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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...

  • Ghosts of 2013 still haunt PML-N ahead of Islamabad LG polls

    ISLAMABAD: The confusion plaguing the government and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the local government elections in the capital appears to have spread to the ruling PML-N as well, whose campaign for the upcoming polls hasn’t gotten off to an auspicious start...

    Since losing the NA-48 seat in the federal capital, the PML-N has not yet recovered from the internal divisions within its local cadres that cost it the...

  • Diplomatic Calendar: What do diplomats do during Eid in Islamabad?

    Eid is over and it is back to the usual routine for diplomats in the capital city...

    “Well, it is not quite back to normal yet,” said Almatkhan Kali, assistant to the dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Kazakhstan Ambassador Bakhitbek Shabarbayev, who is otherwise busy hosting and attending diplomatic events several times a week
  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    Sato covered Tokyo assembly elections for the broadcaster in June 2013 and an upper-house vote for the national parliament the following month...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    Fafen also accepted its mistake and issued a clarification on May 14, 2013, and never repeated the claim in its final report on the general elections...

  • ECP asked to provide details of ballot papers printed for 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat has taken notice of the refusal by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide record pertaining to ballot papers printed for 2013 general elections to an applicant, observing that it was not justified and amounted to a violation of spirit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002...

    2013 by the federal Ombudsman’s institutional reforms act, 2013,” the communiqué sent to...

  • Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners...

    The 26 suspects are all leaders of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of civil society, union and political groups at the forefront of the May-June 2013 demonstrations that marked the biggest challenge yet to the dominance of the...

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