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ISIS claims responsibility for a bus bombing in Karbala

Kurdiu - 2019-09-22 20:10

Islamic State claims blast that killed 12 near Iraqi Shi’ite holy city of Karbala

E-Kurd - 2019-09-22 10:40
HILLA, Iraq,— Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack near the Iraqi Shi’ite holy city of Karbala on Friday, the group’s Amaq news agency said. A bus bombing killed at least 12 people and wounded five people on Friday a ...

IS Claims Deadly Bombing in Iraq’s Karbala

BAS News - 2019-09-22 10:36
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a bombing in Karbala, south of Iraq, on Friday, according to group’s Amaq new agency. The bombing targeted a civilian minibus while crossing through a checkpoint, killing at least 12 people an ...

Kurdistan Region Presidency Condemns Karbala Attack

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-22 10:19
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 21 September 2019 Kurdistan Region Presidency condemns the terrorist attack in Karbala and extends condolences to the families of the victims in a statement on Saturday. Bellow is the statement: We strongly condemn the deadly ter ...

Bus bombing in holy Iraqi city of Karbala kills at least 12

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-22 08:39

ISIS claims deadly minibus attack in Iraq’s Karbala

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-21 21:42

Iraq Arrests Man Suspected of Deadly Karbala Bombing

BAS News - 2019-09-21 17:15
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities said they have arrested a man who is believed to be the perpetrator of Friday’s deadly blast in the holy city of Karbala. "The national security forces detained the [suspected] perpetrator of the explosion in Karbala," a source ...

Explosion at Iraqi Army checkpoint kills 12 near Karbala

ANF - 2019-09-21 13:49
The explosion at an Iraqi Army checkpoint near Karbela killed 12 people and wounded 5 others. ...

Kurdistan PM Condemns Deadly Blast in Karbala

BAS News - 2019-09-21 11:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani decried the deadly attack in Iraq’s Karbala on Friday which killed 12 people and injured five others. “The Prime Minister extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy ...

Bomb Blast Kills, Wounds 17 in Iraq's Karbala

BAS News - 2019-09-21 01:32
ERBIL - A bomb explosion on Friday resulted in the killing and wounding of 17 civilians in Iraq's Shia holy city of Karbala, officials confirmed. The blast took place as a minibus was passing through an Iraqi army checkpoint towards the town of al-Hilla, ...

President of the Kurdistan Region Extends Condolences to Karbala Stampede Victims

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-11 19:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 10 September 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani extended his condolences to the families of the stampede victims in Karbala. In a statement, the President announced that Kurdistan is ready to provide assista ...

Iraq stampede kills 31 at Ashura commemorations in Karbala

BBC - 2019-09-11 00:02
The stampede occurred as Shia Muslim pilgrims marked Ashura in the city of Karbala. ...

KRG President extends condolences to Karbala tragedy victims, offers Kurdistan’s help

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-10 21:55

Over 130 casualties during Shia religious ritual in Iraq's Karbala

Gulan Media - 2019-09-10 21:43

Over 130 casualties during Shia religious ritual in Iraq's Karbala

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-10 19:26

Iraq: Dozens killed, wounded in stampede in Karbala

Kurdiu - 2019-09-10 19:22

Iraq: Shia Religious Figure Assassinated by Unknown Men

BAS News - 2019-09-09 22:17
ERBIL - A Shia religious figure was assassinated on Monday by unknown armed men on a main road between Iraqi capital Baghdad and Karbala city. Iraqi media reports said that the victim identified as Moaid Mosawi had been invited to a destination located b ...

Remains of 31 unidentified 'enforced disappearance' victims buried in Karbala

Rûdaw - 2019-08-13 21:16
So far, 231 unidentified bodies from Hillah have been taken for burial in Karbala ...

Iraq’s religious conservatives condemn Karbala football stadium ceremony

Rûdaw - 2019-08-01 20:54
Former prime minister Maliki called it a "violation of the holiness of the city" ...

