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To fast or not? Free of IS, Syrians in Raqa mark relaxed Ramadan

May 20, 2018 - 12:19 PM

For more than three years, residents of Raqa were subjected to IS' ultra-strict interpretation of Islamic law – particularly stringent during the holy month of Ramadan.

RAMADAN. People buy fruits and vegetables at a market in the Syrian city of Raqa on May 17, 2018, during the holy month of Ramadan. The Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) recently drove the Islamic State (IS) group out of large parts of northern and eastern Syria, including the onetime jihadist capital of Raqa, with help from the coalition's air strikes, weapons and special forces advisors. Photo by Delil souleiman/AFP

Duterte on Ramadan: Sacrifice to help communities

May 17, 2018 - 6:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he hopes Muslims will 'continue to do good deeds for the poor and the marginalized members of society' as Ramadan begins

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte makes a gesture of respect as he takes center stage during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. Malacañang file photo

Saudi Arabia announces start of Ramadan

May 16, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Traditionally, many Muslim-majority countries have followed the dates set by Saudi religious authorities, but in recent years many have used their own astronomical calculations

THE MOON. An observatory officer uses a telescope to look for the Ramadan moon at Lhoknga beach, in Aceh province, on May 15, 2018. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Southeast Asia's largest mosque hosts pilgrims in Ramadan

Jun 07, 2016 - 7:14 PM

At Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta thousands take part in the breaking of the fast and evening prayers

Peace in Ramadan and Bangsamoro

Jul 29, 2014 - 4:08 PM

Ramadhan brings with it renewal and hope particularly for peace in Mindanao