Ramadan

In this Sunday, June 29, 2014 photo, a displaced Iraqi woman and others receive food from an Iraqi charity organization for a sunset meal when Muslims break their fast, on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, at a camp for displaced Iraqis who fled from Mosul and other towns, in the Khazer area outside Irbil, northern Iraq. The grueling fast, in which observant Muslims abstain from water, food and cigarettes from sunrise to sunset, has been made even harsher for many living in dusty, hot tents. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Tempers fray as displaced Iraqis break Muslim fast

KALAK, Iraq (AP) – Waving pots and pans, police pushed back dozens of hungry Iraqi refugees as they rushed to seize free food, ending their first daylong fast of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan […]

06/30/2014

FILE -This June 25, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Obama says in a statement that […]

06/27/2014

In this photo taken on Saturday, July 13, 2013, people inspect the scene of a motorcycle bomb attack in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Deadly start to holy month in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Ramadan this year is shaping up to be the deadliest in Iraq since a bloody insurgency and rampant sectarian killings pushed the country to the edge of civil war in the wake […]

07/16/2013

Iraq: Blasts at Sunni mosques in Baghdad kill 21

BAGHDAD (AP) – Bombs exploded outside two Sunni mosques in Baghdad late Saturday, killing at least 21 people leaving prayers and extending a wave of daily violence rippling across Iraq since the start of the […]

07/13/2013

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TSA: Don’t be alarmed at Muslim practices during Ramadan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration doesn’t want summer travelers to be alarmed if they see Muslims engaged in religious rituals on planes or in airports during Ramadan. During Islam’s holy month, from now […]

07/11/2013

General: Ramadan factor in Afghan insider attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says one possible explanation for a spike in killings of American troops by their Afghan partners is the strain of fasting during the just-concluded Muslim holy […]

08/23/2012

CA Muslims seek federal probe of pig-leg vandalism

(AP) – A Muslim civil rights group says vandals threw pigs’ legs at the site of proposed Southern California mosque and they want federal officials to investigate. The Los Angeles chapter of the Council on […]

08/10/2012

Churches hold Ramadan fast-breaking meal for congregation of burned mosque

(AP) – Churches in Joplin, Mo., are reaching out to members of a mosque destroyed in a suspicious fire. The Council on American-Islamic Relations says St. Philip’s Episcopal Church agreed to host an evening meal […]

08/09/2012

All-veiled TV aims to cover women's needs

(IOL News) – A satellite channel run and hosted by fully-veiled presenters aims to break down the barriers for women in niqab who until the revolution that brought Islamists to power were shunned by Egypt’s […]

08/02/2012

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