Nigeria: 14 kidnapped sailors rescued in Gulf of Guinea
8th Mar 2021

Nigeria: 14 kidnapped sailors rescued in Gulf of Guinea

14 sailors kidnapped by pirates were rescued off of the coasts of Nigeria and Gabon in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Indian government forces assault Kashmiri journalists
7th Mar 2021

2 journalists in Indian-administered Kashmir were allegedly assaulted by Govt forces as they were covering a protest in Srinagar after Friday prayers.

Indian government forces assault Kashmiri journalists

Iraq: Pope Francis meets top Shia Muslim scholar Ayatullah Al-Sistani
7th Mar 2021

Pope Francis held a historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shia Muslim scholar Ayatullah Ali Al-Sistani in the southern Najaf city.

Iraq: Pope Francis meets top Shia Muslim scholar Ayatullah Al-Sistani

Somalia: Suicide car bombing kills 20 in Mogadishu
6th Mar 2021

20 people were killed, 30 wounded when suicide car bomb targeted busy restaurant in Hamarjajab neighborhood, Mogadishu, Somalia.

Somalia: Suicide car bombing kills 20 in Mogadishu

UN: Anti-Muslim hatred at ‘epidemic’ proportions
5th Mar 2021

Some states have adopted measures that disproportionately target Muslims, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed said in a report to Human Rights Council

UN: Anti-Muslim hatred at ‘epidemic’ proportions

Pakistan’s premier to seek vote of confidence
4th Mar 2021

Pakistan's PM Imran Khan will seek vote of confidence from parliament following his party's unexpected defeat on key Senate seat in Islamabad.

Pakistan’s premier to seek vote of confidence

Canada: Muslim women targeted by repeated threats
3rd Mar 2021

Attacks & threats against 5 Somali-Canadian Muslim women were reported in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in the last 10 weeks. 140 incidents were reported in 2020.

Canada: Muslim women targeted by repeated threats

Yemen Houthis claim drone attacks on ‘sensitive sites’ Saudi Arabia
1st Mar 2021

Yemen’s Ansar Allah [Houthi] movement claimed to have carried out massive missile & drone attacks on “sensitive sites”. Abha and Khamis Mushait, in Saudi Arabia.

Yemen Houthis claim drone attacks on ‘sensitive sites’ Saudi Arabia

Somalia: Roadside bomb kills 3 in Mogadishu
28th Feb 2021

3 people, including two soldiers, were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu in a bomb attack targeting a military vehicle carrying senior staff.

Somalia: Roadside bomb kills 3 in Mogadishu

Nigeria commences op to rescue 317 abducted schoolgirls
27th Feb 2021

Nigerian military & police began operations to rescue 317 schoolgirls abducted in NW Zamfara State.

Nigeria commences op to rescue 317 abducted schoolgirls

Kashmir parties welcome India, Pakistan border pact
26th Feb 2021

People’s Democratic Party, National Conference ,pro-India parties in Jammu and Kashmir, welcomed Indian & Pakistani call for both sides to observe all cease-fire agreements along the disputed border.

Kashmir parties welcome India, Pakistan border pact

Iraq: More than 300 children contract COVID-19 strain
25th Feb 2021

Iraq’s health minister said more than 300 children under 14 have contracted new variant of coronavirus.

Iraq: More than 300 children contract COVID-19 strain

UK arrivals not abiding by Covid-19 quarantine rules
25th Feb 2021

99% of people entering UK are not following Govt rules by checking into designated quarantine hotels said Border Force Director-General Paul Lincoln said.

UK arrivals not abiding by Covid-19 quarantine rules

Spain: Community condemns explosive attack on mosque
24th Feb 2021

Residents & officials in small Spanish town of San Javier, Murcia condemned a violent attack with explosives against mosque with "Death to Islam" written on the windows

Spain: Community condemns explosive attack on mosque

French mosque vandalized with Islamophobic graffiti
24th Feb 2021

French Muslim organizations condemned vandalism of under-construction Eyyub Sultan Mosque in Strasbourg with Islamophobic graffiti - "No to Islam, go back to your village”

French mosque vandalized with Islamophobic graffiti

UNHCR: Search, rescue Rohingya stranded in Andaman Sea
23rd Feb 2021

UN refugee agency called for immediate efforts to search and rescue Rohingya refugees stranded in Andaman Sea in Indian Ocean. Precise location of the vessel carrying refugees is not known.

UNHCR: Search, rescue Rohingya stranded in Andaman Sea

The Muslim News: Issue 382 - Friday 26th February 2021

Covid-19: PM praises Islamic centre for debunking anti-vaccine myths as mosques host vaccine clinics
26th Feb 2021

Covid-19: PM praises Islamic centre for debunking anti-vaccine myths as mosques host vaccine clinics

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised the staff at Al-Hikmah Centre in Batley for their efforts in dispelling myths around Covid-19 vaccines. The Islamic centre, one of several mosques to turn their premises into pop-up clinics, has been vaccinating about 600 patients a day since it opened.

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Muslim boy, 4, referred to anti-terrorism programme after talking about video game
26th Feb 2021

A four-year-old Muslim boy from the West Midlands was referred to the Government’s anti-extremism programme Prevent after he spoke about a video game at an after-school club.

Muslim boy, 4, referred to anti-terrorism programme after talking about video game

UK’s largest Muslim charity cleared of institutional anti-Semitism
26th Feb 2021

The UK’s largest Muslim charity has been acquitted of institutional anti-Semitism in an independent report after its reputation was badly damaged and government funding suspended over the social media posts of two trustees and a senior member of staff.

UK’s largest Muslim charity cleared of institutional anti-Semitism

Muslim Council of Britain elects its first female leader
26th Feb 2021

The Muslim Council of Britain has elected its first female, Scottish as well as its first youngest leader on January 31.

Muslim Council of Britain elects its first female leader

26th Feb 2021

Harvard Law Review elects its first Muslim president

Harvard Law Review, the world’s most prestigious law journal, has elected a Muslim president, a first in its 134-year history. 2

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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