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Iran’s Leader calls for Muslim unity in Hajj message
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in his annual message to Hajj pilgrims, has called on Muslims across the world to forge unity as a symbol of the spiritual pilgrimage.
Iran and Iraq agree to increase number of visits by pilgrims of both countries
The spokesman for the Iranian government has said Iran and Iraq have agreed to increase the number of visits of the pilgrims of the two countries.
Iraq welcoming up to 50k Iranian pilgrims for upcoming Arafat Day
The Iraqi government says the country will be open to up to 50,000 Iranian pilgrims in the shrine city of Karbala for Arafat Day, which falls on July 09 this year.
Iraq opens land borders to Iranian pilgrims for Day of Arafat
Iran’s embassy in Baghdad says the land borders with Iraq has been opened to pilgrims seeking to take part in the Day of Arafat ceremonies at the holy shrines of the country.
Over 30,000 Iranian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj
Iran’s Hajj headquarters in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, says 30,776 Iranian pilgrims have so far arrived in the country for the major annual pilgrimage.
Saudi Arabia bars Yemenis from Hajj pilgrimage
Saudi Arabia has drawn harsh criticism for depriving pilgrims from neighboring Yemen of embarking on the Hajj pilgrimage for the eighth consecutive year.
Land border between Iran and Iraq reopens for pilgrims vis free
Iraq has made good on its promise to let Iranian pilgrims enter the country visa-free through the land border between the two countries.
‘5 million Iranians expected to visit Iraq for 2022 Arba’een pilgrimage’
With Covid-related restrictions eased worldwide, up to five million Iranian pilgrims are expected to visit Iraq later this year to join the massive march of Arba’een, which marks the 40th day after the anniversary of the third Shia Imam’s martyrdom, an official says.
Iranian pilgrims start travelling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj
The first group of Iranian Hajj pilgrims has headed to Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic rituals.
Iran’s Leader: Hajj teaches coexistence
The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a host of officials in charge of the Hajj pilgrimage on Wednesday in Tehran.
Iraqi minister says Iranian pilgrims visit Iraq visa-free daily
Iraqi Interior Minister Othman al-Qanemi says Baghdad has agreed to let 2 thousand Iranian pilgrims enter Iraq visa-free through ground border crossings. Qanemi was speaking in Tehran on Tuesday where he met with his Iranian counterpart Ahmad Vahidi.
Indian ambassador summoned to Iran foreign ministry
The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Director General for South Asia has summoned the Indian ambassador to protest on behalf of Iran’s government and people an insult by a TV program in India to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Senior Iranian cleric meets Pope, relays Ayatollah Khamenei’s message
A senior Iranian cleric has relayed a message from Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, praising the pontiff for his efforts to support the oppressed nations and bring Islam and Christianity closer.
Iran to send consular delegation to Saudi Arabia during Hajj pilgrimage
The Iranian foreign ministry will reportedly send a delegation to the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage this year as part of its mission to protect Iranian nationals and their rights across the world.
Iran to resume Hajj flights, following two years of suspension
Iran Air will begin Hajj flights on June 12 to take Iranian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia after a two-year hiatus, an official with the airline announced.
Assassinated IRGC officer laid to rest in Tehran
People have held a funeral in Tehran for a member of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps who was assassinated on Sunday by two attackers in the Iranian capital.
Bidding farewell to martyr Hassan Sayyd Khodaee after assassination in Tehran
A ceremony to bid farewell to Hassan Sayyd Khodaee, who was assassinated outside his home in Tehran on Sunday, has been held at Meraj Shohada section of Behesht-e Zahra cemetery with the presence of his family members and mourners.
Ayatollah Khamenei offers condolences over death of Shia cleric
The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has offered condolences over the passing of Iranian Shia Muslim cleric Hojatoleslam Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia to his family and all those who followed and loved him.
Iran’s speaker congratulates counterparts and Muslims on Eid al-Fitr
Iranian Parliament Speaker congratulated his counterparts in Islamic countries and Muslims around the world on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of fasting month of Ramadan.
Amir Abdollahian congratulates Muslim FMs on Eid al-Fitr
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has sent separate messages to his counterparts from Islamic countries, congratulating them on Eid al-Fitr.
Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers in Tehran, other cities
Millions of the faithful Iranians have marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramdan and its month-long fasting, with Eid congregational prayers across the country.
Iranian president congratulates Muslim nations on Eid al-Fitr
Iranian President Erbrahim Raisi has congratulated leaders and people of Islamic countries on Eid al-Fitr.
Iran declares Tuesday as Eid al-Fitr
The office of the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has declared Tuesday as Eid al-Fitr.
Vahidi: Still no visa-free entry for land travelers between Iran, Iraq
Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says people still cannot travel between Iran and Iraq through land borders without visas.
Iran says al-Aqsa Mosque must be protected under intl. law
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has strongly condemned the latest Israeli desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque and warned Tel Aviv of the consequences of its actions. He stressed that the holy site must be protected under international law.