Ramadan

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Aug 13th, 2013
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Ashwaq Al-Tuwairqi MAKKAH — A 17-year-old Ethiopian housemaid who stabbed her employer several times in Makkah called her home country just before the attack last week, a local police station told Okaz/Saudi Gazette. The victim was stabbed in the hands, neck, chest, and shoulders but survived, source...
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Aug 7th, 2013
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Faysal Qassim During the day on August 3, 2013, the Ethiopian government was unusually busy in its anti-Muslim operations. As night time came, however, the government immediately took a likewise unusual pro-Islam face. The Ethiopian state TV aired a special congregational Muslim ritual held on the 27...
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Aug 6th, 2013
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The presidency on Tuesday described as mischievous and untrue a report that President Goodluck Jonathan requested to visit former military President, Ibrahim Babangida in Minna during the break of Ramadan fast to demonstrate “the spirit of comradeship.” Special adviser to the president on media and p...
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Jul 27th, 2013
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SUSPECTED Boko Haram gunmen killed a member of the Borno Vilgilance Youth Group (BVYG) and wounded another at Mainok village of the state on Friday. BVYG members were conveying two suspected members of the sect to Maiduguri when they fell into an ambush at about 6.35pm. Mainok is 58 kilometres west o...
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Sep 10th, 2012
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By Peter Tibber, the new ambassador of the United Kingdom in Sudan We (my wife, Eve, and I) arrived nearly two weeks ago. As the doors of the aircraft opened so too did the heavens. We got soaked as we dashed the short distance from the foot of the aircraft steps to the waiting vehicle. […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 5th, 2012
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By Tamar Fleishman –The West Bank The camps stood opposite of each other during each one of the Ramadan Fridays. From dawn to afternoon- when the prayer at Al-Aqsa was being conducted, the Palestinians stood armed with their prayer mats on their shoulders before the army of soldier armed with rifles ...
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Aug 30th, 2012
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Abba Mahmood,Leadership opinion During the Ramadan fast, precisely in the first week of August 2012, I read in the papers that the Zamfara State government had spent a whopping N2.7bn for the fasting period! I began to wonder if that State House of Assembly had actually appropriated that amount to be...
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Aug 19th, 2012
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A Libyan security official says two car bombs have exploded in Libya’s capital, killing two people. The official says the first car bomb went off in a main street early in the morning Sunday, killing two and wounding four people. Thirty minutes later, a cab parked in a narrow alley by the Inter...
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Aug 9th, 2012
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Once again, three Nigerians have been killed in a needless death occasioned by the collapse of a building. It would be the umpteenth time that collapsed buildings will hurl hapless Nigerians into early graves. It has happened in many towns and cities across the country. It is sure to happen again. We...
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Jul 30th, 2012
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Two former Nigerian leaders — President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-military ruler Ibrahim Babangida — on Sunday called for talks to end the deadly insurgency by Islamist group Boko Haram. In an unusual joint statement, the two former leaders reportedly said the violence in Nigeria has becom...