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Iran military commander thanks Iraqi armed forces, Hashd al-Sha’abi for Arbaeen security

Chairman of the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri has expressed his gratitude to the head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU), known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, and the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Iraqi Armed Forces for providing security for the Arbaeen march.

Huge crowd commemorates Arbaeen in Tehran

A large crowd of black-clad mourners, who couldn’t make it to this year’s Arbaeen walk towards Karbala, held a rally in the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday to mark the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam.

Iran: 4mn pilgrims depart for Iraq’s Karbala for Arbaeen rituals

Iran’s Interior Minister said nearly 4 million pilgrims have left Iran to visit Karbala in neighboring Iraq, with over 2.3 million having already returned.

Iranian Pilgrims on Arbaeen march in Iraq

Pilgrims taking part in the Arbaeen march are now in Iraq heading toward holy shrines in the cities of Najaf, Kadhimiya and Karbala. Arbaeen marks 40 days after the martyrdom of Imam Hossein, the third Shia Imam, and his companions.

Arbaeen pilgrims get rest at Iran-Iraq border

Pilgrims of Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, get rest for a few hours on their way at Shalamcheh terminal, on Iran-Iraq border, before continuing with their journey towards the holy shrine city of Karbala.

Arbaeen pilgrims cross Iran-Iraq border at night to dodge scorching heat

As the Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, is approaching, a massive number of pilgrims from Iran brave the sizzling hot weather to cross the Shalamcheh border to Iraq every day.

Intelligence minister: Iran foils major terrorist attempt on Arbaeen

About 200 terrorists had infiltrated into Iran to carry out attacks during Arbaeen ceremonies that mark the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, but Iranian security and intelligence forces defused the scheme, intelligence minister says.

Iran and Iraq to set up security posts for Arbaeen march

Iran and Iraq have agreed to set up joint security posts on their border to control Arbaeen march. That’s according to the Iraqi interior Minister Abdul Amir Al-Shammari.

Iranians hold huge gatherings on Arbaeen

This year, Iranians who missed the Arbaeen march toward Imam Hussein’s shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala, held their own walk from Tehran’s Imam Hossein Square to the Abdol Azim Hassani shrine in Shahre Ray on the outskirt of the Iranian capital.

Daily: Arbaeen preparation a test for Raisi administration

The ‘messy’ preparation for Iranian pilgrims to embark on the million-man Arbaeen walk in neighboring Iraq is a giveaway of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi administration’s performance a year into office, a left-leaning newspaper argues.

Iranian interior minister: One fourth of Arbaeen pilgrims have returned home

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says a fourth of the Iranian Arbaeen pilgrims have returned to the country from Iraq.

Four more Iranian pilgrims die in vehicle accident in Iraq

Four Iranian pilgrims lose their lives as the van carrying them flips over on a road in the Iraqi province of Hillah, bringing the fatalities among Iranian nationals on Arba’een pilgrimage in the Arab country to 13.

Parliament top health official slams govt. handling of Arbaeen pilgrimage

The chair of the Iranian parliament’s health commission has criticized the government for failing to provide the necessary infrastructure for the travel of five million nationals, who were planned to head to Iraq for Arbaeen march.

Iran-Iraq border crossing to remain closed as millions go to Iraq for Arbaeen

Iran’s interior minister says the Khosravi crossing on the border with Iraq will not accept any Arbaeen pilgrims until further notice.

Iran pilgrims returning home prior to Arbaeen as Iraq struggles with congestion

Iranians are ending their Arba’een pilgrimage early and returning home from Iraq as the neighboring Arab country is struggling with millions of pilgrims who arrived there from around the world over the last few days for the mourning rituals.

9 Iranian pilgrims die in Iraq ahead of Arbaeen

The head of Iran's Red Crescent Society has said 9 Iranian pilgrims have died in the Iraqi city of Karbala where they have converged to mark Arbaeen, the 40th day after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Iran borders with Iraq closed

All Iranian borders with Iraq have been closed until further notice due to congestion days before the Arbaeen religious ceremony, an Iranian official announced on Friday.

Iranian interior minister in talks with Iraqi officials ahead of Arbaeen

Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has held meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad to explore ways of facilitating the Arbaeen ceremonies in which millions of people participate including many from Iran.

Iran’s interior minister in Iraq for talks ahead of Arba’een pilgrimage

Iran’s interior minister is on an official visit to Iraq, which is hosting the massive Arba’een walk and pilgrimage joined by millions of Shia Muslims from Iran and elsewhere in the world.

Official: Pilgrims holding emergency passports can easily enter Iraq from Iran

The governor of Iran’s western Ilam Province says necessary arrangements have been made to enable the pilgrims holding emergency passports to cross the border into Iraq, and there is currently no issue facing their journey.

Iranian families host pilgrims of Arbaeen walk

A convoy of the lovers of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam, from all provinces across Iran is moving on the Bandar Imam Khomeini route towards the city of Shalamcheh on the border with Iraq.

Tehran-Karbala train to start next week

Pilgrims of the Iraqi holy city of Karbala can travel from the Iranian capital Tehran via train from next week, the Iranian railway transportation company said.

‘Over 6,000 pilgrims entering Iraq from Iran’s Mehran border crossing daily’

An Iranian official says over 6,000 pilgrims are currently entering Iraq from Iran’s western Mehran border crossing on a daily basis, as the neighboring country is preparing to host a large Shia mourning ceremony in a few weeks.

Tehran mayor in Iraq for Arabaeen preparations

Tehran’s Mayor Alireza Zakani has traveled to Iraq at the head of a delegation to make the arrangements for the annual Arabaeen ceremony which marks fortieth day after martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein, the third Shia imam.

‘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.

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