• Eid al-Adha Jul 31

    Why Is Eid Celebrated Twice a Year and How Has Coronavirus Changed the Festival?

    At sundown on July 30, Muslims all over the world celebrated one of the principal festivals, Eid al-Adha. Earlier in May, Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr. Ken Chitwood, a scholar of global Islam, explains the two Islamic festivals

  • Ashraf Ghani May 24

    Taliban, Ghani Declare Three-day Cease Fire for Eid Holiday

    The Taliban and Afghanistan’s president have announced a three-day cease-fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that begins Sunday to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan

  • United States Aug 20, 2018

    Taliban Ignores Call for Cease-Fire, Abducts More Than 150

    Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Kunduz province on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier, officials said. By mid-afternoon, fighting was still underway in the area to free 21 remaining hostages, officials added. The operation was a boost for Afghan forces, which have struggled to contain a resurgent Taliban...

  • holiday Jun 15, 2018

    What Is Eid al-Fitr and How Do Muslims Celebrate?

    For Muslims all over the world, June 15 marks Eid al-Fitr, the holiday at the end of Ramadan’s month of fasting. It brings festivals, food, gifts and prayers.

  • Afghanistan Jun 9, 2018

    Taliban Announce Cease-Fire Over Eid Holiday for 1st Time

    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 announcement by the government. A statement released Saturday by the Taliban said that they would defend themselves in case of any attack. They say foreign forces are excluded from the...

  • Afghanistan Jun 9, 2018

    Taliban Announce Cease-Fire Over Eid Holiday for 1st Time

    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 announcement by the government. A statement released Saturday by the Taliban said that they would defend themselves in case of any attack. They say foreign forces are excluded from the...

  • United States May 16, 2018

    Millions of Muslims Prepare for Start of Fasting in Ramadan

    Last minute preparations are underway as Muslims around the world stocked up on groceries and dates Wednesday for evening meals to break dawn-to-dusk fasting during the month of Ramadan. Saudi Arabia and other Muslim-majority nations, like Egypt and Indonesia, declared Ramadan would begin Thursday based on a moon-sighting methodology. Muslims follow a lunar calendar, and a moon-sighting methodology can lead...

  • United States Aug 17, 2017

    Kabul Catwalk: Afghan Models Show Off Traditional Clothing

    Amid tight security, over two dozen young models, including six women, strutted down the catwalk in the garden of a private Kabul villa, proudly displaying the traditional clothing and costumes of Afghanistan’s many ethnic groups. The audience, about 100 men and women, tightly packed the small space on a recent afternoon, but the mood was as bright as the models’...

  • president Jul 2, 2017

    Damascus Rocked by Suicide Blast, 2 Others Foiled

    Security forces chased three explosive-laden vehicles through Damascus Sunday, intercepting two of them at checkpoints but failing to stop the third before it exploded in the city center, killing at least eight people, state media and others reported. The rare attack in the heart of Syria’s capital unfolded ahead of the morning commute on the first work day after a...

  • driver Jun 26, 2017

    Overturned Oil Tanker Explodes in Pakistan, Kills 157

    An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 157 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. The death toll could rise further as another 50 people are still being treated at the hospital, said Dr. Nahid Ahmed at the Nishter Hospital in Multan. Local news...

  • Shannon Ho Jun 25, 2017

    UK Police: 6 Hurt as Vehicle Crashes Into Pedestrians

    Six people, including three children, were injured after a car ran into pedestrians outside a Newcastle sports center where people were reportedly gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Police said the incident was not believed to be terror-related. Northumbria Police said they arrested a 42-year-old woman, who remained in police custody. The force said it was not...

  • Associated Press Jun 25, 2017

    Death Toll From Pakistan Attacks Climbs to 85

    A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market at northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 85. Shahid Khan, a government official in Parachinar, confirmed the toll Saturday, saying residents who had been preparing to celebrate the end of Ramadan were now in...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 23, 2017

    Bronx Home Health Aide, 30, Arrested at Kennedy Airport as He Prepared to Fly Out to Join ISIS: Feds

    A Bronx home health aide was arrested at Kennedy Airport Wednesday night as he prepared to board a flight to Turkey in an apparent attempt to join ISIS, federal prosecutors say. Saddam “Adam” Mohamed Raishani, 30, was allegedly planning to leave his family and life in New York City to support the deadly terrorist organization in Syria, Acting U.S. Attorney...

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