Officials: 3 Wounded in Blast at Non-Muslim Saudi Cemetery

PARIS — Three people were wounded Wednesday when an improvised explosive device targeted a ceremony of French, American, British, Italian and Greek officials commemorating the end of World War I at a cemetery in the Saudi city of Jiddah, according to official ...

COVID-19 Brings a New Kind of Ramadan for Muslim Community

Muslims in the Fresno area will cast their eyes skyward Friday morning in search of the crescent moon that will signal the start of Islam's holy month of Ramadan. As happens every year, there will be prayers, fasting, and feasting for the next 30 days. But ...

Must Muslims Fast for Ramadan During COVID-19?

When Islam's holy month of Ramadan begins next week, there will still be prayers, fasting, and feasting, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic the prayers and celebrations will be in the homes of the Muslim fait...
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Saudi Arabia Halts Pilgrimage; Iran Vice President Has Virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam's holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the plans of millions of faithful ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Rama...
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Trump: Travel Ban Expansion Coming, Nations Aren’t Yet Final

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. would soon be imposing visa restrictions on more countries — though it's not clear yet how many nations will be affected by his expansion of the travel ban. “We’re adding a couple of countries to i...