Somalia: Capital hit by mortar attacks ahead of presidential election
8th Feb 2017

Somalia: Capital hit by mortar attacks ahead of presidential election

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): Four loud explosions rocked Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday evening, an official said, on the eve of a presidential election. The blasts were caused by mortar attacks in three neighborhoods, Abdifatah Omar Hallane, … Continued

African Union summit criticises Trump on Muslim ban
1st Feb 2017

African Union summit criticises Trump on Muslim ban

By Mohammad es-Seyyid and Ahmed Muhammed Abdalla   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA): The 28th Summit of the African Union ended early Wednesday as it criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. President Alpha … Continued

South Africa: Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ angers African Muslims
30th Jan 2017

South Africa: Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ angers African Muslims

By Hassan Isilow   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AA): Muslim leaders and activists in Africa have voiced fears that U.S President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders banning refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries could be used by terror groups to … Continued

Sudan: Opposition leader, Sadiq al Mahdi returns from exile
27th Jan 2017

Sudan: Opposition leader, Sadiq al Mahdi returns from exile

By Mohammad al-Khatam   KHARTOUM (AA): Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi returned to Khartoum on Thursday afternoon after 30 months spent in a self-imposed exile in Egypt’s Cairo. The head of the National Umma Party — the largest opposition party … Continued

US deports Somalis, Kenyans over ‘unknown’ reasons
26th Jan 2017

US deports Somalis, Kenyans over ‘unknown’ reasons

By Magdalene Mukami and Andrew Wasike   NAIROBI, (AA): Two Kenyans and 90 Somalis, who were deported from the U.S., arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi Wednesday, a Kenyan official said. Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe confirmed to Anadolu Agency that … Continued

Somalia: Several killed in Al Shabaab suicide bomb attack near hotel
25th Jan 2017

Somalia: Several killed in Al Shabaab suicide bomb attack near hotel

Mogadishu, (The Muslim News & AA): Several people have been killed and many injured in suspected suicide car bomb attack near Dayah Hotel in Somalia capital, Mogadishu. Wednesday. Al-Shabaab terrorist group has claimed responsibilty for the attack. Apparently there were … Continued

Gambia’s president-elect takes oath at Senegal embassy
20th Jan 2017

Gambia’s president-elect takes oath at Senegal embassy

By Alpha Kamara   DAKAR, Senegal (AA): Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow was sworn in Thursday evening as president in a ceremony in Dakar, capital of neighboring Senegal as President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down after losing the elections. West … Continued

Mali: Death toll in suicide attack rises to 60, 115 injured
19th Jan 2017

Mali: Death toll in suicide attack rises to 60, 115 injured

BAMAKO, (AA): The death toll from a suicide attack that targeted a military base in Mali’s northern city of Gao has risen to 60, along with 115 injured, the country’s president has said. “We will rise from every blow … … Continued

Nigeria: Twin explosions hit Maiduguri univ campus
16th Jan 2017

Nigeria: Twin explosions hit Maiduguri univ campus

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI,  (AA): Dozen have been feared dead and many injured as twin bomb explosions hit a major university in the restive Nigeria’s Maiduguri city early Monday morning. Police said the explosions occurred within the premises of … Continued

Nigeria: Nine dead, 26 injured in multiple blasts
14th Jan 2017

Nigeria: Nine dead, 26 injured in multiple blasts

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS (AA): At least nine people have been confirmed killed and 26 injured in multiple suicide attacks in Nigeria’s northeast Madagali town on Friday, an official with the country’s relief agency has said. “At the moment, … Continued

Egypt: Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Sinai Peninsula
10th Jan 2017

Egypt: Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Sinai Peninsula

By Khaled al-Jayoushi   CAIRO (AA): At least nine Egyptian policemen were killed Monday — and another ten injured — when a massive truck bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, according to a local security source. … Continued

Somalia: Twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu capital kill 8
3rd Jan 2017

Somalia: Twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu capital kill 8

By Mohammed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): At least eight people in Somalia were killed and 16 others wounded after twin car-bomb blasts hit a security checkpoint near the African Union’s mission headquarters and a hotel near Mogadishu’s main international airport … Continued

Uganda: Police raid Kampala mosque, arrest 18
28th Dec 2016

Uganda: Police raid Kampala mosque, arrest 18

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, Uganda (AA):- Uganda Police has confirmed the arrest of 18 people found at Nakasero mosque during an early morning raid in central Kampala on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists, a police spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide bombers at cattle market injure 12
27th Dec 2016

Nigeria: Suicide bombers at cattle market injure 12

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday at the crowded cattle market in Nigeria’s northeast regional capital of Maiduguri, injuring 12 people. The bombers, both female, sneaked into Kasuwan Shanu Cattle … Continued

Libyan plane hijackers surrender in Malta
24th Dec 2016

Libyan plane hijackers surrender in Malta

BENGHAZI / ANKARA (AA):- All passengers and crew of the hijacked Libyan plane have been released and the hijackers detained, Joseph Muscat, the Maltese prime minister has indicated on Twitter. “Hijackers surrendered, searched and taken in custody,” he tweeted Friday. … Continued

Kenya: 33 dead in shocking road accident in Navasha
12th Dec 2016

Kenya: 33 dead in shocking road accident in Navasha

By Andrew Wasike   NAIROBI (AA): More than 30 people were killed Saturday night in Kenya’s town of Naivasha – 80 kilometers from the capital Nairobi – after a chemical tanker lost control and burst into flames, the State announced … Continued

Egypt: Bomb blast near main cathedral in Cairo kills 25
12th Dec 2016

Egypt: Bomb blast near main cathedral in Cairo kills 25

By Hussein Qabani   CAIRO (AA): At least 25 people were killed in a bomb explosion near the main Coptic cathedral in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sunday, according to the Health Ministry. A bomb exploded inside St. Peter’s church, … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb kills many in Mogadishu
11th Dec 2016

Somalia: Car bomb kills many in Mogadishu

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, (AA): Several are feared dead after a car bomb targeted the seaport in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday morning. Abdifatah Omar Hallane, Banadir regional administration spokesman, confirmed to Anadolu Agency that the blast was … Continued

Nigeria: Court orders release of Nigerian Shia Muslim head, wife
3rd Dec 2016

Nigeria: Court orders release of Nigerian Shia Muslim head, wife

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): A court on Friday ordered the release of Nigeria’s top Shia leader and his wife, saying that government holding them in a protective custody for nearly a year is contrary to the nation’s laws. … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb in Mogadishu kills 10
26th Nov 2016

Somalia: Car bomb in Mogadishu kills 10

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, (AA): At least 10 people were killed more than eight others wounded when a car bomb targeted a busy market in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Abdi Fatah Hallane, a spokesman for the Banadir … 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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