Yemen: Thousands commemorate Ashura in Sanaa

Thousands of people hit the streets of Yemen's capital of Sanaa to celebrate the Shia Muslim festival of Ashura, Saturday. Ashura, which takes place on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61... Еще AH (10 October, 680 AD).

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