Pakistan COVID-19 infections pass 100,000

The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has passed 100,000. Infections jumped after the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended and markets reopened. Doctors and other health professionals wanted tougher lockdown measures, including the closure of mosques. But the government rejected them. More than 2,000 people in Pakistan have died from COVID-19 since the outbreak … Read more Pakistan COVID-19 infections pass 100,000

900 Taliban prisoners to be freed in biggest release yet

The Afghan government has announced it will free 900 Taliban members of the insurgent group on Wednesday in the biggest such release yet. The release is part of a prisoner swap under a deal made by the Taliban and the United States in Doha in February. It’s a precursor to peace talks between Kabul and … Read more 900 Taliban prisoners to be freed in biggest release yet

Eid in Nigeria: Outbreak dampens festivities

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan is usually a time of celebration in Nigeria. This year, however, many children will not be getting new clothes and gifts. The pandemic has devastated the economy, leaving millions struggling to get by. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. … Read more Eid in Nigeria: Outbreak dampens festivities

Idlib’s displaced: Syrians return home for Eid celebrations

People in Syria’s last rebel stronghold are celebrating Eid al Fitr, the holiday that ends the fasting month of Ramadan. Many of those displaced by government air raids are now returning to their homes in Idlib for the first time since a ceasefire was put in place in March. Traumatised and distressed, these families still … Read more Idlib’s displaced: Syrians return home for Eid celebrations

Hundreds Gather in German Ikea Parking Lot for Socially Distanced Eid Prayers

Hundreds of Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr with socially distanced prayers at an Ikea parking lot in Wetzlar, Germany, on May 24. The “festival of the breaking of the fast” is one of Islam’s two major holidays, and begins when the moon rises on the final day of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Drone footage … Read more Hundreds Gather in German Ikea Parking Lot for Socially Distanced Eid Prayers

US Muslims celebrate “distanced” Eid al-Fitr amid COVID-19 fears

More than three million Muslims living in the United States celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Sunday. And in times of social distancing, mosques went the extra mile to keep worshippers safe. Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Falls Church in the US state of Virginia. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more US Muslims celebrate “distanced” Eid al-Fitr amid COVID-19 fears

Indonesian grand mosque packed with Eid worshippers despite ban

Thousands packed the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia that implements Sharia law, to perform Eid Al-Fitr prayers and mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. The government has banned Eid prayers in many major cities and provinces to curb the spread of coronavirus. Indonesia has confirmed 22,271 COVID-19 … Read more Indonesian grand mosque packed with Eid worshippers despite ban

Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in India Amid Covid-19 Fears

Muslims in New Delhi, India celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan amid coronavirus fears. Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks. … Read more Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in India Amid Covid-19 Fears

Muslims’ Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrated under lockdown

Millions of Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr marking the end of a month of fasting. It is one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar. But the coronavirus pandemic has brought about unprecedented restrictions in some countries, where prayers in mosques and public celebrations are barred. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta … Read more Muslims’ Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrated under lockdown

Muslims Around the World Prepare to End Ramadan and Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Muslims from Bangladesh to the United Kingdom to the Ivory Coast are preparing for and celebrating Eid-al-Fitr, a day which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to … Read more Muslims Around the World Prepare to End Ramadan and Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

At least two survivors after Pakistan PK 8303 plane crash

An Airbus A320 passenger jet crashed in Karachi after technical issues were revealed in the pilot’s final message to air traffic control. There were reportedly 98 people aboard the plane, including 91 passengers, of which two have survived. Pakistan resumed domestic flights ahead of the Eid holiday marking the end of the Islamic fasting month … Read more At least two survivors after Pakistan PK 8303 plane crash

Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr despite coornavirus restrictions | The World

Muslims across the world have been preparing to mark the biggest Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, signalling the end of the holy month of Ramadan. But as Kirsty Johansen reports, with coronavirus restrictions still in place celebrations will be low key. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News … Read more Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr despite coornavirus restrictions | The World

Malaysia’s Ramadan bazaars go online amid pandemic

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar. In Malaysia it is also a time when small traders and hawkers make the most money. But as their shops remain closed because of the pandemic, many vendors have gone online. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Malaysia’s Ramadan bazaars go online amid pandemic

Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

Nigerians are complaining about rising food prices during Ramadan. The cost of some items has doubled, and they are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris has been speaking with buyers and sellers in markets in the capital, Abuja. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

Ramadan under Lockdown: How one Muslim family are observing the holy month

As Muslims observe Ramadan, we take a look at how one family is marking the holy month under coronavirus lockdown. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The coronavirus pandemic has meant countries across the globe have imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the virus – including closing mosques and banning mass gatherings. We join Hafsah Habiri from London, … Read more Ramadan under Lockdown: How one Muslim family are observing the holy month