During the rule of Saddam Hussein, few Iranians dared to make the religious pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq. But the toppling of Saddam has drawn millions of worshippers back, revealing Iran's powerful influence there. In the…
By Reza Sayah
In other news Monday, twin car bomb explosions killed at least 18 people south of Baghdad. Many of the dead were Shiite pilgrims traveling outside Karbala for annual religious rituals. In Tunisia, protests continued in the capital after allies of…
As fighting continued between Iraqi security forces and Shiite militia fighters in the oil-rich port city of Basra, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki gave an ultimatum Wednesday for gunmen to lay down their arms and forsake violence by week's end.
By PBS NewsHour
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of Shiite pilgrims walking toward the holy city of Karbala in Iraq Tuesday, killing at least 90 people and wounding more than 150.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
Iraqi authorities detained 50 suspects Monday in connection with dual car bombings that killed at least 66 people in the mainly Shia cities of Najaf and Karbala on Sunday.
Exercising their new-found religious freedom, hundreds of thousands of Shiites marched to the Holy City of Karbala in Iraq on Tuesday, in a pilgrimage long banned by Saddam Hussein's regime.
U.S. troops faced fierce street-to-street fighting in the central Iraqi city of Karbala Saturday as they tried to secure the rear flank of forces advancing on Baghdad.
U.S. military officials confirmed that a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed near the central city of Karbala, but was probably not hit by enemy fire. Initial reports from the Pentagon said as many as seven soldiers died and four…
U.S. troops entered the "red zone" within 20 miles of Baghdad on Wednesday, after advancing past the city of Karbala and completing key crossings of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
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