Pakistan: Growing Islamophobia ‘intolerable’: UN chief
17th Feb 2020

Pakistan: Growing Islamophobia ‘intolerable’: UN chief

By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): The UN chief on Sunday voiced his concern over rising Islamophobia in the world, calling it “intolerable.” UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres’ remarks came during a joint news conference with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood … Continued

Yemen: UN says 31 civilians incl children killed in Saudi-led airstrikes
16th Feb 2020

Yemen: UN says 31 civilians incl children killed in Saudi-led airstrikes

By Mohamed al-Samei   SANA’A (AA): UN said Saturday 31 were killed, including women and children, in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in northern Yemen. “Preliminary field reports indicate that on 15 February as many as 31 civilians were killed and 12 … Continued

Northwest Syria exodus tops 800,000
15th Feb 2020

Northwest Syria exodus tops 800,000

UNITED NATIONS (AA): European governments and the United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm about an escalation in violence that has forced more than 800,000 Syrians to flee their homes in the northwest of the country since December. Speaking on … Continued

Palestinians welcome release of UN Israeli settlement list
13th Feb 2020

Palestinians welcome release of UN Israeli settlement list

By Gulsen Topcu, Safiye Karabacak and Hatice Baser   GAZA/RAMALLAH, Palestine /ISTANBUL (AA):  Palestinians welcomed the long-awaited release by the UN of a list that names and shames 100 companies that operate in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West … Continued

Syria:  ‘Most alarming reports’ coming from Idlib: UN official
30th Jan 2020

Syria: ‘Most alarming reports’ coming from Idlib: UN official

By Beyza Binnur Donmez   (AA): A senior UN official on Wednesday voiced his concern over “the dire and deteriorating humanitarian situation” in Syria’s northwestern Idlib. Mark Lowcock, under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said in his briefing … Continued

UN holds Kashmir talks as rights fears continue
16th Jan 2020

UN holds Kashmir talks as rights fears continue

By James Reinl   UNITED NATIONS (AA): UN Security Council members held rare talks on the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday amid ongoing concerns over the flashpoint between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan. After the meeting, senior Russian diplomat … Continued

UN expert: Israeli occupation of Palestine ‘longest’ in modern world
24th Oct 2019

UN expert: Israeli occupation of Palestine ‘longest’ in modern world

By Servet Gunerigok   WASHINGTON (AA): A UN human rights investigator on Wednesday called the Israeli occupation in Palestine “the longest occupation” in the world. “Israel has occupied the Palestinian territory for more than 52 years, the longest belligerent occupation … Continued

Yemen: Houthis propose truce with Saudi Arabia
21st Sep 2019

Yemen: Houthis propose truce with Saudi Arabia

By Murad al-Urayfi   (AA): Yemen’s Houthi rebel group announced Friday that they had halted attacks on Saudi Arabia and called on Riyadh to make a similar move. “We announce the cessation of targeting the territory of Saudi Arabia with … Continued

Palestine: Netanyahu says he would annex Palestinian Jordan Valley
11th Sep 2019

Palestine: Netanyahu says he would annex Palestinian Jordan Valley

RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): If Israel annexes parts of the occupied West Bank, all agreements signed with Israel will end, warned the Palestinian president on Tuesday. “All agreements and their resulting obligations would end if the Israeli side annexes the Jordan … Continued

UN ‘deeply’ concerned over India’s brutal clampdown of Jammu & Kashmir
10th Sep 2019

UN ‘deeply’ concerned over India’s brutal clampdown of Jammu & Kashmir

By Diyar Guldogan ANKARA (AA) – The UN Human Rights Council on Monday voiced concern over the recent Indian brutal clampdown of Jammu and Kashmir and their impact on the human rights situation there. “I am deeply concerned about the … Continued

UN: Possible war crimes committed in Yemen
4th Sep 2019

UN: Possible war crimes committed in Yemen

By Fatih Hafiz Mehmet   (AA): Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemeni government and Houthis have violated international human rights laws in Yemen, the UN said on Tuesday. A report by the Group of International and Regional Eminent Experts … Continued

UN says Myanmar uses sexual violence as weapon of war
24th Aug 2019

UN says Myanmar uses sexual violence as weapon of war

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): A UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar said Thursday that the military’s use of rape and other forms of sexual violence is so routine it “reflects a widespread culture of tolerance towards humiliation.” The mission … Continued

Bahrain executes 2 men on “terrorism” charges despite pleas by rights groups
28th Jul 2019

Bahrain executes 2 men on “terrorism” charges despite pleas by rights groups

By Hussein Qabani   MANAMA (AA):- Bahrain on Saturday executed two men by firing squad on terrorism-related charges, according to Bahraini officials. Human Rights groups condemned the trials saying they were not fair and confessions were extracted under torture. The … Continued

Myanmar: Rakhine not conducive for Rohingya return says UN
24th Jul 2019

Myanmar: Rakhine not conducive for Rohingya return says UN

By SM Najmus Sakib   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): The situation in Rakhine state of Myanmar is not conducive for Rohingya Muslim repatriation, according to UN secretary general’s special envoy on Myanmar. After paying a 10-day visit to Myanmar, Christine Schraner … Continued

Yemen: 22 civilians killed, 30 injured in Saudi-led airstrikes in Hajjah
13th Mar 2019

Yemen: 22 civilians killed, 30 injured in Saudi-led airstrikes in Hajjah

According to UN 22 people have died, including 12 children and 10 women by airstrikes in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah on Monday. Houthis have accused Saudi-led coalition of the bombings. As many as 30 people have been reportedly injured, including … Continued

Afghanistan: Highest civilian casualties in 2018
25th Feb 2019

Afghanistan: Highest civilian casualties in 2018

By Shadi Khan Saif KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): The UN on Sunday said it has documented nearly 11,000 civilian casualties across Afghanistan in 2018, the highest ever figure in the war-torn nation. A total of 10,993 civilian casualties, including 3,804 deaths … Continued

UN: Khashoggi killing ‘perpetrated by Saudi officials’
8th Feb 2019

UN: Khashoggi killing ‘perpetrated by Saudi officials’

By Fatih Hafiz Mehmet (AA): The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul Consulate was “planned and perpetrated by Saudi officials,” the UN special rapporteur claimed Thursday. Agnes Callamard recently visited Turkey with a team of experts … 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

Afghanistan: US airstrikes kill 4 civilians
8th Jan 2019

Afghanistan: US airstrikes kill 4 civilians

By Sayed Khodaberdi Sadat   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): U.S. airstrikes killed at least 4 civilians in Afghanistan on Monday, a local said. Army regiment spokesman Mohamed Hanif Rezai told Anadolu Agency that the NATO-led U.S. drone strike targeted a Taliban … 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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