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Iranian cleric warns Azeri officials not to fall for plots by...

The Friday prayer leader of the Iranian city of Tabriz has said the recent remarks of Israel’s lackeys will have no effect on the unity between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Riyadh executes young Shia man over ‘terror charges’, opposition denies allegations

Saudi authorities carried out the death sentence handed down to a young man from the Shia-majority Qatif region over terrorist charges. This as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) against pro-democracy campaigners continues in the country with a long history of executions.

Taliban: Shiites Face No Threat for Holding Muharram Mourning Ceremonies

A regional official of the Taliban in north west Afghanistan says Shiites can hold mourning ceremonies, held every year during the Muslim calendar month of Ramadan, with peace of mind as they will no threat for doing so.

Iran Urges Unity among Iraqi Factions in Meeting with Shiite Leaders

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with leaders of Iraqi political groups as well as prominent Shiite figures, including former prime ministers.

Ayatollah Sistani Urges Removal of Sanctions in Meeting with Pope: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Iraq’s top religious authority Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called for the removal of sanctions against nations in his recent meeting with the pontifex in Najaf.

Iran Offers Condolences over Demise of Lebanese Scholar

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has, in a message, expressed condolences on the demise of senior Lebanese scholar Sheikh Ahmed al-Zain.

Senior Iranian Cleric Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi Dies at 86

Senior Iranian conservative Shiite cleric Ayatollah Taqi Mesbah Yazdi has passed away at the age of 86.

Master Farshchian: I Saw Imam Reza’s Face and Painted Him!

Renowned Iranian artist Mahmoud Farshchian recounts how he painted his famous work of art which depicts Imam Reza, the eighth Shiite Imam.

Iranian Cleric Grand Ayatollah Saanei Passes Away

Iranian Grand Shiite Ayatollah, Yousef Saanei, has passed away at the age of 83 after being hospitalized for several days at a clinic in the holy city of Qom.

Shiite Muslims to Observe Arbaeen Remotely over Pandemic: Iran

Iran’s health minister says this year’s Arbaeen march, which is to mark the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), will be held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.