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10 Mideast nations declare Wednesday first day of Ramadan

At least 10 countries in the Middle East decided yesterday night that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start tomorrow.

world Updated: Aug 11, 2010 14:13 IST

At least 10 countries in the Middle East decided on Tuesday night that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start on Wednesday.

The decision was first adopted by Saudi Arabia's legal moon sighting panel, with other Arab and Islamic countries following suit.

Middle East countries celebrating the start of Ramadan Wednesday so far are Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Yemen, Libya, the Palestinian Authority and Turkey.

More Arab and Muslim states were expected to follow the Saudi lead.