Muslims around the world are celebrating their holy month of Ramadan by fasting from dawn to dusk. In Jerusalem the exact moments of sunrise and sunset are announced by a cannon blast. Even this tradition is affected by the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Millions of Muslims across the world have begun observing Islam's holy month of Ramadan. But what is it about? DW examines the religious observance and what it means for the faithful.
The Philippine military has held a ceasefire in its fight against Islamists in Marawi to allow Muslims to celebrate Eid. But gunfire is reported to have resumed as soon as the eight-hour truce ended.
A suicide bomber aiming to strike Islam's holiest site has blown himself up after being surrounded by police. Millions of faithful from around the world have gathered in Mecca to mark the end of Ramadan.
Gulf states have escalated their dispute with Qatar by accusing members of the royal family of sponsoring terrorism. Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel has warned that "dramatic" tensions could lead to a war.
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