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Syria refugees in Turkey make rare trip home for Eid

Idlib - Syrian refugee Mohamed Hajj Steifi hasn't been home for a year, but this week he made the trip across the Turkish border to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh mark Eid after fleeing violence

Dhaka - Scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees offered Eid prayers on Saturday in Bangladesh, many of them recent arrivals fleeing a surge in communal violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

Eid holiday dedicated to 'martyrs' in Iraq's Valley of Peace

Najaf - The Valley of Peace cemetery in the Shiite holy city of Najaf is filled with mourners paying tribute to "martyrs" who have fallen in battles to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq's cities.

Need a sacrificial goat for Eid? Pakistan has an app for that

Islamabad - Pakistan's cattle markets have been crammed for weeks as the Muslim country prepares for the sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha this weekend, but in Islamabad and Karachi crowd-weary residents are ordering animals by app instead.

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Bahawalpur - Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll from an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores more injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilt fuel.

Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year.

Gulf states to mark end of Ramadan from Sunday

Riyadh - The Eid al-Fitr feast marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is to start on Sunday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Gulf states, the religious authorities announced.

Bollywood star Khan's latest Eid release hits screens

Mumbai - Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan's latest movie opened in Indian cinemas Friday but film analysts are sceptical it will have the same box office success as his previous Eid blockbusters.

Assad vows to retake all of Syria, hours before truce

Damascus - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad vowed to retake all of Syria from "terrorists," hours before a truce brokered by Russia and the United States was due to take hold on Monday.

Afghans mark Eid with prayers for peace

Kabul - Millions of war-weary Afghans on Monday marked the Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Adha with prayers and feasting, hopeful of a brief respite from fighting that has seen record-breaking losses this year.

Nine dead in Ghana Eid party stampede

Accra - Nine people were killed in a stampede at a party in central Ghana to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a public official told reporters on Thursday.

Muslims mark end of a Ramadan marred by deadly attacks

Birut - Millions of Muslims on Wednesday celebrated the festival at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, marked this year by a series of deadly jihadist attacks.

Muslims mark end of a Ramadan marred by deadly attacks

Birut - Millions of Muslims on Wednesday celebrated the festival at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, marked this year by a series of deadly jihadist attacks.

Muslims mark end of a Ramadan marred by deadly attacks

Birut - Millions of Muslims on Wednesday celebrated the festival at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, marked this year by a series of deadly jihadist attacks.

Syria's Assad makes rare appearance outside capital for Eid

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad joined Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in third city Homs on Wednesday in a rare public appearance outside the capital for the end-of-Ramadan holiday.

New Taliban leader tells U.S. to end Afghan 'occupation'

Kabul - New Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada called on the US Saturday to end its "occupation" of Afghanistan in his first message since being appointed the militant group's chief.

Steroid-fattened cows spark health fears in Bangladesh on Eid

Dhaka - Bangladesh sent medical teams on Tuesday to check millions of cows set for slaughter due to fears they have been pumped with banned steroids for fattening ahead of the Eid holiday.

Muslims mark sombre Eid in bloodied Gaza

Gaza - The end of a month of fasting was supposed to be a time to celebrate for Abeer Shamali. But instead, she spent the Muslim Eid feast at the grave of her teenage son.

Deadly bomb attacks kill dozens during Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Baghdad - A wave of bomb attacks has hit Iraq, killing more than 60 people as they celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival to mark the end of Ramadan.

Tyson Foods Co. Plucks Labor Day Holiday

Tyson Foods has dropped Labor day as a paid holiday at one of their plants in Shelbyville Tennessee. The union workers will instead have a muslim paid holiday.

Nile Ferry Sinking Kills Sixteen

According to Egyptian police, the lives of at least sixteen people have been claimed due to a ferry accident. The incident had taken place at Egypt’s River Nile.

Police Seek Clues About Pakistani Bombing

The Pakistani police are seeking for clues on who was responsible for the suicide bombing at a most near Peshawar that resulted in the death of at least 50 people. Officials say that the bomber was among the congregation.

50 Dead In Pakistan Mosque Blast

According to the police, at least 50 people have been killed in a suicide attack on a mosque located at northwestern Pakistan. They say that the bomber was apart of the congregation.
 

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