Iranians find joy in serving pilgrims on road to Karbala

Volunteers offer food to fellow pilgrims as thousands of Iranian Shiite Muslims make their way to the Mehran border point between Iran and Iraq, heading toward the central Iraqi shrine city of Karbala ahead of the Arbaeen religious festival. Arbaeen, which marks the 40th day after Ashura, commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussein.

Shiite pilgrims in Iraq’s Karbala hail ‘revenge’ against IS

Shiite pilgrims pray Friday at the Imam Hussein shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Karbala during the Arbaeen religious festival, to mark the 40th day after Ashura and also celebrate the Islamic State group’s battlefield defeats.

Millions of Shiite pilgrims head to Iraq’s Karbala

Millions of Shiite pilgrims travelled to Iraq’s shrine city of Karbala for the Arbaeen commemoration Thursday of Imam Hussein’s killing in battle.

VICE News Daily: Houthi Supporters in Yemen Rally Against the UN

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: supporters of the Houthi rebels say the UN is being one-sided in Yemen, Iraq destroys an Islamic State camp south of Baghdad, Indian schoolchildren handout 5,000 paper bags in a campaign against plastics, and gambling revenue in Las Vegas declines.

Houthi Supporters Rally Against UN
The special envoy is in Sanaa to negotiate a pause in fighting during the Muslim holy-month of Ramadan.

Government Forces Destroy Islamic State Camp
The site was used to launch attacks against Baghdad and the Shiite holy-site of Karbala.

Students Raise Awareness Against Plastic Pollution
An estimated 40% of plastic waste goes unrecycled in India.

Gambling Loses its Appeal as Las Vegas Tourism Booms
The industry’s revenue has declined by $200 million even though 2014 saw the largest number of visitors on record.

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