Turkey: Saudi warplanes arrive in Turkey’s Incirlik base
14th Feb 2016

Turkey: Saudi warplanes arrive in Turkey’s Incirlik base

RIYADH (AA) – Saudi military jets have arrived in Turkey’s Incirlik air base in southern Adana province to carry out missions against Daesh, a Saudi military spokesman said late Saturday. Brigadier Ahmed al-Assiri told Al Arabiya television network that the … Continued

Uganda: President woos voters at Kampala mosque
13th Feb 2016

Uganda: President woos voters at Kampala mosque

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is wooing Muslim voters with a promise to look into the case of 14 incarcerated Muslims. Addressing a congregation during Friday prayers at the National Old Kampala mosque, Uganda’s senior … Continued

Egyptian doctors protest alleged police brutality
13th Feb 2016

Egyptian doctors protest alleged police brutality

By Mahmoud Gharib CAIRO (AA): Thousands of Egyptian doctors attended an emergency Doctors’ Syndicate meeting in Cairo on Friday to discuss police brutality against medical personnel. More than 4,000 doctors, who arrived from across the country, were joined by members … Continued

Cuba: Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill hold historic meeting
13th Feb 2016

Cuba: Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill hold historic meeting

By Nancy Caouette   MEXICO CITY (AA): Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church met Friday in an historic meeting after the two sides of Christendom split 1,000 year ago. The meeting at Jose Marti International airport … Continued

US: Teen girls killed in US high school shooting
13th Feb 2016

US: Teen girls killed in US high school shooting

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – Two 15-year-old female students were killed Friday in high school shooting in Arizona, according authorities. “Investigators aren’t looking for a shooter and have no one in custody after the shooting just outside … Continued

Nigeria: 58 killed in bombings at Internally Displaced Persons camp
12th Feb 2016

Nigeria: 58 killed in bombings at Internally Displaced Persons camp

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS,  (AA): Tuesday’s suicide bombings at a displaced persons camp in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Dikwa killed 58 people and injured 78 others, Nigerian relief agency NEMA has said. “Suicide bombing suspected to be by Boko … Continued

Nigerian Shia Muslims reject ‘secret trials’
12th Feb 2016

Nigerian Shia Muslims reject ‘secret trials’

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria’s Shia Muslim community has rejected what it calls a “secret trial” of 191 people detained over a Dec. 12 stand-off between protestors and the army. Human Rights Watch has estimated that at least … Continued

Germany: World powers call for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria
12th Feb 2016

Germany: World powers call for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

By Ayhan Simsek with additional reporting by Michael Hernandez in Washington   MUNICH (AA) — World and regional powers agreed Thursday to take steps toward halting the fighting in Syria with the goal of achieving a durable “cease-fire” in the … Continued

Taiwan: Death toll from quake rises to 94
12th Feb 2016

Taiwan: Death toll from quake rises to 94

By Tevfik Durul   BEIJING, China, (AA) – Rescuers continued searching for a sixth day for dozens of people thought to still be missing in southern Taiwan after a weekend earthquake left at least 94 people dead. National Fire Agency … Continued

Cameroon: Eleven killed in suicide attack in Nguetchewe
11th Feb 2016

Cameroon: Eleven killed in suicide attack in Nguetchewe

MAROUA, (AA): At least 11 people were killed after a female suicide bomber blew herself up in Cameroon’s northern city of Nguetchewe near the Nigerian border on Wednesday morning, local sources told Anadolu Agency. “Two suicide bombers visited a wake … Continued

Indonesian military plane crashes into house killing 4
11th Feb 2016

Indonesian military plane crashes into house killing 4

By Ainur Rohmah   MALANG, (AA)  Four people died when a military plane crashed into a house Wednesday in Indonesia’s East Java province — the latest in a series of accidents involving the country’s air force. Air Force Chief Marshal … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army kills Palestinian child near Hebron
11th Feb 2016

Palestine: Israeli army kills Palestinian child near Hebron

By Anees Bargouti   RAMALLAH,  (AA): A Palestinian child was killed by Israeli gunfire during clashes that erupted in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Wednesday. Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that Israeli troops had shot a Palestinian … Continued

