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One woman or girl killed by family members every 11 minutes globally
27th Nov 2021

One woman or girl killed by family members every 11 minutes globally

By Seda Sevencan   ISTANBUL (AA): A woman or girl is being killed by someone in their family every 11 minutes in the world, UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly said on Thursday. “In 2020, 47,000 women and girls worldwide died … Continued

UN envoy warns Taliban unable to thwart Daesh/ISIS in Afghanistan
18th Nov 2021

UN envoy warns Taliban unable to thwart Daesh/ISIS in Afghanistan

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The Taliban has proven unable to prevent the growth of Daesh/ISIS’ Afghanistan affiliate, the UN envoy for the war-torn nation warned Wednesday. Deborah Lyons, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ special envoy, told the UN Security Council … Continued

UN alarmed at rise in Jewish settler violence in occupied Palestinian territory
11th Nov 2021

UN alarmed at rise in Jewish settler violence in occupied Palestinian territory

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): UN human rights experts expressed alarm Wednesday at the rising rate of violence toward Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory by Israeli settlers. “Settler violence has always been an extremely disturbing feature of the … Continued

UN concerned by Israel labeling Palestinian rights groups terror organizations
23rd Oct 2021

UN concerned by Israel labeling Palestinian rights groups terror organizations

By Mustafa M. M. Haboush and Muhammed Semi   RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): The UN said Friday it is worried about Israel declaring six Palestinian rights groups terror organizations. The UN Human Rights Office in the occupied Palestinian territory said in … Continued

Bangladesh appeals to UN to resolve maritime demarcation row with India
19th Sep 2021

Bangladesh appeals to UN to resolve maritime demarcation row with India

By Md. Kamruzzaman   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): Bangladesh has appealed to the UN to resolve its decades-old dispute with India over the maritime demarcation in the southern Bay of Bengal, said official sources. According to a Foreign Ministry source, Bangladesh’s … Continued

UN rights chief deplores Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians
14th Sep 2021

UN rights chief deplores Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The UN human rights chief on Monday deplored the use of “excessive or entirely unwarranted” force by Israeli security forces on Palestinians as well as the Palestinian Authority’s “crackdowns on dissent,” in a verbal … Continued

Taliban should be encouraged to respect all human rights: UN rights chief
25th Aug 2021

Taliban should be encouraged to respect all human rights: UN rights chief

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution by consensus Tuesday which called for a cease-fire in Afghanistan and urged all parties to halt violence and refrain from undermining the fundamental freedoms of its … Continued

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘tortured and massacred’ Hazara minority last month
20th Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘tortured and massacred’ Hazara minority last month

By Nadine Osman London, (The Muslim News): The Taliban massacred nine members of the Hazara minority in Afghanistan, says human rights group Amnesty International in a harrowing report published Thursday. The report includes testimonies from witnesses who gave accounts of … Continued

UN warns Afghanistan at ‘dangerous turning point’ as conflict spirals
7th Aug 2021

UN warns Afghanistan at ‘dangerous turning point’ as conflict spirals

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Afghanistan is at a “dangerous turning point” as the Taliban continue to press their sweeping nationwide offensive against government forces, the UN special envoy for the war-torn country warned on Friday as Taliban entered … Continued

Burkina Faso: 138 civilians killed by terrorists
6th Jun 2021

Burkina Faso: 138 civilians killed by terrorists

DAKAR, Senegal (Agencies) : At least 138 civilians were killed, including seven children, and dozens wounded in a terrorist attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso, on Saturday. In the night from Friday to Saturday, terrorists raided the village … Continued

UN experts concerned over rights abuses in Kashmir
1st Jun 2021

UN experts concerned over rights abuses in Kashmir

By Hilal Mir   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA):  Allegations of arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances are part of what appears to be an ongoing pattern of serious violations of human rights by Indian government forces in … Continued

Israeli warplanes destroy civilian buildings killing 212 Palestinians, incl 61 children in Gaza
18th May 2021

Israeli warplanes destroy civilian buildings killing 212 Palestinians, incl 61 children in Gaza

By Halime Afra Aksoy   GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): Israeli warplanes destroyed a six-story building in the Gaza Strip on early Tuesday. The building in the Rimal neighborhood in western Gaza was located near a group of schools belonging to … Continued

Palestine: Israel kills 119, incl 28 children, 625 injured in civilian areas
14th May 2021

Palestine: Israel kills 119, incl 28 children, 625 injured in civilian areas

By Dilan Pamuk   (AA): Israel has killed as many as 28 children, 17 of whose deaths and identities have been confirmed so far, since Monday.   Altogether 119 Palestinians have been killed and 625 injured according to Ministry of Health, … Continued

New Kashmir laws ‘matter of grave concern’: UN experts
18th Apr 2021

New Kashmir laws ‘matter of grave concern’: UN experts

By Hilal Mir   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India,  (AA): The loss of autonomy in August 2019 and introduction of new laws may lead to a reduced level of political representation and participation of local groups in the Indian-administered Jammu … Continued

573 civilians killed in Afghanistan in Q1 2021: UN
15th Apr 2021

573 civilians killed in Afghanistan in Q1 2021: UN

By Shadi Khan Saif   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): Civilian casualties in Afghanistan saw a 29% increase in the first three months of 2021 compared to the same period last year, a UN report said on Wednesday. In the Afghanistan Protection … Continued

French airstrike in Mali mostly killed civilians: UN
31st Mar 2021

French airstrike in Mali mostly killed civilians: UN

By Shweta Desai   PARIS (AA): In a report, the UN mission in the West African nation of Mali on Tuesday concluded that a January airstrike by the French army overwhelmingly killed civilians among suspected non-armed members of terrorist groups, … Continued

WHO: Vaccine gap grows between rich and poor
23rd Mar 2021

WHO: Vaccine gap grows between rich and poor

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The gap between vaccines administered in rich countries and those dispensed through the COVAX program is growing and becoming “more grotesque” every day, the World Health Organization chief said Monday, describing this as “self-defeating.” … Continued

Swiss ‘burka ban’ vote ‘regrettable’: UN rights office
10th Mar 2021

Swiss ‘burka ban’ vote ‘regrettable’: UN rights office

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The Swiss “burka ban” uses the law to dictate what women should wear and is problematic from a human rights perspective and “deeply regrettable,” the UN Human Rights office said Tuesday. Ravina Shamdasani, a … Continued

UN: Anti-Muslim hatred at ‘epidemic’ proportions
5th Mar 2021

UN: Anti-Muslim hatred at ‘epidemic’ proportions

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): In response to security threats due to horrific acts purportedly carried out in the name of Islam, some states have responded by adopting measures that disproportionately target Muslims, the leading UN expert on freedom … Continued

UN: Half Palestinian population need humanitarian help
21st Feb 2021

UN: Half Palestinian population need humanitarian help

By Dilan Pamuk   (AA): The UN said in a report that Palestinian socioeconomic development has suffered one of its worst years since 1994. The report published Thursday by the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East … 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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