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Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

...Anbar province. He said a counteroffensive against the northern town of Mosul would not come before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins in mid-June.The U.S. Central Command said the international coalition carried out 23 airstrikes on militants...
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Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

...said Sunday that it had agreed to hold fire ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. But as Israel's Cabinet met to discuss the offer and the ongoing war, rockets rained down on southern Israel and Israeli...
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Combining patience with urgency

...few visible results, and a new consensus began to gel: Gen. Tommy Franks was a bumbler, and U.S. policy was failing as Ramadan and winter closed in. Now the armchair experts are happy to pocket the fall of Kabul and move on to what the administration...
Pentagon releases bin Laden video

...and he (Allah) will give us blessing and more victory during this holy month of Ramadan," he said. Most American Muslims will celebrate the ending of Ramadan on Sunday. Bin Laden, often chuckling and animated, sat with his companions on...
Grief can enrich, not overwhelm, the holidays that so many winter holidays come together, Poole said. There's winter solstice, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, and Ramadan. Then the New Year. Then Valentine's Day, Easter, and Memorial Day. "In Juneau, it's the darkest time of the year...
Arab Spring hardening into summer of stalemates

...bystanders in Syria and Yemen. The stalemates could shift into a deeper holding pattern in August during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when the pace of daily life traditionally slows as the Islamic world observes a dawn-to-dusk fast and other customs such...
Caution, not panic

...religious cultists energized by planned millennial observances. More recently, noting the coincidence of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the end of the century, and using intelligence gathered overseas, the FBI has expanded its scrutiny of Middle Eastern...
Independent media a rarity in Iraq

...followed. "Each news organization, except some (international) ones, supports a particular party or politician," said Ali Ramadan, a TV correspondent from the al-Rasheed satellite channel. "The performance of the local media in Iraq (during and after...
Black Hawk crash kills 7 Americans, 4 Afghans

...given to them last year," the militants said in their annual statement ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.The attacks on U.S. service personnel have stirred fresh doubts about the capability of Afghan...
Hamas cries victory; truce with Israel holds

...including reviving a faltering economy.Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and the head of the smaller Islamic Jihad militant group Ramadan Shalah met with Egypt's intelligence chief Thursday as the follow-up talks geared up.Reaching a deal on a new border...


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