Philippines: Southern Philippine town ends decades-old clan feuds
25th Aug 2017

Philippines: Southern Philippine town ends decades-old clan feuds

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Decades-old bloody clan war settled in Buldon, Thursday, according to Atty Ishak Mastura, chairman of the Regional Board of Investments – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) He expressed hope that the … Continued

Philippines: Fighting between Moro groups kills 25
15th Aug 2017

Philippines: Fighting between Moro groups kills 25

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): At least 25 people have been killed in fighting between Moro armed men and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao. Twenty of the fatalities are … Continued

Philippines: Military kills terrorists in gunfights
10th Aug 2017

Philippines: Military kills terrorists in gunfights

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Philippine military forces continued their offensive against Daesh-linked terror groups in Marawi on Thursday, the military said. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson for the Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command, told Anadolu Agency at … Continued

Philippines: Fire destroys 200 mainly Muslim homes in Basilan province
31st Jul 2017

Philippines: Fire destroys 200 mainly Muslim homes in Basilan province

  More than 1,000 mostly Muslim families homeless By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA) – A mysterious early Sunday fire destroyed 200 homes in a village on the Island of Malamawi, in the southern province of Basilan. The fire … Continued

Philippines: Muslim-only ID discriminatory, military says
11th Jul 2017

Philippines: Muslim-only ID discriminatory, military says

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): A proposed identification system for Muslims is discriminatory, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Monday. Authorities want identification for “everyone, not just a certain sector of the society”, according to military … Continued

Philippines: Militant head to leave Marawi, held by militants, if MILF intervenes
28th Jun 2017

Philippines: Militant head to leave Marawi, held by militants, if MILF intervenes

By Roy Ramos and Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Abdullah Maute, one of the brothers leading militants holed up in Marawi, is willing to leave the city if the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) intervenes. The MILF and … Continued

Philippines: Quake damages 30 houses, 2 mosques in Mindanao
13th Apr 2017

Philippines: Quake damages 30 houses, 2 mosques in Mindanao

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): A strong earthquake hit parts of southern Mindanao island on Wednesday, damaging at least 30 houses, two mosques, some commercial buildings, a school and several roads, local authorities said. According to the … Continued

Philippines: 12 hurt in blast during Christmas Eve mass
25th Dec 2016

Philippines: 12 hurt in blast during Christmas Eve mass

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): At least 12 people have been injured after a grenade exploded outside a Catholic church during Christmas Eve mass in the Philippines’ troubled south. Fr. Jay Virador of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, … Continued

Philippines: Muslim rebels tasked to combine for peace
29th Jul 2016

Philippines: Muslim rebels tasked to combine for peace

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The new Philippines president’s peace guru has said he expects rival Muslim rebel factions to come together to craft a new law to implement a two-year-old agreement to end four decades of fighting … Continued

Philippines: 33 breakaway rebels killed in Muslim south
17th Jul 2016

Philippines: 33 breakaway rebels killed in Muslim south

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The Philippines’ military announced Sunday that 33 members of breakaway rebel group were killed in four days of fighting in a troubled majority Muslim southern province. Col. Lito Sobejana, 601st Brigade commander, said … Continued

Philippines: Muslims voice backing for Duterte peace policy
15th Jul 2016

Philippines: Muslims voice backing for Duterte peace policy

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Muslim human rights groups and peace advocates have reiterated their support Thursday for President Rodrigo Duterte’s peace policy, while warning of security forces’ past rights violations in the Muslim south. The leader of … Continued

Philippines: Muslim ex-rebels agree on common roadmap
30th Jun 2016

Philippines: Muslim ex-rebels agree on common roadmap

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY (AA): Leaders of two former Muslim rebel groups agreed Wednesday to promote a common roadmap for peace in the conflict-ridden southern Philippines ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. The chairman of the … Continued

Philippines’ Muslim south prepares for Ramadan
5th Jun 2016

Philippines’ Muslim south prepares for Ramadan

By Hader Glang & Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Islamic authorities in the southern Philippines are preparing to observe the moon Sunday to determine when Muslims should start fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. A religious authority for … Continued

Philippines: Filipino Muslims stress need for autonomy law on south
21st May 2016

Philippines: Filipino Muslims stress need for autonomy law on south

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Leaders in the Philippines’ Muslim south have objected to suggestions by an ally of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte that a stalled autonomy bill for the region may be overridden by plans to introduce a … Continued

Philippines peace process may center on federalism plan
20th May 2016

Philippines peace process may center on federalism plan

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): A stalled bill on the Philippines’ Muslim south may be overridden by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to grant regions autonomy through federalism, his pick for House Speaker said Thursday. Pantaleon Alvarez, the incoming … 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

Philippines: Gunman fires on extremism conference
2nd Mar 2016

Philippines: Gunman fires on extremism conference

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA, (AA) – Two Saudi men are reported to have been injured when a gunman opened fire on a symposium on extremism in a university in the Philippines south late Tuesday. Among the injured were reported … Continued

Philippines: Congress fails in sealing peace with Muslims
29th Feb 2016

Philippines: Congress fails in sealing peace with Muslims

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The government’s chief adviser to a peace process with the country’s one-time largest Moro rebel group admitted Sunday that there is huge disappointment over Congress’ failure to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law … Continued

Philippines: More than 20 dead in clashes in S Philippines
24th Feb 2016

Philippines: More than 20 dead in clashes in S Philippines

By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Around 20 suspected “terrorists” and three Philippine troops have been killed in clashes in the country’s troubled Muslim south, according to the military Tuesday. An Armed Forces spokesperson said the number of fatalities among … Continued

Philippines: Gov’t BIFF hostilities now claimed 16 lives
20th Feb 2016

Philippines: Gov’t BIFF hostilities now claimed 16 lives

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The death toll from just over two week’s hostilities between a splinter group of the country’s one-time largest Moro rebel group and government troops has reached 16, with over a dozen reported wounded, … 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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