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Charlie Hebdo gets fresh death threats over Islam cartoon

Paris - French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo said Monday it was pressing charges after receiving fresh death threats against staffers over a cartoon of the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan who faces rape allegations.

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.

Death toll from multiple Pakistan attacks rises to 57

Peshawar - The death toll from multiple attacks in Pakistan rose to 57, officials said Saturday, a day after the bomb and gun assaults in three cities shook the country as it prepared to mark the end of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month.

Afghans suffer deadliest Ramadan since 2001

Kabul - Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest Ramadan since the US-led invasion in 2001 with over 200 killed and hundreds wounded, according to an AFP count based on official figures.

In Syria's besieged Douma, Ramadan meals among the ruins

Duma - The scene in Syria's besieged rebel-held town of Douma is almost surreal -- tables laden with food to break the Ramadan fast are surrounded by the crumbling carcasses of bombed-out buildings.

Ramadan comes with bitter taste for families of Iraq's Mosul

Mosul - For Umm Mohammed and other residents of areas of war-battered west Mosul recaptured from Islamic State group jihadists, this year's Muslim holy month of Ramadan carries a bitter taste.

Prophet's cloak attracts Ramadan faithful in Istanbul

Istanbul - A long queue of men and women standing in separate lines extends from an Istanbul mosque to see a centuries-old garment pressed down flat inside an glass exhibition case: the Prophet Mohammed's sacred cloak made of linen, cotton and silk.

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunis - Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

Yangon authorities sue Muslims for praying in the street

Yangon - Yangon authorities on Friday sued three Muslim men for holding Ramadan prayers in the street, after the local school where they used to worship was shut down by a nationalist mob.

Yangon authorities sue Muslims for praying in the street

Yangon - Yangon authorities on Friday sued three Muslim men for holding Ramadan prayers in the street, after the local school where they used to worship was shut down by a nationalist mob.

Yangon authorities sue Muslims for praying in the street

Yangon - Yangon authorities on Friday sued three Muslim men for holding Ramadan prayers in the street, after the local school where they used to worship was shut down by a nationalist mob.

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

Riyadh - The world's 1.5 billion Muslims began observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Saturday, blighted by conflict and bloodshed in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Libya.

Cuba's small Muslim community to mark end of Ramadan

Havana - They speak little Arabic and don't have a real mosque, but Cuba's small Muslim community practices the faith and will quietly mark the end of Ramadan as best they can.

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry

Gaza - In her modest home in the Gaza Strip, Sahar Sherif's family watches as she ladles out a broth of meat and vegetables for a rare heart-warming meal.

Frugal Ramadan for cash-strapped Damascenes

Damascus - This Ramadan, a radio station in Syria's capital Damascus presented cash-strapped listeners with a challenge: plan a meal to break the fast for just $3.Diala Hasan's cooking show on Sham FM used to feature recipes for sumptuous Ramadan feasts.

Breaking Ramadan fast the Sudanese way

- As the sun sets over the Sudanese village of Al-Nuba, Ibrahim Abdelrahim rolls out carpets by the side of the Khartoum highway and his friends line them with plates of food.

Saudis urged to say 'no' to Ramadan begging

Riyadh - Clad in black and with a baby in her lap, a woman sits on the ground shaking a cardboard box outside the door of a Saudi mosque.

Pre-dawn Koran readings stoke fears over Istanbul's Hagia Sophia

Istanbul - Before dawn in Istanbul, in the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. A turbaned Turkish cleric kneels on a prayer carpet and prepares to recite verses from the Koran.

'Ramadan row' behind fire at German refugee shelter

Berlin - A quarrel over meal times during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan likely sparked an arson attack that destroyed a German refugee shelter, said a report Thursday quoting prosecutors.

What is Ramadan, the Islamic holy month?

Jeddah - More than a billion Muslims around the world marked the start of Ramadan on Monday, embarking on a month of fasting and prayer to commemorate the divine revelations received by Islam's Prophet Mohammed.What is Ramadan?

Muslims mark start of Ramadan, many under cloud of war

Birut - More than a billion Muslims observed the start of Ramadan on Monday, but in the besieged cities of Syria and Iraq residents were struggling with how to mark the holy month.

Scores injured as mouse sparks Casablanca mosque crush

Rabat - A mouse triggered panic and a crush in a Casablanca mosque has left more than 80 injured, mostly women, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.

Ramadan festival breathes new life into Saudi's old Jeddah

Jeddah - Residents of the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah are slowly returning to its historic centre, where a Ramadan cultural festival and UN heritage status are giving new life to the old quarter.

Syria mosque blast kills 25 Al-Nusra fighters: Monitor

Birut - An explosion in a mosque in northern Syria killed 25 members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, as they attended Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group said.

Turkey's Erdogan sees red over 'giant table' accusations

Ankara - Already stung by accusations that his presidential palace in Ankara is a megalomaniac folly, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing new claims of wasteful extravagance.

Thousands pray at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa for Ramadan

Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers streamed through Jerusalem's Old City to one of Islam's most revered sites Friday as Israel eased restrictions for the fasting month of Ramadan.

Ramadan rush brings business windfall to London

London - Inside an upmarket London department store a genteel Middle Eastern woman glides by, trailing flowing robes and the distinctive smell of oud, a perfume popular with Arab women.

Somalia's Shebab warn of Mogadishu attacks during Ramadan

Mogadishu - Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants have warned they will step up attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Sunday.

Muslims mark start of Ramadan as deadly conflicts rage

Jeddah - Muslims began observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday with Islamic leaders again concerned about entrenched conflicts as jihadists issued threats from Indonesia to Somalia.Ramadan is sacred for the world's estimated 1.

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.
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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.
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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Palestinian people playing at the fruit market of Ramallah before Ramadan
Palestinian people playing at the fruit market of Ramallah before Ramadan
Palestinian kids playing in the Old City of Jerusalem before Ramadan
Palestinian kids playing in the Old City of Jerusalem before Ramadan
13 August 2010  East Jerusalem. Palestinian are making sweets for Ramadan
13 August 2010, East Jerusalem. Palestinian are making sweets for Ramadan
Woman walking between the suqs of the Holy City  Jerusalem. One day before Ramadan
Woman walking between the suqs of the Holy City, Jerusalem. One day before Ramadan
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)
Foon for sale during Ramadan break
Foon for sale during Ramadan break
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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.
A Uyghur naan baker
A Uyghur naan baker
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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
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
13 August 2010. Israeli policeman at the Damascus Gate  East Jerusalem  during the first friday pray...
13 August 2010. Israeli policeman at the Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem, during the first friday prayers of Ramadan 2010
Muslims shopping at the market of the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem. Getting ready for Ramadan
Muslims shopping at the market of the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem. Getting ready for 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.
Muslims getting ready for a prayer session durring Ramadan
Muslims getting ready for a prayer session durring Ramadan