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  • Ban calls for immediate Ramadan truce in Yemen

    GENEVA: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for an immediate two-week humanitarian pause in Yemen to mark Ramadan as talks got underway in Geneva to try and resolve the bloody conflict...

    “Ramadan begins in two days,” he said, stressing that the holy Muslim month should be a period for “harmony, peace and reconciliation”...

  • Ramadan & Ramazan schedule

    South Asia’s debate between Ramadan and Ramazan would reflect a similar unequal contest of receding and upwardly mobile cultures, had it not been usurped by its pervasive religious revivalism...

    Given the mushrooming clusters of orthodox believers we face today, the chances are that those who prefer the Arabic Ramadan would be found to be the more assertive Muslims against the conventional lot who have stayed with Ramazan to describe...

  • Man stabs teenager in France citing Ramadan 'sacrifice'

    RENNES: A man with known psychiatric problems stabbed a 19-year-old girl three times in western France on Tuesday, telling police he had heard voices ordering him to make a “sacrifice” for Ramazan, the Rennes prosecutor said...

    The attack came a day after a militant killed a French police couple in a small town near Paris, in a stabbing inspired by the militant Islamic State (IS) group
  • Ramadan-time Euro 2016 fever sweeps Arab world

    KUWAIT CITY: From Dubai to Tunis, Euro 2016 football fever is sweeping the Arab world, filling cafes and restaurants and overshadowing the nightly television soap operas that normally dominate Ramadan viewing...

    But this year, Ramadan coincides with the Euros which are another massive draw...

  • Scholar Tariq Ramadan loses bid for release ahead of rape trial

    PARIS: The Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who is being held in France over rape allegations by three women, has lost his bid for early release ahead of trial, his lawyer told AFP...

    Judges had already refused bail for the 55-year-old Ramadan, who is being treated behind bars for multiple sclerosis, as well as a request for release on health grounds...

  • Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramadan: activists

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

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against "cruel and unusual punishment"
  • Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

    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 on Sunday...

    The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted Geneva's prosecutor's office spokesman Henri Della Casa as saying that authorities had decided to open a formal criminal inquiry into allegations that Ramadan raped a woman in...

  • Oxford Islamic scholar Ramadan claims consensual sex in French rape case

    PARIS: Leading Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, charged with raping two women in France, claimed on Monday that he had consensual sex with both of them after previously denying any physical contact...

    Ramadan, a well-known TV commentator, has strongly denied accusations that he raped the women in hotel rooms as an attempted smear by his opponents...

  • Obama orders govt contractors to offer paid sick leave to workers

    BOSTON: President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days of paid sick leave a year and, without naming them, knocked Republican presidential candidates for advocating what he said were anti-union policies...

    Obama signed an executive order on sick leave during a flight on Air Force One to Boston, where he spoke at a union event...

  • Sick PIA to get Rs13 billion bailout package

    Sources told Dawn that a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet being called this week will also approve special honoraria for officers working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), besides allowing four-month salaries to employees of the fledgling Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM)...

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is a chronic recipient of bailouts in the form of capital injections from the budget, or...

  • Taxing the sick at Taxila hospital

    TAXILA: Parking fee charged at the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Taxila has put an additional financial burden on patients and their families...

    This fee has been imposed in contradiction with the orders of the chief minister who abolished parking fee for patients at government hospitals across the province
  • Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

    MUNICH: Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead...

    The burly beer garden worker now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, dons his wetsuit and slides into the River Isar for his journey
  • Alamgir: sick but vibrant

    IN the mid-70s the song Dekha na tha, kabhi hum ne ye saman became an all-time hit on the Pakistan Television...

    This song turned out to be a trend-setter for popularising the pop music in Pakistan...

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