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

Philippines: 4 dead, 2 injured by roadside bomb in Mindanao
18th Feb 2016

Philippines: 4 dead, 2 injured by roadside bomb in Mindanao

By Roy Ramos & Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA) – Four people have been killed and two others left in critical condition after a roadside bomb exploded in the Philippines’ troubled Muslim south, according to the military Wednesday. Lt. … Continued

Philippines leader to discuss shelved peace deal with Muslims
16th Feb 2016

Philippines leader to discuss shelved peace deal with Muslims

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The Philippines’ outgoing president pledged Monday to discuss a shelved law aimed at sealing a peace process in the country’s war-torn Muslim south at an upcoming regional ASEAN summit in the United States. … Continued

Philippines: Bomb blast injures 3 in S Philippines
3rd Feb 2016

Philippines: Bomb blast injures 3 in S Philippines

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY,  (AA): At least three people – one of them a minor – were injured when an explosion rocked a southern Philippine city visited by a vice presidential candidate Tuesday. Supt. Ranie Hachuela, chief of … Continued

Philippines: Moro group says army behind Christian militia
23rd Jan 2016

Philippines: Moro group says army behind Christian militia

By Hader Glang     ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): A disagreement has broken out between a splinter group of the country’s one-time largest Muslim rebel front and the Philippines military over accusations that the army is responsible for a show of … Continued

Philippines: 8 Abu Sayyaf, 1 soldier killed in Sulu clash
31st Dec 2015

Philippines: 8 Abu Sayyaf, 1 soldier killed in Sulu clash

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY,  (AA): At least eight members of an al-Qaeda-linked group and one Philippine soldier were killed in a clash Wednesday afternoon in the troubled southern island province of Sulu, according to the military. Maj. Felimon … 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

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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