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UN welcomes Indonesia’s acceptance of Rohingya refugees
8th Sep 2020

UN welcomes Indonesia’s acceptance of Rohingya refugees

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Monday welcomed the landing of approximately 300 Rohingya refugees on the northern coast of Aceh, Indonesia, after seven months at sea. An unknown number of the refugees need … Continued

Malaysia, Thailand urged to rescue stranded Rohingya Muslims
12th Jun 2020

Malaysia, Thailand urged to rescue stranded Rohingya Muslims

By Riyaz ul Khaliq   (AA): Malaysia and Thailand were urged on Friday to rescue the stranded Rohingya Muslims with immediate aid and access to asylum. In a statement, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Malaysian authorities had detained 269 … Continued

Indonesia: Jakarta flooding kills 60
5th Jan 2020

Indonesia: Jakarta flooding kills 60

By Jeyhun Aliyev   (AA): The death toll from severe flooding and landslides that struck the Indonesian capital Jakarta over the New Year rose to 60, the state-run disaster management authority said Sunday. The capital city of Jakarta, West Java … Continued

Indonesia denies being quiet on Uyghur persecution
28th Dec 2019

Indonesia denies being quiet on Uyghur persecution

By Erric Permana, Muhammad Nazarudin Latief and Nicky Aulia Widadio   JAKARTA (AA): The Indonesian government has denied the accusation that they have done nothing about the alleged human rights violations faced by Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, China. Indonesian Foreign … Continued

Indonesia: 70 dead, 59 injured in floods in Papua
18th Mar 2019

Indonesia: 70 dead, 59 injured in floods in Papua

By Mahmut Atanur   JAKARTA (AA): At least 70 people have died and 59 others injured in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua, the country’s national disaster agency said on Sunday. The severe … Continued

Indonesia: Death toll from floods, landslides hit 68
28th Jan 2019

Indonesia: Death toll from floods, landslides hit 68

By Mahmut Atanur   JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): The death toll from torrential rains that triggered landslides and floods on an Indonesian island has climbed to 68, the country’s disaster management agency said on Sunday. At least 47 people were injured … Continued

Indonesia: Sunda Strait tsunami death toll rises to 222
24th Dec 2018

Indonesia: Sunda Strait tsunami death toll rises to 222

By Dandy Koswaraputra JAKARTA (AA) – Death toll from the tsunami which hit Indonesia’s Sunda Strait Saturday night has risen to 281, according to the country’s national disaster agency. At least 1,016 people have been injured and more than 600 homes … Continued

Indonesia: Sunda Strait tsunami kills 168, injures 745
23rd Dec 2018

Indonesia: Sunda Strait tsunami kills 168, injures 745

By Dandy Koswaraputra   JAKARTA (AA): At least 168 people died, 745 injured when a tsunami — likely triggered by a volcanic eruption — hit Indonesia’s Sunda Strait Saturday night, according to the country’s national disaster agency. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, … Continued

Indonesia expands search for plane crash victims, 189 people killed
31st Oct 2018

Indonesia expands search for plane crash victims, 189 people killed

By Hayati Nupus   JAKARTA (AA): Indonesia has expanded the search area for Monday’s plane crash victims, the country’s ‘s rescue authority said on Tuesday. The search area — which was initially five nautical miles (9.26 kilometers) from Tanjung Karawang … Continued

Indonesia: Death toll from quake, tsunami reaches 832, 17,000 left homeless
30th Sep 2018

Indonesia: Death toll from quake, tsunami reaches 832, 17,000 left homeless

  By Mahmut Atanur   JAKARTA (AA): The death toll from Friday’s 7.7-magnitude earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has risen to 832, the national disaster agency said on Sunday. The tsunami, towering up to three meters … Continued

Indonesia: State of emergency in wake of 384 killed in quake, tsunami
29th Sep 2018

Indonesia: State of emergency in wake of 384 killed in quake, tsunami

By Mahmut Atanur   JAKARTA (AA): Indonesia declared a state of emergency Saturday for Sulawesi Island in the wake of a powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami. At least 384 people died after Friday’s 7.7-magnitude earthquake and tsunami, said Sutopo Purwo … Continued

Indonesia: Death toll from quakes rises to 506
22nd Aug 2018

Indonesia: Death toll from quakes rises to 506

By Adem Salvarcioglu   (AA): The death toll from earthquakes that rocked eastern Indonesia since Aug. 5 has risen to over 500, local authorities said on Tuesday. According to a statement by Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster management … Continued

Indonesia: 6.4 magnitude quake kills 14, injures 162
30th Jul 2018

Indonesia: 6.4 magnitude quake kills 14, injures 162

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun   (AA): The death toll from 6.4-magnitude earthquake, which struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in eastern Indonesia on early Sunday, has reached to 14, local media reported. Indonesian authorities at West Nusa Tenggara said … Continued

Indonesia: church bombings leave 13 dead, 43 injured
14th May 2018

Indonesia: church bombings leave 13 dead, 43 injured

By Ainur Rohmah   YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AA) – At least 13 people were killed and 43 injured in a string of suicide bombings that targeted Sunday Mass congregations at three churches in Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya. Meanwhile Monday morning, … Continued

Myanmar: Muslim lawyer’s murder still stirs controversy
30th Jan 2018

Myanmar: Muslim lawyer’s murder still stirs controversy

By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, Myanmar (AA): A year ago, Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and top legal adviser for the ruling National League for Democracy, was assassinated in Myanmar’s former capital Yangon. On Monday, lawyer groups, family members … Continued

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

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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