Posts Tagged ‘cleric’

Iraqi Cleric Tells Supporters To Leave Government Quarter After Street Clashes

BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Iraqi cleric called on his supporters to withdraw Tuesday from the capital’s government quarter, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a monthslong political crisis gripping the nation. In a televised speech, Muqtada al-Sadr gave his supporters an hour to leave — and […]

Clashes Erupt After Iraqi Shiite Cleric Sadr Resigns, 5 Dead

BAGHDAD—An influential Shiite cleric announced Monday that he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry followers to storm the government palace, sparking clashes with security forces. At least 15 protesters were killed. Protesters loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr pulled down the cement barriers outside the government palace with ropes and breached the […]

Riots in Baghdad as Shiite Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Announces ‘Final Withdrawal’ from Politics

Powerful Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr announced his “final withdrawal” from politics on Monday, citing his frustration with the paralyzed Iraqi system.

Scores dead in Iraq chaos after influential Shiite cleric resigns

At least 23 people have died and hundreds more are injured after Iraq’s capital descended into chaos on Monday over the resignation of an influential Shiite cleric. Hundreds of protestors loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, stormed the Iraq government palace in Baghdad’s Green Zone, sparking clashes with security forces which have left scores dead and nearly […]

Leading Palestinian Cleric: Omicron Due to Tolerance of Homosexuality — ‘Deadly Bigotry’

Palestinian Islamic Scholar Sheikh Issam Amira in a recent address blamed the toleration of homosexuality on the part of governments and media for the recent Omicron wave which threatens to sweep countries globally. In a sermon delivered earlier this month at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount complex — Judaism’s holiest site which marks […]

Uganda police kill 5, including cleric, after bomb blasts

Ugandan authorities have killed at least five people, including a Muslim cleric, accused of having ties to the extremist group responsible for Tuesday’s suicide bombings in the capital, police said Thursday. Four men were killed in a shootout in a frontier town near the western border with Congo as they tried to cross back into […]

Cleric politician calls on Raisi to follow long-term strategic ties with neighbors

TEHRAN – A member of the Expediency Council has called on the incoming administration of Ebrahim Raisi to establish long-term strategic ties with neighbors and countries which are not influenced by the United States’ anti-Iran position. Gholamreza Mesbahi Moqaddam also said “the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is set by the Supreme […]

Iran Cleric Who Founded Hezbollah Dies Of COVID-19

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, a Shiite cleric who as Iran’s ambassador to Syria helped found the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and lost his right hand to a book bombing reportedly carried out by Israel, died Monday of the coronavirus. He was 74. A close ally of Iran’s late Supreme Leader […]

Pope Francis Meets Iraq’s Top Shi’ite Cleric, Visits Birthplace of Prophet Abraham

Pope Francis attends an inter-religious prayer at the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, Iraq March 6, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani Pope Francis entered a narrow alleyway in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf to hold a historic meeting with the county’s top Shi’ite cleric […]

Pope Francis Holds Historic, Symbolic Meeting With Iraq’s Top Shiite Cleric

PLAINS OF UR, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during an historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said religious authorities have a role in […]

Pope Francis To Make History By Visiting Influential Muslim Cleric’s Home

BAGHDAD (AP) — In Iraq’s holiest city, a pontiff will meet a revered ayatollah and make history with a message of coexistence in a place plagued by bitter divisions. One is the chief pastor of the world-wide Catholic Church, the other a pre-eminent figure in Shiite Islam whose opinion holds powerful sway on the Iraqi […]

Intercom priest: Italian cleric reaching parishoners one visit at a time

It is a gloomy and rainy Sunday morning in Portici, a densely populated town near Naples. Local priest Don Giorgio Pisano walks the streets to visit his parishioners who are forced to stay in because of the lockdown. He cannot see them in their homes, but he can still talk to them on the Intercom. […]

Three killed in clashes in Iraq after cleric’s followers storm protest camp

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Bombing kills Syrian cleric key to deals with rebels, state media says

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US hegemony declining: Senior Iranian cleric

IRNA – The US hegemony is declining and the regional nations are becoming more and more powerful, a senior Iranian cleric said on Friday. ‘Today, we are witnessing the gradual decline of the US hegemony and at the same time the rising power of the regional nations,’ Tehran’s interim Friday Prayer leader Hojatoleslam Mohammad Hassan […]

Senior cleric: Animosity to continue against Iran ‘with or without missiles’

MNA– Tehran provisional Friday Prayers leader condemned the enemies’ hatred towards Iran and Islam, saying even if Iran gives up its missile program, the Animosity towards it will continue. “If Iran gives up all weapons and defends itself with rocks like Palestine, does the enemy leave Iran alone? Absolutely not; Have they left Palestine alone? […]

