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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...

Visa still required for Iranian Arbaeen pilgrims

Visa still required for Iranian Arbaeen pilgrims

TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (Press Shia) – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli referred to Iraqi security issues as the reason for the non-cancellation of the Arbaeen visa for Iranian pilgrims.“Iraqi officials say the security conditions are not stable so that they could accommodate the massive population without a visa,” Rahmani Fazli noted. He argued that if the Iraqi security...

Iran, Iraq enjoy deep, strategic ties

Iran, Iraq enjoy deep, strategic ties

TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (Press Shia) – Iranian Interior Minister, at a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart, said bilateral ties between the two countries had always been profound and strategic.Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli made the remarks in a join meeting with the visiting Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji and his accompanying delegation. Prior to signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the...

Iraqi interior min. to visit Iran for Arbaeen preparations

Iraqi interior min. to visit Iran for Arbaeen preparations

TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (Press Shia) – Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji will make a visit to Iran in the near future to hold consultations with Iranian officials on preparations for Arbaeen mourning ceremonies in Karbala.The Iranian side insists on the opening of Khosravi border shared with Iraq for facilitating the passage of Iranian pilgrims, while the Iraqi side opposes the idea due to lack...

Nigeria: evidence emerges of mass burials after Arbaeen massacre

Nigeria: evidence emerges of mass burials after Arbaeen massacre

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Photographs have emerged showing the graves of over 30 victims of last week's massacre of civilians in a peaceful religious procession on the outskirts of the northern city of Kano.Scores of people were killed and many injured after Nigerian security forces attacked them with live rounds as they marked the 40-day anniversary of Ashura. The procession was...

1st VP appreciates Iraq hosting Arbaeen pilgrims

1st VP appreciates Iraq hosting Arbaeen pilgrims

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s First VP Es'hagh Jahangiri has expressed gratitude to the government and nation of Iraq for their warm receiving of millions of Arbaeen pilgrims.Speaking with Iraqi PM Haider al-Ebadi in a telephone conversation on Saturday evening, Iran’s First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri made the remarks saying “Iraq’s king hosting of all pilgrims of...

Death toll mounts after army attacks peaceful marchers: Nigeria

Death toll mounts after army attacks peaceful marchers: Nigeria

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Final death toll from attacks by the Nigerian security forces on peaceful processions marking the 40th day anniversary of Ashura could reach 100, according to eye-witness reports.Hundreds more were injured after heavily armed soldiers dressed as police in approximately 100 trucks opened fire on a procession on the outskirts of Kano city. Soldiers also fired...

Killing of Nigerian Muslims unacceptable

Killing of Nigerian Muslims unacceptable

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Press Shia) – Iran’s FM Spokesperson Ghasemi has announced that brutal killing of Muslims in a peaceful religious community in Nigeria is disturbing and intolerable.Bahram Ghasemi, spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, pointed to the attack on religious mourners in the Nigerian city of Kano emphasizing “repeated killing of Muslims in a religious community, which is...

Nigerian army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

Nigerian army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (Press Shia) – There are report of at least one fatality and many injuries after Nigerian armed forces opened fire with live ammunition at a peaceful procession making its way to an annual commemoration of Ashura in the northern city of Kano.The procession is one of many strands from all over the country making their way to Zaria where they will join the main procession which in...

President Buhari must protect Arbaeen commemorations

President Buhari must protect Arbaeen commemorations

TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (Press Shia) – The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Nigerian president demanding that he ensures the protection of worshipers planning to embark on the annual commemorations of 40th day of Ashura later this month.The letter follows credible reports that the military plans to sabotage Arbaeen processions (as they are known) in a continuation of its...

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