Hundreds of Shia pilgrims have been forced to prolong their stay at the Taftan border on the pretext of security threat for more than two weeks but government and security agencies have failed to counter that particular threat and provide foolproof security for their motorcade, so far.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 500,000 people have been affected by cholera in war-torn Yemen since the epidemic broke out in late April, as the waterborne disease has killed nearly 2,000 others in the impoverished nation during the past four months.
Baghdad Operations Command held a meeting with the participation of a delegation from the Jawadayn holy shrine, a number of representatives of the security services, service agencies and officials of the processions, Mawakib, in Karkh and Rusafa.
The International Organization of Shia Rights Watch has condemned the terrorist attacks targeting Shias in Pakistan, demanding that the authorities bear their legal and moral responsibility to protect the Shias from the brutality of terrorist groups, stressing that the people of Quetta are being subjected to crimes against humanity.
Yemeni naval forces, backed by fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly targeted and destroyed a military vessel in a missile attack off the coast of the country’s southwestern province of Ta'izz.
Hujatul Islam Sheik Jalal Ma’ash, the representative of the Grand Ayatollah SayyedSadiq al-Husseini al-Shirazi, met with the Iraqi ambassador in Lebanon in the presence of the director of the satellite channels in Lebanon, Haj Hussein al-Moazin.