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India seals maritime boundary to stop Rohingya Muslim refugees
21st Sep 2017

India seals maritime boundary to stop Rohingya Muslim refugees

By Shuriah Niazi NEW DELHI, India (AA) – The government has sealed the maritime boundary after receiving intelligence that Rohingya Muslims would try to enter India using sea routes, according to Indian media reports Wednesday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared … Continued

Myanmar: Persecution of all Myanmar Muslims ‘on the rise’ says rights group
6th Sep 2017

Myanmar: Persecution of all Myanmar Muslims ‘on the rise’ says rights group

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Muslims across Myanmar have been facing oppression under the civilian government led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, a rights group said Tuesday. The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) said in … Continued

Indonesia offers formula to end violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
5th Sep 2017

Indonesia offers formula to end violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

By Hayati Nupus, Iqbal Musyaffa   JAKARTA (AA): Indonesia’s visiting foreign minister on Monday proposed to Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi a formula to bring an end to ongoing violence in the restive Rakhine state. Rento Marsudi’s … Continued

Myanmar invites neighbours to discuss Rakhine/Rohingya concerns
13th Dec 2016

Myanmar invites neighbours to discuss Rakhine/Rohingya concerns

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar has invited foreign ministers from Southeast Asian nations for talks in an effort to reduce regional concerns over a situation in western Rakhine State in which anything from 76 to 400 Rohingya … Continued

Myanmar: Int’l cooperation ‘critical’ to resolve Rohingya crisis
7th Dec 2016

Myanmar: Int’l cooperation ‘critical’ to resolve Rohingya crisis

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan has called on the international community to cooperate further with Myanmar’s government to resolve conflicts between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in the country’s troubled Rakhine State. … Continued

Myanmar: Int’l Rohingya Muslim groups need urgent help in Rakhine
28th Oct 2016

Myanmar: Int’l Rohingya Muslim groups need urgent help in Rakhine

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun   ANKARA (AA) – Rohingya advocacy groups worldwide are calling for an international push to allow humanitarian aid to get through to western Rakhine State and stem what they refer to as the mass starvation of … Continued

Myanmar: Knife-wielding mob destroys mosque in N Myanmar
3rd Jul 2016

Myanmar: Knife-wielding mob destroys mosque in N Myanmar

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON,  (AA): A riotous mob has set fire to a mosque in Myanmar’s north and razed it to the ground after local Muslims refuse to comply with a nationalist group’s demolition order. The incident was … Continued

Myanmar: Suu Kyi, UN human rights envoy discuss Rakhine Muslims
21st Jun 2016

Myanmar: Suu Kyi, UN human rights envoy discuss Rakhine Muslims

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and a United Nations human rights envoy, Yanghee Lee, have discussed how to address the situation in the country’s troubled Rakhine State, state media reported Tuesday. … Continued

Myanmar: Suu Kyi urges for space to address ‘Rohingya’ issue
23rd May 2016

Myanmar: Suu Kyi urges for space to address ‘Rohingya’ issue

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the international community to give her administration “enough space” to solve the issue of Rohingya Muslims in western Rakhine State. The statement came Sunday, … Continued

Myanmar: New Myanmar minister scolded over ‘anti Muslim’ comment
4th Apr 2016

Myanmar: New Myanmar minister scolded over ‘anti Muslim’ comment

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Muslim officials in Myanmar jumped to the defense of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Sunday after its new religious affairs minister appeared to make comments detrimental to the country’s Muslims. The National … Continued

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role
10th Nov 2015

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON (AA): A team of European Union officials has hailed the Myanmar election process as going better than expected, but underlined that future polls could be improved by including more female and Muslim candidates. While Chief Observer Alexander Graf Lambsdorff told international … Continued

Myanmar: Opposition confident of election victory
9th Nov 2015

Myanmar: Opposition confident of election victory

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): Senior officials in Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy were confident Monday of victory in a historic general election as unofficial results suggested huge gains for the party. Spokesperson Win Htein said the party … Continued

Myanmar: Fears remain over exclusions days before vote
5th Nov 2015

Myanmar: Fears remain over exclusions days before vote

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): With just three days to go before voters take to the polls in Myanmar, concerns continue to be raised about barriers to participation. When election officials released the final list of candidates to stand in the Nov. … Continued

Myanmar: Suu Kyi warns against race, religious divisions
18th Oct 2015

Myanmar: Suu Kyi warns against race, religious divisions

YANGON (AA): Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on voters Saturday not to be influenced by divisions over race and religion during her first visit to conflict-stricken Rakhine state in 15 years. However, she her and other parties … Continued

Myanmar: Doubts mount about country’s election as Muslims excluded
28th Sep 2015

Myanmar: Doubts mount about country’s election as Muslims excluded

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON,  (AA): Myanmar election officials have released the final list of candidates to stand in a highly anticipated general election on Nov. 8. However, more than a hundred including many Muslims were controversially excluded from the … Continued

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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