ‘quite recently’

Terrorist groups destroyed ‘quite recently’

TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy-interior minister for security affairs has said since Arbaeen ceremony ended, intelligence forces have thwarted a terrorist group of 3 people.Hossein Zolfaghari was quoted by Iran’s state news agency Press Shia on Wednesday talking to reporters, saying that the group was destroyed quite recently. “They had been planning to enter the country from...

‘Terrible fate’ awaits supporters, perpetrators of terrorism

‘Terrible fate’ awaits supporters, perpetrators of terrorism

TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (Press Shia) – Iran’s FM spokesman said supporters, instigators and perpetrators of terrorism are fully aware of the fact that the vigilant nations in region will soon bring about their ultimate demise.Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi made the remark in his statement on occasion of funeral ceremony of Hilla terrorist attack victims who were martyred...

ISIL suicide bomber blows up gas station near Baghdad, killing over 80 people

ISIL suicide bomber blows up gas station near Baghdad, killing over 80 people

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Press Shia) – A suicide bomber blew himself up at a gas station near the Iraqi capital on Thursday killing more than 80 people including those returning from the Arbaeen Pilgrimage in the city of Karbala. The blast occurred in a village located 120 kilometers away from Baghdad. The attacker detonated his car near a gas station and a cafe with Iranian...

No serious threat likely to target borders

No serious threat likely to target borders

TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Minister of intelligence has visited crossing of the border of Arbaeen pilgrims in southeast provinces of Ilam and Khuzestan.Mr. Sey.yed Mahmoud Alavi briefly addressed reporters about the general security of the Arbaeen rituals where it is estimated that about 2 million Iranians have crossed the borders to observe the mourning ceremonies in Karbala,...

Arbaeen pilgrimage visa still mandatory, says official

Arbaeen pilgrimage visa still mandatory, says official

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (Press Shia) – Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Affairs Hassan Ghashghavi underlined that Iranian nationals have to provide visa to participate in Arbaeen mourning ceremony in Iraq.Denying some reports on the abolition of visas for participation in the rally of Arbaeen, Ghashghavi said nobody could travel to Iraq without having visa....