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Ramadan

A collection of news and information related to Ramadan published by this site and its partners.

Top Ramadan Articles

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  • Muslim players at World Cup try to deal with Ramadan

    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 train and play normally,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Symbolic dates and Yemen strike drive fears of Al Qaeda attack

    Symbolic dates and Yemen strike drive fears of Al Qaeda attack
    Fears of impending terrorist strikes against Western targets in the Muslim world reached fever pitch Tuesday after a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the evacuation of diplomatic missions in Africa and Europe and the approaching end of Ramadan and symbolic...
  • No Ramadan return for Iran maestro Mohammad Reza Shajarian

    TEHRAN -- In these first days of Ramadan, many Iranians hoped to hear a familiar and beloved voice as they tuned into state radio or switched on TV just before iftar, the evening meal that signals the end of the dawn-to-dusk fast. They were looking...
  • The God Squad: Easter is a tough egg to crack

    Q: My wife and I had a discussion last night concerning the different time periods we actually celebrate Easter. Sometimes, Easter is in mid-April, and sometimes in early March. We celebrate the birth of Christ on Dec. 25 every year, yet there's no...
  • Bangladesh Islamic party disqualified from election; protests erupt

    NEW DELHI -- Authorities were bracing for more political violence in Bangladesh after a court ruling Thursday that effectively banned the country’s main Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, from running in a general election expected by early 2014....
  • Turmoil in Muslim world, summer travel peak behind U.S. terror alert

    Turmoil in Muslim world, summer travel peak behind U.S. terror alert
    As Americans pack their bags and hoist their backpacks for an end-of-summer foreign adventure, a U.S. government travel alert is urging them to be vigilant amid indications that Islamic militants are plotting terrorist strikes. The State Department's...
  • 2 British women attacked with acid in Zanzibar

    2 British women attacked with acid in Zanzibar
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two British women volunteering as kindergarten teachers on the East African island of Zanzibar were attacked with acid on their way to a restaurant. Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18, were accosted near the beach late...