New Zealand: US-led Pacific free trade pact inked by 12 countries
5th Feb 2016

New Zealand: US-led Pacific free trade pact inked by 12 countries

By P Prem Kumar   KUALA LUMPUR (AA) – Trade ministers from 12 countries have inked a controversial United States-led regional trade agreement in New Zealand, paving the path for freer movement of goods and services between the member economies. … Continued

Syria: Russian airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Aleppo
5th Feb 2016

Syria: Russian airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Aleppo

By Halit Suleyman   ALEPPO,  (AA): Twenty-five civilians were killed and another 60 injured Thursday when Russian warplanes struck six districts in Aleppo northern city, Syrian Civil Defense said. Mohamed Yehia, official of Syrian Civil Defense in the city, told … Continued

UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges
5th Feb 2016

UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges

LONDON (AA) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed Thursday a London conference for generating in excess of $10 billion in pledges to aid the Syrian people. The single-day Syrian Donors Conference — jointly hosted by Britain, Germany, Norway, Kuwait … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians in E Jerusalem
4th Feb 2016

Palestine: Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians in E Jerusalem

By Anees Bargouti   JERUSALEM (AA) – Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday following an attack that left one female Israeli soldier dead, according to Israeli police and eyewitnesses. In a statement, Israeli … Continued

US: Half of Americans believe US Muslims anti-American
4th Feb 2016

US: Half of Americans believe US Muslims anti-American

NEW YORK (AA) — Roughly half of Americans believes at least “some” U.S. Muslims are anti-American, according to a new research released Wednesday. The Pew Research Center said its survey of 2,000 people, conducted Jan. 7-14, found that many Americans … Continued

Switzerland: UN suspends Syria peace talks in Geneva
4th Feb 2016

Switzerland: UN suspends Syria peace talks in Geneva

GENEVA (AA) – The UN has suspended Syria peace talks in Geneva on Wednesday. UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced a “temporary pause” in peace talks due to intensified fighting in Syria. “This is not the end, and … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers demolish under-construction home in Jerusalem
3rd Feb 2016

Palestine: Israeli soldiers demolish under-construction home in Jerusalem

IMEMC News: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday morning, Wad Qaddoum neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction home. The army also demolished residential sheds and tents near Hebron. Photo By Silwanic Photo By Silwanic The Wadi Hilweh Information Center … Continued

UK’s campaign on EU membership vote begins
3rd Feb 2016

UK’s campaign on EU membership vote begins

LONDON (AA) – Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday hailed the renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership as a “very strong and powerful package”. Speaking after European Council President Donald Tusk announced the framework of a new settlement with the U.K., … Continued

Philippines: Bomb blast injures 3 in S Philippines
3rd Feb 2016

Philippines: Bomb blast injures 3 in S Philippines

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY,  (AA): At least three people – one of them a minor – were injured when an explosion rocked a southern Philippine city visited by a vice presidential candidate Tuesday. Supt. Ranie Hachuela, chief of … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kills Palestinian near Tulkarem
2nd Feb 2016

Palestine: Israeli army kills Palestinian near Tulkarem

IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Monday morning, a young Palestinian man, south of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, Palestinian medical sources said. Palestinian Red Crescent medics have transferred the body of the slain Palestinian … Continued

US: Most Muslim voters plan to vote in presidential primaries
2nd Feb 2016

US: Most Muslim voters plan to vote in presidential primaries

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – Seventy-three percent of registered American Muslim voters say they will vote in this year’s presidential primary elections with 67 percent backing Democratic candidates, according to a survey published Monday. A little more … Continued

Myanmar welcomes first democratic gov’t in 50 years
2nd Feb 2016

Myanmar welcomes first democratic gov’t in 50 years

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   NAY PYI TAW (AA) – Almost three months after the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in Myanmar’s national elections, its members finally took their seats in parliament Monday — row upon … Continued

US primaries: Cruz wins Iowa, Democrats in virtual tie
2nd Feb 2016

US primaries: Cruz wins Iowa, Democrats in virtual tie

WASHINGTON (AA) – Sen. Ted Cruz won big Monday night while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders were virtually tied in tightly contested races hours after Iowa caucuses concluded. While the Republican and Democratic contests were fiercely contested, the … Continued

Syria: Twin Damascus blasts kill 71 near Sayyida Zaynab shrine
1st Feb 2016

Syria: Twin Damascus blasts kill 71 near Sayyida Zaynab shrine

By Mohamed Misto   DAMASCUS (AA) – More than 70 people were killed on Sunday by twin suicide bombings that targeted Sayyida Zaynab shrine south of Damascus. Daesh has claimed responsibility. According to local sources, a car bomb exploded at … Continued

Nigeria: Children, among 85 killed in Dalori, Maiduguri, by Boko Haram
1st Feb 2016

Nigeria: Children, among 85 killed in Dalori, Maiduguri, by Boko Haram

By Olarewaju Kola and Rafiu Ajakaye   MAIDUGURI, (AA) – The death toll from a Boko Haram attack on the outskirts of a major city in northeast Nigeria has risen to 85, including eight children, witnesses and officials have told … Continued

Central America ramps up fight against Zika virus
1st Feb 2016

Central America ramps up fight against Zika virus

By Sandra Cuffe   RIVAS, Nicaragua (AA) – Health officials in El Salvador are meeting Monday with World Health Organization experts to share new information about the Zika virus, according to Salvadoran vice minister of health services Óscar Robles. The … Continued

China tells US ‘respect law’ after warship passes island
31st Jan 2016

China tells US ‘respect law’ after warship passes island

By Tevfik Durul   SHANGHAI (AA) – China has urged the United States to respect and abide by its laws after a U.S. warship passed by an island that Beijing claims in the South China Sea. China underlined that it … Continued

US: Obama’s first mosque visit
31st Jan 2016

US: Obama’s first mosque visit

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) – Barack Obama is to visit a U.S. mosque for the first time as American president, the White House has revealed. President Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore’s mosque in Maryland next … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Suicide attack kills 4, injure 18 near Shia Muslim mosque
30th Jan 2016

Saudi Arabia: Suicide attack kills 4, injure 18 near Shia Muslim mosque

By Eman Nassar   AL-AHSA,  (AA): Four people were killed and 18 others were injured in a suicide attack that targeted a Shia Muslim mosque during Friday prayer in the eastern province of al-Ahsa, the Saudi Ministry of Interior said … Continued

Nigeria: Nine killed by teenage suicide bomber in Gombi
30th Jan 2016

Nigeria: Nine killed by teenage suicide bomber in Gombi

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA) – At least nine people were killed Friday afternoon in a suicide bombing carried out by a teenage boy in northeast Nigeria, local officials and residents said. The blast in Gombi, a town in … Continued

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey
30th Jan 2016

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey

CANAKKALE (AA) – Ten people, including five children, drowned off Turkey’s western coast Saturday, the Turkish Coast Guard said, in what is the latest loss of refugees in the region. Their boat was heading for Lesbos, one of the main … Continued

Switzerland: US welcomes Syrian opposition at Geneva talks
30th Jan 2016

Switzerland: US welcomes Syrian opposition at Geneva talks

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. on Friday welcomed the decision by a main opposition group to attend Syrian peace talks already in progress and hosted by the UN in Geneva. “The United States also reiterates that UN Security Council Resolution 2254 … 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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