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Muslim prisoners fed pork during Ramadan

 
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against "cruel and unusual punishment."
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A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said. 
 
 

Turkish early cancer detection microchip claims awards

Two high school students in Turkey, who developed a microchip for early detection of cancer, have claimed yet another award.
 
Berna Akdeniz and Leyla Al Masoud -- developers of the microchip in western province of Izmir --  decided to study on early diagnosis of cancer in 2016 and after a year the duo developed a microfluidic chip to diagnose lung, breast and prostate cancers early.
 
 

Mufti of Tatarstan gave interview to German journalists

Mufti of Tatarstan, Kamil Hazrat Samigullin, received journalists from Germany's ZDF TV channel for an interview in connection with the forthcoming FIFA 2018.
 
One of the most famous journalists and TV presenters in Germany, the chief editor of the ZDF information service, Mattis Fornoff, is in Russia for a documentary dedicated to the host country of the World Football Championship.
 
 

1500 Muslims join for collective Iftar in Kiev

From the begining of Ramadan some 1500 fasting Muslims attend daily mass iftar organised by Islamic Cultural Center of Kiev in Ukraine. 
 
After long day of fasting Muslims gather here to enjoy breaking fast together which not only has symbolic value but also considered a praiseworthy act in Islam.
 
 

What makes Ramadan in Old Jeddah special

Old Jeddah (Al-Balad) is one of the most popular historic landmarks of the city. Locals and non-locals enjoy walking down the old alleys and admiring the remnants of old Hejaz, making it a favorite tourist attraction in the city.
 
According to Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) sources, its existence may date back to the era before Islam. Some of the buildings are 400 years old, and Old Jeddah is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
 

Bashkortostan writers launch Ramadan - goodness relay

The Union of Writers of the Republic of Bashkortostan launched nationwide "Ramadan - Relay of Goodness" event. 
 
To join the project it is necessary to commit any good deed, capture it on the camera, and upload the photo to the social media with the hashtag #Ramadan_estapheta_dobra and pass the baton further to another potential participant. 
 
 

Goldsmith teaches Quran to students

A goldsmith in the Macedonian capital Skopje teaches the holy Quran to students at his shop.
 
Necmedin Bushi gives the reading lessons while moulding gold at his workshop, calling it his second job.
 
Bushi told Anadolu Agency that he comes from a family of artisans and his father, uncle and his brothers are all craftsmen in different fields.
 
 

Boycott Israeli goods, Turkey's president Erdoğan urges

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Tuesday morning to look into his country's economic relations with Israel after the June 24 presidential and parliament elections in Turkey. 
 
Erdogan made the comment while speaking to reporters on a flight from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Turkey.
 
 

Israel bars entry to Jerusalem for Gaza residents during Ramadan

At the onset of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a new media report suggests that Israeli authorities may restrict access to Jerusalem for Muslims living in the Gaza Strip.
 
Tel Aviv has reportedly decided to not allow the residents of the Gaza Strip to visit Jerusalem during Ramadan, the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) told Russian newspaper Izvestia.
 
 

Tajikistan iftar held in Moscow "Ramadan Tent"

Several hundred fasting believers came together to share the evening meal-Iftar organised by Tajikistan as part of the Ramadan Tent project in Moscow. 
 
Hundreds of Muslims, not only Tajiks, but also Uzbeks, Russians, Tatars, and other ethnic nationalities took part in the Day of Tajikistan at the Memorial Mosque.
 
 
 

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