Hussein ibn Ali http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37118/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Suicide bomber hits Iraq Shiite shrine city of Karbala http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/urgent-suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-karbala <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide bomber struck in an area between major Shiite shrines in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on Sunday, causing casualties, an official from one of the shrines said.</p> <p>Jamal al-Din Shahristani, an official at the Imam Hussein shrine, said an engineer working on a project between the site and the Imam Abbas shrine blew himself up, causing an unspecified number of casualties.</p> <p>str-ak/wd/</p> Asia Hussein ibn Ali Karbala AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:45:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772033 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber hits Iraq Shiite shrine city of Karbala http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-of-karbala <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide bomber struck in an area between major shrines in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, causing casualties, an official from one of the shrines said.</p> <p>Jamal al-Din Shahristani, an official at the Imam Hussein shrine, said an engineer working on a project between the site and the Imam Abbas shrine blew himself up, causing an unspecified number of casualties.</p> <p>The shrines for the two grandsons of the Prophet Mohammed are among the holiest sites in Shiite Islam, and are visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-of-karbala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hussein ibn Ali Iraq Islam Islamic terrorism War AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:00:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772043 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber hits Iraq Shiite shrine city of Karbala http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-karbala-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide bomber struck in an area between major shrines in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, wounding 10 people, while other attacks left five dead, officials said.</p> <p>Jamal al-Din Shahristani, an official at the Imam Hussein shrine, said an engineer working on a project between the site and the Imam Abbas shrine blew himself up, causing casualties.</p> <p>A police colonel and employee of a Karbala hospital put the toll from the bombing in the city south of Baghdad at 10 wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/suicide-bomber-hits-iraq-shiite-shrine-city-karbala-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hussein ibn Ali Iraq Labor Law Samarra Shi'a Islam in Iraq War AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:30:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772189 at http://www.globalpost.com Shiites flood Iraq shrine as bombs kill 17 worshippers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/shiites-flood-iraq-shrine-bombs-kill-17-worshippers-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shiite Muslims from around the world thronged an Iraqi shrine city on Thursday amid heavy security after attacks killed 17 worshippers during annual commemoration rituals often targeted by Sunni militants.</p> <p>The Ashura ceremonies, which mark the death of a venerated figure in Shiite Islam, come amid a months-long surge in violence nationwide that has forced Baghdad to appeal for help from Washington in combating militancy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/shiites-flood-iraq-shrine-bombs-kill-17-worshippers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertile Crescent Hussein ibn Ali Karbala Politics War AFP Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:31:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5988962 at http://www.globalpost.com Shiites flood Iraq shrine as bombs kill 17 worshippers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/shiites-flood-iraq-shrine-bombs-kill-17-worshippers-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shiite Muslims from around the world thronged an Iraqi shrine city on Thursday amid heavy security after attacks killed 17 worshippers during annual commemoration rituals often targeted by Sunni militants.</p> <p>The Ashura ceremonies, which mark the death of a venerated figure in Shiite Islam, come amid a months-long surge in violence nationwide that has forced Baghdad to appeal for help from Washington in combating militancy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/shiites-flood-iraq-shrine-bombs-kill-17-worshippers-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertile Crescent Hussein ibn Ali Karbala Politics War AFP Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:01:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5989031 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide attack on Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq kills 30 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/suicide-attack-shiite-pilgrims-iraq-kills-30 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday during a Shi'ite Muslim religious ritual in the eastern Iraqi city of al-Sadiya, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, a senior local official and police said.</p> <p>No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came on the final day of Ashura, a 10-day Shi'ite ritual.</p> <p>(Reporting by Raheem Salman, Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Day of Ashura Hussein ibn Ali Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:19:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5989048 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq bombers kill 39 as millions mark Shiite holiday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/iraq-bombers-kill-39-millions-mark-shiite-holiday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Attacks against Shiites, including a suicide bombing that ripped through a religious procession, killed 39 people in Iraq Thursday despite massive security deployed for one of the holiest days of their faith.</p> <p>The bloodshed came as a flood of worshippers, including tens of thousands of foreign pilgrims, thronged the central shrine city of Karbala for the climax of Ashura, braving the repeated attacks by Sunni militants that have marred the festival in previous years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/iraq-bombers-kill-39-millions-mark-shiite-holiday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Hussein ibn Ali Politics War AFP Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:32:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5989122 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi Shi'ite pilgrims, killing 35 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/suicide-bomber-attacks-iraqi-shiite-pilgrims-killing-30 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up during a Shi'ite Muslim religious ritual in the eastern Iraqi city of al-Sadiya on Thursday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 75, a senior official and security sources said.