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Gaza hit by Israeli air raids after clashes

Gaza hit by Israeli air raids after clashes

Eleven Palestinians were wounded on Thursday when Israel pounded targets in Gaza as militants kept up a volley of cross-border fire, with rockets hitting two houses in the Israeli south.…

Saudi Arabia sent soldiers to border

Saudi Arabia sent soldiers to border

Saudi Arabia has sent 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday. The country aims to guard its 800km border…

China bans Ramadan fasting in Muslim province

China bans Ramadan fasting in Muslim province

Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest have been ordered by the state to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Statements posted in…

Clashes in East Jerusalem

Clashes in East Jerusalem

Police and Palestinian youths have clashed in East Jerusalem after the body of a Palestinian teenager was found in the city, sparking a police investigation into a possible link to the…

David Cameron’s Ramadan message 2014

David Cameron’s Ramadan message 2014

I want to send my very best wishes to everyone observing the holy month of Ramadan.  This is an incredibly special time of year for Muslims at home and abroad:…

How to welcome the holy month

How to welcome the holy month

Muzammil H. Siddiq God says in the Qur’an: “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.…

Barack Obama called on Congress to approve $500 million

Barack Obama called on Congress to approve $500 million

US President Barack Obama has called on Congress to approve $500 million to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels, in what would be a significant escalation of US involvement in…

Al-Qaeda fighters attack Yemen airport

Al-Qaeda fighters have attacked an airport in Yemen and bombed the facility’s air control tower, according to Yemeni security officials. The officials say the coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport in…

Libya begins election amid violence

Libya begins election amid violence

Voting is under way in Libya to elect a new national parliament despite much of the country being in the grip of the worst violence since the 2011 uprising. Polling…

US military advisers are setting up in Baghdad

US military advisers are setting up in Baghdad

The first of 300 US military advisers are setting up in Baghdad to help the Iraqi army tackle an expanding Sunni that has swept the country’s north and west. The…