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Saudi Arabia birthplace of ‘lethal poison’ of Takfirism, says Iran

Tehran (Web Desk) A senior Iranian diplomat at the United Nations (UN) says Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of the dangerous ideology known as Takfirism, which is employed by such terrorist groups as Daesh. Responding to earlier remarks by a Saudi UN diplomat, Iran’s Counsellor and Permanent Representative to the …

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IS routed from its last Iraqi base

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) The Iraqi army retook the last town in the country still held by the militant Islamic State (IS) group on Friday as its self-proclaimed “caliphate” faced collapse on both sides of the border with Syria. The lightning recapture of the small Euphrates valley town of Rawa in an …

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At least 25% of Al-Qaim in Iraq ‘Totally Destroyed’ After ISIS

BAGHDADA  (Web Desk) At least 25 percent of Iraq’s Al-Qaim district, which the army recently recaptured from ISIS, has been “totally destroyed,” a local official said Thursday.After Al-Qaim was retaken from [ISIS] last month, local government officials tried to estimate the damage sustained by the district,” Nazem al-Bardan, head of …

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Palestinian hope in discourse of Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (a.s)

KARBALA (Undoubtedly,Arbaeen of this year was more magnificent and was held in the new conditions of the region.According to the report, this year, the scope of participation in this discourse, the circle of their excerpts and also their slogans were well seen on the basis of a proper understanding of …

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Iraqi Troops Launch Offensive to Recapture Last Daesh Stronghold

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Daesh (ISIL) control, leaving the terror group’s self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.The capture of the town would mark the end of Daesh’s era of territorial rule over a so-called …

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Millions attend Arbaeen commemoration in Karbala

KARBALA (Web Desk) An estimated 14 million pilgrims thronged Karbala on Friday to mark the annual Arbaeen commemoration, as Baghdad looks to wipe out the militan Daesh that has targeted their branch of Islam.Under tight security, around 14 million worshippers crowded into the golden-domed mausoleum, beating their chests in unison …

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Millions of mourners in Karbala to mark Arbaeen

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Millions of pilgrims from across the world are in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to mark 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.Large groups of black-clad mourners, many of whom have reached Karbala after trekking at least 76 kilometers from …

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ISIS to be buried in contempt: Iran’s Rezaei

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said Thu. that ISIS terrorists will soon be buried with all their committed crimes in the most debasing manner.In a tweet on Thursday, former IRGC commander Mohsen Rezaei noted the discrepancy between the “presence of ISIS in Iraq” and the …

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Iranian vice president lauds Iraq’s efforts to ensure security for Arbaeen

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri praised neighboring Iraq for hosting millions of pilgrims in the religious festival of Arbaeen and its successful efforts to ensure the safety of the travelers in the outstanding event.Jahangiri, who arrived in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday, expressed gratitude to …

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Routes to Karbala packed with pilgrims ahead of Arbaeen

BADHDAD (Web Desk) TAs the annual congregation of Shiite Muslims in commemoration of Arbaeen,the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), is reaching its climax, thousands of Iranians are crossing the border every hour to reach the Iraqi city of Karbala.Iraq has so far granted around 2.5 …

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