Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 25 in remote villages
3rd Sep 2015

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 25 in remote villages

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): At least 25 people have been killed over the last three days in attacks by Boko Haram on two remote villages in Nigeria’s volatile Borno State, according to local sources. Earlier this week, militants … Continued

Palestine: Israel confiscates ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem
3rd Sep 2015

Palestine: Israel confiscates ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli authorities on Wednesday seized parts of occupied East Jerusalem’s historical Bab al-Rahmeh cemetery east of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to a Palestinian official. “Forces of the so-called ‘Israeli Nature Authority’ – backed by large numbers of Israeli … Continued

US: Obama administration gains votes to secure Iran deal
3rd Sep 2015

US: Obama administration gains votes to secure Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AA): Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski became the 34th senator to lend her support to the nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday, giving the Obama administration a hallmark victory. “No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime. … Continued

DRCongo: 6 Tanzanian imams freed after month-long captivity
2nd Sep 2015

DRCongo: 6 Tanzanian imams freed after month-long captivity

NORTH KIVU, Democratic Republic of Congo (AA): Six Tanzanian imams, kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Aug. 5 by suspected Rwandan rebels, were rescued Tuesday by the DRC army, according to military sources. Njike Guyaume, captain of … Continued

Denmark: Muslim graves come under ‘ax attack’ in Odense
2nd Sep 2015

Denmark: Muslim graves come under ‘ax attack’ in Odense

Özlem Sara Cekic @cekicozlem Muslimsk gravplads udsat for hærværk,men politiet betragter det ikke som politisk motiveret. Hvorfor? http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/2015-06-06-muslimsk-gravplads-udsat-for-haervaerk-50-gravsten-vaeltet … #dkpol 6:47 AM – 6 Jun 2015 TV 2 Breaking | LIVE Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen om hærværk: Ikke til at holde ud Flere … Continued

UN report warns Gaza may become ‘uninhabitable by 2020′
2nd Sep 2015

UN report warns Gaza may become ‘uninhabitable by 2020′

GENEVA (AA): Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020 if current economic trends and blockade persist, UN warned on Tuesday. “In addition to eight years of economic blockade, in the past six years, Gaza has endured three military operations that have … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army fires shells into homes in Jenin
1st Sep 2015

Palestine: Israeli army fires shells into homes in Jenin

IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers continued, on Tuesday at dawn, their invasion into the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and fired missiles into two homes, before demolishing a store and several walls. The … Continued

Libya: 140 illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast
1st Sep 2015

Libya: 140 illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI, (AA): The bodies of around 40 illegal migrants were recovered late Sunday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya’s Al-Khums city, a Libyan official said Monday. “Around 140 illegal migrants are feared dead,” Nasser … Continued

Turkey: 19 civilians killed in terror attacks in 56 days
1st Sep 2015

Turkey: 19 civilians killed in terror attacks in 56 days

ANKARA (AA): At least 19 civilians — including three children — have been killed in armed and bomb attacks in Turkey since July 7, according to the figures compiled by Anadolu Agency. Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK); Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H) — the youth wing of the PKK … Continued

China: Death toll from warehouse blasts rises to 158
1st Sep 2015

China: Death toll from warehouse blasts rises to 158

BEIJING (AA): The death toll from fatal explosions at a warehouse in a northern Chinese port city has risen to 158 while 15 people remain missing, with firefighters accounting for the majority of the victims. State news agency Xinhua cited … Continued

Nigeria: 56 dead in bloody Boko Haram attack
1st Sep 2015

Nigeria: 56 dead in bloody Boko Haram attack

LAGOS, (AA): At least 56 people were killed and many others were injured in a Boko Haram attack over the weekend in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, governor Kashim Shettima said. “They killed 56 people in Baanu village. As I am … Continued

NIgeria: 20 die of cholera in Bauchi State
31st Aug 2015

NIgeria: 20 die of cholera in Bauchi State

BAUCHI, (AA): At least 20 people, mostly children, have died amid a fresh outbreak of cholera in Nigeria’s northern Bauchi State, Nigeria’s official news agency has reported. Citing statements issued by both the federal government and the Bauchi State government, … Continued

Kenya: Deadly tribal clashes force thousands to flee
31st Aug 2015

Kenya: Deadly tribal clashes force thousands to flee

By Andrew Ross   NAIROBI, (AA): Four people have been killed and thousands left homeless in Elgeyo-Marakwet County in Kenya’s Rift Valley province since fighting erupted on Saturday — apparently over land disputes — between two rival clans. “My neighbor’s house was … Continued

Swaziland crash death toll climbs to 65; Gov’t still mum
31st Aug 2015

Swaziland crash death toll climbs to 65; Gov’t still mum

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AA): The death toll from Swaziland’s massive road pile-up, which killed dozens of young girls traveling to an annual dance ceremony on Friday, has risen to 65, a local rights group confirmed Sunday, amid reports that the … Continued

Sudan: Signs of tension easing between Sudan & US
31st Aug 2015

Sudan: Signs of tension easing between Sudan & US

KHARTOUM (AA): There are signs of tension easing between the U.S. government and Sudan, in the wake of the two-day visit by U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth that ended on Friday. Booth’s visit included an … Continued

