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22 August, 2011

Source : Badea Abu Al-Naja & Md Rasooldeen | Arab News
MAKKAH/RIYADH | 21 Aug 2011

The Grand Mosque in Makkah is filled to the brim with worshipers these days as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have come from all over the world to perform Umrah and attend taraweeh and qiyamullail prayers, seeking the blessings of Lailat Al-Qadr (night of power).

22 August, 2011

(Cihan news agency)

Source : Anadolu Agency
Moscow | 22 Aug 2011

The fast-breaking dinner took place in a tent erected by the Russian Council of Muftis.

More than 700 guests attended a fast-breaking dinner hosted by the Turkish Embassy in Moscow on Sunday as part of the "Turkish Day".

The fast-breaking dinner took place in a tent erected by the Russian Council of Muftis.

22 August, 2011

Source : Cihan news agency
Skövde | 22 Aug 2011

Swedish Muslims have been shocked by Saturday's attack on a mosque under construction in the city of Skövde in Sweden's Skaraborg region, calling on authorities to step up surveillance of right-wing extremists.

20 August, 2011

Source : Reuters
Damascus | 20 Aug 2011

Syrian forces shot dead 14 protesters on Friday despite President Bashar al-Assad's pledge that his crackdown on dissent was over, activists said, as thousands marched across Syria, spurred on by U.S. and European calls for him to step down.

Most of the violence broke out in the southern province of Deraa where the five-month-old uprising against Assad erupted in March, triggering a harsh response in which U.N. investigators say Syrian forces may have committed crimes against humanity.

20 August, 2011

Source : Badea Abu Al-Naja | Arab News
MAKKAH | 20 Aug 2011

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Friday launched the largest expansion of the Grand Mosque in history, which will increase the mosque's capacity to more than 2.5 million worshippers and cost SR80 billion.

Before laying the foundation for the new expansion, King Abdullah inspected models of the expansion project as well as other development projects implemented in Makkah and other holy sites.

20 August, 2011

Source | Reuters
Cairo | 20 Aug 2011

Egypt said on Saturday it is withdrawing its ambassador from Israel pending an investigation by the Jewish state of the killings of Egyptian security personnel at the border, in a sign of rising tension between the two countries.

Egypt's cabinet also summoned the Israeli ambassador in Cairo in protest, demanding an apology from Israeli leadership over statements made accusing Egyptian military rulers of losing their grip on the Sinai peninsula.

19 August, 2011

Source : Cihan news agency
Moscow | 18 Aug 2011

A Ramadan tent set up in the Russian capital of Moscow offers iftar dinners and festive Ramadan activities for locals and Muslims who live in the city.

19 August, 2011

Source : Reuters
MOGADISHU | 18 Aug 2011

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visited Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday to draw international attention to the famine sweeping across the Horn of Africa nation, threatening to kill hundreds of thousands of children

Erdogan, accompanied by his family and five cabinet ministers, has in the past days appealed for more food aid for the drought-hit nation and lashed out at wealthy Western nations for not doing more.

19 August, 2011

Source : Yousuf Muhammad | Arab News
MADINAH | 18 Aug 2011

Serving iftar meals to help visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque break their fast is part of the rich tradition of the people of Madinah that dates back to the period of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

18 August, 2011

Source : Reuters
Istanbul | 18 Aug 2011

Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries have pledged $350 million in aid to fight famine in Somalia at an emergency summit in Istanbul, OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said on Wednesday.

With some 3.7 million Somalis at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa country, Ihsanoglu said he hoped the aid would soon reach $500 million and urged donors to improve drought-stricken Somalia's long-term food security by helping it rebuild infrastructure and agriculture.

18 August, 2011

Source : Al Arabiya with Agencies
Cairo | 17 Aug 2011

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has criticized President Bashar Al Assad’s crimes in Syria, advising him to respond to the will of his people and step down, Egyptian newspaper Al Gomhouria reported on Wednesday, quoting a “source close” to Mr. Mubarak.

Mr. Mubarak reportedly made the comments from a special wing of the International Medical Center where he is being held during his trial.

18 August, 2011

Source : AFP
Sanaa | 17 Aug 2011

Yemen’s opposition met on Wednesday to elect a “national council” aiming to take over power from President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in Riyadh for 10 weeks recovering from a bomb blast.

“The national council will lead the forces of the revolution, determined to stand strong until Ali Abdullah Saleh’s departure,” said a key opposition leader, Soltan Al Atwani.

18 August, 2011

Source : Agencies
JERUSALEM | 18 Aug 2011

Israel has rejected a US request to apologize to Turkey over its 2010 commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed nine Turkish activists, local media reported Wednesday.

