Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Several Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, are celebrating Eid Al-Fitr on Sunday.

In Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, the celebrations for Ramadan started a day later than other countries and so the Eid's moon in these countries will be seen a day later than the other countries.

The Office of the Nigerian Presidency has released President Muhammadu Buhari's Eid voice message in a bid to debunk claims that he is suffering from speech impairment.This follows claims on social media that the ailing 75-year-old Nigerian leader was suffering from memory loss and an inability to speak.

Donald Trump's government has not held an iftar dinner for the end of Ramadan, breaking a Muslim tradition held at the White House for more than two centuries.

Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base "disrespectful"
Its ally Turkey joined in, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying on Sunday that the ultimatum was "against worldwide law". The list of demands also called on Qatar to terminate Turkey's limited military presence in the small Gulf state.

"Dinner will be on the table precisely at sun-set - " the invitation read.

Third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson in 1805 held the first White House iftar - an after-sunset meal to break the fast - for a visiting Muslim envoy from Tunisia. During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. In a statement, Tillerson said, "This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity".

In her felicitation message, the chief minister expressed hoped this Eid brings along everlasting peace, happiness and prosperity to the people of the state. Every year, it becomes shorter by 11 or 12 days. The Chief Minister said that the eternal sacrifices made by martyrs in the fight against terrorism can not be forgotten.

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