Erbil, Karbala to host West Asian Football Federation Championship

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-30 15:52

'Walk to heaven': Shia pilgrims trek to Iraq's Karbala

Qantara - 2019-05-18 17:46

Dust Storm in Iraq's Karbala: Death Toll Rises

BAS News - 2019-04-30 01:05
ERBIL - The death toll for the victims of a fierce dust storm in central Iraq has risen to five which scores more were also wounded, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday evening. Earlier the day, Iraqi media reports said that two people w ...

Dust Storm Kills Two, Injures Several in Central Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-29 21:26
ERBIL - At least two people were killed in the Iraqi city of Anbar on Monday in a fierce dust storm while several more were wounded. According to Iraqi media reports, the storm also sent over 20 people to the hospital in Karbala city, some 100 kilometers ...

Iraqi novelist shot 13 times in Karbala by group of gunmen

Gulan Media - 2019-02-03 15:15

Iraqi Novelist Killed after Criticizing Islamic Republic in Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-03 11:22
ERBIL — A well-known Iraqi novelist was gunned down outside his home in the southern province of Karbala on Sunday. Ala Mashzoub, 56, was shot dead by a group of armed men who reportedly fled the scene before police arrived, local sources were sighted in ...

Iraq to hang man behind 2012 twin car bombings in Karbala market

Gulan Media - 2018-11-29 17:34

Iraq to hang man behind 2012 twin car bombings in Karbala market

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-29 16:30

Bodies of Three Shi'ite Abductees Found in Karbala

BAS News - 2018-11-19 17:28
ERBIL - Bodies of three Shi'ite women were found in Karbala, 100km south of Baghdad on Monday, local police reported According to a statement by the police, the three were sisters who had been kidnapped during a religious ceremony in the city a few weeks ...

Iraqis call for ‘revolution of reform’ on holy day of Arbaeen

Rûdaw - 2018-10-30 19:47
11,853,487 people visited Karbala as of Tuesday afternoon ...

‘Walk to heaven’: Shiite pilgrims trek to Iraq’s Karbala

Gulan Media - 2018-10-30 01:27

Shiite pilgrims prepare for Ashura ceremony in Karbala

Rûdaw - 2018-09-19 16:27
Ashura marks the death of Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of Prophet Mohammed ...

At Least Seven Iraqi Policemen Injured near Anbar

BAS News - 2018-09-06 00:34
ERBIL - At least seven Iraqi policemen were wounded in a bomb attack in the area of al-Razaza between Karbala and Anbar provinces on Wednesday, a security source said. "A bomb blast targeted a police force while on duty in al-Razaza area between Karbala ...

WATCH: Blasts at militia group weapons depot in Iraq's Karbala

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-31 14:03
The weapons depot is located in the al-Mualmeen neighborhood in Karbala, Aug. 31, 2018. (Photo: Social Media) ...

Twelve reported killed in explosions at PMF munitions depot in Karbala

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-18 16:27
This is the third such incident at warehouses belonging to PMF forces in the Karbala area in the past two weeks. (Photo: al-Abbas website) ...

WATCH: Two killed, 500 rescued in large fire near holy shrine in Karbala

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-10 19:29
The fire caused considerable material damage to nearby shops, witnesses said, Aug. 10, 2018. (Photo: Social Media) ...

Iraqi man cheated out of IQD 10 million by Khaliji scam artist

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 17:20
The Karbala Police had previously arrested three members of a group in the al-Iskan neighborhood of the city who attempted to trick another Iraqi with the same scheme. (Photo: Archive) ...

'Security situation remains volatile,' UNAMI warns during special session on Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 09:11
A blast rocked the holy city of Karbala on Monday after a weapons depot belonging to the Hashd al-Shaabi exploded. (Photo: Social Media) ...

6/8/2018 Iraq Hashd al-Shaabi's Arms depot explodes in Iraq‌'s Karbala

KNNC - 2018-08-06 16:34

Weapons depot explodes in Iraq’s Karbala

Waar Media - 2018-08-06 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: A weapons and ammunition warehouse belonging to the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia exploded near the Shia holy city of Karbala, a security source told reporters on Monday. The warehouse is located at the main entrance of Karbala, on t ...

