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 Baku to host Summit of World Religious Leaders

This year Azerbaijan will host the Summit of World Religious Leaders, Chairman of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli said. According to him, the 2nd Baku Summit of …

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Azerbaijan celebrating end of Ramadan

Azerbaijan celebrates the holy month of Ramadan, which is the most sacred time of year for Muslims, today and tomorrow. It's a highly anticipated holiday that follows four weeks of fasting between dawn and sunset. Ramadan is …

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Holy month of Ramadan begins

Muslims throughout the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday evening, May 5.  The tradition began in the seventh century and commemorates the month when the Prophet Mohammed retreated to a cave …

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Jews around the world celebrate Passover

Jews around the world will start celebrating eight-day holiday Pesach (Passover), associated with one of the main events of biblical history - the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt and their liberation from slavery. In the …

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 Five mosques attacked with sledgehammers in Birmingham

UK police said they were investigating attacks on five mosques in Birmingham that had their windows smashed overnight. The police were first called at 2.32am to a mosque on Birchfield Road, Perry Barr, where a man was reported to be …

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Erdogan: Istanbul to never become Constantinople

Istanbul will never become Constantinople and Turks will never leave this city, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, commenting on the recent terrorist attack in New Zealand mosques against Muslims. According to …

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Armenian church being built in Bashkortostan - media

The construction of an Armenian church has started in Zaton village of Ufa, the capital city of the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan, according to Govorit Ufa. The church consecration ceremony was attended by Bishop Yezras of the …

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Putin plunges into water to celebrate Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in the traditional swimming to celebrate Epiphany, the press service of the Kremlin reported. “Yes, Putin plunged into the water,” RIA Novosti quotes the official message. …

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Kazakh president extends Christmas greetings

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev extended his Christmas greetings to the Orthodox Christians of the country, according to the press service of Akorda. "Dear compatriots! Congratulations on the bright holiday …

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Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. The main solemn service was held in the Christ the Savior Cathedral by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia on the …

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Georgia's Patriarch Ilia II turns 86

Georgian Patriarch Ilia II turned 86 today. Georgian top officials have congratulated the patriarch on the day, wished him health and long live. Georgian Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze wrote that …

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Erdogan named world's most influential Muslim

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ranked first place in the 2019 edition of the World's 500 Most Influential Muslims. Prepared annually by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, the book notes …

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