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Bangladesh: Rohingya Muslim plight through the eyes of children
21st Sep 2017

Bangladesh: Rohingya Muslim plight through the eyes of children

By Mutasim Billah and Safvan Allahverdi   COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AA) – Saddam Hossain’s days had been filled with his parents’ love and affection. He was studying at an Islamic school in Myanmar. He had many classmates and playmates. But … Continued

Myanmar: Fears of spreading violence against Muslims across Myanmar
16th Sep 2017

Myanmar: Fears of spreading violence against Muslims across Myanmar

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Maung Maung Cho was surprised when his elderly parents told him they had moved from their cashew farm to a nearby village because they feared repercussions from recent violence in against Rohingya … Continued

Myanmar: Trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims sinks near Bangladesh, 2 children dead
14th Sep 2017

Myanmar: Trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims sinks near Bangladesh, 2 children dead

By Mutasim Billah   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): A trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Tuesday in the Naf River on the border with Bangladesh, leaving two children dead. “A Rohingya trawler sank while entering Bangladesh from Myanmar. There were … Continued

Myanmar: UN: 310,000 Rohingya Muslims flee, textbook example of ethnic cleansing
12th Sep 2017

Myanmar: UN: 310,000 Rohingya Muslims flee, textbook example of ethnic cleansing

  By Bayram Altug   GENEVA (AA): More than 310,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, a UN spokesperson said Monday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency in Geneva, Duniya Aslam Khan, a spokeswoman for the UN Refugee Agency … Continued

Myanmar: UN warns of deteriorating situation of Rohingya Muslims
2nd Sep 2017

Myanmar: UN warns of deteriorating situation of Rohingya Muslims

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): UN human rights officials have warned of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, as tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing towards Bangladesh. “The humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly and … Continued

Bangladesh: Floods kill 61 in last 5 days
18th Aug 2017

Bangladesh: Floods kill 61 in last 5 days

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): More than 60 people have died in flood and natural disasters in the north and northeast parts of Bangladesh since August 12, an emergency official said Thursday. Naznin Shamima, officer-in-charge of the Control Room at the Department … Continued

Bangladesh: Rights watch says to stop enforced disappearances
7th Jul 2017

Bangladesh: Rights watch says to stop enforced disappearances

ANKARA, Turkey (AA): Bangladesh law enforcement agencies have illegally detained hundreds of people including opposition activists since 2013, and held them in secret without producing them before courts, according to a Human Rights Watch report on Thursday. Titled “‘We Don’t … Continued

Bangladesh: Landslides kill dozens in SE Bangladesh
14th Jun 2017

Bangladesh: Landslides kill dozens in SE Bangladesh

By Sorwar Alam   ANKARA (AA): More than 60 people have been killed in landslides triggered by torrential rain in southeastern Bangladesh, local media reported Tuesday. The hilly districts of Rangamati, Bandarband and Chittagong were among the most affected areas. … Continued

Bangladesh economy sees ‘record high’ growth
15th May 2017

Bangladesh economy sees ‘record high’ growth

By Sorwar Alam   ANKARA (AA) – Bangladesh’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) has reached a record high growth of 7.2 percent in the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to the country’s statistics bureau on Sunday. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) … Continued

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims
11th Oct 2016

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Police have tightened security in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State after three people were killed in a clash Monday as troops hunted for a group who stormed police border points Sunday killing nine police … Continued

Bangladesh: Dozens dead in factory explosion, blaze
11th Sep 2016

Bangladesh: Dozens dead in factory explosion, blaze

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA):  At least 24 people died in a factory boiler blast and fire in Tongi, a township to the north of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, on Saturday, police said. Deputy Insp. Malek Khasru Khan said … Continued

World ‘ignoring Bangladeshi executions’
9th Sep 2016

World ‘ignoring Bangladeshi executions’

By Tayfun Salci   LONDON (AA): The international community — with the notable exception of Turkey — is standing silent as opposition figures in Bangladesh are being abducted and killed, the son of one of the country’s leading dissents has … Continued

Bangladesh: 20 dead in Dhaka restaurant siege
2nd Jul 2016

Bangladesh: 20 dead in Dhaka restaurant siege

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): A siege at a restaurant in Dhaka ended in the deaths of 20 foreign hostages, the Bangladeshi army said Saturday. Nine Italians, seven Japanese, three Bangladeshis and one Indian are dead. The twenty … Continued

Bangladesh:Cyclone ‘Roanu’ claims over 20 lives
22nd May 2016

Bangladesh:Cyclone ‘Roanu’ claims over 20 lives

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): At least 20 people have been killed — and scores injured — by Cyclone “Roanu”, which pounded Bangladesh on Saturday, according to local emergency officials. The head of the country’s disaster management agency, … Continued

Bangladesh: Party head’s execution condemned widely
11th May 2016

Bangladesh: Party head’s execution condemned widely

By Bayram Altug   ANKARA, Turkey (AA): Turks gathered overnight to protest the execution of the leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami group, Motiur Rahman Nizami. The US has voiced concern to the execution. In Ankara, a group of people connected to … Continued

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader
9th Mar 2016

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): Bangladesh’s top court on Tuesday upheld a death sentence handed down against a member of the country’s largest Islamic party for alleged war crimes committed during the nation’s 1971 independence war. The court … Continued

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief
7th Jan 2016

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief

[Photo: Motiur Rahman Nizami] Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, (AA): The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party on Wednesday condemned a court decision to uphold the death penalty against its party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami. Acting party chief Maqbul Ahmed and acting secretary-general Shafiqur Rahman issued … Continued

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders
22nd Nov 2015

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA) – Bangladesh on Sunday hanged two well-known opposition figures convicted of war crimes during the country’s war of independence from Pakistan in 1971, depsite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed. Bangladesh … Continued

Bangladesh: Publisher hacked to death
1st Nov 2015

Bangladesh: Publisher hacked to death

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): Publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan was killed in a knife attack Saturday at his office in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police said. Dipan, 43, had published a book authored by secular blogger Avijit Roy, who … Continued

Bangladesh blast at Shia Muslim Ashura gathering kills one, injures 87
24th Oct 2015

Bangladesh blast at Shia Muslim Ashura gathering kills one, injures 87

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA,  (AA): A triple bomb blast at a Shia Muslim gathering in Bangladesh left one person dead and 87 injured in the early hours of Saturday in capital Dhaka. The attack took place at Hussaini … 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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