Crowds mass in Iraq's Karbala for mourning ritual

Huge crowds of black-clad Shi`ite faithful massed in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday, crying and beating their chests to commemorate the 7th century killing of the prophet's grandson.

Iraqi family buries children who drowned with Aylan

An Iraqi family caught up in the boat accident that claimed the life of Aylan Kurdi buried their two children on Wednesday who drowned along with the Syrian toddler.

Angry protests over poor services spread across Iraq

 Hundreds of Iraqis demonstrated Saturday over the poor quality of water in the southern city of Basra, as protests demanding better services from the government spread across the country.

Iraqi forces will liberate Tikrit within 72 hours: Spokesman
Iraqi forces will liberate Tikrit within 72 hours: Spokesman

Iraqi forces besieging a few die-hard jihadists from the Islamic State group in Tikrit will have liberated the city within three days, a spokesman told a news agency on Saturday.

Several injured in clash with cops at disputed Karbala site in Delhi

Several people were injured here Tuesday evening in South Delhi's Karbala area after locals clashed with police when they were stopped by the cops from entering a disputed site during a religious procession.

Devotion, defiance draw millions to Iraq pilgrimage

Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims defied the threat of jihadist attacks and thronged the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala for the climax of annual Arbaeen mourning rituals on Saturday.

Iraq security fears as record pilgrimage nears climax

Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims thronged the Iraqi city of Karbala Friday for one of the world`s largest religious gatherings, in defiance of the threat posed by the Islamic State, a Sunni group.

Deadly attack stokes Iraq pilgrimage fears

 A deadly mortar attack on Friday near the Iraqi city of Karbala stoked security concerns as millions of Shi'ite pilgrims gathered for one of the largest religious gatherings in the world.

Iraq PM vows to fight graft even at risk of own life

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday said corruption was no lesser threat than terrorism and pledged to combat it even if that puts his life at risk.

Shiites mark holy day in defiance of jihadists

Huge crowds of Shiites gathered in Iraq and Lebanon on Tuesday today to mark a key holy day in defiance of jihadists from the Islamic State group.

Seven injured in a clash over Muharram procession in UP

Seven people were on Tuesday injured after members of one community clashed and indulged into brick batting with the other community over 'tazia' procession on the last day of Muharram procession in Saidpur village here.

Pakistan observes Muharram amid high security

Pakistan Tuesday observed Muharram to pay homage to Imam Husain and other martyrs of Karbala amid strict security, a media report said.

Hundreds of thousands pack Iraq`s Karbala for Ashura

Hundreds of thousands of ITuesday, braving the threat of jihadist attack to mark one of the holiest days of their faith.

IS claims Baghdad bombings

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for two bombings on Shiite pilgrims that left 23 people dead in Baghdad.

Iraq on 'high alert' for jihadist attacks on pilgrims

Iraq stepped up security amid fears of the Islamic State group launching major attacks as thousands of Shiites flocked on Monday to the shrine city of Karbala for an annual pilgrimage.

Baghdad area bombings kill at least 24: Officials

Bombings in the Baghdad area killed at least 24 people on Saturday, just days ahead of major Shiite religious commemorations that face significant danger from militants, security and medical officials said.

Wave of attacks in Iraq kill at least 43 people

Iraqi officials say a wave of attacks targeting commercial areas in and outside Baghdad has killed a total of 43 people.

Over 200 more Indians to return from Iraq on Wednesday

A batch of over 200 Indians will be reaching here on Wednesday from the conflict-hit Iraq, taking the total number of compatriots who have come back to nearly 2,300.

`Cops not allowing Karbala procession to take its usual route`

A Shia Muslim group has alleged that the Delhi Police was creating hindrances for tonight`s procession in South Delhi`s Jor Bagh Karbala area, on the behest of vested political interests.

Shia protest over Karbala land acquisition add to traffic woes

Shia protesters led by cleric Kalbe Jawad on Wednesday continued with their agitation against acquisition of Karbala land in Jor Bagh area, which led to nightmarish experience for travellers as traffic was thrown out of gear across the city.