In shadow of coronavirus, Muslims face a Ramadan like never before

World Apr 20, 2020

In shadow of coronavirus, Muslims face a Ramadan like never before

Days before the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world is grappling with an untimely paradox of the new coronavirus pandemic: enforced separation at a time when socializing is almost sacred. The holiest month in the Islamic calendar is one of family and ...

Houthi boss dismisses loss of Aden, orders rebels to fight on

World Aug 3, 2015

Houthi boss dismisses loss of Aden, orders rebels to fight on

The leader of Yemen's Houthis urged his militia on Sunday to fight on against Yemen's Gulf Arab-backed government, dismissing its recapture of Aden last month as a "limited" achievement made possible by Ramadan. In a speech live on television apparently aimed at shoring up the ...

Free meals help mosque show Islam to Japan

National Jul 11, 2013

Free meals help mosque show Islam to Japan

As the Muslim monthlong fasting period known as Ramadan began Tuesday, Tokyo Camii, the largest mosque in Japan, began providing free "iftar" (evening meals) to 200 visitors, regardless of religion, to introduce residents to Islamic culture. The first day began with "azan," the Muslim call ...