Iraq: Hashd al-Shaabi’s Weapons Depot Explodes

BAS News - 2018-08-06 14:22
ERBIL — A weapons cache belonging to the pro-Iranian Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi exploded on Monday in Iraq’s southern province of Karbal. The depot is located on Karbala-Baghdad highway, which was reportedly blocked after the explosion, an eyewi ...

Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Babil, Diwaniyah, Wassit and Karbala witness mass demonstrations

Waar Media - 2018-07-20 14:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Hundreds of Basra residents demonstrated on Friday in front of the governorate building to demand the dismissal of the province’s governor and the directors of the districts. During the demonstration, protesters called for improving basic ser ...

Baghdad meets with parties in effort to quell national protests

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-17 13:52
The demonstrations are strongest in the provinces of Basra, Dhi Qar, Maysan, Karbala, Babil and Baghdad. (Photo: Getty Images) ...

Iraq: Three Protest-hit Provinces Placed Under Curfew

BAS News - 2018-07-15 00:33
ERBIL — The Iraqi authorities imposed curfew on three provinces of Basra, Karbala, and Najaf after the protests turned violent on Saturday. Thousands of protesters across the southern provinces have taken to the streets over the past week, demanding jobs ...

Iraq captures first IS fighter responsible for death of six hostages: Security

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-30 16:06
Mourners attend a funeral in Karbala for one of the six Iraqi security force members who were kidnapped and killed by IS militants, June 28, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Alaa Al Marjani) ...

Iran to prevent citizens from visiting Iraq during election

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-06 18:59
Iranian pilgrims are the most frequent among Shia visitors from other countries to the holy sites in Iraq, especially in Najaf and Karbala. (Photo: Archive) ...

In pictures: Omani theater troupe performs in Iraqi holy city of Karbala

Rûdaw - 2018-05-05 10:43
Some of the shows were shadow plays ...

Shiite pilgrims mark the birth of Imam al-Mahdi in Karbala

Rûdaw - 2018-05-03 21:45
Shiite pilgrims mark birth of Imam al-Mahdi in Karbala ...

Vice President of Iraqi Olympic Committee kidnapped on Karbala-Baghdad road

Kurdistan24 - 2018-04-25 01:39
Bashar Mustafa, Vice President of the Olympic Committee in Iraq and Head of the Boxing Federation. (Photo: Social Media) ...

Iraqi Olympic Committee Vice President Kidnapped

BAS News - 2018-04-24 22:05
ERBIL — The Vice President of the Iraqi Olympic Committee was kidnapped on Tuesday by unknown armed men on the road between Baghdad and Karbala, security sources confirmed. Bashar Mustafa, who is a Kurd from Duhok province, is also the Head of Iraq’s Box ...

Iraqi club to play first competitive match at home since FIFA ban ended

K24 - 2018-04-10 10:18
Two men walk inside the Karbala Olympic Stadium in Karbala, central Iraq. (Photo: AFP/Mohammed Sawaf) ...

FIFA green lights int'l football matches in Erbil, Basra, Karbala

Rûdaw - 2018-03-17 13:04
"FIFA has given the green light ...

Thousands join anti-corruption protests across Iraq

Rûdaw - 2018-02-10 03:57
Protests took place simultaneously in Karbala, Muthana, Babil and Najaf. ...

Iraq’s Karbala Outlaws Display of Women's Clothing at Storefronts

BAS News - 2017-12-23 11:59
ERBIL — A banner was spread in Karbala city on Friday, warning against displaying women’s clothes in the streets and at the storefronts across Karbala. The banner reads that the action is considered a crime and anyone who commits this crime would be puni ...

