The Fiqh Council of North America and the European Council for Fatwa and Research have come to a consensus that the first day of Ramadan will be Wednesday, 11 August 2010. And on Tuesday evening, the slight crescent moon marking the beginning of the month has been sighted in Asia. Al-Arabiya News reports that Ramadan announcements have been made, and the following countries will also begin the fast on Wednesday: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon. At this time, only Oman seems to be starting the fasting month on Thursday. Stay tuned for more announcements from other parts of the world, and leave a comment about whether Ramadan has begun in your country.