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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…

18 people killed in CAR attack

18 people killed in CAR attack

A militia has attacked a Muslim village in the Central African Republic and killed 18 people, according to residents of the nearby city of Bambari. The attack comes two weeks…

Sri Lanka’s media condemning police

Sri Lanka’s media condemning police

 Sri Lanka’s media showed rare unity in condemning police Sunday for their failure to control anti-Muslim Buddhist extremists as religious tensions grow in the wake of riots in the island’s…