Turkmenistan Bans New Year Celebrations

The authoritarian government of Turkmenistan, which normally holds exuberant New Year celebrations, this week ordered residents of the capital city of Ashgabat to ramp down their festivities, banned state companies from holding New Year’s parties, ordered restaurants to shut down by 9:00 p.m., and even banned parties in private homes.

Lightning decorations are seen during the Christmas preparations on the streets of Ashgaba

Muslims Worldwide Mark Beginning of Ramadan 2022

Muslims across the globe prepared for the start of Ramadan — a month-long holiday during which adherents of Islam participate in a fast from dawn to sunset — on Friday. Islamic faithful observe Ramadan annually as it serves as one of

A Lebanese woman shops for decorations in preparation for the upcoming Islamic holy month