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Ramadan

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  • Rain relief is coming as death toll nears 700 in Pakistan heat wave

    Rain relief is coming as death toll nears 700 in Pakistan heat wave
    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared an emergency Tuesday after a three-day heat wave left nearly 700 people dead in the southern port city of Karachi, the country’s largest city. Health officials in Sindh province said that 218 people...
  • 17 recipes to celebrate Ramadan

    17 recipes to celebrate Ramadan
    Observed by Muslims worldwide, Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, a time of fasting meant to commemorate the first revelation of the Koran to the prophet Muhammed.  Before dawn, families observe a pre-fast meal called the suhoor. And at...
  • Indonesia court rejects appeal of Frenchman facing execution

    An Indonesian court on Monday denied the final appeal of a French citizen who faces execution for drug offenses, setting the stage for diplomatic retaliation by France after executions of other foreigners strained relations with Australia and Brazil. The...
  • Yemen peace talks end without humanitarian truce agreement

    GENEVA Yemen's exile government and rebels failed to reach a humanitarian truce during five days of peace consultations in Geneva, U.N. Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said after the talks. "There was no agreement reached," the Mauritanian U.N....
  • During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

    For millions of Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan marks a time for ritual fasting during the day and, often, a large meal with friends and family after sundown. For those buying and selling ritually approved halal meat, it's a time to pay close attention...
  • Image of Asia: Muslims gather for Ramadan Friday prayers

    In this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, Indonesian Muslim men gather for the first Friday prayers during Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. The mosque is the largest in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, and commemorates the country's...
  • Pakistan suspends death penalty during Ramadan

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif temporarily suspended the use of the death penalty during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began on Friday, the government said. Sharif ordered a pause to observe "the sanctity of the holy month,"...
  • Yemen rebel delegates fly to Geneva for UN talks after delay

    A delegation of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels departed for Geneva on a U.N.-chartered plane Monday to take part in peace talks after a delay in Djibouti that the rebels blamed on Egypt, a member of the Saudi-led coalition that has been targeting them...
  • Ramadan fast imposes difficult choice on diabetic Muslims

    For years, diabetic Shawkat al-Khalili ignored his doctor's orders not to fast during the holy month of Ramadan when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset. Islam exempts the sick from fasting, but...
  • Delegation including Houthi rebels arrives for Yemen talks

    Fighting in Yemen raged on Tuesday, with dozens reported killed even as the country's Shiite Houthi rebels arrived in Geneva for U.N.-brokered peace talks. U.N. figures reported an increasing number of civilians killed in a conflict that is showing little...
  • Israel makes goodwill gestures to Palestinians for Ramadan

    Israeli defense officials have announced a series of goodwill gestures to the Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Cogat, the Israeli defense body in charge of Palestinian civilian affairs, said late Tuesday that it will allow 800...