Malaysian Muslims feast in Kuala Lumpur

Muslims, taking part in the holy month of Ramadan, enjoy an outdoor feast as night falls in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Duration: 00:32 Jun 30, 2014

Ramadan begins in Iraq

While battles with Sunni extremist militants continued to grip the country, Iraqis began fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Shoppers were out Monday morning buying provisions. Duration: 00:55 Jun 30, 2014

Iraqi army battles Sunni extremists in Diyala province

Ruthless jihadists spearheading a Sunni militant offensive in Iraq have declared an "Islamic caliphate" and ordered Muslims worldwide to pledge allegiance to their chief, in a spectacular bid to extend their authority. Duration: 00:58 Jun 30, 2014

Turkey's Erdogan expected to unveil presidential bid Tuesday

Turkey's ruling party is expected to name Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its candidate in August presidential polls on Tuesday. Erdogan has faced huge protests and a major corruption scandal in the past year. Duration: 01:58 Jun 30, 2014

A Temple and Mosque in Malegaon share a common wall, fading religious differences

Malegaon, June 30 (ANI): Situated in the western state of Maharashtra, Malegaon houses many cultures who work and pray together. And this common bond of brotherhood is shared by a mosque and a temple here. Here, a mosque and a temple not only share a common wall but also participate in each others festivals with equal zest. While devotees in the temple perform prayers; Namaz is offered at the same time in the mosque. Malegaon proves that the essence of communal harmony is still alive in every part of the country. Jun 30, 2014

Hyderabad keeps alive rich old legacy of communal harmony by maintaining its old traditions

Hyderabad, June 30 (ANI): Known for cultural amalgamation and brilliant architectural styles like that of Charminar, Hyderabad, the common capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has lived for over 450 years with utter peace and brotherhood. The history of Hyderabad itself is the symbol of communal love and it still continues to adhere by its name. Established by Qutub Shahi, a Persian patron accepted all the cultures and communities of the region. Their court was a haven for Persian culture and literature, the sultans left a huge collection of poetry in Dakhini urdu, Persian and Telgu language. By 1535, the Qutub Shahis were using Telugu for their revenue and judicial areas within the sultanate. Jun 30, 2014

People in Azad Kashmir demand justice and equal rights

Muzaffarabad, June 30: These protesters are officials of various government departments like health, education and the Public Works Department in Azad Kashmir, who are demanding equal rights. Victims of discrimination for years, they have been demanding a hike in salaries and timely promotion. In 2009, a notification was issued to health workers in Azad Kashmir with a promise to give salaries equivalent to what employees in Punjab province are getting. Jun 30, 2014

VK Singh speaks about Ghaziabad development and Chinese map issue

Ghaziabad, June 30 (ANI): BJP leader and MP from Ghaziabad Gen (Retd) VK Singh on Monday spoke about the development of Ghaziabad. Singh said that the MoU for metro extension in Ghaziabad has been signed. He added that the city will soon see development in terms of roads and railways. Singh also spoke about the Chinese map issue and said that by showing Indian region in Chinese map does not make it their land. Jun 30, 2014

West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan resigns

New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan on Monday resigned from his post amidst pressure on UPA appointed governors by the NDA government to step down. His resignation comes in the series of resignations of Governors who were appointed by the UPA government and have now been asked by the Narendra Modi government to quit on the grounds that 'they were not appointed on credit'. Earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation had questioned Narayanan in the AgustaWestland chopper scam probe. MK Narayanan was the National Security Advisor at time of the chopper deal. Jun 30, 2014

MEA on Iraq crisis

New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Monday informed that 60 Indian workers from Najaf left Iraq today. He added that papers for 31 more are being processed who will leave tomorrow. Jun 30, 2014