Ramadan

Attack on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

Attack on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

Attacks on the minority Shia community are common in Afghanistan.

Aug 02, 2017, 07:47 AM IST

White House forgoes traditional dinner commemorating Ramadan

Last year, then Presidential candidate Trump told an ABC News interview that he would be open to continuing the tradition of hosting the dinner if he were in the White House.

Jun 26, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

The explosion ignited early on Sunday as crowds ignored warnings to stay away from the tanker which had overturned on a main highway from Karachi to Lahore, spilling some 40,000 litres of fuel. 

Jun 26, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr

Greeting for the first time on Eid ul-Fitr, the Chief Minister said the festival was a special occasion where the message of joy and peace is spread to the world.

Jun 26, 2017, 10:18 AM IST

Muslims in Southeast Asia mark end of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and is a time for fasting, family and discipline, when believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn until sunset.

 

Jun 25, 2017, 15:29 PM IST

Death toll from Pakistan attacks rises to 73

The death toll from multiple attacks in Pakistan rose to 73, officials said Saturday, a day after the bomb and gun assaults in three cities shook the country as it prepared to mark the end of Ramadan, Islam`s holiest month.

Jun 24, 2017, 18:27 PM IST

Sectarian group claims Pakistan bombs; death toll rises to 50

A faction of Pakistan-based sectarian militants Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Saturday claimed responsibility for twin bombs that hit a market in the northwestern town of Parachinar, killing at least 50 people ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Jun 24, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

At least three killed in Mosul suicide attacks: Officials

Suicide bombers attacked a shopping district of east Mosul that was retaken from the jihadists months ago, killing at least three people, medical and security officials said on Saturday.

Jun 24, 2017, 13:42 PM IST
Saudi Arabia foils suicide attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque; bomber blows himself up

Saudi Arabia foils suicide attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque; bomber blows himself up

The month of fasting ends with the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, expected to be on Sunday. Saudi monarchs usually spend the last 10 days of Ramadan in Mecca.
 

Jun 24, 2017, 09:14 AM IST
Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul`s Old City on Friday.

Jun 23, 2017, 20:33 PM IST

London mosque driver charged with `terrorism-related murder`

One man died in the incident early Monday near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, and another 11 people were injured. 
 

Jun 23, 2017, 17:18 PM IST
Turkish woman assaulted for `wearing shorts in Ramadan` - Watch Video

Turkish woman assaulted for `wearing shorts in Ramadan` - Watch Video

University student Asena Melisa Saglam was travelling on the bus when the man seated behind her struck her in the face.
 

Jun 23, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
When Pakistani journalists were beaten for 'drinking water' during Ramadan

When Pakistani journalists were beaten for 'drinking water' during Ramadan

Crew of a Pakistani TV channel drew the ire of students of an Islamic seminary for drinking water during the fasting period in Ramadan - the Muslim holy month of fasting.

Jun 22, 2017, 12:02 PM IST

In Syria's besieged Douma, Ramadan meals among the ruins

The open-air meals are a rare treat in the town in the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus, made possible only by the relative calm that has followed an international deal to reduce violence.

Jun 22, 2017, 09:58 AM IST
Muslim teen killed after leaving Virginia mosque, dumped in a pond; police probe it as ''road rage'' incident

Muslim teen killed after leaving Virginia mosque, dumped in a pond; police probe it as ''road rage'' incident

The attack took place about 3:40 am as up to 15 teenagers who had attended prayer services at the mosque were returning from a fast-food restaurant.

Jun 20, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, with aim to end battle by weekend

Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, with aim to end battle by weekend

Fighting in Marawi City has entered a fifth week, and nearly 350 people have been killed, according to an official count. 
 

Jun 20, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

Three killed in attack on mosque in Kabul: Interior Ministry

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for that attack, as well as an attack last July that killed more than 80 people at a mostly Shi`ite demonstration.

Jun 15, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

Hundreds sick, two dead in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp

More than 800,000 people have been forced to flee their homes since a massive operation against the jihadists in one of their last strongholds in Iraq was launched in October 2016.

Jun 13, 2017, 18:51 PM IST
Is Roza only about fasting? This ad will make you realise the true spirit of Ramadan – Watch

Is Roza only about fasting? This ad will make you realise the true spirit of Ramadan – Watch

A Bangladeshi advertisement, which is doing the rounds on Internet, explains the same in the most beautiful manner. The video will definitely make you a better person.

Jun 13, 2017, 16:09 PM IST

Israel to reduce Gaza power, feeding fears of unrest

The move has raised fears of a new upsurge in violence, with Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza having fought three wars since 2008.

Jun 13, 2017, 00:00 AM IST