Donald Trump abandons traditional White House Ramadan celebration

Clinton, Bush and Obama presidencies all had receptions to mark end of Muslim holy month Donald Trump has not hosted an iftar dinner during Ramadan, breaking a nearly 20-year tradition. Despite events held by previous administrations from across the political divide, this years Ramadan which began on 26 May passed nearly unobserved by the White […]

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Ramadan on the Afghan frontline: after heavy fighting, hunger and boredom

Kunduz fell to the Taliban, but in recent months coalition forces have won ground. Now, four months into Ramadan, fasting in 40C heat has taken its toll For most of his adult life Juma Khan, a husky Afghan policeman, enjoyed breaking the Ramadan fast with his family after returning home from duty. The evening Ramadan […]

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Muslim girl, 17, killed on way home from Virginia mosque

Police charge Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, with murder of Nabra Hassanen, whose body was found in a pond in Sterling A Muslim teenager was assaulted and killed in the early hours of Sunday as she walked home after prayers at a mosque near Washington. The death of Nabra Hassanen, 17, of Reston, northern Virginia, stunned […]

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Melbourne schoolgirl Zynab Al Harbiya killed as Isis targets Baghdad ice-cream parlour

Twelve-year-old was in the Iraqi capital with family to visit her sick grandfather when a suicide car bomb exploded, killing 17 people A 12-year-old Victorian girl was killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on Tuesday as she lined up at a popular ice-cream parlour to break fast for Ramadan. The girl, a year […]

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