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Ramadan

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  • Pictures in the News | July 1, 2014

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, young Palestinians wave homemade sparklers after breaking the fast during Ramadan in Gaza City. Muslims are obliged to abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from before dawn until dusk throughout the holy...
  • Iraq's Shiites fight for their shrines and their creed

    One by one the young volunteers approached the majestic Kadhimiya shrine, the holiest site of Shiite Islam in the Iraqi capital. They sought blessings before heading off to war and uncertain fates. "We will fight, and if we have to give our lives, we...
  • Muslim players at World Cup try to deal with Ramadan

    Muslim players at World Cup try to deal with Ramadan
    SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The holy month of Ramadan began Saturday night, which is forcing dozens of Muslim players still competing in the World Cup to decide whether to give up food and liquids during daylight hours, as their faith demands, or continue to...
  • Islamist rebels in Somalia kill three as Ramadan starts

    Islamist rebels in Somalia kill three as Ramadan starts
    Islamist rebels shot dead three members of Somalia's security forces in the capital Sunday, police and witnesses said, on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month when insurgents had warned they would stage attacks. The government and...
  • Ramadan starts this weekend for Chicago-area Muslims

    Ramadan starts this weekend for Chicago-area Muslims
    More than 400,000 Muslims in the Chicago area will be recognizing the holy month of Ramadan beginning this weekend, according to the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. The Islamic holy month, recognized worldwide by Muslims, means a...
  • Heavy fighting reported as Iraq army pushes back against insurgents

    Iraqi troops and Shiite Muslim militias, backed by army attack helicopters, mounted a major push Saturday to retake the strategic city of Tikrit in a sign that the beleaguered army was fighting back after ceding much of the country to Sunni Muslim...
  • My life's journey in Ramadan

    Ramadan, which begins this evening, is a familiar word for some in South Florida. But for most, the word, looks a little weird. On the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is the name of a month during which Muslims worldwide fast for a period of 29 or 30 days. The...
  • Hampton Roads Muslims to begin observing Ramadan Saturday

    Hampton Roads Muslims to begin observing Ramadan Saturday
    Muslims in Hampton Roads and throughout the world will begin Ramadan, a month marked by fasting and prayer among the faithful, this weekend. This year, the month of Ramadan, the ninth in the Islamic calendar, starts on either Saturday or Sunday, varying...
  • Iranian police launch campaign to seize satellite dishes

    Iranian police launch campaign to seize satellite dishes
    Iranian police have launched yet another campaign to confiscate privately owned satellite dishes, used by many Iranians to watch foreign television programs. Local news reports said police had launched operations in areas of west and southwest Tehran...
  • World Cup to Compete With Muslim Holiday in Middle East

    In the Middle East, the 2014 FIFA World Cup will overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy fasting month and consequently the biggest time of the year for broadcasters, when big-budget skeins and soaps premiere as families gather in the evening to break the...
  • Marcos Maidana cries foul in title fight loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Marcos Maidana cries foul in title fight loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    Marcos Maidana said he was "robbed" in losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. by a majority decision in a welterweight world championship unification fight. If so, it looks as if both fighters will be returning to the scene of the crime in a few months. The...