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June 24, 2017 4:30 PM Eid: How is the start of the Muslim festival determined?

The end of Ramadan is marked by the key religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in which Muslim families worldwide gather for the "feast of breaking the fast". But for such a major global event, working out when it will happen is surprisingly complicated - as Ahmen Khawaja and Amir Rawash explain. As the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan approaches 2

June 24, 2017 11:27 AM When does Ramadan 2017 end? What's the UK timetable?

This is the timetable of prayers and meals for Ramadan 2017, plus supermarket special offers Muslims around the world are in the middle of Ramadan, a month of daily fasting from early morning to sunset. A record-breaking 88,000 Muslims gathered in Birmingham on July 6, 2016, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr as the fasting came to an end. But Ramadan is about 5

June 24, 2017 11:09 AM Ensure pupils return to school after Eid: Muslim parents urged

Officials at the Islamic Education Unit in the Ashanti Region are calling on parents not to allow their wards to stay home after the official Eid al-Fitr holiday. The concerns come in the wake of previous experiences in Islamic schools where most pupils and students stay away from school in the days after Islamic festivities. Officials are worried the trend 2

June 22, 2017 9:05 AM Muslims urged to sight Eid crescent on Saturday

Fasting month of Ramadan will end on Saturday or Sunday Manama: The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia has called on all Muslims across the kingdom to report the sighting of the crescent on Saturday evening. Those who can see the crescent through the naked eye or a telescope are urged to contact the nearest court and inform them, the court said. The sighting 4

June 21, 2017 9:14 PM Saudi Arabia's Aggressive New Heir to the Throne

The ascension of Mohammad bin Salman may help entrench a more assertive foreign policy for the kingdom. In December 2015, a remarkable memo from Germany’s foreign intelligence service was leaked to news outlets. It argued that Saudi Arabia’s new leaders were destabilizing the Middle East. The memo said King Salman and his advisers had replaced the kingdom’s 2

June 21, 2017 2:52 PM Interior Ministry declares June 26 public holiday

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has announced Monday, June 26, 2017, as a statutory public holiday. He said in a statement that the public holiday, which is Eid Ul-Fitr, must be observed throughout the country. The Eid-Ul-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting 14

June 21, 2017 12:02 PM When is the festival of Eid 2017?

The Festival of Eid al-Fitr is about to be celebrated by Muslims across the globe – but what is it, when exactly does it happen in the UK and why is it important? Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important dates in the calendar to Muslims across the world, signifying as it does the end of the month-long fasting during Ramadan. Find out below exactly when it happens 3

June 20, 2017 12:19 PM At least 10 killed by car bomb in Mogadishu claimed by Somalia's al Shabaab

NAIROBI At least 10 people were killed on Tuesday in a car bomb attack on a government building in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that was claimed by Islamist insurgents, a government official said. Al Shabaab frequently launches attacks in Mogadishu and other areas controlled by Somalia's federal government. It wants to force out African Union peacekeepers 1

June 18, 2017 7:12 AM Forgotten city discovered in Ethiopia

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient, forgotten city in Ethiopia that unveils the origin of Islam in the country and its trade relations with India between the 10th and early 15th centuries. The architecture of the mosque is similar to those found in Southern Tanzania and Somaliland, showing connections between different Islamic communities in Africa 6

June 17, 2017 2:00 PM 31 sentenced to death in Hisham Barakat's killing

Hisham Barakat, who oversaw President Mubarak's acquittal, was killed in a car bombing near his house in Cairo in 2015. An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced to death 31 people for their alleged part in the June 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat. The ruling on Saturday, issued by judge Hassan Farid, referred the case to the country's 2