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As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

An Iraqi family is waiting to break their fast during the hold month of Ramadan in Basra, Iraq. For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day. AP

For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino Muslims urged to abort Mecca trip due to MERS virus

A Pakistani offers afternoon prayers in front of a mural depicting the Kaaba and the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, June 30, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramadan--a month of fasting during which observant Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable. AP

The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority on Thursday to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian Muslims start Ramadan, World Cup fever undiminished

Indonesia muslims perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih' marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, June 28, 2014. AP

Muslims in much of Asia began celebrating the holy month of Ramadan Sunday, but in Indonesia even threats by hardliners to raid “sinful” bars could not stop football fans heading to nightspots to watch the World Cup.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am pastor rebuilds fire-razed San Diego church after two years

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Pastor Alex Achacoso (left) with Sigma Rho of SoCal and their families.

Pastor Alexander Achacoso, a University of the Philippines alumnus, on Saturday May 24, led his visiting college fraternity buddies in dedicating a commemorative fountain that caps the rebuilding of a church razed by fire early one morning on Christmas two years ago.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope to visit PH in January 2015

Pope Francis talks with Vatican Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, right, during a press conference he held aboard the papal flight on his way back to Rome at the end of a three day trip to the Midle East, Monday, May 26, 2014. He confirmed a visit to the Philippines in January 2015. AP PHOTO/ANDREW MEDICHINI, POOL

Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will visit the Philippines in January next year as well as Sri Lanka for two days, but gave no definite dates and details. Philippine Catholic Church officials have reportedly invited him to visit the Philippines, with a trip to typhoon-devastated Leyte as the highlight of his visit.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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