While in past years, Ramadan services centered around the breaking of the fast with a meal, this year evening prayers are the main event, due to concerns about COVID-19.
A state mandate allowing churches and other houses of worship to reopen went into effect two weeks ago. Despite the relaxed regulation, few Alaska churches have opened for in-person services.
A corrections official says he can’t comment on the lawsuit, but that the jail is a non-pork facility and that there are dietary options, including vegan meals, available.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sun up until sun down, is drawing to a close.
A three-day truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to hold for a second day today as negotiators planned to meet in Cairo for indirect talks on prospects of a lasting cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
Secretary of State John Kerry has handed over a seven-day truce proposal to Israel and Hamas, NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.
Extremist Sunni group ISIS has announced a plan to rule the territory it has carved out of Iraq and Syria in recent months, in a declaration that touches on public services, salaries, and compensation for damages from the violence.