Tag: Ramadan

MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Prospective pilgrims make the farewell circumambulation of the Kaaba on the last day of Eid Al-Adha, after stoning of the devil ritual during Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on September 15, 2016. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the holy Prophet Ibrahim’'s (Prophet Abraham) readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God, during which they sacrifice permissible animals, generally goats, sheep, and cows. Eid-al Adha is the one of two most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, with prayers and the ritual sacrifice of animals. Orhan Akkanat / Anadolu Agency Orhan Akkanat / ANADOLU AGENCY

Israel Seeks Direct Tel Aviv-Mecca Flights for Pilgrims

TEL AVIV – Israel is working to persuade Saudi Arabia to allow direct flights from Tel Aviv to Mecca for Israeli Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage, building on the same flight route taken by President Donald Trump on his trip to the region in May.

Kashmiri protestors clash with Indian government forces after Eid prayers in downtown Srinagar on June 26, 2017. The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, which ended with the Eid al-Fitr feast, was particularly bloody one for mainly Muslim Kashmir. Fifty-one people were killed this Ramadan in the restive region according to Khurram Parvez from the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, which monitors conflict-related deaths. / AFP PHOTO / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ramadan Ends with Violent Protests in Indian-Held Kashmir

Violent protests erupted in the India-held Kashmir region during the last week of Ramadan holiday, culminating in violent demonstrations after the Eid prayers marking the end of the Muslim holy month. At least ten injuries were reported by Indian media.

Iran Launches Retaliatory Strikes on Islamic State in Syria

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) launched six missiles into the Deir ez-Zor region of eastern Syria on Sunday, a province that is home to Islamic State militants and civilians, in retaliation for the jihadi group’s series of attacks in Tehran on June 7 which left 18 dead and dozens injured.

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Iran Charity Spreading Republic’s Influence in Gaza Strip

TEL AVIV — Iran is continuing to increase its influence in the Gaza Strip through the social activities of the official Iranian charity foundation named after Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.