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No ban on women shopping alone in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Officials in Pakistan's northwest tribal region have refuted media reports that said women have been banned from going out for shopping alone during the holy month ... Read more...

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UAE’s Fujairah pardons 45 prisoners


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Fujairah, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Fujairah Saturday pardoned 45 prisoners for showing good behaviour while serving their jail terms.Fujairah ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi ordered their ... Read more...

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Tension defused; Delhi mosque site handed over to ASI (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A day after the Delhi High Court ordered suspension of the construction of a mosque at an excavated site near the historic Jama Masjid where ... Read more...

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Tension defused; controversial mosque site handed over to ASI


July 21st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A day after the Delhi High Court ordered suspension of the construction of a mosque at an excavated site near the historic Jama Masjid where ... Read more...

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Muslims in Kerala observe Ramadan fast (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Muslims in Kerala began their Ramadan fast after prayers early Saturday morning."This morning, we went to the mosque for the first prayer session, which took place ... Read more...

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Muslims in Kerala observe Ramadan fast


July 21st, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Muslims in Kerala began their Ramadan fast Saturday."We went go to the mosque for the first prayer session, which took place at 5.30 a.m.," said Sabry ... Read more...

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Ramadan begins amid prayers in Kashmir


July 21st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) The holy month of Ramadan began Saturday with thousands of Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir thronging mosques to offer early morning prayers.Shoppers busied themselves since morning ... Read more...

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UAE distributes food for Iftar in Senegal, Nigeria


July 20th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's embassies in Senegalese capital Dakar and Nigerian capital Abuja Friday distributed food baskets to destitute families to help them cook the Iftar meal ... Read more...

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Ramadan begins in UAE


July 20th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began Friday in the United Arab Emirates, the UAE Ramadan Moon-sighting Committee announced.July 19 was the last day of ... Read more...

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UAE releases over 80 prisoners


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The rulers of the emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Qaiwain have ordered the release of more than 80 prisoners in total ahead of the Islamic ... Read more...

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UAE group to launch Iftar Project in 50 countries


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will implement its "Iftar Project" and distribute food parcels to half a ... Read more...

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UAE launches food safety campaign for Ramadan


July 19th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 18 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has announced the launch of a major food safety awareness campaign for the month of Ramadan.The drive is aimed ... Read more...

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UAE expands food aid programme in Yemen


July 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is expanding its food aid operations to needy people in three Yemeni governorates -- Al Mahwit, Hajjah, and Sana'a.It will ... Read more...

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Indonesia blocks 1 mn porn websites before Ramadan


July 18th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Indonesia's communications and information ministry has shut down more than one million pornographic websites ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.Minister Tifatul Sembiring said Wednesday ... Read more...

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Khalifa Foundation distributes food in Africa


July 17th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Dakar, July 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation has distributed over 2,000 food parcels to needy families in the African nations of Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi sends five tonnes of dates to Saudi Arabia


July 15th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 15 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has sent nearly five tonnes Khinaizi and Naghal dates to Jeddah and will also export dates to London for Muslims living there on ... Read more...

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Egypt to launch TV channel with fully-veiled women


July 12th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 12 (IANS/AKI) A new satellite TV channel managed completely by women donning the niqab or the full veil will begin broadcast in Egypt July 20, the first day ... Read more...

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Ramadan likely to begin July 21: Official


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 4 (IANS/WAM) Most Islamic countries may begin the holy month of Ramadan July 21, after the sighting of the crescent moon, the Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP) ... Read more...

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More Emirates flights to Saudi Arabia


June 27th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 27 (IANS/WAM) Emirates will use 73 additional flights to Saudi Arabia during Ramadan, it was announced Wednesday.The services will be avaliable from July 20 to Sep 1."We expect ... Read more...

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Afghan theatre group to stage Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Afghan theatre company, which escaped a Taliban attack in Kabul last August because of a last-minute change in schedule, will stage an Afghan ... Read more...

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Afghan theatre group to stage Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ (With Image)


May 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) An Afghan theatre company, Rah-e-Sabz, which escaped a Taliban attack in Kabul last August because of a last-minute change in schedule, will stage an ... Read more...

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Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr dates forecast in UAE


May 12th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, May 11 (IANS/WAM) An astronomer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has forecast the dates for the beginning of the Muslim holy month of fasting and for the celebration ... Read more...

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Pakistanis held in Britain for plotting another 9/11


September 27th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A six-member gang of suspected Pakistani-origin suicide bombers have been arrested for plotting a terror attack in Britain similar to 9/11, police said.However, no specific targets ... Read more...

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Passenger traffic up 13 percent at Abu Dhabi airport


September 7th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport in July rose by 13.3 percent, with 1.2 million passengers passing through it, officials said.Aircraft movements also continued ... Read more...

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$272,000 donated for prisoners’ release in Dubai


September 2nd, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 1 (IANS/WAM) An Emirati citizen's donation of one million dirhams (over $272,000) during Ramadan is likely to earn a number of prisoners their freedom in Dubai.The citizen, who ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Eid


August 31st, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated Wednesday across Pakistan with great religious zeal and fervour at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.The country began the celebrations after ... Read more...

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UAE Red Crescent hosts Iftar parties in Jerusalem


August 31st, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 29 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent hosted massive Iftar parties in different parts of Jerusalem during last days of Ramadan.Over 6,000 poor men, women, orphans and people with ... Read more...

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Tomorrow is Eid ul-Fitr


August 30th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mecca, Aug 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The confusion on when the Eid ul-Fitr will begin seems to have been settled. Saudi officials have announced that the end of the month of Ramadan is ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah clarifies on Gujarat remarks


August 29th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said his remarks made in Gujarat were secular and meant no disrespect to Islam.In a statement ... Read more...

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Iranian supreme leader pardons over 1,200 prisoners


August 29th, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pardoned 1,218 prisoners as a goodwill gesture on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, a media report said.The announcement comes ... Read more...

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Defence lawyer fails to appear in Benazir Bhutto case


August 27th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) A Pakistani court that was supposed to conduct hearing in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case Saturday could not do so because the defence lawyer failed ... Read more...

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Gaddafi kept album of Condoleezza Rice’s photos


August 26th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi kept a photo album filled with pictures of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and claimed to "love" and "admire" her ... Read more...

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UAE moon sighting committee to meet Aug 29


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) UAE Justice Minister Hadef Joan Al Dhahiri said the moon sighting committee will hold its meeting after the Maghreb (evening) prayer Aug 29, it was ... Read more...

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Osama vengeance: Al Qaeda vows 100 attacks in Iraq


August 21st, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 21 (IANS) An Al Qaeda-linked group has vowed to launch 100 attacks in Iraq to avenge the death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Pakistan mosque suicide attack


August 20th, 2011 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack at a mosque during Friday prayers in Pakistan where at least 50 ... Read more...

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