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KUWAIT CITY, March 25: During this holy month of Ramadan Kuwait takes the seventh position among the Arab countries, and second in the Gulf on the list in terms of the shortest fasting hours — approximately 14 and a half hours — just like Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon while the Comoros occupies the top spot on that list because the citizens of that country fast for just 12 hours and 37 minutes, reports Al-Rai daily. Somalia came in second with about 13 hours and 27 minutes, followed by Yemen with about 14 hours and 7 minutes, then the Sudan with about 14 hours and 8 minutes, followed by Mauritania with about 14 hours and 15 minutes, while Qatar ranked sixth in the Arab world and first in the Gulf with about 14 hours and 15 minutes as the shortest number of fasting hours in the GCC countries.
The number of fasting hours in the Sultanate of Oman will be about 14 hours and 37 minutes, while in Saudi Arabia and the UAE it will be about 14 hours and 41 minutes, in Bahrain about 14 hours and 49 minutes, and in Iraq about 15 hours.
The Maghreb countries will generally witness the longest hours of fasting in the blessed month, and the longest will be in Algeria and Tunisia, which will reach about 15 hours and 45 minutes. In Egypt, it will take about 15 hours, in Morocco about 15 hours and 25 minutes, in Libya about 15 hours and 30 minutes, in Algeria about 15 hours and 45 minutes, and in Tunisia about 15 hours and 45 minutes. Internationally, Muslims living in Greenland will fast the longest number of hours of about 20 hours, followed by Muslims from Poland at about 18 hours and 30 minutes, then Muslims from Russia at about 18 hours and 29 minutes. As for the Muslims of South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, Paraguay and Uruguay, they will fast the least number of hours worldwide, by about 11 to 12 hours, followed by the Muslims of Brazil, by about 12 to 13 hours