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Famed Egyptian singer, actor to play big role in grand Arab production

The Egyptian artist Ali Al Hajar (second from right) with “Clusters of light” cast in Emirates Arts Studio. Photo from Sharjah Media Center.

Renowned Egyptian singer and actor Ali Al Hajar is set to become part of the culminating theater performance during the inauguration ceremonies of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) as Capital of Islamic Culture 2014.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr with prayers, feasts

Filipino women Muslims eat as they celebrate during Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. AP

Muslims have begun celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan with solemn sunrise prayers followed by savory high-calorie feasts to mark their holiest holiday.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Embassy in Manila closed Friday for Eid’l Fitr

US Embassy in Manila, Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Embassy of the United States (US) will be closed on Friday in observance of Eid’l Fitr, it said in a media advisory Wednesday.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saudi to expel foreigners disrespecting Ramadan

The sun sets behind the minarets of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP FILE PHOTO

Saudi Arabia threatened on Tuesday to expel non-Muslim expatriates who eat, drink, or smoke in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saudi switches to Friday-Saturday weekend

The sun sets behind the minarets of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP FILE PHOTO

Oil powerhouse Saudi Arabia is switching its weekend to Friday-Saturday to better serve its economy and “international commitments,” the official SPA news agency reported on Sunday quoting a royal decree.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Saudi to retain ban on non-Muslim places of worship

saudi arabia map

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia will retain its longstanding ban on non-Muslim places of worship, Justice Minister Mohammed al-Issa said in comments reported by the Saudi media on Wednesday.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

We won’t leave Sabah, says Kiram

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III  AP FILE PHOTO

Followers of a Philippine sultan who crossed to the Malaysian state of Sabah this month will not leave and are reclaiming the area as their ancestral territory, the sultan said Sunday amid a tense standoff.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino Muslim leaders caution against violence in protesting anti-Islam video

Muslims march to Mendiola, Manila  to call for the government to block the anti-muslim film 'The Innocence of Muslim' whose trailer is being shown on YouTube. RICHARD A. REYES/Inquirer

Muslims, no matter how hurt they are, should not resort to violence in protesting against the anti-Islam film, “The Innocence of Muslims”, Muslim clerics in Mindanao said.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Muslim Filipinos take fight against video to high court

PROTEST SPREADS TO MARAWI Filipino Muslims raise clenched fists and wave placards blasting the United States and Israel during a protest against the anti-Islamic video “The Innocence of Muslims” in Marawi City on Monday. The video has sparked fury across the Islamic world for mocking the Prophet Mohammad. RICHEL V. UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO

Muslims in Lanao del Sur are taking their battle against the “anti-Islamic” video “Innocence of Muslims” to the Supreme Court.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UK warns citizens in PH over protests


The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against “demonstrations and large gatherings of people” in the Philippines, citing protests in several countries.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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