• Eid al-Adha July 20, 2021 3:11 am

    Muslims Mark Eid Al-Adha Holiday in Pandemic's Shadow

    Muslims around the world are observing the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice” in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Eid al-Adha July 31, 2020 11:52 am

    Why Is Eid Celebrated Twice a Year and How Has Coronavirus Changed the Festival?

    At sundown on July 30, Muslims all over the world celebrated one of the principal festivals, Eid al-Adha. Earlier in May, Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr. Ken Chitwood, a scholar of global Islam, explains the two Islamic festivals

  • King August 11, 2019 4:33 am

    Muslims Mark Eid and Final Days of Hajj in Saudi Arabia

    Around 2.5 million pilgrims took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Saturday, marking the final days of the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations for Muslims around the world. To mark the completion of the hajj, male pilgrims shave their hair and women trim theirs to represent a spiritual renewal...

  • Saudi Arabia August 11, 2019 2:40 pm

    Muslims Clash With Israeli Police at Jerusalem Holy Site

    Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which Muslims refer to as the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and Jews refer to as the Temple Mount. Police said...

  • Syria August 10, 2019 4:52 pm

    Muslim Hajj Pilgrims Ascend Mount Arafat for Day of Worship

    More than 2 million Muslims gathered Saturday at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what’s considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Many had tears streaming down their faces as they raised their hands in worship on the slopes of the rocky hill where the Prophet Muhammad...

  • United States August 20, 2018 3:11 pm

    2 Detained After Bullets Hit US Embassy in Turkey

    Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained. There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which three of the six bullets fired hit the embassy gate and a reinforced...

  • United States August 20, 2018 11:34 am

    Taliban Ignores Call for Cease-Fire, Abducts More Than 150

    Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Kunduz province on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier, officials said. By mid-afternoon, fighting was still underway in the area to free 21 remaining hostages, officials added. The operation was a boost for Afghan forces, which have struggled to contain a resurgent Taliban...

  • Holiday July 20, 2021 3:07 am

    What Is Eid al-Fitr and How Do Muslims Celebrate?

    For Muslims all over the world, June 15 marks Eid al-Fitr, the holiday at the end of Ramadan’s month of fasting. It brings festivals, food, gifts and prayers.

  • United States August 17, 2017 11:55 am

    Kabul Catwalk: Afghan Models Show Off Traditional Clothing

    Amid tight security, over two dozen young models, including six women, strutted down the catwalk in the garden of a private Kabul villa, proudly displaying the traditional clothing and costumes of Afghanistan’s many ethnic groups. The audience, about 100 men and women, tightly packed the small space on a recent afternoon, but the mood was as bright as the models’...

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