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    2009 Ramadan Dates Pakistan

  • Organ trade racket dates back to 2009

    LAHORE: The organ trade racket unearthed by the Federal Investigation Agency, Lahore, on Saturday has been operating in the country since 2009 and exploiting a number of people here to oblige its clients in Gulf countries...

    The FIA booked both doctors, their fleeing accomplice Dr Saqib and two paramedical staffers - Umer Draz and Muhammad Shahzad - under sections 10 and 11 of Punjab Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act...

  • 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...

  • Sri Lanka team to tour Pakistan in September in first visit since 2009 attack

    Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack on the team brought top international games in the country to a standstill, officials said on Monday...

    Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said that after a security assessment, the team had been cleared to play three Twenty20 internationals, including “at least one” in Lahore — the scene of the 2009 attack which left eight...

  • Pakistan denies involvement in deadly 2009 attack on CIA base in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday dismissed as preposterous reports that its intelligence agency helped fund a 2009 suicide bombing on a CIA outpost in Afghanistan that was one of the deadliest attacks in the US spy agency's history...

    A heavily redacted US government document, released under the Freedom of Information Act, said that an unidentified officer of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence directorate allegedly paid $200,000 to...

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