Ramadan Articles

Obama Marks Ramadan

6:40 AM, Jul 17, 2015

President Obama marked Ramadan with a statement last night which was released by the White House.

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U.S. Troops Face Eating, Drinking Restrictions During Ramadan

1:09 PM, Jun 26, 2015

A top commander in southwest Asia reminded U.S military personnel stationed in Muslim countries in the Middle East of the restrictions placed on them during Ramadan. According to a report by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Brig. Gen.

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John Kerry 'Hosts an Iftar Dinner for Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni'

9:01 AM, Jul 29, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry will host "an Iftar dinner for Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni," according to a copy of his schedule released by the State Department. The dinner will also be attended by "Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat."

The event will be closed to the press.

Kerry's schedule for today reads:

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In Pakistan, Ramadan Charity Donations Benefit the Taliban

7:31 AM, Aug 08, 2012

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan began on July 20 and will end on August 17 or August 19 (depending on lunar observations around the world). Muslims will donate for relief of the poor during Ramadan, but they will be especially generous after its end, during the first three days of the succeeding Islamic month of Shawwal, in a holiday called Eid Al-Fitr (the Festival of Fast-Breaking).

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Kosovo Bans Islamic Headscarf and Religious Instruction in Public Schools

1:01 PM, Sep 07, 2011

In Muslim-majority Kosovo last week, as the fasting month of Ramadan came to an end and families prepared for the reopening of public schools, the parliamentary Assembly of the Republic rendered its judgment on a controversy that has agitated the country for more than a year: It voted not to permit the Islamic headscarf (hijab) or any religious instruction in public schools.

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With the Sabratha Brigade in Libya

Paper targets, Lacoste shirts, and homemade explosives.
Aug 08, 2011

Qasr el-Haj, Jafara Valley, Libya

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A Night at the Gravel Pit (Updated)

2:38 PM, Aug 04, 2011

Djerba, LibyaAs Saturday night wears on, the young men talk more and more confidently about an offensive they anticipate the next day, the big move 100 km north that will allow them to liberate their city of Sabratha. The mood is exultant, with some speculation that we will move forward at dawn.

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