Kerbala


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Noun1.Kerbala - a city of central Iraq to the south of BaghdadKerbala - a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680
Battle of Kerbala - a battle in 680 in which the grandson of Mohammed and his followers were killed; "the Battle of Kerbala is the basis for the Ta'ziyehs that are performed annually"
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
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Daech s'en est pris cette fois, a l'arme automatique, a un restaurant puis a fait exploser une voiture piegee aux environs d'un point de controle des forces de securite, sur une autoroute frequentee par des pelerins et visiteurs en provenance de l'Iran pour rallier les villes saintes chiites irakiennes de Najaf et Kerbala, plus au nord.
The Operations Coordinator (OC) will supervise and ensure that support functions (finance, logistics, administration and human resources) in DRCs main Baghdad and south-central Iraq field offices (Anbar, Babylon, Baghdad, Diyalla, Kerbala, Najaf and Tikrit) meet programme requirements and are carried out in an effective and accountable manner according to DRC policies and procedures.
A source at Kerbala police headquarters told the correspondent National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / that Karbala police Command carried out twenty-eight arrest warrants processes against the accused of various crimes in different parts of the province, noting that the defendants had been arrested in accordance with the court orders.
Elle a pris le relais de Baghdad et d'autres grandes localites du Centre, comme Najaf, Kerbala et Hilla, pour denoncer l'incompetence de la classe politique et la corruption.
Summary: World Food Programme says situation in governorates of Najaf, Kerbala and Babel is reaching 'critical levels.
Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has attended a memorial service for the 5 Bulgarian rangers killed in Kerbala, Iraq.
The Day of Ashura is a period of mourning for the martyrdom of the prophet Mohammad's grandson, Imam Hussein, who died in the battle of Kerbala in 680 AD.
Deux voitures piegees ont en outre explose dans la ville de Nassiriya, a 300 kilometres au sud de la capitale, tuant quatre personnes, et une troisieme a fait cinq morts dans la ville sainte chiite de Kerbala.
The group attended training camps run by the Revolutionary Guard inside Iran, as well as some operated by Iraq's Hezbollah in Baghdad and the Iraqi city of Kerbala, Hassan added.
In a rival show of backing for the Shi'ite premier, around 7,000 protesters marched on Tuesday in the southern cities of Basra and Kerbala, waving Maliki portraits and banners supporting the Shi'ite parties in his coalition.
The financing will allow Kerbala Cement Manufacturing (KCML), a subsidiary of France's Lafarge, to rehabilitate a state-owned plant near the city of Kerbala.
During the Islamic month of Muharram, Shi'ites across the world mourn the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in the Iraqi city of Kerbala in the year 680.