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# Ramadan

This year
Fighting continues in Sudan despite calls for Eid ceasefire
More than 300 people have been killed and thousands wounded since the fighting erupted last week.
Two women killed in alleged Palestinian shooting attack as Israel launches strikes against Lebanon
The Israeli military said security forces were searching for the attacker.
Israeli army carries out strikes on Gaza after rockets fired into Israel from Lebanon
Israel has previously accused Palestinian groups of firing rockets from Lebanon.
Last year
Over 20 people wounded in new Jerusalem violence
Temple Mount is the holiest place in Judaism and third-holiest in Islam.
Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian ‘firebomber’
The killing raises to four the number of Palestinians who have died in the past 24 hours in a wave of violence over Ramadan.
Yemen's warring parties agree to two-month truce, starting tomorrow
The brutal conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and left millions on the brink of famine in Yemen.
All time
Scores injured in fresh night of Jerusalem protests
The clashes come after police blocked busloads of pilgrims headed to Jerusalem for prayer at Islam’s third holiest site.
Muslims around the world mark beginning of Ramadan with socially distanced prayers
The holy month is marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts
Officials apologise after alleged Christchurch mosque shooter's letter is posted online
Meanwhile, survivors and victims’ families have asked that the trial be delayed so it doesn’t take place during Ramadan.
Ramadan attack at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24
Police have said they are still investigating the nature of the blast.
'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan
Due to the long summer days in western Europe, fasting can last up to 19 hours in some countries.
Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan
Today’s announcement coincides with the Afghan government announcing a ceasefire earlier this month.
Trump hosts iftar dinner at White House, as demonstrators protest immigration laws
Trump defied recent custom by not holding a similar event during his first year in office.
Ian Paisley Jr apologises for sharing Katie Hopkins tweet about Ramadan
The tweet had linked the Muslim practice of fasting for a month to murder rates in London.
'Ramadan is about so much more than refraining from food and drink'
Ramadan is that one month where you can easily focus on your spirituality in a busy world, writes Hajar Akl.
Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack
In a joint statement, representatives of the Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian and Quaker churches condemned the attack.
Attack targets school as 250,000 prayed nearby to mark end of Ramadan
It is believed to have been carried out by Islamists.
Muslim leaders condemn suicide bombs in Saudi Arabia, including one at holy site
‘This crime could not have been perpetrated by someone who had an atom of belief in his heart.’
Not eating until 10pm every night: Here's what Ramadan is like for me in Ireland
After never adhering to Ramadan while growing up, Mohammed Rahman began doing so a few years ago. He writes about what it’s like for a Muslim in Ireland.
Irish Muslims invite LGBT community to event to celebrate Ramadan
The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims have been fasting for almost a month now.
Explainer: Ramadan starts today - here's what happens during the Muslim holy month
The holy month will be particularly hard this year for many Muslims in the northern hemisphere.
Coke is removing logos from its packaging to try to make you a better person
“Labels are for cans, not for people.”
Irish Muslims condemn Ramadan terrorist attacks
The founder of the Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council was speaking about the attacks at an event yesterday.
Tesco have withdrawn this spectacular fail of a Ramadan promotion
Ramadan begins today - but it's not as straightforward as simply fasting
There’s more to the fasting than just staying away from food and drink.
'It's between us and God' - Algerian side won't blame Ramadan for World Cup exit
Goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi insists their extra-time loss was not due to fitness reasons.
Wave of bombings in Iraq during holiday kills 69
The death toll is the highest since assaults in July near Baghdad.
US evacuates staff from Pakistan over "specific threats"
All non-emergency staff have been ordered out of the US embassy in Lahore because of the threat.
Israel and Palestine to resume talks in Washington
It will be the first time officials have had direct discussions in the past three years.
Death toll in Pakistan twin suicide attacks rises to 57
Two bombers walked into crowded market as shoppers bought food to break their fasts at sunset for Ramadan.
Ramadan begins in Ireland tomorrow - but there's been confusion elsewhere
Ramadan began in the USA yesterday, and there was some confusion in France over the official date.
Prolonged fasting for Ramadan is dangerous for people with diabetes
Abstaining from eating, drinking and using oral medications from dawn to sunset could cause hypoglycemia.
The Evening Fix: Sunday
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In photos: celebrating the end of Ramadan around the world
Eid al-Fitr feast marks the end of Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan.
Afghanistan: dozens killed in worst day of attacks on civilians this year
Attacks come amid preparations to celebrate the end of Ramadan.
VIDEO: Iranians mourn as earthquake death toll passes 300
An official report from Iran’s health minister says the official death toll is now 306 – the majority of them women and children.
Rescuers dig for survivors after quakes kill 250 in Iran
The two earthquakes struck within 11 minutes of each other, levelling villages and trapping many people in the rubble.
US mosque burns to ground in suspected arson attack
“We hope these are isolated events, but suddenly they have become more regular and bolder.”
Pig heads dumped outside French mosque provoke outrage
Jewish and Muslim groups have reacted angrily to the incident in town where Islamist gunman killed two paratroopers earlier this year.
Somali children given guns and grenades in radio contest
Islamist group al-Shabab gave the prizes to children aged between ten and 17 after testing them on their knowledge of the Koran.