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Protesters in Iran, Iraq burn Israel, US flags on ‘Quds Day’

Iranians in the capital Tehran set fire to effigies of President Donald Trump, while in the Iraqi capital, Iran-backed militiamen marched over a large Israeli flag as part of rallies …


Gaza residents pray near Israel, as Muslims mark major feast

Several thousand Gaza worshippers knelt on prayer rugs spread on sandy soil, near the perimeter fence with Israel, joining hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world Friday in marking …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018

Judge orders Washington prisons to provide Ramadan meals

A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison …


In first, Afghan Taliban announce cease-fire for Eid holiday

The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire …


Airstrike on rebel-held northwestern Syrian village kills 35

Warplanes attacked a rebel-held northwestern village in Syria, killing at least 35 people and wounding dozens more, including children, in one of the deadliest incidents in that part of the …


Egypt’s president announces Rafah crossing open for Ramadan

Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi announced on Twitter, in what would be the longest uninterrupted …


Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

Israel goodwill Ramadan measure cut after Palestinian attack

Israel revoked on Sunday the permits of 200,000 Palestinians to enter Israel that were approved for the holy month of Ramadan following two near simultaneous Palestinian attacks on police that …


Islamic State calls for Ramadan attacks in US, Europe

The Islamic State group is calling on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

It’s Ramadan, but State Dept. not expected to hold a reception for Islam’s holy month

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Saturday, but in a break with almost two decades of tradition, the State Department still has not decided whether to mark it with …


No food in first aid convoy to reach Syrian town since 2012

A humanitarian convoy reached a starved suburb of Syria’s capital for the first time since 2012 on Wednesday but did not bring any food, as the opposition called for a …


Muslims must take extra care to stay healthy during fast

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls during the long, hot days of August this year, and Muslim Americans are getting ready to accommodate the required daylight fasts. It can …