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UN urges Jordan to open its border to thousands of Syrian refugees
6th Jul 2018

UN urges Jordan to open its border to thousands of Syrian refugees

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN on Thursday called on Jordan to open its border and provide temporary shelter to tens of thousands of Syrian people fleeing airstrikes in southwestern Syria. “I am gravely concerned for the civilian … Continued

Libya: Over 200 migrants drown in 3 days in Mediterranean
2nd Jul 2018

Libya: Over 200 migrants drown in 3 days in Mediterranean

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): A total of 204 migrants died at sea off Libya this weekend while the total number of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year has crossed over 1,000, according to … Continued

Libya: Over 650 migrants rescued off Libya coast in 2 days
26th Jun 2018

Libya: Over 650 migrants rescued off Libya coast in 2 days

By Mehmet Nuri Ucar TRIPOLI, Libya, (AA): A total of 657 undocumented migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coasts in two days, the Libyan navy affiliated to the National Reconciliation government agency said on Sunday. The navy in a … Continued

Mediterranean migrants death toll nears 1,000
23rd Jun 2018

Mediterranean migrants death toll nears 1,000

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): A total of 960 migrants and refugees have lost their lives at Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of 2018, the UN migration agency said on Friday. “Mediterranean arrivals at this point in 2018 are … Continued

Libyan coast guards rescue 152 migrants
11th Jun 2018

Libyan coast guards rescue 152 migrants

By Walid Abdullah   TRIPOLI (AA): Libyan coast guards have rescued 152 undocumented migrants, including 19 women and three children, off the country’s western shores, according to the Libyan navy on Sunday.   The migrants were rescued in two separate … Continued

Myanmar: Experts criticize new UN-Myanmar deal over Rohingya Muslims
9th Jun 2018

Myanmar: Experts criticize new UN-Myanmar deal over Rohingya Muslims

By Fatih Hafiz Mehmet   (AA): Rohingya survivors of the Myanmar genocide are demanding a UN security force to guarantee their safe return to their homelands, terming the new agreement signed between Myanmar and the UN as inadequate, experts tell … Continued

Libya: 90 migrants drowned off Libya coast
3rd Feb 2018

Libya: 90 migrants drowned off Libya coast

– Just 3 migrants survive after boat capsizes off Libya coast, says UN migration agency By Fatih Erel GENEVA (AA) – An estimated 90 migrants drowned after a boat capsized off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea on … Continued

Rohingya Muslims return to Myanmar puts them at ‘grave risk’, say UK MPs
17th Jan 2018

Rohingya Muslims return to Myanmar puts them at ‘grave risk’, say UK MPs

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA): There is a “grave risk” in plans for repatriation for Rohingya refugees to Myanmar without the understanding of their legal status, destination and willingness to return, a parliament committee report said. The report by … Continued

Libya: 64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean
9th Jan 2018

Libya: 64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): Sixty-four migrants are feared drowned after a rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya over the weekend, the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday. The migrants “lost their lives in the … Continued

Turkish Coast Guard pulls 132 from dinghies in Aegean
28th Dec 2017

Turkish Coast Guard pulls 132 from dinghies in Aegean

By Esber Ayaydin   IZMIR, Turkey (AA)  Three groups of migrants were saved as they attempted to cross from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, the Turkish Coast Guard said Wednesday. The 132 migrants from Syria, Angola, Afghanistan, Eritrea, … Continued

Myanmar: 730 children among 6,700 Rohingya Muslims killed
15th Dec 2017

Myanmar: 730 children among 6,700 Rohingya Muslims killed

By Merve Aydogan   (AA): At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state from Aug. 25 to Sept. 24, a global humanitarian organization said on Thursday. Doctors Without Borders published the figures after conducting surveys in refugee … Continued

Libya: 31 refugees drown off Libya trying to reach Europe
26th Nov 2017

Libya: 31 refugees drown off Libya trying to reach Europe

By Mehmet Nuri Ucar   TRIPOLI, Libya (AA): At least 31 refugees who were trying to cross to Europe from Libya drowned on Saturday, a Libyan military spokesperson said. Capt. Ayoub Qasim, Libyan Naval Forces spokesman, told Anadolu Agency that … Continued

Myanmar: Over 100 Rohingya Muslim refugees drowned since Aug 25
18th Nov 2017

Myanmar: Over 100 Rohingya Muslim refugees drowned since Aug 25

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): More than 100 Rohingya Muslim refugees have drowned in shipwrecks and boat incidents since the beginning of the crisis on Aug. 25, the UN said on Friday. “Recent arrivals told us they had been … Continued

Exploitation of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh ‘rife’, says UN
15th Nov 2017

Exploitation of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh ‘rife’, says UN

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s migration agency on Tuesday warned of the trafficking, exploitation and sexual abuse of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokesman Joel Millman told a news conference in Geneva: “Desperate … Continued

UN: 100 migrants die in Mediterranean Sea in 4 days
8th Nov 2017

UN: 100 migrants die in Mediterranean Sea in 4 days

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): Nearly 100 refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea over the last four days, including 26 women from Nigeria, the UN said on Tuesday. Thirty-four bodies have been recovered and an estimated 50 people … Continued

UN warns of malnutrition among child Rohingya Muslim refugees
4th Nov 2017

UN warns of malnutrition among child Rohingya Muslim refugees

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN on Friday warned of severe acute malnutrition rates among Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh which appeared to be at least double earlier estimates. “Preliminary data from a nutrition assessment conducted last week … Continued

Myanmar: Up to 12,000 Rohingya Muslim children flee violence weekly, says UN
20th Oct 2017

Myanmar: Up to 12,000 Rohingya Muslim children flee violence weekly, says UN

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): More than 320,000 Rohingya Muslim refugee children have fled to southern Bangladesh from Myanmar since late August while up to 12,000 more are fleeing violence every week, the UN warned on Friday. Almost 60 … Continued

Bangladesh: Boat with Rohingya Muslim refugees capsizes in Bay of Bengal, 14 dead
29th Sep 2017

Bangladesh: Boat with Rohingya Muslim refugees capsizes in Bay of Bengal, 14 dead

By Mutasim Billah   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): Fourteen people including nine children died when a fishing vessel carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Thursday in the Bay of Bengal near Inani beach of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar city, a local administration … Continued

Turkey: 21 dead as refugee boat capsizes in Black Sea
23rd Sep 2017

Turkey: 21 dead as refugee boat capsizes in Black Sea

By Sahin Oktay, Tahir Turan Eroglu, Ibrahim Aktas, Sengul Oymak   KOCAELI, Turkey (AA): At least 21 people were killed when a fishing vessel carrying migrants sank in the Black Sea off northwestern Kocaeli province early Friday, Turkish Coast Guard … Continued

Myanmar: 200,000 Rohingya Muslim children need urgent support
13th Sep 2017

Myanmar: 200,000 Rohingya Muslim children need urgent support

By Mutasim Billah DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): More than 200,000 Rohingya children, who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, are at risk and they need urgent support, UNICEF said Tuesday. “This is a growing humanitarian crisis and children are at 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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