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Special Security Measures Planned for Arbaein in Najaf

The governor of Najaf in Iraq said a special plan has been devised for ensuring the security of those taking part in the annual Arbaein march later this month. Luay al-Yassiry said on Wednesday that the plan will be implemented with the participation of the Iraqi army, police forces and Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), Mawazin News reported. He added …

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Iraq Increases Quota of Iranian Arabein Pilgrims

Iraq has agreed to allow 60,000 Iranian pilgrims to visit the Arab country during the Arbaein season, an Iranian official said. Ali Reza Rashidian, head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said that while the Baghdad government had announced a 30,000-quota for Iranian pilgrims, it agreed to double the number prior to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to Tehran. …

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7th Arbaein Int’l Award Slated for October

The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) will organize the seventh edition of the Arbaein International Award in three categories of photos, videos and travelogue. According to ICRO’s website, those willing to participate in the competition can refer to and send their works to the secretariat of the award. The works should be sent by October 2 and the …

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