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Syrian war takes center stage on Ramadan TV series

Blasts echo in the distance as two longtime friends and neighbors sit along a narrow street in old Damascus chatting about Syria, when one of them calls the civil war raging in their home country a "crisis."Full story

Officials: Cafe bombings, attacks kill 42 in Iraq

Emboldened militants in Iraq set up their own checkpoint to kill drivers and bombed crowded cafes Thursday in the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed at least 42 people, authorities said. Full story

Pakistan pulls 'immoral' condom commercial off air

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has pulled a condom commercial off the air following more than 1,000 complaints that its broadcast was immoral during the fasting month of Ramadan. Full story

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Syrians struggle to find festive mood this Ramadan

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French Muslims split over start of Ramadan despite accord

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Muslim boys stand in line as they leave madrassa during Ramadan in Delhi
Muslim boys stand in line as they leave madrassa during Ramadan in Delhi

Muslim boys stand in line as they leave a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY EDUCATION)

A Muslim girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa during Ramadan in old quarters of Delhi
A Muslim girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa during Ramadan in old quarters of Delhi

A Muslim girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY EDUCATION)

A Muslim girl learns to read Koran at a madrassa during Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi
A Muslim girl learns to read Koran at a madrassa during Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi

A Muslim girl watches as she learns to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY EDUCATION)

Muslim girls learn to read the Koran at a madrasa during Ramadan in old quarters of Delhi
Muslim girls learn to read the Koran at a madrasa during Ramadan in old quarters of Delhi

Muslim girls learn to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY EDUCATION)

Muslim children learn to read the Koran at madrassa during Ramadan in Delhi
Muslim children learn to read the Koran at madrassa during Ramadan in Delhi

Muslim children learn to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY EDUCATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)