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Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Last year's event saw more nearly 90,000 take part - and today that number is expected to rise. Muslims around the world mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday Sunday, one of Islam's holiest festivals, ending the fasting month of Ramadan . It's not to be confused with Eid al-Adha, the "sacrifice feast" - so-called to honour Prophet Abraham's sacrifice of his son Ishmael - which takes place two months later and coincides with the annual Mecca pilgrimage.


Palestinians disappointed after 'tense' meeting with Kushner

Palestinians disappointed after 'tense' meeting with Kushner

The lack of experience of the 36-year-old real estate businessman in global diplomacy was apparent since Kushner sounded more like advisers of Netanyahu than fair arbiters, a Palestinian official told Haaretz , an Israeli newspaper. The sit-down between President Trump's chief Middle East adviser and the 82-year-old Palestinian leader on Wednesday was reportedly "tense". Earlier this month, Trump said that Israel and the Palestinian Authority were "ready to reach peace".



May pledges to let European Union citizens in Britain stay after Brexit

Co-chairman Nicolas Hatton said: "There is something slightly pathetic about the Prime Minister's proposal which makes no reference to the detailed, comprehensive offer tabled by the EU". However, the British PM refused to specify a date, noting only for the period of March 29 2017 when Britain issued a mechanism for its expected exit after two years.


Protesters Physically Removed from Outside Mitch McConnell's Office

Protesters Physically Removed from Outside Mitch McConnell's Office

Phillip Corona says he traveled from Wisconsin to make his voice heard. Alison Barkoff - director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation - helped organize the protest. And they will have even less time to consider the Congressional Budget Office's score of the bill - and dramatic headlines of what it means for Americans' health care coverage - once it's released early next week .


Sushma Swaraj takes swipe at Meira Kumar

Sushma Swaraj takes swipe at Meira Kumar

But Prasad's hopes of any U-turn by Nitish Kumar were quickly dashed with the JD (U) rejecting his request to reconsider its support to Kovind , saying its stand is based on merit and it will stick with Kovind. How does he justify his support to Kovind now that a dalit from Bihar has been nominated from opposition? She also said the President's post can not be used for narrow political interests.



Koch rep says bill insufficiently conservative

Several more conservative senators have voiced opposition because they feel it does not go far enough in dismantling what they call " Obamacare ". Koch officials and donors who gathered at a weekend retreat in the Rocky Mountains conveyed a sense of urgency.