More than 250,000 Muslims are breaking their fast every day at the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.
Shades built in the outside courtyards of the mosque have reduced the heat there tremendously.

Hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the security credentials and the political strength to pull off a peace deal with Palestinians now that the U.S. has brokered a new start to direct talks.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said defending Iran meant the same as conducting efforts to set up sustainable peace and security in the world.

UN to hold special meeting in Pakistan’s floods

A special meeting of the UN General Assembly will be held in New York to discuss flood situation in Pakistan.

India wants prosperity, peace and harmony in its neighbouring countries, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said on Sunday.

Terrorism poses the biggest threat to global peace, stability and security, said India’s President, Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil Saturday evening in New Delhi.

Unidentified gunmen have abducted two Jordanian peacekeepers working with the UN-African Union (UNAMID) force in the Sudanese province of Darfur.

Abdollah Mesbah, a retired colonel of Army’s Ground Forces, and Keramat Aziz-Zadeh, the owner of a restaurant in Astara, Gilan province, decided to travel around Iran to convey the message of “Persian Gulf Forever” in 2003.
Just as in other parts of the world, Mesbah, 56, and Aziz-Zadeh, 41, who are members of Iran’s Cycling Federation, faced many problems in achieving their goals, Mehr News Agency reported.

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday that expansion of terrorist moves is now regarded as a serious threat to peace and tranquility of the region.

Ahmadinejad congratulates leaders of Islamic states on Ramadan

Through separate telephone conversations, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad congratulated leaders of Qatar, Iraq, Syria, and Algeria on the commencement of the fasting month of Ramadan


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