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Indonesia: Armed group occupies villages in Papua province
10th Nov 2017

Indonesia: Armed group occupies villages in Papua province

By Ainur Rohmah   YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): Police said Thursday a group of armed militants were holding hostage 1,300 residents in two villages, near the giant Grasberg copper mine in eastern Indonesia’s Papua province. Boy Rafli Amar, the provincial police … Continued

US apologizes for refusing Indonesian army chief entry despite invitation
24th Oct 2017

US apologizes for refusing Indonesian army chief entry despite invitation

By Ainur Rohmah   YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): The U.S. embassy in Jakarta on Monday apologized to the Indonesian government after its army chief was denied entry to the United States. Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo was scheduled to attend a conference to … 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

Indonesia: President signs decree to ban “radical” groups
13th Jul 2017

Indonesia: President signs decree to ban “radical” groups

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, Indonesia (AA): Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has signed a decree giving his government powers to dismantle “radical” organizations amid prolonged sectarian conflict in the world’s most populous Muslim country. Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and … Continued

Indonesia: 3 killed in suicide bombing in Jakarta
25th May 2017

Indonesia: 3 killed in suicide bombing in Jakarta

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, Indonesia (AA): Three policemen were killed Wednesday and 10 other people were injured when two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up near a bus terminal in the capital city of Jakarta, authorities said. “We must … Continued

Turkey: Five-country Muslim group to boost regional security
11th May 2017

Turkey: Five-country Muslim group to boost regional security

By Ugur Aslanhan   ANKARA (AA): A “five-nation mechanism” between Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar, Malaysia and Indonesia will improve regional stability, Defense Minister Fikri Isik said Wednesday. The Muslim alliance formed on the sideline of a maritime and aerospace exhibition in … Continued

Indonesia: 23 dead, 17 missing in tourist boat fire
1st Jan 2017

Indonesia: 23 dead, 17 missing in tourist boat fire

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, Indonesia (AA): At least 23 people have been confirmed dead after a fire broke out on a large boat carrying tourists to islands north of the Indonesian capital, while 17 others remain missing and more … Continued

Indonesia: 52 dead after quake rocks Aceh
7th Dec 2016

Indonesia: 52 dead after quake rocks Aceh

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, (AA): A strong earthquake shook the north of Indonesia’s Sumatra island Wednesday morning, killing at least 52 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse. National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a … Continued

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown
25th Nov 2016

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): A United Kingdom-based Rohingya organization has called on the United Nations and international community for urgent action in pressing Myanmar’s government to lift all restrictions on humanitarian aid in western Rakhine State. … Continued

Indonesia: Blast outside church injures 4
13th Nov 2016

Indonesia: Blast outside church injures 4

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, (AA): Indonesian police have arrested a suspect following an explosion outside a church in East Kalimantan province that left four children injured. The police chief of provincial capital Samarinda told Anadolu Agency that they are … Continued

Indonesia: More than 60 dead in floods, landslides
24th Jun 2016

Indonesia: More than 60 dead in floods, landslides

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, (AA): An Indonesian official confirmed Friday that more than 60 people have been killed and thousands displaced in floods and landslides in the Indonesian islands of Java and Sulawesi over the past week. Sutopo Purwo … Continued

Indonesia: 35 dead after floods, landslides in Central Java
20th Jun 2016

Indonesia: 35 dead after floods, landslides in Central Java

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, (AA): Floods and landslides have left at least 35 people dead and 25 missing in Indonesia’s central Java province. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the national disaster management agency, told Anadolu Agency on Sunday that … Continued

Philippines: 10 Indonesians abducted from boat in south
30th Mar 2016

Philippines: 10 Indonesians abducted from boat in south

By Hader Glang & Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): A militant group has demanded a ransom of around $1 million for the release of 10 Indonesians whose vessel was hijacked off the southern Philippines, officials said Tuesday. Indonesia’s National … Continued

Indonesian military plane crashes into house killing 4
11th Feb 2016

Indonesian military plane crashes into house killing 4

By Ainur Rohmah   MALANG, (AA)  Four people died when a military plane crashed into a house Wednesday in Indonesia’s East Java province — the latest in a series of accidents involving the country’s air force. Air Force Chief Marshal … Continued

Indonesia: Quake kills 1, injures 22 in Maluku islands
18th Jan 2016

Indonesia: Quake kills 1, injures 22 in Maluku islands

By Ainur Rohmah JAKRTA (AA) – An earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Maluku islands has left at least one person dead and 22 others injured in Buru, where hundreds were displaced as residents continued feeling aftershocks the following day. Sutopo Purwo … Continued

Indonesia: 7 dead in blasts at Jakarta shopping center
14th Jan 2016

Indonesia: 7 dead in blasts at Jakarta shopping center

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA (AA): Indonesian police confirmed Thursday that at least seven people were killed after multiple explosions rocked a popular shopping center in Jakarta. Anton Charliyan, National Police spokesperson, was quoted by news broadcaster Kompas as saying … Continued

Indonesia: Up to 55 bodies found from sunken boat
24th Dec 2015

Indonesia: Up to 55 bodies found from sunken boat

By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA (AA) – Up to 55 bodies have been recovered after a passenger boat sank off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi over the weekend, leaving more than 20 people still missing, according to officials Thursday. A spokesperson … Continued

Indonesia: More than 70 still missing after boat sinks
21st Dec 2015

Indonesia: More than 70 still missing after boat sinks

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA (AA) – Indonesia teams continued searching Monday for more than 70 people missing after a passenger boat sank off southern Sulawesi island. A total of 39 people have been rescued and three found dead since … Continued

Indonesia: 20 rescued, 2 dead after boat sinks
20th Dec 2015

Indonesia: 20 rescued, 2 dead after boat sinks

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA (AA) – At least 20 people have been rescued and two confirmed dead after a passenger boat carrying more than 115 people sank after encountering large waves in waters off Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. Israel, a … Continued

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc
17th Dec 2015

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Pakistan has expressed its surprise to hear that Saudi Arabia this week had declared it a part of a recently-formed 34-nation alliance against terrorism. Malyasia and Indonesia have also denied they will join the alliance. Pakistani Foreign … 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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