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Tens of thousands pray at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa for Ramadan
Tens of thousands pray at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa for Ramadan

Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers streamed through Jerusalem's Old City to one of Islam's most revered sites as Israel eased restrictions for the fasting month of Ramadan.

Tens of thousands pray at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa for Ramadan
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25 in Indonesia dead in Eid boat sinkings

At least 25 people in Indonesia, including six children, have died and 13 are missing in two separate boat sinkings, officials said, as millions travel across the country for the Eid holiday season.

25 in Indonesia dead in Eid boat sinkings
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstanis on Eid al-Fitr

Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the citizens of Kazakhstan on Eid al-Fitr.

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstanis on Eid al-Fitr
Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday
Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring states.

Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday
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Man shot dead in Thailand mosque attack: police

Gunmen opened fire at a mosque in insurgency-hit southern Thailand, killing one man and injuring another a day after Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan, police said.

Man shot dead in Thailand mosque attack: police
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Saudi to mark Ramadan from Sunday

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, the state-run Al-Ekhbariya television channel reported.

Saudi to mark Ramadan from Sunday
Pope Francis. ©REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope calls for mutual respect between Christians and Muslims

Pope Francis reached out to Muslims on Sunday to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and called on them and Christians to promote mutual respect.

Pope calls for mutual respect between Christians and Muslims
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad. ©REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Kuwait emir pardons jailed opposition members

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah pardoned on Tuesday all those who have been sentenced to jail for insulting him.

Kuwait emir pardons jailed opposition members
Syrians use Ramadan humour to ease the pain of war
Syrians use Ramadan humour to ease the pain of war

As Syria's Muslims observe the fasting month of Ramadan at a time of war for a third year running, many people are turning to black humour to help them cope.

Syrians use Ramadan humour to ease the pain of war
Attacks in Iraq killed 409 people in Ramadan: AFP tally
Attacks in Iraq killed 409 people in Ramadan: AFP tally

Bombings and shootings in Iraq killed at least 409 people and wounded 975 during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Attacks in Iraq killed 409 people in Ramadan: AFP tally
Bloody start to Eid in Syria: watchdog
Bloody start to Eid in Syria: watchdog

The Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday got off to a bloody start in Syria, with at least 84 people dying across the country, most of them soldiers, and Damascus rocked by clashes.

Bloody start to Eid in Syria: watchdog
Feasts and fireworks as Muslims in Asia mark Eid
Feasts and fireworks as Muslims in Asia mark Eid

Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Sunday, with a month of fasting giving way to feasting, family reunions and raucous festivities.

Feasts and fireworks as Muslims in Asia mark Eid
Bombs, attacks kill more than 50 in Iraq ahead of Eid
Bombs, attacks kill more than 50 in Iraq ahead of Eid

A spate of bombings and gun attacks that killed at least 53 people in Iraq overshadowed preparations Friday to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, amid warnings that insurgents could strike again.

Bombs, attacks kill more than 50 in Iraq ahead of Eid
A man buys fish on the first day of Ramadan in downtown Tunisia. ©REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Tunisians face costly Ramadan under first Islamist govt

"These prices are unheard of! They are worse than the Ramadan heat wave," says Aisha, cradle in hand, sheltering from the blazing sun in Tunis' central market during the Muslim fasting month.

Tunisians face costly Ramadan under first Islamist govt
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Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

An expected worldwide boom in Muslim tourism is reflected in the growing availability of amenities such as halal spas and airport prayer rooms.

Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom
Indonesian police arrest 62 over Ramadan bar attack
Indonesian police arrest 62 over Ramadan bar attack

Indonesian police said Monday they had arrested 62 people, most of them minors, involved in attacking a bar in south Jakarta for serving alcohol during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

Indonesian police arrest 62 over Ramadan bar attack
US President Barack Obama (L) and guests acknowledge U.S. military members at an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House. ©REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Obama praises Muslim democracy-fighters

US President Barack Obama on Friday praised the courage of dissidents fighting for democracy in Muslim countries, in a message marking the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Obama praises Muslim democracy-fighters
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Two killed in Thai south as Ramadan starts

Two civilians were killed and four wounded in bomb and shooting attacks in southern Thailand, a military spokesman said Friday, as the region marked the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Two killed in Thai south as Ramadan starts
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Sept. 11 hearing postponed for Ramadan: lawyer

A preliminary hearing for five men accused in the 9/11 attacks has been postponed for 10 days due to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Sept. 11 hearing postponed for Ramadan: lawyer
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Kazakhstan athletes will not fast during Olympics

Kazakhstan athletes will observe the sawm (keep a fast) straight after London Olympic Games.

Kazakhstan athletes will not fast during Olympics