Middle East

Iraq closes southern border with Iran to travelers

In this file photo, Iranian Shiite pilgrims arrive at the Khosrawi border crossing between Iraq and Iran, also known as the Munthriya border crossing, in the Diyala province of eastern Iraq on October 2, 2019, on their way to the central Iraqi shrine city of Karbala ahead of the Arbaeen religious festival. (AFP / Younis AL-BAYATI)





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