Yemen: After losses, Houthis make gains in Taiz
30th Aug 2015

Yemen: After losses, Houthis make gains in Taiz

TAIZ,  (AA): Following a number of recent reverses, the Shia Houthi militant group has reportedly managed to capture a number of strategic positions from forces loyal to president-in-exile Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in and around Yemen’s southwestern city of Taiz. … Continued

Libya: Scores of would-be migrants found dead off Libyan coast
30th Aug 2015

Libya: Scores of would-be migrants found dead off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI, (AA): Libyan authorities have confirmed the discovery of scores of bodies of would-be migrants who appear to have drowned while trying to make the dangerous passage to Europe from the Libyan coast. On Friday, local authorities found at least … Continued

Palestine: Dozens of protesters shot by Israeli army across W Bank
29th Aug 2015

Palestine: Dozens of protesters shot by Israeli army across W Bank

IMEMC News & Agencies: A Palestinian journalist was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet, while another was abducted during clashes which erupted, in Ramallah’s village of Bil’in, between Palestinian locals and the Israeli army, as the latter suppressed … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Eleven killed in India-Pakistan border shelling
29th Aug 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Eleven killed in India-Pakistan border shelling

By Zahid Rafiq and Aamir Latif   SRINAGAR, J&K, India, (AA): Cross-border firing killed at least eleven people on the India-Pakistan frontier Friday. Both sides claimed the other initiated the firing. Pakistan said eight civilians were killed and 46 injured by … Continued

Austria: ‘More than 70′ bodies, including children, truck tragedy
29th Aug 2015

Austria: ‘More than 70′ bodies, including children, truck tragedy

BERLIN, Germany, (AA): Austrian officials confirmed Friday that a total of 71 people, including women and children, were found dead in the back of a container truck on one of the country’s eastern highways earlier this week. “Seventy-one people died … Continued

Malaysia: Protesters rally to demand ouster of Malaysian PM
29th Aug 2015

Malaysia: Protesters rally to demand ouster of Malaysian PM

By P Prem Kumar   KUALA LUMPUR (AA): Protesters are gathering in the center of Malaysia’s capital for a rally — already declared unlawful — demanding institutional reforms and the ouster of Prime Minister Najib Razak. While the protests organized by … Continued

Yemen: Saudi troops invade northern Yemen
28th Aug 2015

Yemen: Saudi troops invade northern Yemen

SANA’A (AA): Saudi Arabian ground troops have advanced into northern Yemen, in a bid to push back against Houthi Shia militia and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, military and tribal sources said. This is Saudi Arabia’s first ground offensive … Continued

Iraq: Two Iraqi army generals killed in Anbar province
28th Aug 2015

Iraq: Two Iraqi army generals killed in Anbar province

BAGHDAD (AA):  The Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced that two army generals were killed on Thursday during military operations against Daesh near Ramadi, the regional capital of Anbar province. An army spokesman told Anadolu Agency that Brigadier General Sefin Abdul Mejid, chief of the … Continued

Pakistan: Police kill wife, 2 children of ‘militant’
28th Aug 2015

Pakistan: Police kill wife, 2 children of ‘militant’

KARACHI,  (AA): Police killed the wife and two children of a suspected militant in an alleged exchange of fire in northeastern Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday, police and local media said. Pakistani police claimed that the critically injured suspected militant, … Continued

Austria: Dozens migrants found dead in truck on Austrian highway
28th Aug 2015

Austria: Dozens migrants found dead in truck on Austrian highway

  ANKARA (AA): The bodies of up to 50 people were found in the back of a container truck on an Austrian highway close to the Hungarian border on Thursday, local media said. Police spokesman Hans Peter Doskozil, speaking at … Continued

Palestine: 32 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in W Bank
27th Aug 2015

Palestine: 32 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in W Bank

IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces kidnapped, on Wednesday, 32 Palestinians citizens in several cities and villages across the occupied West Bank. Families reported that forces took six Palestinians in Nablus, three in Bethlehem, two in Ramallah, and one in … Continued

Palestine: 1,000 Gaza children disabled by Israel’s 2014 onslaught
27th Aug 2015

Palestine: 1,000 Gaza children disabled by Israel’s 2014 onslaught

GAZA CITY, (AA):  More than 1,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip sustained permanent disabilities during last year’s 51-day Israeli military onslaught, according to Defense for Children International (DCI), an NGO devoted to children’s rights. In a report entitled “Operation … Continued

India: Nine dead in protests in Indian PM’s home state
27th Aug 2015

India: Nine dead in protests in Indian PM’s home state

By Mubasshir Mushtaq   MUMBAI, (AA): At least nine people have died in India’s western state of Gujarat which witnessed incidents of violence and rioting in many districts on Wednesday as a protest to demand government jobs turned violent, Indian … Continued

US: American journalists shot dead on live broadcast
27th Aug 2015

US: American journalists shot dead on live broadcast

WASHINGTON (AA): Two American journalists were shot dead early Wednesday in Virginia during a live television broadcast. The incident occurred as reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were broadcasting from the Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Virginia, for station WDBJ7, a local CBS affiliate. … Continued


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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