Reports by Israel's two main radio stations said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday with a direct request that he make an apology, but he turned her down.

17 August, 2011

Source : P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News
JEDDAH | 16 Aug 2011

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will lay the foundation stone for a new expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday, it was announced on Tuesday.

The new project, covering 400,000 square meters, will create prayer space for an additional 1.2 million worshippers.

17 August, 2011

Source : Reuters
Latakia | 17 Aug 2011

Syrian troops raided houses in a Sunni district of the besieged port of Latakia on Wednesday, residents said, arresting hundreds of people and taking them to a stadium after a four-day tank assault to crush protests against President Bashar al-Assad.

17 August, 2011

Source : Reuters
TEHRAN | 16 Aug 2011

Iran welcomed on Tuesday a Russian attempt to revive talks with six world powers that are concerned about the its uranium enrichment program, a potential pathway to nuclear weapons, but was vague about what the agenda should be.

After meeting Russian Security Council secretary Nikolai Patrushev, his Iranian counterpart said a proposal by Moscow — details of which have not been made public — could be used to re-launch the talks that stalled in January.

17 August, 2011

Source : Ibrahim Abdulaev | IslamDag.info
Moscow | 17 Aug 2011

(IslamDag) - Indonesian Ambassador Hamid Awaluddin hoisted the national flag on Wednesday to mark the beginning of the 66th Independence Day celebrations of his country in Russia. Embassy officials, Indonesian students and expatriates, invited guests and dignitaries around 200 guests were present.

17 August, 2011

Source : Agencies
BENGHAZI : Libya | 16 Aug 2011

Rebels fighting to topple Muammar Qaddafi scorned reports of secret talks with the Libyan leader as their forces fought to secure gains and the US said Qaddafi’s days were numbered.

After 41 years of supreme power in his desert state 69-year-old Qaddafi was isolated in Tripoli, with reinvigorated rebel forces closing in from the West and South.

16 August, 2011

Source : Arab News
WASHINGTON | 16 Aug 2011

Oklahoma recently passed anti-Shariah legislation that is being challenged in court, but twenty other states have introduced legislation similar to Oklahoma’s.

16 August, 2011

Source : Anadolu Agency
Dadaab | 16 Aug 2011

Muslims living in refugee camps on the Kenyan-Somali border fast during the holy month of Ramadan despite the extremely hot weather.

The Dadaab Refugee Camp on the Kenyan-Somali border is one that thousands of hungry and thirsty individuals walked to for days in order to find food and water.

Muslims living in hot weather and bad conditions continue to fast and teach the holy Qur'an in small homes built of tree branches.

16 August, 2011

Source : Eurasia Review   
BEIJING | 12 Aug 2011

China is placing restrictions on its Muslim Uyghur population during the fasting month of Ramadan, following a string of violent attacks in its northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, said Ramadan, which runs roughly from Aug. 1 to 30 this year, has brought a fresh clampdown on Muslims in the wake of violent attacks in the Silk Road cities of Kashgar and Hotan.

16 August, 2011

Source : Riazat Butt | The Guardian
Mecca | 15 Aug 2011

Explosives detectors are to be installed at the entrances to the Holy Mosque in Mecca as the Saudi authorities boost security around the city's holy sites.

Around 180 people work on a shift pattern to man the gates leading to the Masjid al-Haram, which surrounds the Ka'aba, the black granite cube that Muslims turn to when praying.

16 August, 2011

Source : Jason Benham & Warda Al-Jawahiry | Reuters
DUBAI | 16 Aug 2011

Hundreds of Asian laborers sit silently on the floor outside Dubai’s Fatima Hassan Mosque in front of plates laden with fruit, pakoras and biryani as they wait patiently in the energy-sapping humidity to begin their Ramadan iftar.

15 August, 2011

Source : Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Reuters
AMMAN | 14 Aug 2011

Syrian tanks and navy ships shelled the main Mediterranean port city of Latakia on Sunday, residents and rights groups said, killing 24 people as President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces launched an offensive by land and sea to crush protests against his rule.

15 August, 2011

Source : Reuters
TEHRAN | 14 Aug 2011

Some 200 students held a demonstration outside the British embassy in Tehran on Sunday to protest at what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the “savage” police treatment of people involved in street unrest in London last week.

Watched by around 50 riot police, some students threw eggs toward the embassy compound and at the end of the protest they held up masks of Mark Duggan, the man whose shooting by police sparked the protests and riots in Britain.

 

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