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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...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    "This channel is suspended on orders of Pemra," read a message appearing on multiple news channels...

  • NEWS BRIEF : Intikhab appointed Pakistan team manager

    LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain and coach Intikhab Alam was on Monday appointed Pakistan cricket team manager after Naveed Akram Cheema stepped down due to his appointment as chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission...

    Sources told Dawn that Intikhab’s appointment was made after Cheema had confirmed to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he will be unable to travel with the national team for its tour of Zimbabwe which...

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