Tag: Shia Islam

Iraqi Shiite holy city mourns stampede deaths of 31 pilgrims

Iraqi Shiite holy city mourns stampede deaths of 31 pilgrims

The governor of the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala has declared three days of mourning for 31 pilgrims who died in a stampede a day earlier. [...]
Shiite Muslims observe holy day amid regional tensions

Shiite Muslims observe holy day amid regional tensions

Shiite Muslims around the world are observing Ashoura, one of the most sacred religious holy days for their sect. Hundreds of thousands of peopl [...]

Iraq suspends US-funded TV station for 3 months over program

Iraqi authorities have suspended the license of a U.S.-funded TV station for three months after airing a program on alleged corruption within Ira [...]
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