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Radical cleric faces death penalty ruling for Jakarta attack

A radical Indonesian cleric is sentenced to death in a court in Jakarta for his role in a 2016 terror attack which killed four and was the first claimed by the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia.

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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Mosul

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited West Mosul on Saturday (), less than a year after the city’s liberation from the Islamic State group. (June 16)

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US Military Adjusts For Ramadan at Guantanamo

During the Islamic holy month, the military adjusts feeding schedules and preparations to accommodate religious detainees in Guantanamo Bay. (June 13)

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Kabul Mughal exhibition: a reminder of the city’s artistic glory

Kabul offers few reminders of Afghanistan’s former glory in Islamic art or religious tolerance but a rare exhibition of Mughal paintings is seeking to change that.

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BEAT GOES ON FOR PAKISTAN RAMADAN DRUMMER

Rattling out syncopated beats from a dhol drum, Lal Hussain saunters through the empty streets of Pakistan’s Rawalpindi waking residents for their morning feast before fasting begins during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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Spirit of Ramadan returns to Iraq’s IS-free Mosul

At night young men in Mosul walk the streets beating drums to announce the pre-dawn breakfast Ramadan, just one of the traditions specific to the Muslim holy month in the city that has returned since the ouster of the Islamic State group last July. The Islamic State (IS) group which controlled the city for three years before its ouster last July had banned drumming, along with other Ramadan traditions that make up the festive spirit of the dawn-to-dusk fasting month.

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Nearly a year since fall of Mosul, hunt for bodies goes on

Atop an enormous mound of rubble under the blistering sun in Iraq’s second city Mosul, rescue crews and police chip away at a grim but vital task. Some 10 months after dislodging the Islamic State group, they are still extracting bodies from the ruins of the shattered Old City.

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Ramadan begins in Afghan capital

Local residents of Kabul break their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.