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Western Massachusetts Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan

Western Massachusetts Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan One of the largest events in the region wrapped up early Sunday morning at Anaheim's Angel Stadium, where as many as 15,000 people were expected at the annual Eid prayer. Since the Bill Clinton administration, the White House has each year hosted either an event to mark the Eid'l Fitr feast - which ends the fasting month of Ramadan - or a meal breaking the dawn-til-dusk fast, known as an iftar. [Full Article...]

Top Democrat says health bill will kill 'hundreds of thousands'

Top Democrat says health bill will kill 'hundreds of thousands' Asked to respond to Conway's comments, Collins said: "I respectfully disagree with her analysis". Unless those holdouts can be swayed, their numbers are more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and deliver a bitter defeat for the president. [Full Article...]

Trump sends greetings to Muslims but scraps White House event

Trump sends greetings to Muslims but scraps White House event Greeting fellow citizens, "particularly my Muslim brothers and sisters", he said: "May this joyous occasion, which marks the culmination of the period of fasting and prayer during the Holy month of Ramzan, bring happiness, peace and prosperity and be an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to serve humanity. [Full Article...]

15 taken off missing list in China landslide

15 taken off missing list in China landslide On Sunday , about 3,000 people were searching for survivors. Xu Zhiwen, deputy chief of the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba, said 10 people have been confirmed dead and 93 others missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported . [Full Article...]

Conservatives and DUP sign agreement

During university she joined the Young Unionist Association, the youth wing of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), which had ruled Northern Ireland virtually unchallenged since the state was created in 1922. The UK's is going to continue to meet NATO's 2% defense spending target, and cash support for farmers will remain at current levels until the next election. [Full Article...]

Russia, upping pressure on Telegram app, says terrorists use it

Russia, upping pressure on Telegram app, says terrorists use it Once on the list, it would have to store information about its users on Russian servers and hand over user information to the authorities on request. But the service has drawn the ire of critics who say it can let criminals and terrorists communicate without fear of being tracked by police, pointing in particular to its use by Islamic State jihadists. [Full Article...]

Seoul hopeful of North-South Korean Olympic team

But unlike the summer version, the winter games have minimum qualifications because of the risks inherent in snow and ice sports , and so far no North Korean athletes have met the required standards. Protesters carried placards that read: "Trump stop forcing (South Korea) to deploy THAAD " and "No THAAD, No Trump". A North Korean soldier defected to the South after crossing the heavily f... [Full Article...]

Indialivetoday wishes its readers a happy Eid-al-Fitr greeting

Members of his community anxious about anti-Islam protests in the days leading up to Eid al-Fitr, Mirza said. The sunset dinner, attended by legislators, diplomats and leaders within the US Muslim community, went on to become an annual tradition from 1999, observed by the past three administrations. [Full Article...]

Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr Instead, the Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles, which means that the month of Ramadan moves roughly 10 days backward every year compared to the Gregorian calendar. Read the full statement from the NDC below . Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity. [Full Article...]

Theresa May to hold crunch talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster

Theresa May to hold crunch talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster The DUP head told ITV News she had "some very good discussions" with Mrs May and was hopeful of reaching a conclusion "sooner rather than later". "We as a government remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement and the subsequent agreements and we continue to work with all the parties in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in ensuring that we can continue t... [Full Article...]

Senior GOP senator seeks 'path' for resolving Qatar crisis

Tillerson has urged Arab states to "sit down together" to try to reach resolution while also noting that the list of demands on Qatar that have imposed a blockade against it "will be very hard to meet". Starting from June 5, Bahrain, Comoros, Egypt, Maldives, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen's internationally backed government and one of Libya's three governments have cut of... [Full Article...]

Three dead, 30 missing after boat capsizes in Columbia

Videos posted on social media showed motorboats coming to the aid of passengers, with approximately 122 people rescued or managing to make it to shore. The cause of the accident was still unclear, officials said. The rescue center was also calling on anyone with scuba gear to assist with the search. [Full Article...]

At least 100 dead as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan

At least 100 dead as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan The truck, carrying some 25,000 litres of gasoline, was travelling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore , the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost control and crashed on a highway outside the town of Bahawalpur early on Sunday. [Full Article...]

15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

It also showed the people attempting to crawl down from the fourth-floor roof when the ferry began sinking in the water. "Survivors told local media that the boat appeared to be overloaded and none of the passengers on board were wearing life vests", the Daily Telegraph reports. [Full Article...]

Dozens of tourists missing after boat sinks in Colombia

There was initial confusion over the death toll after Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for Antioquia province, told journalists that nine people had died. He said rescuers were having difficulty reaching the reservoir by road due to heavy traffic on the major Medellin-Bogota highway. The reservoir is one of the main tourist attractions in the region. [Full Article...]

Chinese troops transgress Sikkim sector, damage bunkers

Chinese troops transgress Sikkim sector, damage bunkers The Army , on being contacted by TOI, refused to say anything about the incident. It is not the first time that such transgression has happened at the Doka La, a place at the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction. Ren urged the Indian side not to complicate border issues, and reiterated China's firm resolve to safeguard its sovereignty. China, the PLA said, was committed to building bilateral ties b... [Full Article...]

Role of DUP, new partner in United Kingdom government

Under the terms of the agreement, Northern Ireland will receive an extra £1.0 billion (1.1 billion euros, $1.3 billion) from the state over two years in exchange for DUP supporting May's Conservatives. The second question is one of influence. Cuts to vital public services must be halted right across the United Kingdom, not just in Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

Trump blames Obama for Russian attack he doesn't believe happened

Trump blames Obama for Russian attack he doesn't believe happened The research findings by Halderman and team accompany the committee's attempt at weighing Russia's extent of disseminating wrong information during the 2016 U.S presidential election. "The American people are scratching their heads". But others have joined in the criticism, including Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, who said at the weekend that Obama's admi... [Full Article...]

Trump seeks support for controversial GOP health care bill

But she said it will be "extremely difficult" for the White House to be able to find a narrow path to attract both conservatives and moderates. She said she intends to wait for a Congressional Budget Office analysis before making a decision. [Full Article...]

US F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Assad Regime Drone in Syria

US F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Assad Regime Drone in Syria Iran's Revolutionary Guard says all six ballistic missiles it launched at Islamic State militants in Syria earlier this week hit their targets. (Arab 24 network, via AP, File). "That would be another mistake on the scope of the Iraq War". "I can tell you it was an Iranian-made drone", Davis said, declining to speculate on who was operating it. [Full Article...]


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