The world's one point two billion Muslims, around one-fifth of humanity on Monday began this year's observance of the Ramadan fasting season, regarded as one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith.
Yemeni man reads a copy of the Koran at the Great Mosque on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan, in the Old city of Sana''a, Yemen, 01 August 2011.(EPA)
A Palestinian boy plays with fireworks to celebrate the beginning of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City on 01 August 2011.(EPA)
Yemeni anti-government protesters pray as they hold the Iftar meal to break their fast on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan, in Sanaa, Yemen, 01 August 2011.(EPA)
An UAE police fire a cannon, as a signal for the end of the fasting day during Ramadan, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 01 August 2011.(EPA)
A picture made available on 01 August 2011 shows Saleh Tayseer (C), one of the leader of the Dar Al Salam mosque welcomeing Muslim men gathering inside the mosque for a joint prayer on the eve of the Muslims holy fasting month of Ramadan in Budapest, Hungary, 31 July 2011.(EPA)
A Kashmiri Muslim man cleansing a shrine in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 01 August 2011.(EPA)
A man reads the Koran on the first day of Ramadan while taking shelter from rain on a sidewalk in Lahore August 2, 2011.(Reuters)
A Nepalese Muslim reads the Koran on the second day of the month-long fasting during the holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu August 2, 2011.(Reuters)
Children break fast at King Fahad Mosque on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Culver City, Los Angeles, California August 1, 2011.(Reuters)
A rebel fighter prays before breaking fast at the front line near the Libyan town of Zlitan, 160 km (100 miles) east of Tripoli, August 1, 2011.(Reuters)
Women prepare food for sale on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Utako district in Nigeria's capital Abuja August 1, 2011.(Reuters)
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Although there is no law in Algeria preventing women with headscarves from working, reports of women being turned down by job opportunities because of them wearing headscarves are very common.
Imam Khamis El Mejri was arrested for preaching in a mosque without a government permit.
Princess Theodora Sayn-Wittgenstein of Bavaria had been visiting Scotland Germany and was due to fly home on Sunday.
Abubakar Ibn Garbai Elkanemi, the traditional ruler of Nigeria's northern Borno State, called for "special prayers [to] be held in mosques and churches to seek God's help and urged residents to remain prayerful even after the fasting."
Following a military coup, Turkey banned all non-Turkish broadcasts between 1983 and 1991.
Crimean Tatars oppose joining with Russia, as they fear a repeat of the events of 1944 when Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ethnically cleansed them from their homeland.
American bloggers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, who like Geert Wilders were also banned from entering the UK after being invited to speak to English Defence League members, will also be on the panel.
Legoland Winsor was due to host a private party for Muslim children on Sunday.
Maksat Hajji Toktomushev has been elected as the new grand mufti of Kyrgyzstan.
Chris Johannides, who is of Greek Cypriot origin, was banned by the Conservative Party after he compared Muslim womens' burkas to black dustbin liners.
Quebec survey says a draft law to ban state employees from wearing religious symbols is targeting women who wear a headscarf.
The council had described the killing of endangered animals as "unethical, immoral and sinful", council official Asrorun Ni'am Sholeh.
The opening of the museum was attended by many notables including Yusuf Islam, formerly known as the musician Cat Stevens. “It is a fantastic project and it is going to grow… it is just going to grow”, Yusuf Islam was quoted by SBS.
A former anti-Islamist politician, Arnoud van Doorn, has started a new Islamic party in Holland after accepting Islam.
'It is the strong view of many of those involved in counter-terrorism that there should be a clearer legal position, so that those children who are being turned into potential killers or suicide bombers can be removed into care – for their own safety and for the safety of the public,' Boris Johnson said.
The mosque in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is due to be open by 2015.