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Iraq , Friday 23 February 2018

News Iraq » Karbala: Najaf’s wax statues kindle meltdown for conservative Iraqi clerics

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/wax-statues-of-najaf-create-controversy-in-iraq.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

NAJAF, Iraq — An exhibit of wax statues depicting some 68 Shiite ... Hadi al-Hisnawi, the representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Karbala, told Al-Monitor that wax sculptures are acceptable because they contribute to cultural knowledge ...

News Iraq » Karbala: Iraq elections: The curious case of the Communist-Sadrist alliance

News channel or source: http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/iraq-elections-curious-case-communist-sadrist-alliance-1015061566
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

However, an examination of Iraq's history indicates that an alliance between secularists ... with religious Shia movements in the traditional shrine cities of Najaf, Karbala, and Kadhimiyya. At the outset, it appears incongruous that a religious movement ...

News Iraq » Karbala: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

News channel or source: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/582650/Iraq-urges-FIFA-to-lift-ban-on-hosting-internation
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Iraq is now allowed to host international friendlies at stadiums in Arbil, the southern port city of Basra and the shrine city of Karbala. On February 28, Basra will host a friendly between Iraq and Saudi Arabia — the first Saudi national team to play on ...

News Iraq » Karbala: Iraq scores Guinness record of cooking world’s largest shawarma

News channel or source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/284711-iraq-scores-guinness-record-of-cooking-worlds-largest-shawarma
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

KARBALA: Just after Guinness records were set for the world's largest pizza and sandwich, an Iraqi man named Adnan Tartan took on the role of cooking the world’s largest shawarma and scored a Guinness himself. During the religious Arbaeen festival, Adnan ...

News Iraq » Karbala: How to Push Back On Iran: The Key Role Iraq Plays

News channel or source: http://www.newsweek.com/how-push-back-iran-key-role-iraq-plays-808105
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Their annual trade exceeds $12 billion, and Iran sends nearly 15 percent of its non-oil exports to Iraq. Millions of Iranians travel to the Shi’a holy cities of Karbala and Najaf for religious pilgrimages each year. And in the 1980s, the two countries ...

News Iraq » Karbala: Qatar backs lift of FIFA ban on Iraq, supports playing Gulf cup there

News channel or source: https://www.iraqinews.com/features/qatar-backs-lift-fifa-ban-iraq-supports-playing-gulf-cup/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Last year, FIFA mitigated a ban on hosting friendly and official international games on Iraqi fields, allowing friendly games at Karbala, Basra and Erbil. Iraq hopes the ban will be completely lifted as the country starts to recover from a three-year ...

News Iraq » Karbala: India commends Iraq for victory over Islamic State; assures support for relief, economic reconstruction

News channel or source: https://in.news.yahoo.com/india-commends-iraq-victory-over-052225935.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

"India responded to the need for humanitarian assistance even while the war was at its peak in Iraq among other things, in August 2016, we proposed to reconstruct the hospital in Karbala," Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said while speaking ...

News Iraq » Karbala: India Reiterates Commitment to Help Rebuild Iraq

News channel or source: http://www.indiawest.com/news/india/india-reiterates-commitment-to-help-rebuild-iraq/article_ea4b0ce0-11be-11e8-bdfe-134a6b03eb7f.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

"India responded to the need for humanitarian assistance even while the war was at its peak in Iraq: among other things, in August 2016, we proposed to reconstruct the hospital in Karbala," Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said while ...

News Iraq » Karbala: The FRONTLINE Interview: Vali Nasr

News channel or source: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/the-frontline-interview-vali-nasr/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

So this was martyrdom, right? This was sacrificing oneself for the causes of religion, that many battles were named after historic Shia battles of Karbala and the like. But during the Iran-Iraq War, the Iranian leadership used these sectarian narratives to ...

News Iraq » Karbala: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban

News channel or source: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1090280.shtml
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Iraq is now allowed to host international friendlies at stadiums in Erbil, the southern port city of Basra and the shrine city of Karbala. On Wednesday, Basra will host a friendly between Iraq and Saudi Arabia - the first Saudi national team to play on ...