Posts Tagged ‘mourners’

Mourners demand accountability, bury loved ones after Iraq wedding inferno

Calls for accountability grew on Thursday for the victims of a deadly fire at an Iraqi wedding celebration in a Christian town as grief-stricken mourners attended a packed memorial service and families buried their loved ones, Reuters reports. More than 100 people died and at least 150 were injured on Tuesday evening in an inferno that government […]

Al-Manar Exclusive: Thousands of Lebanese Mourners Take the Journey of Arbaeen

September 6, 2023 Areej Fatima Al-Husseini Thousands of mourners arrived at Sayyeda Khawla (AS) Shrine in Baalbek early this morning to commemorate Imam Hussein’s (AS) Arbaeen. Pilgrims had begun to march on foot from the northern, western, eastern, and central Bekaa Valley, while others reported that they started marching from the southern suburbs of Beirut, […]

Train collision in Tempi: Mourners leave candles and flowers at Larissa station

With tears in their eyes, a crowd of people left flowers and candles at the OSE Larissa station for the victims of the train collision in Tempi. Everyone held a white flower in their hand, while they formed with candles the date of the tragedy: 1-3-2023. Approximately 15 minutes before the tragic accident, the passenger […]

The Cost of Grief: Professional Mourners of the Ancient World

Funerals can be difficult to get through. The pain of loss can simply be too much for many.  Read more Section:  News History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

King Charles And Prince William Surprise Mourners Queueing To See The Queen’s Coffin

Prince William shook hands and greeted people who had been queuing overnight to pay their respects to his grandmother. He told mourners, “Thank you. It means an awful lot.” King Charles III also shook hands with people, thanking them for waiting upwards of 20 hours to view his mother lying in state. In one video, […]

Man Charged With Exposing Himself To Mourners Waiting To View Queen Elizabeth

A 19-year-old man was charged Friday for allegedly exposing himself and pushing into two women from behind as they were waiting to view Queen Elizabeth II lying in state, U.K. authorities said. The incident occurred Wednesday in London after one of the women noticed Adio Adeshine jumping the line outside the Houses of Parliament, Sky […]

Mourners pay respects as Gorbachev lies in state

Russians on Saturday bid farewell to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who died earlier in the week at the age of 91. Mourners filed past his coffin in the Pillar Hall of the House of the Unions to pay their last respects. The iconic mansion near the Kremlin in Moscow has served as the venue […]

Militants Kill Mourners After Peace Meeting with Nigeria Security

Multiple People Dead in Suspected Fulani Militant Attack  03/29/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Armed gunmen attacked Kpachudu village in Nigeria on Monday night, killing at least five people, burning down homes, and destroying crops.  “Four people were killed by the militants,” said a Christian… Source

Senator Chuck Schumer to Meron mourners: ‘I have deep faith in Hashem’

Following the tragedy on Mount Meron last week in Israel, Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer visited families in New York who lost a loved one to express his condolences as they sit shiva (Jewish period of mourning). The families of the victims sat for the week of shiva, the Jewish rituals of mourning during which the bereaved receive […]

London Police Hassle, Handcuff Mourners At Vigil For Slain Woman

LONDON (AP) — An official vigil for a London woman whose killing has a police officer facing murder charges and is spurring a national conversation about violence against women in the U.K. ended Saturday night with the city’s police department under scrutiny for the way officers handled some participants at the event held in defiance […]

London police criticised for clashing with mourners at vigil to remember Sarah Everard

London police were criticised on Saturday for their handling of a vigil to remember Sarah Everard, whose death has led to an officer being charged. The Metropolitan Police have defended their action, citing the pandemic and the ban on gatherings. Hundreds of people turned up Saturday in the Clapham area of London, near where Everard […]

Video: Mourners Admonished For Moving Chairs Closer Together At Funeral

“I can sit in a restaurant, I can sit in a pub, I can live at her house, I can travel in a limousine to the crematorium with 6. But when I want to give my mum a cuddle at dads funeral, a man flies out mid service shouting stop the service and makes us […]

Watch Live: Mourners Gather Outside SCOTUS Following Justice Ginsburg’s Death

Mourners have gathered outside of the Supreme Court in the nation’s capital Friday night following the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. The group is holding a vigil in honor of the late justice, who died due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old and served on the Court for […]

Millions of mourners in Karbala to mark Arba’een

Large groups of black-clad mourners, many of whom have reached Karbala after trekking at least 76 kilometers from Najaf, are observing Arba’een, known as the largest annual religious gathering on earth. Arba’een, meaning the fortieth in Arabic, is observed 40 days after Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar calendar month of Muharram, when Imam Hussein, […]

‘Death to Saudi & US’: Thousands of mourners attend funeral for Tehran attack victims

Crowds gathered on the streets of the Iranian capital to shout slogans against the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on Friday, while reaching out to touch coffins wrapped in flags and covered in flowers.   Earlier on Friday, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the attacks would only increase Tehran’s hatred against the US and […]

Up to 20 dead after 3 explosions target mourners at funeral in Kabul (GRAPHIC PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Acting foreign affairs minister Salahuddin Rabbani were both in attendance along with other government officials at the funeral at the time of the explosions. All were unharmed. Security forces have set up a cordon around the Khair Khana area of Kabul where the […]

Political blackmail is real: Why lawmakers should care about electronic privacy more than most

Most good spy stories involve political blackmail. In the first season of the popular television show HOMELAND, about the CIA’s post-9/11 terror wars, the bearded old CIA veteran Saul meets with a federal judge to get a court order to conduct surveillance on someone in the United States without probable cause. The judge […]

Mourners farewell ‘complete’ politician David Jull

Former Liberal minister David Jull. Photo: Andrew Taylor Former Howard government minister David Jull was farewelled as a dedicated civil servant and as a “complete man” during a funeral service today. Mr Jull died earlier this month, aged 66, after a long struggle with cancer. The voices of about 900 mourners filled St John’s Anglican […]

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