May 17, 2021
3-Day Ceasefire Gives Some Respite to Afghans
By Franz J. Marty
A temporary truce to mark the end of Ramadan mostly held, allowing Afghans to celebrate in relative peace.
May 12, 2021
As Ramadan Ends, Malaysia Begins Its Third COVID-19 Lockdown
By Sebastian Strangio
The lockdown announcement followed assurances from senior officials that nationwide restrictions were unnecessary.
May 11, 2021
With COVID-19 Rampant, Indonesia Braces for the Holidays
By Teguh Maulana
Outbreaks and vaccine problems loom as Indonesian Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr festivities.
May 07, 2021
Ramadan in China: Faithful Dwindle Under Limits on Religion
By Ken Moritsugu and Dake Kang
The tree-lined paths of the Id Kah Mosque's grounds are tranquil, and it's easy to miss the three surveillance cameras keeping watch over whoever comes in.
April 27, 2020
Muslims Begin Marking a Subdued Ramadan Under Virus Closures
By Associated Press
Usually, Ramadan’s dawn-to-dusk fasting is followed by large gatherings and family meals. In many places, such gatherings aren’t possible now.
April 09, 2020
Eid al-Fitr and Indonesia’s Struggle With COVID-19
By Marcus Tantau
Many people fear that the mass migration accompanying the religious festival could worsen the spread of COVID-19 throughout the country.
June 26, 2017
In Pakistan, a Bloody Farewell to Ramadan
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Twin attacks in Quetta and Parachinar killed over 80 and wounded hundreds.
July 31, 2014
Dozens Dead in Latest Xinjiang Violence
By Shannon Tiezzi
There are conflicting explanations of the violence in Xinjiang's Kashgar Prefecture, but reports indicate over 30 dead.
July 23, 2013
Recipes for Ramadan: Feasting During Islam’s Holy Month
During Ramadan Muslims may fast from dawn until sunset, but in the evenings they feast.
July 12, 2013
Ramadan: Indonesian Fundamentalists Target Alcohol and Pornography
Hardliners raid “sinful” establishments as the holy month begins.