Eid Al Fitr

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A policeman stands on rubble from a building housing the Associated Press office and other media in Gaza City that was destroyed after Israeli warplanes demolished it on Saturday. Photograph: Hatem Moussa/AP

With the death toll in Gaza from Israeli air strikes approaching 200, including more than 50 children, Israeli prime minster Binyamin Netanyahu has do(...)

Fayez Al Dali, from Sandyford in Dublin, with his daughter, Almanar al Dali (6) and son Jassar al Dali (2) at the mosque in the Clonskeagh, Dublin. Photograph; Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

Easing of pandemic restrictions on public worship this week could hardly have happened at a better time for Ireland’s estimated 110,000 Muslims as the(...)

A car that exploded at the gate of Sayed Ul-Shuhada high school in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Violence has been rising sharply in Afghanistan after the United States announced it would withdraw all of its troops by September 11th. Photograph: Kiana Hayeri/New York Times

The Taliban have announced a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan after an upsurge in violence in which 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus, and a (...)

People sit on the terrace of a bar in Barcelona, Spain, the government begins to further ease coronavirus restrictions. Photograph: Marta Perez/EPA

Spain has said it will lift a two-week mandatory confinement for all travellers arriving from overseas starting on July 1st. The government said in a(...)

Boxing Day was when servants received a box of gifts from employers. Photograph: iStock

What is Christmas? The short answer is that it’s a Christian festival that celebrates the birth of Jesus. According to the nativity story, Mary and J(...)

File photograph taken in June shows Afghan Taliban militants walking to celebrate an earlier ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad. Photograph: Getty Images

The Taliban on Monday rejected an Afghan government offer of a ceasefire and said it would persist with its attacks, after insurgents ambushed three (...)

 A handout photo made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency showing damaged cars along a road leading to the city’s airport in southern Damascus. Photograph: EPA

A series of car bomb blasts shook the Syrian capital, Damascus, early on Sunday, killing at least 20 people the Syrian Foreign Ministry said. The in(...)

Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters as he leaves a mosque after the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey’s president has described as disrespectful a demand by Saudi Arabia and its allies that it withdraw its troops from Qatar as a step towards end(...)

People light candles at the scene of Sunday’s massive truck bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the Karada neighbourhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 7th, 2016. Photograph: AP/Khalid Mohammed

Islamic State claimed a triple suicide attack on Thursday evening near a Shia mausoleum north of Baghdad, which killed at least 35 people and wounded (...)

Bangladeshi Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in Dhaka on the same day suspected Islamists carried out an attack at a huge prayer gathering in northern Bangladesh to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Two Bangladeshi policemen were killed and nine other officers were wounded on Thursday in a grenade attack on a security checkpoint in a town hosting(...)

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