September 17, 2019
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  • More than 30 dead in stampede at Iraqi Shiite shrine

    BAGHDAD — More than 30 pilgrims died and dozens were injured Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala on the Shiite holy day of Ashura. It is Iraq’s deadliest stampede in recent history during Ashura, whose commemorative marches had previously been targeted by…

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  • Lebanese Shiites mark Ashura in show of anti-Israel defiance

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Anti-Israel chants rang through the streets of a Hezbollah bastion in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday as thousands of black-clad Shiites commemorated the seventh-century killing of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. “We have taught Israel that our people are not weak,” the men cried, beating their chests in unison,…

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