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October 2, 2017 7:01 PM A Burst of Gunfire, a Pause, Then Carnage That Would Not Stop in Las Vegas

At least 58 people were killed and hundreds injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival near the Mandalay Bay casino. LAS VEGAS — At first, it sounded like fireworks, and then the meaning of the loud, crackling noise began to spread, unevenly, through the huge crowd. It dawned on people when they heard screams, when they saw bloodied 25

October 1, 2017 12:51 AM ISIS leader seemingly breaks 11-month silence in audio recording

Speech references North Korean nuclear threats (CNN) - The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems to have broken his 11-month silence with a long audio message in which he mocks the United States, calls on jihadis to rally against the Syrian regime and insists that ISIS 'remains' despite its rapid loss of territory 1

September 28, 2017 5:23 AM Saudi women allowed to drive in latest reform push by prince

Abdullah Al-shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's surprise decision to grant women the right to drive rattled society in the kingdom on Wednesday, bringing cheers from rights activists and young people and grumbling from others who say they will never let their wives and daughters behind the wheel. It also demonstrated 4

September 15, 2017 5:46 PM Tunisia scraps ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims, the presidency said today. “Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom to choose one’s spouse,” presidency spokeswoman Saida Garrach wrote on Facebook. The announcement comes a month after President Beji Caid Essebsi called for the government 2

September 3, 2017 3:14 PM The Muslim hajj pilgrimage by the numbers

The Islamic hajj pilgrimage draws people from around the world to Saudi Arabia each year. The crowds, squeezed shoulder to shoulder in prayer five times a day, fill Mecca and surrounding areas to perform a number of physically demanding and intricate rites. The five-day-long hajj is required of all Muslims with the means to perform it once in a lifetime 3

September 3, 2017 7:37 AM Muslims at haj are worried about Trump's policies towards them

By Mahmoud Mourad and Stephen Kalin MECCA/RIYADH (Reuters) – Even at Islam’s holiest sites and during the most sacred time of year for Muslims, some people cannot stop talking about Donald Trump. Among one group of American, Canadian and British pilgrims in Mecca this week for the annual haj, the U.S. president and policies they say target Muslims and immigrants 3

September 1, 2017 5:11 PM Adopt sacrificial attitude to nation building – NYA urges youth

The National Youth Authority (NYA) has urged the Ghana’s youth to adopt virtues of sacrifice and devotion to ensure “a better and fulfilling future” for Ghana. “No matter the level of technological advancement and increased knowledge, the virtues of hard work, determination and patience are the unshakable principles of lasting success,” the NYA said in a statement 7

September 1, 2017 2:44 PM President Akufo-Addo joins Muslims to mark Eid-Ul-Adha

Accra, Sept. 1, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday joined thousands of Muslims made up of diplomats, ministers, Members of Parliament, chiefs and opinion leaders, among others, to mark this year’s Eid-Ul-Adha at the Independence Square. Led in prayer by the National Chief Imam, Shiehk Osuman Nuhu Sharabutu, the Muslims offered prayers 8

September 1, 2017 1:01 PM Sacrifice and Hope on Eid al-Adha

In a divided Turkey, Eid is about charity, family — and a shared national meal When I was 9 years old, I witnessed my first sacrifice. My family was visiting my grandparents in the small village where my parents grew up, about an hour drive from the city of Kayseri in central Turkey. We arrived to find a tiny goat tied up in the front yard. My grandfather 6

September 1, 2017 7:28 AM On Muslim holiday, Houston's mosques open to Harvey evacuees

The gymnasium at the Champions Islamic Center is covered with mats and blankets, donated clothes and boxes of food lining its walls. On the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, one of Islam's holiest days, it's become the temporary home for 15 of the thousands of Harvey evacuees, Muslim and non-Muslim. And though it will host hundreds of people during the Friday 7