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Artifacts discovered in Iraq's Dohuk dating from 5000BC

Scores of historical artifacts have been unearthed in Dohuk province in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region, according to Hassan Ahmad Kasim, director of Dohuk University’s archeology department.
 
Speaking at a Monday press conference, Kasim said German and Iraqi archeologists had discovered numerous items in the town of Semel.
 
According to Kasim, many of these artifacts bear writing in the Akkadian, Sumerian and Hurrian languages.
 
 

Tatarstan celebrates Islam adoption date

Today, May 21, the Russian Muslim Ummah marks an important date - the day of the official adoption of Islam.
 
On this day in 922 Islam was adopted as the state religion in the Volga Bulgaria. This became a key and turning point not only in the life of the Tatar people, but also influenced the entire historical course of events of the Eurasian continent.
 
 

Ingushetian "Ramadan Tent" held in Moscow

Ingushetia organised Ramadan Tent for fasting Muslims in Moscow. 
The theme of the evening was "Prophets of the Most High and their qualities."
 
Among hundreds of guests were members of the State Duma and Federation Council Yusha Gazgireev, Belan Hamchiev, representatives of the Moscow Government, religious and public figures, head of Ingush national-cultural Autonomy Vigirgirey Gagzhiev, vice-rector of the Moscow State University Idris Tsechoev, athlete Ruslan Balaev and others.
 
 

Marking the start of Ramadan - in a Brussels church

In a show of multi-faith strength, Christians and Jews come together with Muslims to mark the start of the Muslim Holy Month, Ramadan, at a church in Brussels.
 
"We have chosen this moment of the holy month of Ramadan, the month of sharing and forgiveness, to celebrate and share with churches of all faiths and all cultures, to show that Muslims are not all terrorists - and that we must have a good coexistence among religions and other philosophies," explained Lahcen Hamouch, President of the Al Mouwan Association.
 

Turkey organizes iftar for Rohingya

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency sent food aid to 25,000 Rohingya refugees
 
A Turkish aid group organized an iftar (fast-breaking meal) program for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, where thousands have sought refuge.
 
In a statement on Saturday, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said it had sent food aid to 25,000 Rohingya and organized an iftar for 1,500 people.
 
 

Maduro wears clothes of history-themed Turkish TV series Diriliş Ertuğrul

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro started a Twitter frenzy among Turkish users after photos of him holding the props and wearing the costumes of Turkish historical- period drama "Diriliş: Ertuğrul" [Resurrection: Ertuğrul] surfaced online.
 
In the photo, shared by the series' screenwriter and producer Mehmet Bozdağ on Twitter on Friday, Maduro is seen wearing a ring and a hat while holding the flag of the Kayı tribe.
 
 

Grozny church attacked in attempt to incite religious tensions

Saturday’s attack on a Russian Orthodox temple in the Chechen capital Grozny is yet another attempt to incite religious tensions, Orthodox and Islamic clerics and officials said.
 
Two policemen and one churchgoer have died as result of a terrorist attack on a church in Russia's city of Grozny, a source in the local police department said.
 
Two more policemen have been injured as result of a special-forces operation. An investigation team is working at the scene.
 

No fatalities in new Makkah crane accident

Part of a mobile crane being used for construction work at the Grand Mosque in Makkah toppled to the ground on Sunday. 
 
The driver of the crane was slightly injured in the incident, but no one else was hurt. 
The Makkah Governorate said the area of the Grand Mosque where the crane collapsed was not dedicated for prayer, and was far from visitors and worshippers.
 
 

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and intense worship.
 
Here are some questions and answers about Islam’s holiest month and how it’s observed:
 
WHY DO MUSLIMS FAST?
 
 

Victims of deportation honored in Crimean mosques

On May 18, collective prayers (duas) were recited in all mosques of Crimea in memory of the victims of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people.
 
Some 250 people gathered in the central mosque of Simferopol Kebir-Jami for Friday prayers. Prior to jum`ah-namaz, the parishioners recited the Surah "Yasin". The Friday cermon was dedicated to this tragic date in the fate of the Crimean Tatar people, the 18 May 1944 when the local residents were driven our of their homes and deported.
 
 
 

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