Tanzania police gun down mosque attack suspects
28th Jun 2016

Tanzania police gun down mosque attack suspects

By Peter Saramba Ongiri   MWANZA, (AA): Police in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s business capital, gunned down two people on Monday suspected of being ringleaders of a gang which murdered 11 people, including an imam, in May. Dar es Salaam … Continued

Nigerian army frees over 5,000 people from Boko Haram
27th Jun 2016

Nigerian army frees over 5,000 people from Boko Haram

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS (AA): The Nigerian army said on Sunday it had “liberated over 5,000 people” from several northeastern villages where they had been held by Boko Haram militants. “Troops of 21 Brigade and Civilian JTF [Joint Task … Continued

Sudan withdraws forces along South Sudan border
27th Jun 2016

Sudan withdraws forces along South Sudan border

By Mohammed Amin   KHARTOUM, Sudan (AA): The Sudanese national army announced on Sunday that it had completely withdrawn from its joint borders with South Sudan. This is said to be the first move of its kind between the two … Continued

South Africa: Rioters burn mosque, loot & burn Pakistani shops
25th Jun 2016

South Africa: Rioters burn mosque, loot & burn Pakistani shops

By Hassan Isilow   JOHANNESBURG, (AA): Rioters protesting against the murder of two Zimbabweans allegedly killed by foreign nationals have burnt a temporary mosque and shops and  looted shops in the town of Giyani in the northern Limpopo province, a … Continued

Libya: 28 killed in rocket attack
22nd Jun 2016

Libya: 28 killed in rocket attack

By Seyfeddin Trablusi   TRIPOLI, (AA): At least 28 people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday when a rocket hit an armory in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, local sources said. Armed militia intended to loot shops in the Garabulli … Continued

Egypt court sentences Morsi to life in spy trial
19th Jun 2016

Egypt court sentences Morsi to life in spy trial

CAIRO (AA): An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to life in prison on charges of spying and leaking state secrets. Morsi, along with 10 co-defendants, were accused by Egypt’s army-backed authorities of spying for Qatar and … Continued

Mali:  11 killed in fresh violence in northern Mali
13th Jun 2016

Mali: 11 killed in fresh violence in northern Mali

BAMAKO, (AA): At least 11 people were killed and several others injured in fresh violence that erupted over the weekend in northern Mali, local sources told Anadolu Agency. Clashes erupted between Gatia, a pro-government self-defense group, and Ganda Izo, a … Continued

Libya: 12 Libyan troops killed in fighting Daesh
12th Jun 2016

Libya: 12 Libyan troops killed in fighting Daesh

By Jabbour Dokn   SIRTE, (AA): At least 12 troops from Libya’s UN-backed unity government were killed and 40 wounded during battles with the Daesh militant group in the northern city of Sirte on Friday, a medical official said. Abdul … Continued

Tanzanian police kill mosque attackers in 10-hour siege
6th Jun 2016

Tanzanian police kill mosque attackers in 10-hour siege

By Peter Saramba Ongiri   MWANZA, (AA): Police in northern Tanzania said late Sunday they had killed three men suspected of carrying out a deadly attack on a mosque last month. Regional Police Commander Ahmed Msangi said the three “gangsters” … Continued

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school
4th Jun 2016

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school

LAGOS, (AA): A Nigerian court ruled on Friday that Muslim girls can wear a headscarf to school as long as its color is the same as the approved uniform. “Hijab is a matter of [the] fundamental right of freedom of … Continued

South Africa: Zuma reaffirms South Africa’s friendship with Palestine
27th May 2016

South Africa: Zuma reaffirms South Africa’s friendship with Palestine

By Hassan Isilow   JOHANNESBURG, (AA): South African President Jacob Zuma told his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas that his country remains a committed friend of the Palestinian people. Zuma hosted Abbas in Cape Town during a working visit aimed at … Continued

Somalia: Kenyan troops kill 21 al-Shabaab militants
25th May 2016

Somalia: Kenyan troops kill 21 al-Shabaab militants

By Andrew Ross   NAIROBI, (AA): The Kenyan military announced Wednesday that it had killed 21 al-Shabaab militants who had ambushed their convoy, which was headed for the town of Tabda, located in the southern Lower Juba region in Somalia. … Continued

Zambia: Over 30 people burnt to death in bus accident
22nd May 2016

Zambia: Over 30 people burnt to death in bus accident

By Francis Maingaila   LUSAKA, (AA): Over 30 people have been burnt to death and several others injured after the bus they were traveling in overturned and caught fire in the northeastern Zambian province of Luapula. Inspector General of police … Continued

Tanzania: Mwanza city Muslims live in fear as 3 hacked to death in mosque
21st May 2016

Tanzania: Mwanza city Muslims live in fear as 3 hacked to death in mosque

By Peter Saramba Ongiri   MWANZA, (AA): Muslims in Tanzania’s northern Mwanza city fear for their lives following Wednesday deadly hacking of worshippers inside a mosque, head of a Muslim body said Friday. Imam Feruz Ismail, aged 27, and two … Continued

Libya: Daesh bombing kills 30 soldiers near Sirte
20th May 2016

Libya: Daesh bombing kills 30 soldiers near Sirte

By Seif al-Din al-Trabulsi   TRIPOLI, (AA): At least 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing near Libya’s northern city of Sirte. A Daesh terrorist on Wednesday detonated his explosives-laden vehicle at government forces 90 kilometers (56 miles) west … Continued

EgyptAir plane from Paris to Cairo ‘disappears’
20th May 2016

EgyptAir plane from Paris to Cairo ‘disappears’

CAIRO, ATHENS (AA): The Egyptian authorities have withdrawn claims that.Aircraft debris found near the Greek island of Karpathos late Thursday belongs to missing EgyptAir flight MS804, In a statement posted earlier online, EgyptAir an official letter from the country’s Ministry … Continued

Nigeria: Western states back Nigeria against ‘murderous’ rebels
15th May 2016

Nigeria: Western states back Nigeria against ‘murderous’ rebels

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): World leaders on Saturday pledged to stand with Nigeria and her neighbors against Boko Haram, a “murderous” group which requires a “sustained and comprehensive approach” to combat. They spoke in the Nigerian capital Abuja … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims responsibility for bombing
14th May 2016

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims responsibility for bombing

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA):  Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s suicide attack on a government building in the northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri, killing three people, including the bomber. In a terse statement accompanied by a picture … Continued

Nigeria asks UK for ‘stolen’ money post Cameron gaffe
12th May 2016

Nigeria asks UK for ‘stolen’ money post Cameron gaffe

LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) – Nigerian president shot back at British premier’s “fantastically corrupt nation” remark Wednesday, by calling on the U.K. to return all the money it “stole” from Nigeria. On Tuesday, Britain’s David Cameron was overheard describing Afghanistan and … Continued

Rwanda: Torrential rains kill at least 49
10th May 2016

Rwanda: Torrential rains kill at least 49

KIGALI, (AA): At least 49 people have died in landslides triggered by torrential rains in northern Rwanda, an official statement said on Monday. “The night 8 May, heavy rains caused landslides in different parts of Rwanda resulting in the loss … 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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