Bahraini authorities steps up crackdown ahead of landmark Shia event

Bahrain authorities ramped up its repressive measures ahead of the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar of Muharram, the tenth day of which is known as Ashura that marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, the third Shia Imam.

Imam Hussein Holy Shrine to replace the holy red flag

Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has determined the date when the ceremony will be held where the red flag will be replaced with a black one as a sign of the beginning of the sorrowful month of Muharram.

Over 250,000 Afghans displaced by conflicts in 2017

More than 250,000 Afghans have been displaced so far this year by conflicts and prolonged insurgency, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Tuesday.

Nine civilians dead as Saudi warplanes bomb NW Yemen

At least nine civilians have been killed when Saudi military aircraft carried out an airstrike against a residential area in Yemen as the Saudi regime presses ahead with an atrocious military campaign against its crisis-hit southern neighbor.

Shias prepare to receive mourning month of Muharram

The Department of Husseini Rituals of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has announced that more than 1500 services unit and Husseini procession have been registered to offer free services to the pilgrims and to practice the Ashoora rituals in the upcoming days.

Master of Water wins top rank in Najaf Int’l Festival

An animation titled “Sayyed Al-Maa” (master of water) featuring the courage and bravery of Hazrat Abbas, peace be upon him, in the Battle of Taf (680 A.D.), was selected as the best 3D animation in the 11th edition of Ghadir Media Festival in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq.

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