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Saudi Ramadan TV dramas invite scrutiny of Israel ties

Apo - Two Ramadan television dramas on a Saudi-controlled network have stirred controversy as they test public perceptions of quietly warming relations between the Gulf kingdom and Israel.

In Baghdad's new Ramadan rhythm, calls to pray and keep COVID-19 away

Baghdad - Baghdad, a city of nearly ten million residents, is running on an unusual rhythm this Ramadan since Iraq imposed an overnight curfew to curb the spreading coronavirus.

Young Tunisians eat in secret despite Ramadan and lockdown

Nicosia - Hiding snacks under their beds or behind piles of clothes, young Tunisians are finding ways to subvert the Ramadan fast -- despite being locked down with their Muslim conservative parents.

Coronavirus 'takes flavour out of Ramadan' in North Africa

Alger - North Africans say they are missing the taste of Ramadan, as coronavirus restrictions deprive them of traditional mealtime gatherings, evening outings and beloved sweets during the Muslim holy month.

Ramadan in ruins for Idlib family

Idlib - As dusk settles on the forest of gutted buildings around them, Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the Ramadan fast on the remains of their home.

Unprecedented virus lockdown as Muslims mark sombre Ramadan

Apo - Mosques stood empty and fast-breaking feasts were cancelled as Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under coronavirus lockdown on Friday, while a pushback in some countries sparked fears of a surge in infections.

Taliban reject Afghan ceasefire offer during Ramadan

Kabul - The Taliban have dismissed a government call for a Ramadan ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying a truce is "not rational" as they ramp up attacks on government forces.

Unprecedented virus lockdown as Muslims mark Ramadan

Jakarta - Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under coronavirus lockdown on Friday with unprecedented bans on family gatherings and mass prayers, while a pushback in some countries has sparked fears of a surge in infections.

Muslims mark Ramadan with unprecedented virus lockdowns

Jakarta - Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under coronavirus lockdown on Friday with unprecedented bans on family gatherings and mass prayers, while a pushback in some countries has sparked fears of a surge in infections.

Coronavirus imperils Ramadan meals, assistance in Gaza

Gaza - The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is a time for giving, with mosques and charities feeding thousands, but coronavirus has left many in the Gaza Strip wondering how they will manage this year."The markets and mosques are closed.

Ramadan on collision course with virus for Asia's Muslims

Islamabad - Across Asia, home to about half of the world's Muslims, the coming Islamic holy month of Ramadan is on a collision course with the coronavirus pandemic as clerics call on the faithful to cram into mosques.

Middle East braces for bleak Ramadan as virus threat lingers

Apo - From cancelled iftar feasts to suspended mosque prayers, Muslims across the Middle East are bracing for a bleak month of Ramadan fasting as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic lingers.Ramadan is a period for both self-reflection and socialising.

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

Dubai - Missing scenes, unfinished episodes and sets sanitised against coronavirus -- much-loved Ramadan television soaps are struggling to keep the cameras rolling just weeks before the Islamic holy month.

UAE expats get taste of Ramadan traditional sweets

Dubai - Nida Mohammed drove for more than an hour from Fujairah to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates just to buy special Iraqi sweets and juices for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Indonesia steamrolls bootleg alcohol during Ramadan

Jakarta - About 18,000 bottles of bootleg alcohol were crushed by a steamroller in Muslim-majority Indonesia's capital Monday as police warned tipplers off booze during the Ramadan fasting month.

Cash-strapped and fearing war Tripoli residents grim as Ramadan looms

Tripoli - Shoppers throng Tripoli's Souk al-Hout market but their mood is sombre as Libya's capital is again hit by violence and prices have shot up ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan released from French jail

Paris - Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges of raping two women, was released on bail Friday after he persuaded judges he was not a flight threat.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan wins bail in France rape case

Paris - Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges he raped two women, on Thursday won conditional release as the allegations continued to be investigated, his lawyer told AFP.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faced one of his rape accusers for more than eight hours in a French court Tuesday as he seeks bail after seven months in custody on charges he furiously denies.

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Geneva - Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported Sunday.

Preach! Indonesia's got Ramadan talent

Jakarta - It's a make or break moment for Indonesian high schooler Puteri Ara and her hijab-clad friends as they rap about religious tolerance to a cheering TV studio audience.

For displaced Syrians, plentiful Ramadan cannot erase loss

- After years of Syrian government siege, Umm Samer can finally prepare an appetising spread to end her family's daily Ramadan fast. But war has given the holy month a bitter aftertaste.

Spirit of Ramadan returns to Iraq's IS-free Mosul

Mosul - Under the cover of night in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Rayan and Ali break the silence by drumming to announce suhur, the pre-dawn breakfast during the holy month of Ramadan.

Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramadan: activists

Los Angeles - A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said.

To fast or not? Free of IS, Syrians in Raqa mark relaxed Ramadan

Ak - To fast or not to fast? For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic State group and their religious police.

Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

Jalalabad - Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began.

Egypt TV series row as Saudi objects to star

Apo - Soaps and dramas normally unite binge-watching Arab audiences during Ramadan but this year an Egyptian series has been caught up in a bitter dispute with Saudi Arabia over one of its star actors.

Syrians flock to pop-up Ghouta markets after years under siege

Duma - Ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, a market in Syria's ravaged Douma is drawing hundreds who can finally afford food, cleaning supplies, and toys after years of siege.

Rape suspect Tariq Ramadan has multiple sclerosis: doctors

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, in detention in France over rape allegations, is suffering from multiple sclerosis, but could be treated behind bars, according to judicial medical opinion.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan 'paid woman for silence'

Apo - The prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations, paid a woman to stay silent about their relationship in 2015, the Belgian judiciary said.
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Muslims shopping at the market of the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem. Getting ready for Ramadan
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A Uyghur naan baker
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Foon for sale during Ramadan break
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Palestinian people playing at the fruit market of Ramallah before Ramadan
13 August 2010. Muslims pilgrims going to pray to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for the first frid...
13 August 2010. Muslims pilgrims going to pray to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for the first friday prayers of Ramadan 2010
13 August 2010  East Jerusalem. Palestinian are making sweets for Ramadan
13 August 2010, East Jerusalem. Palestinian are making sweets for Ramadan
13 August 2010. Palestinian kids playing in East Jerusalem because they are happy for Ramadan.
13 August 2010. Palestinian kids playing in East Jerusalem because they are happy for Ramadan.
Muslims getting ready for a prayer session durring Ramadan
Muslims getting ready for a prayer session durring Ramadan
13 August 2010. First Friday Prayers of Ramadan 2010. Israeli policemen at the Damascus Gate  in fro...
13 August 2010. First Friday Prayers of Ramadan 2010. Israeli policemen at the Damascus Gate, in front of the Old City of Jerusalem.
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Woman walking between the suqs of the Holy City, Jerusalem. One day before Ramadan
At least 45 ISIS fighters have reportedly died after breaking their Ramadan fast with a meal laced w...
At least 45 ISIS fighters have reportedly died after breaking their Ramadan fast with a meal laced with poison.
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13 August 2010. Muslims pilgrims going to the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the First Friday prayers of Ramadan...
13 August 2010. Muslims pilgrims going to the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the First Friday prayers of Ramadan 2010. (East Jerusalem)
Colourful light decoration in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Getting prepared for ...
Colourful light decoration in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Getting prepared for Ramadan
One of the many graffiti of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
One of the many graffiti of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
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13 August 2010. Israeli policeman at the Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem, during the first friday prayers of Ramadan 2010

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