Iraq insurgency is causing the country to run out of cemetery space

Iraq insurgency is causing the country to run out of cemetery space

NAJAF, Iraq, July 9 (UPI) --The sectarian violence in Iraq has resulted in too many dead bodies for a five-million grave cemetery to hold, causing families to resort to desperate measures.
Aileen Graef
Coordinated car bombings strike Baghdad districts at rush hour, killing 25 people

Coordinated car bombings strike Baghdad districts at rush hour, killing 25 people

BAGHDAD, May 13 (UPI) --Twenty-five people were killed Tuesday and 80 others wounded in a coordinated attack using eight bomb-laden cars at rush hour in Baghdad.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
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Turkey reaches out to Hezbollah for talks on kidnapped pilots

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Lebanon, Turkey navigate kidnapping row

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Lebanese government said Wednesday it shared Ankara's concerns about any negative consequences from the abduction in Turkish pilots in Lebanon.

Lebanon on political edge after Turkish kidnapping

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A pro-Western political alliance in Lebanon said the Friday abduction of two Turkish pilots at the Beirut airport was meant to ruin the country's credibility.

Syria: Iran, Saudis beef up rival militias

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia seem to be stepping up involvement in Syria's civil war by forming new paramilitary forces or pushing in fighters from outside.

All eyes on Najaf

NAJAF, Iraq, April 23 (UPI) -- Najaf is the center of Shiite Islam in Iraq, and with its clerics split between politics and the gun, if it turns violent the rest of the south may follow suit.

Curfew lifted in Sadr City

BAGHDAD, April 12 (UPI) -- At least 13 suspected militia gunmen were killed Saturday in Sadr City as fighting continued to rage between Iraqi government forces and the Mehdi Army.

Iraq Press Roundup

Iraqi Hezbollah's Al Bayyna Newspaper Thursday carried an editorial with the headline, "Cleansing of Iraqi scientific intellectuals: Who benefits and who loses?"
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

Iraqi troops in fierce battle in Basra

BASRA, Iraq, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- About 40 people were killed Friday in fighting between a radical Shiite fringe group and Iraqi forces as the Shiite Muslim festival of Ashura began.

Iraq Press Roundup

Al Taakhi newspaper Wednesday quoted security and medical sources as saying 11 people were killed in Baghdad and Basra provinces on Tuesday.
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007.
By United Press International

The almanac

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By United Press International

Iraq Press Roundup

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Baghdad-based independent Al Mada newspaper Monday ran a story with the headline “Talabani has talks with Maliki, Adil Bdul Mehdi on situation; rejects resignation of the Iraq Accordance Front ministers; welcomes the political council's position toward prisoners."
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent
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Imam Ali
An Iranian clergyman prays before a ceremony for the martyrdom of the Shiites' first Imam (Imam Ali), cousin of the Prophet Mohammed at the Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Tehran, Iran on September 19, 2008. Imam Ali was killed by Ebne Moljam Moradi. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

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Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب; Transliteration: ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, 13th Rajab, 24 BH–21st Ramaḍān, 40 AH; approximately October 23, 598 or 600 or March 17, 599 or 600–January 27, 661) was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, who ruled over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661. Sunni Muslims consider Ali the fourth and final of the Rashidun (rightly guided Caliphs), while Shi'a Muslims regard Ali as the first Imam and consider him and his descendants the rightful successors to Muhammad, all of which are members of the Ahl al-Bayt, the household of Muhammad. This disagreement split the Muslim community into the Sunni and Shi'a branches.

Most records indicate that during Muhammad's time, Ali was the only person born in the Kaaba sanctuary in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. His father was Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib and his mother was Fatima bint Asad but he was raised in the household of Muhammad, who himself was raised by Abu Talib, Muhammad's uncle. When Muhammad reported receiving a divine revelation, Ali was among the first to accept his message, dedicating his life to the cause of Islam.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Imam Ali."
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