The public relations office of the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Sadiq al-Husseini al-Shirazi, may Allah prolong his life, held its annual service conference with the participation of the directors of the service departments in the holy city of Karbala in preparation for the pilgrimage of Arbaeen.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that more than 1,100 children in war-torn Syria's Eastern Ghouta district, on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, are suffering from various forms of malnutrition.
Implementation of a special ideological plan on the occasion of Arbaeen (the 40th day after Ashura) began with the participation of scholars and intellectuals of Najaf Islamic Seminary at the holy shrine of Imam Ali, peace be upon him.
Alongside the millions of pilgrims walking to the holy city of Kerbela to make a pilgrimage to Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, thousands of groups of people – who serve pilgrims – move with the pilgrims for hundreds of kilometers.
The Supreme Quran Council of Iraq announced that the Quranic booths set up on the path of Arbaeen pilgrims have started their activities in the southern parts of the country where the annual Arbaeen march begins.
Within the preparations being made to receive the Arbaeen Pilgrimage to Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, Imam Hussein Shrine has added two extra pieces to the holy grille in women's section so they can perform their rituals more comfortably.
Bahraini authorities have referred a group of civilians accused of targeting security forces to a military court after the Gulf kingdom’s monarch King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah ratified a disastrous constitutional amendment back in April.
Guards at Bahrain’s Jaw Prison have cut off water in the notorious penitentiary for days and deprived the inmates of taking shower and using toilets as the authorities presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against opposition figures and pro-democracy activists in the Gulf kingdom.