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Millions of Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted August 19th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Millions of Muslims are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festival that ends the fasting month of Ramadan, by participating in feasts, family reunions and other festivities. In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, worshippers packed into mosques before dawn Sunday, the first day of the festival. Thousands attended prayers at Jakarta’s Al Azhar mosque. Afghan […]

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A Look at Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, Son of Moammar Gadhafi

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials have captured Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, a son of former leader Moammar Gadhafi who had long been described as his heir apparent. Officials said Saturday that he was detained in a town near the border with Niger. Seif al-Islam’s whereabouts had been unknown since August. He disappeared as National Transitional Council fighters closed on […]

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Saudi Envoy to US Al-Jubeir Targeted in Alleged Iranian Bomb Plot

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel Al-Jubeir, a target of an alleged Iranian-backed assassination plot, is a seasoned diplomat well-known in the West. Born in 1962 in Al Majma’ah in Saudi Arabia, Al-Jubeir attended schools in the kingdom, Germany, Yemen, Lebanon and the United States. In 1987, he joined Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic service and […]

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Egypt Security Forces Raid Al Jazeera Office

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Al Jazeera television network says Egyptian security forces have raided its Cairo office for the second time this month, roughing up the staff and confiscating equipment. Bureau Chief Ahmed Zein says officers entered the channel’s new office Thursday and forced its journalists into one room. He said the security officials pushed a journalist after she […]

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Al-Jazeera Head Resigns

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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The al-Jazeera television network has named a member of the Qatari royal family to be its new director, after its chief of eight years resigned. Wadah Khanfar stepped down Tuesday, and said in a statement the move was one he had discussed with the network “for some time.” His resignation follows the release of leaked […]

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Muslims Around the World Start Eid al-Fitr Celebrations

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Observers of Islam in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh started marking the holiday on Wednesday by gathering in mosques for prayers. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim majority country, began Eid al-Fitr celebrations on Wednesday. […]

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Eid al-Fitr Marked Around Globe

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Observers of Islam in Egypt, Syria and several other Arab countries started marking the holiday Tuesday by crowding into mosques for prayers. Muslims in several non-Arab countries including Russia, Turkey and Afghanistan also began […]

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Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Observers of Islam in Egypt, Syria and several other Arab countries started marking the holiday Tuesday by crowding into mosques for prayers. Muslims in several non-Arab countries including Russia, Turkey and Afghanistan also began […]

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Muslims Around Globe Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Observers of Islam in Egypt, Syria and several other Arab countries started marking the holiday Tuesday by crowding into mosques for prayers. Muslims in several non-Arab countries, including Russia and Turkey, also began Eid […]

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Most Muslims to Begin Eid Holiday Tuesday

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Religious authorities in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, said the new moon has been sighted and that Ramadan ends Monday with the Eid feast to begin the next day. Egypt […]

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