The ceremonies began on Monday night after Magrib and Isha prayers at the Imam Khomeini (RA) Husseiniya (religious center) in Tehran. They will continue for five days.

Iranians began nationwide rallies on Friday to mark the 38th victory anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution by taking to the streets in the capital city of Tehran and up to 5,000 cities, towns and villages.

Hundreds of Palestinians have marked the one-year anniversary of a deadly arson attack by Israeli settlers that killed three members of a family, including a baby, in the northern West Bank.

Some 1.3 million people are expected to attend a ceremony on Friday to mark the 27th departure anniversary of Imam Khomeini (RA).

People in different parts of Bahrain held anti-regime rallies on Wednesday night to mark the anniversary of the “Bloody Thursday”.

“Despite its claims to the contrary, the government has effectively abandoned truth and reconciliation for violence and intimidation,” said Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, Advocacy Director of BIRD.

More than three million pilgrims from all over Iran and other countries have flocked to the holy city of Mashhad, northeastern Iran, to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Shiite Imam.

Muslims across the world held special ceremonies on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the passing of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him).

The people of South Sudan are on Monday marking the first anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict in their country.

Iran’s president Hojat-ol-Islam Hassan Rouhani thanked the people of the country for their massive participation in Tuesday rallies.

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