Iraqi security hiked as millions mark Arbaeen pilgrimage

BAGHDAD, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Iraqi officials say they have increased security in southern parts of the country as millions of Shiite Muslims began a pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala.

Sectarian fury could threaten Iraq's push for record oil output

BASRA, Iraq, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government is seeking to restore calm in the southern province of Basra, the country's main oil production center, after hundreds of foreign oilmen were hastily evacuated amid violent protests by Iraqi oil workers.

Pakistani city under curfew after eight die in sectarian violence

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Pakistan has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the city of Rawalpindi after eight people were killed during a Shiite Muslim religious procession, officials say.

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 16 Shiite pilgrims, injures 64 others

SA'DIYAH, Iraq, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A suicide bomb attack killed at least 16 Shiite pilgrims and injured 64 others Thursday in Iraq, police said.
22 dead in Iraq bombings aimed at police and Shiite pilgrims

22 dead in Iraq bombings aimed at police and Shiite pilgrims

BAQUBA, Iraq, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Bombs that killed 22 people Wednesday in Iraq were aimed at security officers and at pilgrims marking a day important to Shiite Muslims, police said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
By United Press International

Baghdad bombings kill at least 10

BAGHDAD, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Four car bombs and a roadside bomb exploded in mostly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 72 others, police said.

53 killed in suicide bombing in Iraq

BASRA, Iraq, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber killed at least 53 Shiite pilgrims and wounded 137 others Saturday outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra, authorities said.

72 killed in anti-Shiite bombings in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- At least 72 people were killed Thursday in sectarian bombings in Iraq, including 48 Shiite pilgrims who died in a suicide attack.
No quarter for terrorists, Maliki says

No quarter for terrorists, Maliki says

BAGHDAD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Militants who targeted the holy city of Karbala in Iraq won't escape without facing the brunt of national security forces, the prime minister said.

Five dead in Iraq bombings

KARBALA, Iraq, March 29 (UPI) -- Two car bombs killed five people and injured dozens more Monday in the Iraqi city of Karbala, authorities said.

Suicide bomb kills Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber killed 20 people and injured 117 others Wednesday in Iraq's holy city of Karbala, south of Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.

70 hurt in Kashmir Shiite processions

SRINAGAR, India, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Shiite Muslims and police clashed in India-controlled Kashmir Sunday, leaving at least 70 injured, officials said.

Iranians, police clash on religious day

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Hundreds of riot police on motorcycle and on foot charged outnumbered Iranian protesters chanting anti-government slogans in Tehran Saturday, authorities say.
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Imam Hussein
A vendor sells imaginary pictures of Imam Hussein for Ashura in downtown Tehran, Iran on January 10, 2007. Ashura is the peak of ten days of mourning during the Islamic month of Muharram, the first month of the lunar calendar, when Shiite Muslims mourn the slaughter of Imam Hussein 1366 years ago in what is now Karbala in southern Iraq. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Before Imamate: 46 years (4 - 50 AH) - 7 years with his grandfather Muhammad - 7 years with his mother Fatimah - 36 years with his father Ali - 46 years with his brother Hasan ibn Ali

Ali · Hasan · Husayn al-Sajjad · al-Baqir · al-Sadiq Musa (Twelver) · Ismail (Ismaili)

Husayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: حسين بن علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب‎)‎ (3rd Sha'aban 4 AH - 10th Muharram 61 AH; 8 January 626 CE - 10 October 680 CE) was the son of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (final Rashidun Caliph and first Shia Imam) and Fātimah Zahrā (daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad). Husayn is an important figure in Islam as he is a member of the Ahl al-Bayt (the household of Muhammad) and Ahl al-Kisa, as well as being a Shia Imam, and one of The Fourteen Infallibles of Shia Twelvers. He is recognized as the 'Martyr Of Martyrs' by both Sunni and Shia.

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