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2008-09-10 12:00:30

The great Egyptian singer Muhammad Munir is scheduled to host a live musical concert at the Egyptian Opera House on the 19th day of Ramadan. The stage is being constructed and new decoration will be added to it for the musical event, featuring special Ramadan lanterns will be added. Munir is scheduled to start his performance singing a religious song and then he will recite prayers which he also recorded for an Egyptian radio station. Munir will not perform songs from his latest album...

2008-09-05 15:00:18

The famous Lebanese artist Haifa Wahbe said that she turned down all offers presented to her to sing during the holy month of Ramadan. Haifa also told her producer Muhsin Jaber that she wants to take a break during the holy month, because she does not believe it is right to sing during the month of worship. Haifa recently hosted a massive live concert at the Carthage Festival in Tunisia. Fans crowded to see her, dancing to her music and singing the words to her old and new songs. At...

2008-09-03 06:00:16

Text of report in English by privately-owned Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star website on 3 September Beirut: For Muslims in Lebanon, there are many traditions associated with the holy month of Ramadan - and not all of them are religious. As well as fasting, praying and giving to charity, many are preparing for another less orthodox Ramadan custom; watching hours of dramatic Egyptian and Syrian soap operas. Beirutis say that during Ramadan, they love to sit with their families and watch...

2008-09-01 09:00:19

Text of report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 1 September Jakarta, Monday 1 September: The government has guaranteed that there are enough food stocks to meet needs during this year's religious festivities - Idul Fitri, Idul Adha and Christmas - and New Year's Eve celebrations. "We previously doubted the availability of stock. But after we checked the market, we found that the stocks are enough," Agriculture Minister Anton...

2008-09-01 09:00:08

By Zarar Khan Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan said Sunday it was suspending a military operation against insurgents in a tribal region for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan but warned any provocations in the area would bring immediate retaliation. A Taliban spokesman welcomed the decision to halt the strikes in the Bajur tribal region, a rumored hideout of Osama bin Laden near the border with Afghanistan. In another part of the northwest, a blast blamed on a missile...

2008-08-20 00:00:39

Four North Staffordshire chemists are offering Muslim patients help managing their medicines during the Ramadan fast next month. They will can obtain the advice from staff at Co-operative Pharmacy branches in Dunning Street and Furlong Road, Tunstall; Broad Street, Hanley; and Stoke Road, Shelton. Although people who are ill can be exempt from fasting between sunrise and sunset during Ramadan, many who take regular medication continue to observe the fast. That can mean oral medicines...

2008-08-19 18:00:43

MUSLIM patients fasting during Ramadan are being warned to heed advice from specialists across the region over managing their medicines during the religious festival. Although people who are ill can be exempt from fasting between sunrise and sunset during Ramadan, many who take regular medication continue to observe the fast. But this means Muslims, who take tablets for conditions from diabetes to heart disease, can be put at risk if the treatment is not being taken at the correct time...

2007-02-06 06:00:09

By Khattab, Sherif; Mohsen, Iman Abdel; Foutouh, Ismail Aboul; Ramadan, Ashraf; Et al Abstract Background. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are considered to be at increased risk of miscarriage. Since metformin has beneficial effects on the risk factors contributing to first- trimester abortion in PCOS patients, we hypothesized that metformin - owing to its metabolic, endocrine, vascular and anti-inflammatory effects - may reduce the incidence of first-trimester abortion in...

2006-07-31 10:31:49

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - As a girl, Salma Ramadan was forced from her home in south Lebanon by Israel's invasion in 1982. Now, an Israeli onslaught on the Beirut suburb where she grew up has made her homeless again. "When we were young -- the age of my children -- we were forced to leave the south to Beirut by Israeli bombardment. "Now we have had children and they have been forced to leave," she said, her son and daughter at her side as they walked through the southern...

2006-07-27 07:10:24

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven of his top lieutenants for crimes against humanity was adjourned on Thursday to October when the verdict carrying the maximum penalty of death, is expected to be delivered. "The court decided to adjourn the session ... until October 16," said chief judge Raouf Abdel Rahman. Saddam and the seven others are charged with the killing of 148 Shi'ites after an attempt on his life in Dujail in 1982. Saddam faces a...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.