Kurdish delegation to visit Najaf, Karbala to discuss issues between Erbil, Baghdad

NRT - 2017-12-15 15:55

Shia pilgrims flock to Karbala ahead of Ashura amid tight security

NRT - 2017-09-30 17:23

Iraq Addressing Strategic Urban Development of Pilgrimage Provinces

BAS News - 2017-08-27 15:49
KARBALA, (UNAMI) — UN-Habitat and UNDP are helping Iraq address strategic urban development of the Pilgrimage provinces of Najaf and Karbala. Nearly thirty Iraqi officials convened in the holy city of Karbala, on 22-23 August 2017, to partake in an inten ...

First Journalist Killed While Covering Tel Afar Operation

BAS News - 2017-08-26 17:14
TEL AFAR — The first Iraqi journalist, covering the ongoing anti-Islamic State (IS) operation in Tel Afar, lost his life on Saturday. Sajjad Abid Ajel, a photojournalist working with Karbala News Channel, was killed by an IS-planted Improvised Explosive ...

ISIS claims Karbala attack on Iraqi troops

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on Iraqi troops outside Karbala that left one dead, according to a statement from the group. The attack late Saturday came as Iraqi forces prepare an assault on an ISIS-he ...

Iraqi Intelligence Foils "Biggest IS Terror" Plot

BAS News - 2017-07-30 20:30
ERBIL— Iraqi Ministry of Interior stated Sunday that it has foiled the "biggest terror plot" by the Islamic State (IS) organization which meant to target Shi'ite sacred shines in Iraq. IS had plans to attack the Shi'ite imam shrines in Najaf, Karbala and ...

Mehran liberation operation in pictures

KurdPress - 2017-07-02 14:13
In an operation under the title of Karbala 1 the western city of Mehran, in Ilam province, was liberated in July, 1986. Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

Suicide-Bombing Hits Central Karbala

BAS News - 2017-06-09 10:53
ERBIL— Four civilians have been wounded in suicide-bombing attack carried out on Friday morning in Karbala, 100km south of Baghdad. Iraqi al-Sumaria news reported that the suicide-bomber wearing an explosive vest exploded himself at a car parking station ...

Iraqi-Iranian Center to Combat Dust Storms to Open in Karbala

BAS News - 2017-06-06 12:31
ISTANBUL — An agreement to combat dust storms has been signed by Tehran and Baghdad. The joint center will be located in a 200-hectare area in Iraq's Karbala, located about 100 km from Baghdad. The agreement to open a joint center was signed by Mohammad ...

Iraq bans importing Turkish tomatoes, the decision will not apply to Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— In a bid to boost local tomato production, the Iraqi government announced the decision to stop importing tomatoes from Turkey. “The tomato products of Najef and Karbala have considerably increased and it needs more ...

Iraq bans Turkish tomatoes to become more self-reliant

Rûdaw - 2017-05-23 14:32
“Najef and Karbala have considerably increased ...

Thousands of Shi’ite Protesters Prevent Iranian Pilgrims from Entering Karbala

BAS News - 2017-05-13 00:45
LEEDS — Thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite protesters blocked the streets of Karbala on Friday, in order to prevent the entry of buses carrying Iranian visitors to the Iraqi city as they claimed the Iranian visitors were receiving a "preferential treatment." Ira ...

Police Torture a Teenager to Death in Karbala, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-05-06 18:10
He was arrested because he did not have his identity card with him ERBIL — Security forces in Karbala province in Iraq arrested a 16-year-old teenager without an arrest warrant and tortured him to death. Baghdad-based Iraqi al-Mwatana Community for Human ...

Karbala-Anbar Security Trench Still Concerning some Locals

BAS News - 2017-02-14 22:19
An official says its only for security measures KARBALA — In response to growing concerns over a trench between Shi’ite Karbala and Sunni Anbar provinces, a local official reiterates the project is part of a security plan only. Member of Karbala provinci ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – November 23, 2016

E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
Iraq’s Abadi hints at new plans to resolve lingering disputes with Kurdistan Region Karbala: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has said his government is working on a plan with the Kurdistan Region towards a “unified country” based on “mutual interest ...

