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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

Afghanistan: UN confirms 14 civilian casualties in Kunduz in US airstrike
9th Nov 2017

Afghanistan: UN confirms 14 civilian casualties in Kunduz in US airstrike

By Shadi Khan Saif   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) – The UN mission in Afghanistan on Wednesday said it has credible evidence that civilians were killed in a U.S. air raid in northern Kunduz province last week. UN Assistance Mission in … Continued

UN concerned aid operations in Yemen blocked by Saudi Arabia & killing of civilians
8th Nov 2017

UN concerned aid operations in Yemen blocked by Saudi Arabia & killing of civilians

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA):- The UN on Tuesday said it was “deeply concerned” about a series of recent attacks in Yemen and the impact of the closure of air and sea ports in the country which has blocked … 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

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

UN: Myanmar attacks were organized to push out Rohingya Muslims
12th Oct 2017

UN: Myanmar attacks were organized to push out Rohingya Muslims

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): Myanmar’s months-long attacks on Rohingya Muslims have been a concerted, well-organized campaign explicitly meant to push them out of the country into Bangladesh and block their return, a new UN report said on Wednesday. … Continued

UN: Rohingya abuses in Myanmar may be crimes against humanity
5th Oct 2017

UN: Rohingya abuses in Myanmar may be crimes against humanity

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN human rights experts on Wednesday called on Myanmar authorities to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims which, they said, may constitute “crimes against humanity”. “We are particularly worried about the fate of Rohingya … Continued

UN denies accusations of having hand in ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims
1st Oct 2017

UN denies accusations of having hand in ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

By Canberk Yuksel   NEW YORK (AA): The United Nations has denied allegations that the global body’s resident coordinator in Myanmar had a role in the ethnic cleansing carried out against the Rohingya Muslim community. “The United Nations strongly disagrees … Continued

UN concerned French terror law could affect Muslims civil rights
28th Sep 2017

UN concerned French terror law could affect Muslims civil rights

By Ilker Girit   (AA): UN experts on Wednesday warned France to comply with international human rights obligations while debating a new anti-terror law. France’s draft law “may perpetuate the emergency measures introduced in 2015, and establish a permanent state … Continued

Myanmar: UN: 310,000 Rohingya Muslims flee, textbook example of ethnic cleansing
12th Sep 2017

Myanmar: UN: 310,000 Rohingya Muslims flee, textbook example of ethnic cleansing

  By Bayram Altug   GENEVA (AA): More than 310,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, a UN spokesperson said Monday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency in Geneva, Duniya Aslam Khan, a spokeswoman for the UN Refugee Agency … Continued

Myanmar: UN warns of deteriorating situation of Rohingya Muslims
2nd Sep 2017

Myanmar: UN warns of deteriorating situation of Rohingya Muslims

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): UN human rights officials have warned of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, as tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing towards Bangladesh. “The humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly and … Continued

Myanmar: 12 killed in Rohingya attacks in Myanmar west
25th Aug 2017

Myanmar: 12 killed in Rohingya attacks in Myanmar west

By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, Myanmar (AA): The Myanmar government said at least 12 people, including five police officers, were killed on Friday in multiple assaults on border guard posts along Myanmar’s western border with Bangladesh. The attacks were carried … Continued

Afghanistan: UN verifies mass killings in northern Afghanistan
21st Aug 2017

Afghanistan: UN verifies mass killings in northern Afghanistan

By Shadi Khan Saif KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): The UN mission Sunday verified allegations that the Taliban and local self-proclaimed Daesh terrorists killed civilians in an attack in northern Afghanistan earlier this month. On Aug. 3, militants stormed the Mirza Olang … Continued

Africa’s humanitarian crises worsen
17th Aug 2017

Africa’s humanitarian crises worsen

By Addis Getachew   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA): Africa’s humanitarian crises have continued to worsen in 2017, said a report released by the United Nations on Wednesday ahead of the World Humanitarian Day. “Twenty million Africans have been displaced from … Continued

Yemen: More than 200 children killed in 2017
8th Aug 2017

Yemen: More than 200 children killed in 2017

By Ali Oweida   MAARIB, Yemen (AA): More than 200 children have been killed in war-battered Yemen this year, a UN official said Monday. “In 2017, 201 children killed in Yemen: 152 boys and 49 girls,” Meritxell Relano, UNICEF Resident … Continued

UN urges end to mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners
17th May 2017

UN urges end to mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners

By Bayram Altug   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s point person on human rights in occupied Palestine Tuesday urged Israel to abide by international law and international standards of detention. In a written statement, Michael Lynk, the UN special rapporteur on … Continued

US ‘prepared to do more’ after Syria strike
8th Apr 2017

US ‘prepared to do more’ after Syria strike

By Canberk Yuksel   NEW YORK (AA): The U.S.’s strike on Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack was a “very measured step”, Washington’s envoy to the UN said Friday. “We took a very measured step last night. We … Continued

Russia: 11killed in suicide bomb on train in St Petersburg
4th Apr 2017

Russia: 11killed in suicide bomb on train in St Petersburg

By Diyar Guldogan and Hakan Ceyhan Aydogan   ANKARA/MOSCOW (AA): Eleven people were killed and 45 injured Monday when an explosion hit the St. Petersburg metro, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) said. According to the NAK, the blast tore through … Continued

Yemen: Death toll rises to 42 in airstrike in Red Sea off Yemen
19th Mar 2017

Yemen: Death toll rises to 42 in airstrike in Red Sea off Yemen

By Zeynep Tufekci   SANA, Yemen (AA): Death toll rose to 42 in an airstrike on a migrant boat in the Red Sea off Yemen, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Saturday. The boat was packed with Somali migrants, … 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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