EU nothing better than US in violating JCPOA: cleric

MNA– The interim leader of Tehran Friday Prayers said that Europeans will be the same as US in violating the nuclear deal and advised Iranian government not to trust Europe after US withdrawal from the agreement. “If we say no to US but yes to Europe, it is inconsistent with lessons learned from our experiences […]

Senior cleric: Muslims not to be afraid of enemies

IRNA – Tehran interim Friday Prayer Leader said Muslims will not be afraid of the enemies who are teaming up with each other against them, and the enemies will be finally slapped in the face. Referring to the US ‘that is trying to team up with others just like the unbelievers following the rise of […]

Top Iranian cleric slams Israeli crimes against Palestinians

IRNA – A senior Iranian cleric condemned on Friday Israeli regime’s atrocities against defenseless Palestinians cocriticizing the Islamic and Arab countries for keeping mum over the brutal suppression, torture and killing of Palestinians. ‘The Islamic World should show reaction to these crimes, because they (Palestinians) are Muslims,’ Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad […]

Top cleric calls on government to materialize economic goals

MNA–Tehran provisional Friday prayers leader Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Mohammad Hasan Aboutorabifard, who led the first Friday prayers in the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year, called on all responsible officials in the 12th government dubbed “hope and prudence” to take giant stride in the field of boosting economic indicators in the country in the best […]

Senior cleric: Enemies trying to hatch new plots

FNA- Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani warned against enemies’ plots against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and called on senior Iranian officials to beware of such threats. Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Emami Kashani said, “The enemies are trying to fuel tension […]

Cleric calls on judiciary to punish murderers of 5 security forces

A couple of days ago 3 policemen and 2 Basijis were violently run over and killed by members of Dervish cult in protests in the north of Tehran. Ayatollah Mohammad Movahhedi Kermani said in this week’s Friday prayers that nobody is allowed to cross security redlines, praising the Iranian police’s prudence and showing restraint in dealing […]

Senior cleric praises epic turnout to Feb. 11 rallies

MNA– This week’s Friday Prayers Imam in Tehran hailed the presence of people in the 39th anniversary of the victory Islamic Revolution, urging the government to listen to the people in line with the guidelines of Iran’s Leader. Seyed Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard, who was appointed as the interim Imam of Tehran Friday prayers on Tuesday […]

Islamic Revolution victory over Liberalism, Socialism: Senior cleric

IRNA – Tehran’s interim Friday prayers leader said that the Iran’s Islamic Revolution was a victory over two main thoughts: Liberalism and Socialism. ‘The Islamic Revolution was not victory over Shah, rather it was overcoming two main political thoughts: Liberalism and Socialism,’ Hojatoleslam Kazem Seddiqi said in his sermons before the Friday prayers on February […]

Senior cleric: Time to break silence on Palestine, Yemen

MNA – This week’s Tehran Friday prayers Imam slammed Islamic world’s silence over the situation of Palestinian and Yemeni people, saying the Muslim world needs more courage to speak out against their enemies. Referring to the recent 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC) in […]

Senior cleric blasts US, Israel for inciting violence in Iran

FNA- Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami strongly blasted Washington and Tel Aviv for their plots to turn the people’s peaceful gatherings in Iran into violence and riots. Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Khatami said, “They wanted to create a new […]

Trump is falling, making same mistakes in ME: Iranian cleric

“In my opinion, Trump is falling,” said Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahhedi Kermani, the interim leader of Tehran Friday Prayers on the last Friday of 2017. He made the remarks while addressing the preachers at Tehran Grand Mosalla of Imam Khomeini for the second sermon of the rituals. “This person lacks psychological balance and especiall hi […]

At Tehran Friday Prayers: Cleric vows increasing range of missiles

MNA – Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami said that to counter aggressive powers, Iran will continue making missiles and even increasing the range of the missiles. He made the remarks addressing Friday prayers service. “To remove the idea of aggression from the mind of arrogant wolves, we make missiles and increase their rages as much as […]

Cleric: Daesh defeat attests to Iran’s power

Addressing Friday prayers worshippers in Tehran, Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani said the defeat of Daesh proved the “power of Islam, Iran and Hezbollah” to the US. He also highlighted the role of Iraqi religious authorities in mobilizing efforts in the fight against Daesh. The cleric further cautioned against the enemy’s future plots. The recapture […]

Yemenis to emerge victorious: Senior cleric

IRNA – Tehran’s interim Friday prayers leader criticized Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and said that Yemeni people will emerge victorious. Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi in second sermon of his Friday prayers referred to the Saudi rulers’ atrocities against the oppressed people of Yemen in the past years and said that despite the crimes committed, they […]

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