EghtesadOnline: During Arbaeen, which marks the 40th day of martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), in addition to providing Iranian pilgrims visiting Iraq with enhanced telephony and Internet services through communication balloons, local authorities also tested other applications of the balloons that can be deployed during times of natural disaster.
EghtesadOnline: The customs offices of Iran and Iraq have taken measures to ease the travel of pilgrims from border checkpoints to Iraqi cities during Arbaeen.
EghtesadOnline: First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri has left Tehran for Najaf, Iraq, on Sunday to attend Arbaeen (marking the end of the 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)) ceremony.
EghtesadOnline: Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi Amiri said foreign media are closing eyes to the epic being created by Shia Muslims on the occasion of Arbaeen.
EghtesadOnline: Member of the Experts Assembly Mohsen Esmaeili said the religious ritual of Arbaeen procession, being held by millions of Muslims in Karbala, Iraq, every year is token of the Muslim solidarity against common enemy.
EghtesadOnline: Iraqi government decided to set up some 16 provisional consular offices in Iran to facilitate the procedure for issuing visas for pilgrims of Karbala on the mourning ceremony of Arbaeen, Iraqi Ambassador Rajeh Saber Aboud al-Mousavi said on Sunday.
EghtesadOnline: A senior official at the Organization for Mobilization of Oppressed (Basij) said that necessary measures have been adopted on Iranian borders, including the southern and northwestern borders, for safe travel of Arba’een pilgrims.
EghtesadOnline: Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi announced that all Iranian pilgrims are required to obtain Iraq visas to take part in the November 20 Arbaeen mourning rituals in the holy city of Karbala.