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Iraq President ends his Visit to Kuwait

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Saleh and his accompanying delegation ended a one-day official visit to Kuwait on Monday. President Barham Salih met with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah the Emir of The State of Kuwait and discussed…

Iraq president says talks continuing with U.S. over Iran sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Talk with Washington over anti-Iran sanctions were continuing and Iraq’s  special conditions should be taken into consideration, Iraqi president told a press conference in Kuwait. Iraq is not to act as a mediator between Iran…

Reasons of the deplorable situation in Iraq according to The Supreme Religious Authority

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority stated that the absence of the elements of successful professional performance is one of the reasons of the deplorable situation in Iraq. This was the important point stated in the second…

Photos: Arabs’ tourist destination of Mashhad City

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: The Mashhad City of Iran, is an ideal destination for Arab tourists and by walking through the city, many Arabs are seen in the streets. After Iran-Iraq War, many Iraqi people emigrated from Iraq to Iran and some of them…

The history of ancient Islamic holiday becoming uniquely Caribbean

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SHAFAQNA- The Conversation: In order to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums, a throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St. James and Cedros . Their destination is the waters of the Caribbean,…

Photos: Many pilgrims visited the Al-Kafeel Museum during Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: During the Ziyarat Arba'een, large numbers of pilgrims have visited the Al-Kafeel Museum for Treasures and Manuscripts . During the period of Ziyarat Arba'een, the museum was visited by pilgrims from all over the world,…

Ayatollah Khamenei: US has been defeated from Iran for forty years

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SHAFAQNA: For forty years, Iran and the US have been struggling with each other, in which Iran has been victorious, said the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Saturday. 'The challenge between the US and Iran has been going on; they have…

France’s Macron to visit Iraq, Lebanon in February

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SHAFAQNA- Emmanuel Macron is set to visit Iraq and Lebanon in February for the first time since he was elected president in May 2017. According to Le Figaro, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, will leave Paris for an official visit…

Iraq begins reconstruction of ISIS-wrecked Mosul Churches

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi authorities launched a campaign to reconstruct the churches that destroyed by the Daesh terrorist group during its takeover of Mosul. “The local government is making efforts to start the reconstruction of dozens of churches…

Photos: flags of different countries in Arbaeen walking

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SHAFAQNA- Presence of pilgrims of Imam Hossein (P) from different countries in Arbaeen walking, holding the flags of their nations.    Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Many doctors Volunteered to help Arbaeen…

Aerial pictures of Karbela during Arbaeen Pilgrimage

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Aerial pictures of Arbaeen pilgrims performing congregational prayer on road to Karbela, Iraq.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Many doctors Volunteered to help Arbaeen pilgrims Photos:…

US head of church: Arbaeen Pilgrimage is largest peaceful gathering in the world and humanity gathers millions of pilgrims

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: “The Arba’een Pilgrimage is the largest gathering in the world that represents humanity”, a US head of a church, who has recently visited the holy city of Kerbela,  said. Among millions of pilgrims coming…

Video: Mokebs for Arbaeen's pilgrims on the path to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA: The Mokebs for Arbaeen's pilgrims on the path to Karbala, Iraq.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Arbaeen pilgrims 300 km from Karbala Video: the moukeb of African lovers of Imam Hussain (A.S) in the path to Karbala Photos:…

A 7-year-old girl volunteered to serve Imam Hussain’s pilgrims

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Crowds of volunteers from all ages compete to serve the pilgrims of Imam Hussain along the roads leading to the holy city of Karbala. You can witness how children are eager to serve pilgrims, while chanting ‘Hala Bil…

Tragedy of a female Arbaeen pilgrim who has lost three of her loved ones in war with ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain:  From Iraq and other countries–A large number of Arba’een pilgrims – are walking toward the holy city of Kerbela to commemorate the Arba’een pilgrimage to Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him). Imam Hussain Shrine’s…

Adel Abdul-Mahdi: All Iraq should be a “Green Zone”

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SHAFAQNA – Iraq lawmakers confirmed new government but key posts are left empty. The legislature voted in the early hours on Thursday to confirm 14 of Adel Abdul-Mahdi's 22 Cabinet nominees. But the body failed to vote on key appointments,…

Many Iranians returned from Arbaeen pilgrimage had not Fake Visas

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Spokesperson denying the number of Iranian fake visas claimed by foreign media, stressed that 900,000 official visas have so far been issued for Iranian pilgrims.  Speaking to Shafaqna, Bahram Qasemi…

Photos: Iraq parliament approved 14 ministers for new cabinet

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi PMs approved 14 new cabinet ministers proposed by prime minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi. The process of approving 8 remaining ministers postponed for two weeks including key portfolios such as defense and interior affairs,…

443,000 pilgrimes arrived in Iraq for Arbaeen pilgrimage

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi Crossing Border Ministry announced on Wednesday that the total number of foreign and Arab pilgrims entering Iraq to attend Arbaeen pilgrimage is 443,000 people, most of which are Iranian.  Shia News agency added that the number…

Rare images of Arbaeen's walking in the early 20th century

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SHAFAQNA - Jaber Ibn Abdullah Ansari, along with his student Atiyah Oofi, were the first pilgrims of Imam Hussein's shrine, who traveled from Madinah to Iraq after the Ashura of the year 61 AH and on the twentieth day of Safar they reached…

The Crowds of Arbaeen Pilgrims reach its peak in al-Muthanna

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Newsletter of the Visitors of the Arba'een 1440 AH: The movement of the visitors walking from the southern provinces towards Karbala, reaches its peak in al-Muthanna province. The crowds of visitors coming from southern…

Video: Italian Catholic Woman Proud to be Arbaeen Pilgrim

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SHAFAQNA- An Italian catholic woman feels proud to be a member of a millions-strong crowd of people who march toward the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, for Arbaeen. Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia…

Video: the moukeb of African lovers of Imam Hussain (A.S) in the path to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Millions of Shia pilgrims attend Arbaeen ceremony in Iraq every year. Arbaeen is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura, on which Imam Hussein(A.S) was martyred in Karbala, today's Iraq.  The…

Iraq: Neutralizing ISIS operation against pilgrim's of Imam Hussein (A)

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SHAFAQNA- The Baghdad Operations Command announced that ISIS operations against the pilgrims of Imam Hussein (A) and the path to Karbala has been neutralized in the northern capital of Iraq. The Baghdad Operations Command announced that the…

Syrian and Iraqi tour guides at Pennsylvania Museum

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi, Syrian guides share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to the University Of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology's Middle East gallery, reopened in April after a $5 million renovation. The museum has…
FM: RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY SOLID CASTLE OF IRAQ

Ibrahim al-Jafari: Shia Supreme Religious Authority is strong fortress of Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Referring to the paternal role of Supreme Religious Authority (Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani) in maintaining the integrity and unity of people, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari, in an exclusive interview with Shafaqna News Agency…
e. shafaqna ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled

ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled

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SHAFAQNA- In a statement, the Iraqi border guard command announced that an ISIS attack foiled on the border with Syria, Al-Iraq news reported.  "ISIS terrorist group took advantage of the bad weather conditions and carried out an attack…

Thousands of Iraqis seek posts in new cabinet

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq’s new authorities determined that a novel option to recruit new ministers was to let members of the public apply for ministerial posts through a special government website. Adel Abdul Mahdi, nominee for Iraqi prime minister,…