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22 May, 2018
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.
 
21 May, 2018
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.
 
21 May, 2018
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.
 
21 May, 2018
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.
21 May, 2018
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.
 
21 May, 2018
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.
 
21 May, 2018
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.
21 May, 2018
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.
 
19 May, 2018
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.
 
19 May, 2018
Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing with the embattled Gaza Strip for the entire month of Ramadan, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Friday.
 
"In order to alleviate the burden of our brothers in the Gaza Strip, I have instructed the relevant authorities to open the Rafah border gate throughout Ramadan,” al-Sisi said on his Facebook page.
 
Blockaded by Israel -- by air, land and sea -- since 2007, the Gaza Strip has seven border crossings linking it to the outside world.
19 May, 2018
One of the most popular Ramadan traditions has been the firing of a cannon at the start of Maghreb prayers. 
 
It is a tradition that is still carried out in several Muslim countries including Egypt, the UAE, Bangladesh, Kuwait, and, most famously, in the mountainous region of Makkah.
 
The cannon has a very special place in the hearts of many in Makkah. It is a tradition that has always been handled by the Makkah police every Ramadan. Children particularly look forward to it as sunset approaches. 
19 May, 2018
After years of delays and controversy, a bill granting self-rule to the Philippines’ Muslim minority is set to be passed by Congress before the end of this month.
 
“We cannot but be positive,” said President Rodrigo Duterte’s adviser on the peace process, Jesus Dureza, of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
 
“My guess is that it will be passed by the time Congress goes on recess on June 1,” he said.
 
19 May, 2018
“Last night I had only a small portion of vegetables and rice for my ‘sahri’ (meal before dawn),” said Abdul Latif, 45, a Rohingya refugee living in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp with his wife, three children and mother. 
 
“I could not even provide a good meal for my 12-year-old son.” 
 
Latif’s misery is commonplace in the refugee camps, where about 1.3 million Rohingyas are sheltering from the Myanmar army.
 
18 May, 2018
Back in 2016, when Australian expat Sumayyah Sayed put a fridge stocked with food and water on her front porch, she could never have imagined that two years down the line her baby step would take the shape of a giant community movement. Today, her initiative -dubbed as Ramadan Sharing Fridges - has over 27,000 members who have joined the campaign through Facebook.    
 
The movement serves the less fortunate community workers and labourers with free food and drink during the holy month of Ramadan. 
 
18 May, 2018
Muslims in Russia soon will be able to travel to Crimea to appreciate specially arranged halal tours with their families. 
 
The organization of trips will be managed by "AVN-Tour" hajj tour operator of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Crimea, which operates in Moscow, the Deputy Mufti of Crimean Muslims Aider Ismayilov, said in "Sputnik in Crimea" radio interview.
 
According to him, one of the main tasks of the Center is to attract tourists to the peninsula.
18 May, 2018
The authorities of Ufa together with the Veterinary Department of Bashkiria will set up a Kurban-center in the city for the performance of the ritual sacrifice of animals, Deputy Prime Minister Ilshat Fazrakhmanov said.
 
18 May, 2018
Spiritual Board of Muslims of Adygea and the Krasnodar Territory has organised charity iftar (breakfast) for fasting Muslims in honor of the holy month of Ramadan. 
 
A tent is installed near the building of the cathedral mosque, where for the whole month of Ramadan believers can break their fast, the Mufti of the two regions, Askarbiy Kardanov said.
 
18 May, 2018
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has paid an official visit to the Russian city of Sochi.
 
During the official meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated him on the great success in the fight against terrorists, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
 
The two presidents have noted necessity of creating additional conditions for a full-format political process in Syria, Peskov said.
 
18 May, 2018
Worshippers performed the second Taraweeh prayer on the second night of Ramadan at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Thursday, amid an integrated system of services provided by the Kingdom’s government.
 
The crowd of worshippers — citizens, residents and visitors — arrived in Madinah early to perform the night and Taraweeh prayers amid a spiritual and peaceful atmosphere.
 
17 May, 2018
"As-salamu `alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh!
Dear brothers and sisters!
From the bottom of my heart I congratulate you on the arrival of the beloved month of believers - the Holy month of Ramadan!
 
Time from one Ramadan to the next passes incredibly fast, like one instant - this indicates the transience of our life. All praise to the Almighty for giving us the opportunity to see another Ramadan.
 
17 May, 2018
Turkey, the rotating president of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is set to host an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss a joint action against Israel in the wake of the recent Gaza killings. 
 
The Istanbul summit meeting -- called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- is expected to give a strong message against the Israeli violence that martyred at least 62 Palestinians -- the youngest being 8 months old -- during mass rallies Monday along Gaza's eastern border. 
 
17 May, 2018
Holiday rally was held in the market Tarlabasi in Beyoglu district of Istanbul, where vendors handed out their goods to buyers absolutely free.
 
According to the website “NewsTurk”, for the second consecutive year an unknown benefactor buys up all the goods on the market in the centre of Istanbul on the eve of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan.
 
17 May, 2018
Throughout the whole month of Ramadan Iftars (breakfast) will be organized in the cathedral mosque of Yelabuga city in Tatarstan. Meals for 200 - 250 believers will be served on daily basis, the Yelabuga muhtasibat reported.
 
"We started preparing for the holy month of Ramadan in a few months advance, because at during Ramadan a lot of people visit the mosque. Iftars will be organized every day. Separate tables will be laid for both men and women," said Halim Hazrat Shamsutdinov, imam-mukhtasib of Yelabuga district.
17 May, 2018
On the first day of Ramazan charitable iftar was organised in the central mosque of Simferopol, Kebir-Jami in Crimea. 
 
Iftar is an evening meal taken by fasting Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. Some two hundred people attended the iftar, mostly Crimean universities students from Muslim countries, local residents and guests of Simferopol.
 
Before the beginning of the event, men and women observing the fast performed evening prayer (maghrib).
 
17 May, 2018
Vladimir Putin congratulated the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan over a telephone conversation.
 
The two presidents discussed the situation in the Middle East, that has deteriorated, placing particular emphasis on the public protests in the Palestinian territories against the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. 
 
Serious concern was expressed about the deaths of a large number of participants in these protests.
 

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