</p> <p>No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came on the day of Ashura, a holy ritual when Shi'ites commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammad.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/suicide-bomber-attacks-iraqi-shiite-pilgrims-killing-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Day of Ashura Hussein ibn Ali Iraqi insurgency Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:16:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5989039 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber kills 29 in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131114/suicide-bomber-kills-29-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Baghdad, Nov 14 (EFE).- Twenty-nine people were killed and 60 others injured Thursday when a suicide attacker detonated explosives amid a crowd of Shi'ite Muslims marking the Ashoura holiday in the northeastern province of Diyala, an Iraqi police source told Efe.</p> <p>The attack in the village of Zerkush came hours after eight Shi'ite pilgrims were killed and 22 wounded by two bombs that went off in close succession in Al Hafariya, south of Baghdad.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131114/suicide-bomber-kills-29-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Day of Ashura Hussein ibn Ali Karbala Social Issues Agencia EFE Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:17:28 +0000 Agencia EFE 5989386 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq attacks kill 44 as millions mark Shiite holiday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/iraq-attacks-kill-44-millions-mark-shiite-holiday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Attacks mostly against Shiites, including the suicide bombing of a religious procession, killed 44 people in Iraq Thursday despite massive security for one of the holiest days of their faith.</p> <p>The bloodshed came as a flood of worshippers, including tens of thousands of foreign pilgrims, thronged the central shrine city of Karbala for the climax of Ashura, braving repeated attacks by Sunni militants that have marred the festival in previous years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/iraq-attacks-kill-44-millions-mark-shiite-holiday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Hussein ibn Ali Politics War AFP Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:32:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5989454 at http://www.globalpost.com Sectarian clashes leave seven dead in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131115/sectarian-clashes-leave-seven-dead-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sectarian clashes in Pakistan's garrison city Rawalpindi left seven people dead and over 30 injured on Friday as worshippers massed to mourn the seventh century martyrdom of Hussain, the grandson of prophet Mohammad, officials said.</p> <p>The clashes erupted in Rawalpindi, the neighbouring city of the capital Islamabad, when a procession by Shiite Muslims in the main downtown area coincided with a sermon in a nearby Sunni mosque.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131115/sectarian-clashes-leave-seven-dead-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hussein ibn Ali Islamic calendar Muharram War AFP Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:36:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5990402 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan orders probe into sectarian violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131117/pakistan-orders-probe-sectarian-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan on Sunday ordered an inquiry into sectarian violence in the garrison city of Rawalpindi that killed nine people, injured 60 and sparked clashes around the country, officials said.</p> <p>Fighting erupted on Friday in the garrison-city, which neighbours the capital Islamabad, when a procession by Shiite Muslims to mark the most important day of the mourning month of Muharram coincided with a sermon at a nearby Sunni mosque.</p> <p>The groups attacked each other, TV cameramen and security forces, firing gunshots.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131117/pakistan-orders-probe-sectarian-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hussein ibn Ali Islamic calendar Muharram War AFP Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5991482 at http://www.globalpost.com Shiites pack Iraq shrine city for mourning rituals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131224/shiites-pack-iraq-shrine-city-mourning-rituals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shiites from around Iraq and the world flooded the shrine city of Karbala on Tuesday for the peak of annual Arbaeen mourning rituals amid tight security after attacks killed dozens.</p> <p>The central Iraq city saw millions of visitors over the 40-day period of mourning that follows the annual commemoration of the death of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Hussein, who was slain by the forces of the caliph Yazid in 680 AD.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131224/shiites-pack-iraq-shrine-city-mourning-rituals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Hussein ibn Ali Politics War AFP Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:43:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6028320 at http://www.globalpost.com Shi'ites finish Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iraq under tight security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131224/shiites-finish-arbaeen-pilgrimage-iraq-under-tight-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ahmed Rasheed</p> <p>BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims observed the holy day of Arbaeen in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Tuesday under heavy security after a string of attacks killed scores of people over the past week.</p> <p>Guarded by tens of thousands of Iraqi police and soldiers backed by armored vehicles and military helicopters, pilgrims poured into the Shi'ite holy city, many after making a long journey by foot.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131224/shiites-finish-arbaeen-pilgrimage-iraq-under-tight-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertile Crescent Hussein ibn Ali Iraq War Thomson Reuters Tue, 24 Dec 2013 23:32:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6028749 at http://www.globalpost.com