Muslim Holidays News
London’s Parliament Square Transformed Into 'Life Jacket Graveyard'
London’s Parliament Square became the site of a "life jacket graveyard" Monday as charities that benefit migrants sought to display the risks faced by refugees in advance of this week's United Nations summit on the refugee crisis. More than 2,500 life jackets were placed by volunteers in the square
Afghanistan's Shiites Mark Ashura Amid Threats and Violence
Despite warnings from Afghan authorities of possible attacks, the country's Shiite population is preparing to mark the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson with candlelight vigils and mass public self-flagellations
Heavy Rains and Eid Animal Sacrifices Create Rivers of Blood in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rivers of blood flowed through the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday morning after heavy monsoon rains mixed with animal sacrifices for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha . The annual holiday, known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is the second biggest celebration of the year for Muslims .
Aid to Aleppo Delayed as UN Awaits Security Assurances From All Parties
The UN said aid would not go through today as planned, even as trucks packed with food sat at the Turkish border ready to cross into Syria , and residents of the besieged city of Aleppo awaited the badly-needed supplies. The UN had planned for 20 trucks with aid to enter East Aleppo today, the
Investigators Share Video of Possible Arson Suspect From Omar Mateen's Mosque Fire
Investigators are blaming arson in a blaze that broke out overnight in the mosque attended by Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured dozens more. Emergency responders received a call at about 12:31 a.m. Monday reporting a fire at
US-Russia Brokered Syria Cease-Fire Begins
The new, nationwide ceasefire that the United States and Russia hope to enforce inside Syria is set to begin at sundown today, at around 12 noon ET. Parameters for the cessation of hostilities, announced Friday by Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, call on
Annual Pilgrimage Begins in Saudi Arabia a Year After Deadly Stampede
Some two million Muslims from around the globe began the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. The five-day pilgrimage is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. Pilgrims are encircling Islam 's most sacred site, the cube-shaped Kabaa in the holy city of Mecca, amid
US and Russia Agree on New Syria Cease-Fire Plan
The United States and Russia have agreed on the terms of another cease-fire in Syria and have called on warring parties across the nation to stop fighting at sundown on Sept. 12, the same day the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday begins, Secretary of State John Kerry announced from Switzerland tonight.
Divisional rankings: Lightweight
Check out my rankings within each division by clicking on the links below. Who is the best fighter regardless of weight class? See ESPN's pound-for-pound rankings . Plus, check out our women's pound-for-pound rankings . Note: Results through Aug. 1. Divisional Rankings Heavyweight | Light