eid

31,000 Kuwaitis Took “Sick Leave” After Eid Holiday

Manama: Thousands in Kuwait took fake “sick leaves” to take advantage of the weekend preceding the Eid break and took Wednesday and Thursday off ahead of the two-day weekend in order to accumulate a nine-day Eid break. Hind Al Sabeeh, Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, has warned of legal and administrative measures against

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Mosul: First Eid Without Daesh

By Alaa Marjani MOSUL, Iraq, June 28- People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Daesh in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over. Children gathered in squares on the eastern side of

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Curfew, Protests Mar Muslim Holy Day for Families in Indian Kashmir

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Sept 13  – In Srinagar, Indian Kashmir’s main city, calls to prayer ringing out from mosques went largely unanswered on Tuesday, as families in the Muslim-majority region heeded a curfew that made celebrating Eid nigh impossible. Adil Lateef was an exception. The 22-year-old was able to slip out of his

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Saudis Tighten Their Belts for Eid in Age of Austerity

By Marwa Rashad and Reem Shamseddine RIYADH/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Sept 5  – A cartoon widely circulated in Saudi Arabia on Twitter last month showed three old men in traditional robes, named Unemployment, Prices and Poverty, looking down at a young boy with torn clothes named Salary. “When will you grow bigger like us?!” the men

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