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

Iraq: Daesh encircled by Iraqi troops in Ramadi
14th Oct 2015

Iraq: Daesh encircled by Iraqi troops in Ramadi

WASHINGTON (AA): Iraqi forces trained by the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition have advanced 15 kilometers (10 miles) into Ramadi, encircling the militants holding the key city for months. “We now believe that battlefield conditions are set for the ISF [Iraqi Security … Continued

Yemen: Shia Muslim mosque bombing in Sana’a kills 25 on Eid
24th Sep 2015

Yemen: Shia Muslim mosque bombing in Sana’a kills 25 on Eid

[Photo: Similar bombing of Shia Muslim mosque earlier this month of Al-Muayd Mosque in Sana’a killed more than 20 and injured dozens. Photographer: Mohammed Hamoud/AA] Sana’a, (PTI & Agencies):  A bomb attack targeting Shiite worshippers at a mosque in Yemen’s … Continued

US, UK say Assad’s departure needed but not urgent
20th Sep 2015

US, UK say Assad’s departure needed but not urgent

LONDON (AA) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go but the timetable for his departure can be negotiated, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.   In a sign of increased willingness to find a negotiated solution to the … Continued

Iraq: US troops arrive for Mosul operation against IS
20th Sep 2015

Iraq: US troops arrive for Mosul operation against IS

ERBIL, (AA): U.S. soldiers have arrived at a camp in northern Iraq in preparation for an assault on Daesh-held Mosul, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee said Saturday. Nayef al-Shammari said 90 troops arrived at the base … Continued

Iraq: Eight people killed in Baghdad, Diyala
14th Sep 2015

Iraq: Eight people killed in Baghdad, Diyala

BAGHDAD (AA): Eight people were killed on Saturday and another 22 injured in separate attacks in Iraq’s violence-plagued Baghdad and Diyala provinces, according to local security sources. “One police officer was killed and three others injured when unidentified attackers hurled … Continued

Yemen: IS bombs Shia Muslim mosque killing 28
3rd Sep 2015

Yemen: IS bombs Shia Muslim mosque killing 28

By Elham Asaad Buaras   London, (The Muslim News): IS [Daesh] has claimed responsibility for a suicide and car bombings that killed at least 28 worshippers at a mosque in Sana’a on September 2. However, officials in Yemen say the … Continued

Libya: 30 people killed by Daesh within 2 days
16th Aug 2015

Libya: 30 people killed by Daesh within 2 days

TRIPOLI, (AA): At least 30 people have been killed by Daesh militants  in northern Libya’s Sirte Basin Province – including 25 who were reportedly executed – in two days of fighting that continued on Saturday, according to a source from … Continued

US: We try to avoid civilian deaths in Syrian airstrikes, as civilians killed
13th Aug 2015

US: We try to avoid civilian deaths in Syrian airstrikes, as civilians killed

WASHINGTON (AA): US.-led coalition forces have taken every effort to avoid civilian casualties in conducting airstrikes in northern Syria, the State Department said Wednesday. Spokesman Mark Toner said he was “not aware” of attacks in the village of Atmeh in which … 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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