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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...

  • Saudis back probe of Yemen crimes, question ‘timing’

    GENEVA: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it would not oppose a resolution at the UN-backed Human Rights Council seeking an independent, international investigation of rights violations and crimes in war-torn Yemen, but raised questions about the “timing”...

    “We have no objection [to] the inquiry itself, we just have a discussion about the timing,” Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Geneva, Abdulaziz al-Wasil, said...

  • Bankers smell a rat in timing of HBL penalty

    ”“There will be no material impact on HBL’s business outside of the US and the bank will continue to service the requirements of its domestic and international customers, including US dollar business,” the bank said in a letter sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange...

    ”But the timing of the DFS move as well as the amount of the potential penalty has surprised many in the local banking community and they smell a rat in it...

  • Plea against shop timing dismissed

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court said on Thursday the decision of shutting down shops and business places at 8pm was a policy matter of the government and the court had no jurisdiction to interfere in it...

    With this observation, Justice Ijazul Ahsan dismissed a petition filed by All Pakistan Anjuman-i-Tajiran central secretary general Naeem Mir, assailing the decision for being discriminatory and unconstitutional
  • Blatter questions timing of FIFA arrests

    ZURICH: FIFA leader Sepp Blatter on Friday joined figures who have questioned the timing of a police raid to arrest top football figures just two days ahead of a presidential vote by the world body...

    “People talk about a coincidence, but I have a small question mark about the timing,” he said...

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