Tunisia: 37 Bangladeshi migrants drown off Tunisian coast
13th May 2019

Tunisia: 37 Bangladeshi migrants drown off Tunisian coast

By SM Najmus Sakib   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): At least 37 Bangladeshi nationals drowned after a migrant boat, which was heading to Europe from Libya, capsized off the coast Tunisia, local media reported on Sunday. According to the United News … Continued

Myanmar: Rohingya Muslim schools, shops set on fire
11th May 2019

Myanmar: Rohingya Muslim schools, shops set on fire

By Md. Kamruzzaman   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): An extremist group allegedly set Rohingya shops and schools on fire in the Kun Taing village in Myanmar’s Buthidaung township late Thursday, according to a report. “This is a Muslim village. We have … Continued

Over 200 migrants drown in Mediterranean in January
2nd Feb 2019

Over 200 migrants drown in Mediterranean in January

By Busra Nur Bilgic   ANKARA (AA); Some 5,989 irregular migrants and refugees have reached Europe by sea while 208 of others perished in the first four weeks of the new year, the UN migration agency said on Friday. In … Continued

UN asks India, Saudi Arabia not to deport Rohingya Muslims
26th Jan 2019

UN asks India, Saudi Arabia not to deport Rohingya Muslims

By Md. Kamruzzaman   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): A top UN official on Friday urged Saudi Arabia and India not to deport members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community to Bangladesh but instead to grant them refugee status. “I am dismayed … Continued

Myanmar army killed over 24,000 Rohingya
20th Aug 2018

Myanmar army killed over 24,000 Rohingya

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): More than 24,000 Rohingya Muslims have been killed by Myanmar’s state forces since August 2017, according to a new report. The figures were revealed in the report — Forced Migration of Rohingya: The … Continued

Libya: 8 migrants suffocate inside shipping container, 90 more in critical condn
17th Jul 2018

Libya: 8 migrants suffocate inside shipping container, 90 more in critical condn

By Walid Abdullah   TRIPOLI, Libya (AA): Eight migrants, including six children, suffocated inside a shipping container in northwestern Libya on Monday, according to Libyan authorities. Another 90 migrants found inside the containers were in critical condition and were rushed … Continued

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

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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