Italy’s Muslims help needy on Eid

ROME: Muslim communities around Italy marked the end of Ramadan with displays of unity and generosity. During the holy month, most communities have been involved in fundraising and food distribution for families struggling amid the two-month national lockdown to halt the coronavirus pandemic.  With many mosques following stringent social distancing rules, Eid Al-Fitr celebrations to mark…

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US leads arms sales to Saudis, followed by UK, from 2014-2018

For decades, this spending has bolstered the country’s political clout. “If Saudi Arabia wasn’t by far one of the largest buyer of weapons you probably couldn’t count on the uncritical support of powerful western powers. One of the outcomes of purchasing weapons is that you’re buying relationships,” said Andrew Feinstein, an expert on corruption and the…

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Germany extends distancing rules to end of June

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday warned Local Government Units (LGUs) that they would face sanctions if they failed to accept Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) returning to their hometowns as part of government measures to help nationals leave coronavirus-hit countries. “I am ordering you to accept them, open the gates of your territories and allow…

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US leads arms sales to Saudis, followed by UK, from 2014-2018

For decades, this spending has bolstered the country’s political clout. “If Saudi Arabia wasn’t by far one of the largest buyer of weapons you probably couldn’t count on the uncritical support of powerful western powers. One of the outcomes of purchasing weapons is that you’re buying relationships,” said Andrew Feinstein, an expert on corruption and the…

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India moves into top 10 worst-hit by COVID-19

ROME: Italy’s Muslims gathered in parks and public squares to celebrate the end of Ramadan, as many of the country’s mosques remained shut because of the coronavirus pandemic. Islamic places of worship have been going slow on welcoming back congregations, despite an easing of a months-long lockdown, in order to guarantee social distancing and other preventive…

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