Tag Archives | Karbala

Iraqi Depositors ‘Trapped’ In Iranian Banking System

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Abbas Sarhan. The Iranian banking system was seen as an attractive alternative to Iraq’s shaky financial institutions. But a recent, drastic devaluation in the Iranian rial means Iraqi […]

Iran Cancels Arbaeen Flights to Iraq Due to Dust Storms

The rising level of dust pollution in Iraq forced Iranian airlines to cancel their flights to the Arab country’s cities of Baghdad and Najaf ahead of Arbaeen, the 40th day after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shiite Imam. With dust clouds reducing visibility, Iranian flights heading to Baghdad and […]

Millions of Iranians enter Iraq for Shiite Ritual

By Changiz M. Varzi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. A day after millions of Shiite Muslims marked Arbaeen, the annual pilgrimage to the Hussein mosque in the Iraqi city of Karbala, the front pages of Iranian dailies on Nov. 21 carried large […]

Iran Favours Visa-Free Regime with Iraq

An Iranian deputy foreign minister expressed Tehran’s willingness to ease visa requirements for incoming tourists from Iraq if Baghdad’s government would agree to do so for Iranians traveling to the Arab country. “I have announced in my latest consular trip (to Iraq) that we are willing to remove the visa requirements or take any measure […]

Will Iranian Pilgrims forsake Mecca for Karbala?

By Ali Mamouri for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  Saudi newspapers reported Sept. 15 that Shiites are expected to replace their pilgrimage to Mecca with religious visits to Iraq’s Karbala (pictured) instead. According Al-Riyadh newspaper, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah […]

Iranian University to Offer Services to Southern Iraq

By John Lee. Iran’s Amirkabir University of Technology has plans to offer educational services in Southern Iraq. Amir Golroo, assistant professor at the university’s Department of Civil & Enviromental Engineering, told Trend that a separate office for Amirkabir University is being built on campus at of one of Iraqi universities: “We are especially focusing on […]