Morocco: Rival Libya camps sign UN-backed peace deal
18th Dec 2015

Morocco: Rival Libya camps sign UN-backed peace deal

RABAT, Morocco (AA) – Libya’s rival political camps signed a reconciliation agreement Thursday following months of negotiations. The signing ceremony, held in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, included both Libya’s Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) and the Tobruk-based House of … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 34 Muslim countries unite to fight terrorism
16th Dec 2015

Saudi Arabia: 34 Muslim countries unite to fight terrorism

ISTANBUL (AA) – Thirty-four Muslim countries decided Monday night to establish an anti-terrorism alliance with headquarters in Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi Press Agency. SPA said the coalition comes within the context of an anti-terrorism agreement signed by member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). … Continued

US refutes ‘Islamic terror’ label for California shooters
8th Dec 2015

US refutes ‘Islamic terror’ label for California shooters

WASHINGTON (AA) — Labeling a mass shooting in California that killed more than 10 people an act of ‘radical Islamic terror’ would only fuel Daesh’s narrative, the White House said Monday. “It certainly would advance ISIL’s narrative that somehow they … Continued

US: Obama calls California shootings ‘act of terrorism’
7th Dec 2015

US: Obama calls California shootings ‘act of terrorism’

WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S. President Barack Obama has called the recent California shootings that left 14 people dead as an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people, but he stopped short of linking the incident with Daesh. In his address from … Continued

US: Obama, British PM speak after London OKs Syria strikes
5th Dec 2015

US: Obama, British PM speak after London OKs Syria strikes

WASHINGTON (AA) — President Barack Obama welcomed the U.K.’s recent vote to authorize airstrikes in Syria, during a phone call with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday. Obama “expressed his appreciation that British air forces have joined with ours … Continued

US: White House rules out Gitmo for captured Daesh leaders
3rd Dec 2015

US: White House rules out Gitmo for captured Daesh leaders

WASHINGTON (AA) — The White House said Wednesday that it will not send any Daesh leaders it captures in Iraq or Syria to the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.   “I would certainly rule out for you sending any … Continued

UK approves airstrikes against Daesh in Syria
3rd Dec 2015

UK approves airstrikes against Daesh in Syria

LONDON (AA) – Britain is to launch airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria after the country’s parliament overwhelmingly approved plans for military action on Wednesday. The House of Commons voted by 397 votes to 223 late on Wednesday night to … Continued

Germany to boost support for int’l anti-Daesh coalition
2nd Dec 2015

Germany to boost support for int’l anti-Daesh coalition

BERLIN (AA) – German government has decided to provide additional military support to international coalition against Daesh by sending warplanes to fly reconnaissance missions, a tanker aircraft and a warship to the Middle East. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday the … Continued

UK announces Wednesday vote for Syria airstrikes
1st Dec 2015

UK announces Wednesday vote for Syria airstrikes

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s parliament will debate and vote on plans for airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday. In a broadcast that ended weeks of speculation over whether he would call a vote, Cameron said … Continued

Philippines: Indonesian among dead Daesh-linked gunmen
28th Nov 2015

Philippines: Indonesian among dead Daesh-linked gunmen

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY,  (AA) – The Philippines’ military confirmed Saturday that an Indonesian national believed to be an expert bomb-maker was among eight suspected members of a Daesh-linked group killed in a clash earlier this week. The … Continued

Tunisia: Daesh claims responsibility for Tunis suicide attack
26th Nov 2015

Tunisia: Daesh claims responsibility for Tunis suicide attack

TUNIS, (AA) – The Daesh militant group claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s deadly suicide attack in Tunis on a bus carrying Presidential Guard personnel, according to a Wednesday statement shared by the group on social-media platforms. The statement, issued on one of the group’s … Continued

France, UK ‘determined’ to step up fight against Daesh
24th Nov 2015

France, UK ‘determined’ to step up fight against Daesh

PARIS (AA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande on Monday agreed to step up the fight against Daesh in Syria. France would “intensify” airstrikes against the group and “choose targets that will do the most … Continued

UNSC adopts French resolution on fighting Daesh
21st Nov 2015

UNSC adopts French resolution on fighting Daesh

NEW YORK (AA) – The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a French-drafted resolution aimed at coordinating international efforts to defeat Daesh. Drafted in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the resolution calls on all able countries … Continued

Lebanon: 43 people killed as twin blasts rock S Beirut
14th Nov 2015

Lebanon: 43 people killed as twin blasts rock S Beirut

 BEIRUT, (AA): Daesh claimed responsibility for the twin blasts that killed at least 43 people and injured 239 others in Beirut on Thursday evening. The explosions shook the Lebanese capital’s southern Burg al-Bragna neighborhood. The casualty toll was confirmed by … Continued

Iraq: Six dead, 24 injured in Baghdad explosions
10th Nov 2015

Iraq: Six dead, 24 injured in Baghdad explosions

BAGHDAD (AA): Six people were killed and 24 others were injured Monday in several explosions that rocked the Iraqi capital, a police source told Anadolu Agency. The source said that two pro-government fighters were killed and three others were injured … Continued

Afghanistan: 25 Daesh fighters killed in E Afghanistan
9th Nov 2015

Afghanistan: 25 Daesh fighters killed in E Afghanistan

By Zabihullah Tamanna   KABUL, (AA):  At least 25 fighters affiliated with the Daesh militant group were killed Saturday night in an operation carried out by Afghan security forces in the eastern Nangarhar province, Afghan officials said Monday. The operation … Continued

UK ‘letting down’ allies fighting IS in Syria, says military chief
9th Nov 2015

UK ‘letting down’ allies fighting IS in Syria, says military chief

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s top military chief has said his country risks “letting down” its allies by not joining them in airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.   General Sir Nicholas Houghton, the U.K.’s chief of defense staff, said it “makes no sense” for … Continued

US to send special operations forces to Syria
31st Oct 2015

US to send special operations forces to Syria

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. will send less than 50 Special Forces troops to Syria to advise, assist and train moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting Daesh, the White House said Friday. Spokesman Josh Earnest maintained that the American troops will not … Continued

UK: Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’
26th Oct 2015

UK: Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’

LONDON (AA): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized for “mistakes” made in the 2003 invasion of Iraq in an interview to be broadcast Monday. Blair also acknowledged for the first time a link between the war and the … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 5 Shia Muslims killed in Husayniyya in Saihat
17th Oct 2015

Saudi Arabia: 5 Shia Muslims killed in Husayniyya in Saihat

RIYADH, (AA): The Daesh [IS] group claimed responsibility for Friday’s rampage attack that left five dead and nine injured in the Shia-majority province of al-Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia. The Shia Muslims were commemmorating the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn, grandson of Prophet … 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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