AP PHOTOS: Muslims worldwide mark Eid festival amid pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslims worldwide have marked the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year’s celebrations. Aro...

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha holy day in Taipei with eye on safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taipei's Indonesian Muslim community were already lining up 6:30 a.m. at the Taipei Travel Plaza outside Taipei Main Station to get a spot in the first sess...

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a globa...

Muslims in Taiwan to hold mass Eid prayers in adherence with safety precautions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Muslims can attend mass Eid prayers across Taiwan on Friday (July 31), with the prayer schedules being released for five locations in the cities of Taipei, Hsinchu, Kaoshi...

Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict...

Taiwan's president sends holiday greetings as Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) sent greetings to the Muslim community on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, which began Sunday (May 24) after the month-long Ramadan, the practice of fa...

Soaring infections dampen Eid festivities in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Millions of Muslims in Indonesia are marking a muted and gloomy holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan — a usually joyous three-day celebration that ...

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...

Troops fire at anti-India protests in Kashmir, 1 killed

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police and residents say at least one young man has been killed and over a dozen others wounded as protests against Indian rule followed by clashes erupted in Indian-controlled ...

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and in...

Gunmen kills 2 in attack on opposition lawmaker in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say two gunmen targeting an ethnic party lawmaker after Eid prayers instead gunned down two others, including a child, in the southern port city of Karachi. ...

Syria president to newly captured town for Eid prayers

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has traveled to a town recently captured from Islamic State group militants to attend Eid al-Adha prayers. Syria's state media sa...

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says he will not pull Turkish troops from their base in Qatar, rejecting a demand by major Arab states that it do so to end the ongoing crisis with the small Gulf co...

Pro-India Kashmiri lawmaker quits India's Parliament

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- A prominent pro-India Kashmiri politician has resigned from India's Parliament and from his regional party to protest a government crackdown in Kashmir that prevented people fr...

Bangladesh blast kills 2 during Eid prayers, injures others

NEW DELHI (AP) -- A group of suspected radical Islamists hurled homemade bombs at a group of police officers guarding Eid prayers in Bangladesh, killing at least two people and injuring several others...