Despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to allow Kashmiri’s to celebrate Eid, many residents of the Himalayan region said they faced restrictions that left them unable to make the traditional sacrifice.
"Reopening airspace at Mitiga international airport after maintenance and cleaning... so that airlines can renew their flights," the facility's management said.
Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, which follows the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
All communications and the internet remain cut off for the eighth day. The security lockdown is apparently aimed at avoiding a backlash to the Indian government stripping the only Muslim-majority region of its autonomy.
Afghanistan's President Ghani and his government have not been involved in months of negotiations between Washington and the Taliban on an agreement for a peace deal in the country.
The holiday also known as the Feast of Sacrifice celebrated over a four day period is one of two most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, with prayers and the ritual sacrifice of animals.
The explosion comes hours after Libya's UN-supported government says it accepted a ceasefire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital, Tripoli, during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha.
Ten Turkish sailors were abducted off Nigeria in mid-July and released on Friday.
This report from inside Kashmir details how protests in Kashmir are being violently suppressed as India's military siege enters its sixth day and people suffer without basic freedoms.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has marked the Muslim religious festival, Eid al Adha by reiterating his determination to fight against terrorist attacks and economic attacks targeting Turkey.
The move comes a day after Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back the thousands of people protesting after Delhi unilaterally withdrew Jammu and Kashmir state's autonomous status.
Libya's internationally recognized government on Friday accepted a ceasefire request from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), according to a statement posted by the government on Twitter.
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