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

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe
13th Mar 2017

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe

By Busra Selvi Ogutcan   ANKARA, Turkey (AA): A group representing Rohingya in Europe has called on the European Union to support a UN investigation into “Myanmar’s Crimes against Rohingya.” The European Rohingya Council, or ERC, said in a statement … Continued

US: Don’t look to UN for solution, US tells Palestine
8th Mar 2017

US: Don’t look to UN for solution, US tells Palestine

NEW YORK (AA): Palestinians should not look to the United Nations for a solution but engage Israel directly, United States’ envoy to the global body said Tuesday. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Palestine’s permanent UN observer Riyad Mansour met Tuesday in … Continued

Germany:  UN: Muslim Africans face discrimination in Germany
28th Feb 2017

Germany: UN: Muslim Africans face discrimination in Germany

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): Muslims of African descent face growing discrimination in Germany due to worrying levels of Islamophobia, a UN monitoring group warned on Monday. Ricardo Sunga, chairman of the UN’s Working Group of Experts on People … Continued

Pakistan gets its first woman foreign secretary
14th Feb 2017

Pakistan gets its first woman foreign secretary

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday appointed Pakistan’s first-ever woman foreign secretary. Tehmina Janjua, currently serving as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, will assume the post in the first week of … Continued

Afghanistan: Over 900 children killed in 2016 violence
7th Feb 2017

Afghanistan: Over 900 children killed in 2016 violence

By Shadi Khan Saif   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): Civilians again bore the brunt of violence in Afghanistan in 2016 that saw a large number of children among the 3,498 dead, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in … Continued

Myanmar:  UN expert warns of reprisals following Myanmar visit
25th Jan 2017

Myanmar: UN expert warns of reprisals following Myanmar visit

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar on Tuesday warned about possible reprisals against people she met during her recent visit to the country. “There is one word that has hung heavily … Continued

Kazakhstan: Second day of Syria peace talks in Astana
24th Jan 2017

Kazakhstan: Second day of Syria peace talks in Astana

By Mohamad Misto   ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AA): Peace talks aimed at ending the Syria conflict entered the second day on Tuesday in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana. The talks, which will focus on extending the cease-fire that came into effect on Dec. … Continued

Myanmar: Int’l cooperation ‘critical’ to resolve Rohingya crisis
7th Dec 2016

Myanmar: Int’l cooperation ‘critical’ to resolve Rohingya crisis

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan has called on the international community to cooperate further with Myanmar’s government to resolve conflicts between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in the country’s troubled Rakhine State. … Continued

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown
25th Nov 2016

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): A United Kingdom-based Rohingya organization has called on the United Nations and international community for urgent action in pressing Myanmar’s government to lift all restrictions on humanitarian aid in western Rakhine State. … Continued

Yemen: UN envoy unveils details of peace plan
1st Nov 2016

Yemen: UN envoy unveils details of peace plan

By Zakaria Al Kamali   SANA’A, (AA): The UN Special Envoy for Yemen on Monday released details of a proposed “roadmap” to resolve the two-year conflict. In a briefing by Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed before a UN Security Council meeting, … Continued

Palestine: Hamas slams UN chief over Al-Aqsa resolution
20th Oct 2016

Palestine: Hamas slams UN chief over Al-Aqsa resolution

By Ola Atallah   GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): Palestinian group Hamas has criticized UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for distancing himself from a UNESCO resolution denying a Jewish connection to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. On Tuesday, the UNESCO’s executive board officially … Continued

Iraq: More than 1,000 Iraqis killed in September: UN
3rd Oct 2016

Iraq: More than 1,000 Iraqis killed in September: UN

By Arif Yusuf and Ali Jawad   BAGHDAD (AA): A total of 1,003 people were killed in violence across Iraq last month, according to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). In a report released Sunday, UNAMI said the fatalities … Continued

Syria: World Food Programme reaches 4 besieged towns
26th Sep 2016

Syria: World Food Programme reaches 4 besieged towns

DAMASCUS, (WFP): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday delivered life-saving food assistance to besieged families in the Four Towns of Madaya and Zabdani in Rural Damascus and Foaa and Kefraya in Rural Idlib as part of a joint … Continued

UN ready to resume aid delivery in Syria
22nd Sep 2016

UN ready to resume aid delivery in Syria

NEW YORK (AA):The United Nations announced Wednesday its aid convoy is ready to move forward with deliveries inside Syria after it was suspended following a deadly attack two days ago. Jens Laerke, spokesperson for United Nations humanitarian office, said part … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes on water well kill 30 civilians in Sana’a
14th Sep 2016

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes on water well kill 30 civilians in Sana’a

By Zakaria al-Kamali   SANA’A (AA): Saudi-led airstrikes on a water well north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa [Sana’a] have killed 30 people, the UN human coordinator for Yemen has said. Jamie McGoldrick said 17 people, including first responders and … Continued

Palestine: Plans for 463 illegal settlement housing units advanced in W Bank
2nd Sep 2016

Palestine: Plans for 463 illegal settlement housing units advanced in W Bank

IMEMC News & Agencies: Israel’s Civil Administration recently approved the advancement of plans for 463 new illegal housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, Israeli NGO Peace Now reported, according to Ma’an. Peace Now said … 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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