Taipei to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on June 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei City Government will host the “2019 Eid al-Fitr Celebration in Taipei and Muslim Festival” at Da’an Park on June 9, Taipei’s Department of Inform...

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Many Muslims around the world began fasting Monday to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. This means waking up before dawn to eat, hydrate...

Taipei hoping to add more Muslim-friendly certified hospitals

The Taipei City government is working with Taiwan Adventist Hospital (TAH) to expand the number of Muslim-friendly hospitals, as part of its ongoing policy to make Taipei a more Muslim-friendly city, ...

AP PHOTOS: Rohingya girls find joy in elaborate makeup

UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — The dazzling displays of color emerge amid the mud and monsoon rains of Bangladesh's refugee camps: vibrant flower headbands and elaborately-drawn makeup worn by young Rohing...

Afghanistan declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a provisional ceasefire with Taliban militants to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. "The conditional ceasefire will start tomorrow and it wil...

Afghan president calls for Eid cease-fire with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday. President Ghani ma...

Taliban launch sustained attack on Afghan city — scores reported dead and injured

The Taliban attack the city of Ghazni is now in its third day, and multiple accounts suggest the city is largely under the control of the militants, with government buildings and police headquarters u...

Saudi-based Islamic organization calls for Afghan cease-fire

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A summit of religious scholars organized by the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called for a new cease-fire in Afghanistan, a request already dismissed ...

Peace in Afghanistan more elusive as Taliban shrug off talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — With the Taliban shrugging off the Afghan government's latest offers of a cease-fire and negotiations, peace seems as elusive as it has been for decades in this war-battered ...

US diplomat visits Pakistan to discuss peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A top diplomat from President Donald Trump's administration has met with the Pakistani army chief to discuss how to ensure peace in Afghanistan following a recent cease-fire between t...

Muslim Arabs find warm welcome in Russia's remote Grozny

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Even during the World Cup, which brought hordes of foreigners to Russia, the capital of Chechnya remained well off the beaten path for most travelers. The Grozny airport doesn't ...

Afghan president orders end to unilateral cease-fire

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced the end of the government's unilateral cease-fire and ordered forces to restart their operations across the country. ...

Indonesia's 'Queen of YouTube' thanks Taiwan for welcoming migrants

Siti Badriah, a hugely popular songstress in Indonesia who has performed in Taiwan, has thanked Taiwan for taking good care of Southeast Asian migrant workers, including those from her country. The...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Muslims in Indonesia and India joined those around the world marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday that caps the fasting month of Ramadan. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this...

Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 police

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed six police in the southern Ghazni province. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says anothe...