UPDATED: Truck bombing kills 80 on Karbala pilgrimage route

Rûdaw - 2016-11-24 15:40
ISIS has claimed responsibility ...

Suicide bombing kills 7 in Karbala

Kurdiu - 2016-11-15 18:22

Attacks in Iraq kill 14, wound 26; Shiites targeted in Karbala

Rûdaw - 2016-11-14 18:08
ISIS claimed the two car bombings and suicide bomber ...

Shiite Muslim pilgrims pack Iraq’s Karbala for Ashura

E-Kurd - 2016-10-12 11:22

Suicide bombers kill at least 18 in Iraq’s Karbala

Rûdaw - 2016-08-29 12:01
The attack took place in the Tamr district of Karbala ...

5 killed, 11 injured in Karbala car bombing

Kurd Press - 2016-06-11 08:23
A car bomb has exploded in Iraq's holy city of Karbala and left at least five people dead and 11 others wounded. ...

Karbala massacre reflected on sand art

PUK Media - 2015-10-25 00:04

Dozens of displaced families moved to Karbala

PUK Media - 2015-07-05 03:46

ISIS top leader vows 'Baghdad and Karbala are next’

Rûdaw - 2015-05-19 12:40
Alleged voice of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has not been confirmed. ...

Fear stalks neighboring Karbala after fall of Ramadi to ISIS

Rûdaw - 2015-05-18 07:57
“head to Baghdad after finishing the war in Anbar,” ...

Iraq's Karbala to build industrial city

PUK Media - 2015-04-13 05:27

Shia fighters celebrate Tikrit victory in Karbala

NRT-TV - 2015-04-04 23:27

Drones film shrines in Karbala

NRT-TV - 2015-02-16 20:17

ISIS Minister of Health arrested while trying to enter Karbala

PUK Media - 2015-01-13 14:22

Iraq approves airport project in Karbala

PUK Media - 2014-12-29 09:03

Statment: Minister of Defense participates in the march of Karbala

PUK Media - 2014-12-16 08:54

Shia pilgrims flock to Karbala for Arbaeen climax

PUK Media - 2014-12-16 08:54

Millions make pilgrimage to Iraq’s Karbala despite threat of attack

Gulan Media - 2014-12-14 01:13

Rockets fired on Karbala kill one person, wound two

Rûdaw - 2014-12-12 16:43
Other rockets reportedly also were fired on the main Karbala-Anbar road ...

Karbala, the New Iraq « Commentary Magazine

Commentarymagazine - 2014-11-24 21:26

Hundreds of thousands pack Iraq`s Karbala for Ashura

PUK Media - 2014-11-04 13:03

Shiites head to Iraq's Karbala under jihadist threat

PUK Media - 2014-11-02 17:21

Deadly car bombings hit Iraq's Karbala

Gulan Media - 2014-10-20 23:22

not resting in peace: selling burial plots in karbala big business for some

Kurdiu - 2014-10-02 01:07

Kurdistan Becomes Karbala for Polish Film

Rûdaw - 2014-08-26 18:48
In Poland the participation of Polish troops in Iraq has been controversial ...

Yazidi Kurds talk about "a second Karbala" in Sinjar: Dozens died and...

E-Kurd - 2014-08-05 16:18

Polish movie “Karbala” to be filmed in Kurdistan

BasNews - 2014-08-03 00:32

Up to 45 killed in Shia clashes in Iraqi holy city of Karbala

Gulan Media - 2014-07-03 23:20

Up to 45 killed in Shia clashes in Iraqi holy city of Karbala

Peyamner - 2014-07-03 05:46
PNA - Up to 45 people have been killed in clashes between Iraqi security forces and followers of a radical cleric in the holy Shia city of Karbala, signalling divisions among Shia factions as a Sunni insurgency rages. ...

ISIL terrorist arrested in Karbala

PUK Media - 2014-03-25 11:18

Security forces arrest 7 ISIL members in Karbala

PUK Media - 2014-03-12 09:48

50 stores catch fire in Karbala

PUK Media - 2014-03-11 16:04

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