Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday expressed gratitude to Iraqi authorities for the hospitality provided to Iranian pilgrims visiting the neighboring Arab country during the Arbaeen rituals, according to IRNA.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Monday that security forces have foiled two bombing plots planned to target Iranian pilgrims in the southwestern province of Khuzestan in the past few days, according to IRNA.
Pakistan’s Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi has informed a parliamentary panel that the government soon is going to launch a ferry service for pilgrims to Iran, local media reported.
Pakistan’s Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi has said that the federal government, in consultation with the government of Balochistan and other stakeholders, has prepared a comprehensive plan for the security and safety of pilgrims to Iran, local media reported.
A winch crane has collapsed near the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia and left one person injured, raising fresh worries about the safety of pilgrims who visit the site from around the world.
Qatari hajj pilgrims began crossing into Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh reopened the border in a move that Doha welcomed but saw as "politically motivated" as regional tensions simmer.