Thailand: Thai forces seize insurgent camp in southern jungle
11th Feb 2016

Thailand: Thai forces seize insurgent camp in southern jungle

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Thai security forces have overrun a well-organized insurgent camp hidden in the jungles of the country’s troubled Muslim south and arrested one rebel after a brief clash, local media reported Thursday. A commander … Continued

Indian-held Jammu Kashmir paralyzed by general strike
10th Feb 2016

Indian-held Jammu Kashmir paralyzed by general strike

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir (AA): Indian-held Jammu Kashmir on Tuesday saw a complete general strike organized to commemorate the third anniversary of the death of Afzal Guru, who was hanged by the Indian authorities for his alleged … Continued

Syria: Number of besieged Syrians larger than UN estimates
10th Feb 2016

Syria: Number of besieged Syrians larger than UN estimates

WASHINGTON (AA) — More than 1 million Syrians live in besieged areas, much more than previous UN estimates, a new report revealed Tuesday. The Siege Watch report, released jointly by the Netherlands-based nonprofit PAX and the Washington-based Syria Institute, has … Continued

US: Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary
10th Feb 2016

US: Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary

WASHINGTON (AA) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday were declared winners of the New Hampshire primary. Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished second in the Republican race while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz followed in … Continued

Iraq: 10 people killed in Baghdad terror attacks
9th Feb 2016

Iraq: 10 people killed in Baghdad terror attacks

By Ibrahim Saleh & Suleiman al-Qubaisi   BAGHDAD (AA) – Ten people were killed in a spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday. A roadside bomb went off at a police patrol in southern Baghdad, killing a … Continued

Canada to end coalition bombing Daesh
9th Feb 2016

Canada to end coalition bombing Daesh

By Barry Ellsworth with additional reporting from Michael Hernandez in Washington   TRENTON, Ont. (AA) — Canada announced Monday that it will pull out of an air coalition bombing Daesh and replace its airplanes with more ground troops. Prime Minister … Continued

South Africa: Mandela’s grandson, convert to Islam gets married in Muslim ceremony
9th Feb 2016

South Africa: Mandela’s grandson, convert to Islam gets married in Muslim ceremony

By Shu’eib Hassen   CAPE TOWN, (AA): The grandson of former South African late president Nelson Mandela has married Rabia Clarke in a traditional Muslim Nikah ceremony held in Cape Town. He converted to Islam two months ago. Nkosi Zwelivelile … Continued

Palestine: Hamas, Fatah to discuss Palestinian reconciliation in Doha
8th Feb 2016

Palestine: Hamas, Fatah to discuss Palestinian reconciliation in Doha

By Ola Attalah   GAZA CITY (AA) – Hamas and Fatah representatives are set to meet in Qatari capital Doha on Sunday to discuss implementation of a reconciliation deal signed in 2014 between the rival Palestinian movements. “This meeting will … Continued

UAE ready to send troops to Syria to fight Daesh
8th Feb 2016

UAE ready to send troops to Syria to fight Daesh

ANKARA , Turkey, (AA): United Arab Emirates said Sunday it is ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of the international efforts to fight Daesh terrorist group. The Emirates News Agency WAM quoted the Minister of State for … Continued

UK mosques open doors for interfaith dialogue
8th Feb 2016

UK mosques open doors for interfaith dialogue

LONDON (AA) – More than 90 mosques across the U.K. opened their doors on Sunday to people of every faith and of no faith on the second annual “Visit My Mosque Day”. The Secretary General of the Muslim Council of … Continued

UK: Anti-Islam group PEGIDA holds rally in Birmingham
7th Feb 2016

UK: Anti-Islam group PEGIDA holds rally in Birmingham

LONDON (AA) – Around 200 protesters have performed a “silent march” organized by newly founded and controversial UK branch of anti-Islam PEGIDA movement Saturday in Birmingham city center. The far-right group members arrived at Birmingham’s international train station under heavy … Continued

Iraq: Daesh attacks kill 37 in Ramadi & Fallujah
7th Feb 2016

Iraq: Daesh attacks kill 37 in Ramadi & Fallujah

ANBAR,(AA): Thirty-seven people were killed Saturday in Iraq in a string of terrorist attacks on security forces by Daesh. Ismail al-Mihlavi, Anbar operations commander of the Iraq, army, told Anadolu Agency that Daesh launched an offensive on three army headquarters … 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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