Algerian students hold 2nd rally of Ramadan

Algerian students in Algiers join the second rally of Ramadan pressing on with weeks of protests against the ruling elite after president Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit. IMAGES

Car drifters put on a show in Tripoli

A group of Libyan car drifters gather in an empty parking lot near Tripoli’s Martyrs Square during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, to show off their drifting skills while dozens of spectators attend the nightly car show that typically starts after midnight and ends shortly before Souhour (the last meal before the start of the fast).

Smoke rises over Kabul after loud explosion

A large blast rocks central Kabul, sending a plume of black smoke over the city in the latest explosion to hit the war-torn city and as Afghanistan observes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. IMAGES

Smoke rises over Kabul after loud explosion heard

A large blast rocks central Kabul, sending a plume of black smoke over the city in the latest explosion to hit the war-torn city and as Afghanistan observes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. IMAGES of smoke plume

Blast in Pakistan’s Lahore kills at least three

A blast at one of Pakistan’s oldest and most popular Sufi shrines kills at least three people and wouns 15 in the eastern city of Lahore, as the country marks the fasting month of Ramadan. IMAGES.

Pakistanis prepare for Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Pakistani vendors in Karachi sell traditional Muslim skullcaps and food for the holy month of Ramadan, which is calculated on the sighting of the new moon, and during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk.

New Zealand: Ramadan prayers at Linwood mosque

As the holy month begins, Muslims in Christchurch attend Ramadan prayers at Linwood mosque which had been the scene of a massacre on March 15.

Yemenis observe Ramadan under fire

The fasting month begins on Monday amid a war in Yemen that has triggered what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis pushing millions to the brink of famine.

Nigeria’s Kano state organises mass wedding before Ramadan

Authorities in Nigeria’s city of Kano congregate in the city’s central mosque to oversee the weddings of some 1,500 couples, as Muslims begin on Monday their month-long fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Sudanese protest on Ramadan

Sudanese protesters take part in the Friday prayer under a scorching hot sun outside army headquarters in Khartoum, few days before Ramadan, as many of them prepare to carry on the sit-in through the fasting period and until their demands are met.