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Ramadan 2018: How long does Ramadan last? How many hours is Ramadan?

Ramadan 2018: How long does Ramadan last? How many hours is Ramadan?

Muslims follow a lunar calendar, and a moon-sighting methodology can lead to different countries declaring the start of Ramadan a day or two apart. They abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk for the entire month of Ramadan , with a single sip of water or a puff of a cigarette considered enough to invalidate the fast .


In Picture: Sonam Kapoor's second day look at Cannes 2018

In Picture: Sonam Kapoor's second day look at Cannes 2018

While posting the photos, Sonam had written, "All the stars are out tonight ✨ In Ralph & Russo". Mahira posted her pictures on her social media handles. The PadMan actress recently got married to her longtime boyfriend Anand Ahuja. Earlier Sonam was spotted walking the red carpet in a lovely off-white embellished lehenga by Ralph and Russo.


Meghan Markle's father decides not to go to Royal Wedding, TMZ reports

Meghan Markle's father decides not to go to Royal Wedding, TMZ reports

Wednesday to fix extensive damage from a heart attack he believes was triggered due to the open letter his son, Thomas Jr., wrote to Prince Harry trying to discourage him from marrying Meghan. She knows the eyes of the world are on her. Meghan Markle (C) and her mother Doria Ragland (L) watch the closing ceremonies for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on September 30, 2017.


Louis protest calls for Palestinian statehood, end to violence

Louis protest calls for Palestinian statehood, end to violence

Monday was also the 70th commemoration of the creation of Israel‚ a happy day for most Israelis‚ and which coincided with the opening of a new USA embassy in the city of Jerusalem‚ a holy place for the Jewish‚ Muslim and Christian faiths.


Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim freed from jail

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim freed from jail

Anwar emerged from the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday after Malaysia's Pardon Board, which included the current King, made a decision to overturn the 2015 conviction, which is widely accepted to be politically motivated. Also Monday, the graft agency's former investigations and intelligence chief lodged complaints alleging that Najib had used his position to block corruption investigations into the 1MDB fund and several other cases.


Five dead in attack on Indonesian police headquarters

Five dead in attack on Indonesian police headquarters

A number of terrorist attacks have occurred in Indonesia in recent days targeting churches and police stations. Indonesian media said one attacker may have had a bomb strapped to his body but police did not immediately confirm the reports.