Religion

India declares cease-fire in Kashmir during Ramadan

May 16, 2018

India has announced that its troops will halt counterinsurgency operations in disputed Kashmir during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, its first such declaration in 18 years

Egypt pardons hundreds jailed for demonstrating

May 16, 2018

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has pardoned more than 330 young people, most of whom had been convicted and jailed for their participation in illegal protests

Millions of Muslims prepare for start of fasting in Ramadan

May 16, 2018

Last minute preparations are underway as Muslims around the world stock up on groceries and dates for evening meals to break dawn-to-dusk fasting during the month of Ramadan

Gulf Arab states rebuke Israel, but alliances inch closer

May 16, 2018

Arab states have condemned Israel's violent response to Gaza's border protests, but behind the scenes a quiet realignment may be underway

Muslim fasting month of Ramadan to start Thursday

May 15, 2018

Millions of Muslims around the world will begin the fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday

Bahrain revokes citizenship of 115 people in mass trial

May 15, 2018

Prosecutors in Bahrain say a court has revoked the citizenship of 115 people in a mass terrorism trial amid a years-long crackdown on all dissent in the island kingdom

Egypt orders 15 more days detention for subway protesters

May 15, 2018

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered 20 people be detained for 15 days pending an investigation, days after their arrest for taking part in rare protests against a decision to hike fares on Cairo's subway

Early results in Iraq election favor populist cleric al-Sadr

May 14, 2018

A populist coalition organized by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has emerged as the front-runner in Iraq's national elections with more than half the vote counted

The Latest: Iraq prime minister wins vote in Mosul province

May 14, 2018

Iraq's elections commission says Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has taken the largest share of votes in the province that includes the formerly Islamic State-held city of Mosul

Iraqi Shiite cleric gained ground with nationalist voice

May 14, 2018

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led punishing attacks on American forces after the 2003 U.S.-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein, appears set to secure the most significant victory of his political career with a strong showing in last weekend's election

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