Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school
23rd Jul 2016

Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria’s court of appeals on Thursday ruled that Muslim female students can wear their head covering to schools, dismissing a government ban as “discriminatory and an infringement on the constitutional rights” of the affected students. … Continued

Mali: Dozens killed in clashes between rebel groups
23rd Jul 2016

Mali: Dozens killed in clashes between rebel groups

KIDAL,  (AA): Dozens of people were killed early Friday in a violent clash between a pro-government militia group and a Tuareg separatist movement in Kidal, in northern Mali, local sources told Anadolu Agency. The clashes took place between Thursday afternoon … Continued

South Sudan: 213 killed in fighting in Juba
11th Jul 2016

South Sudan: 213 killed in fighting in Juba

By Parach Mach   JUBA, South Sudan (AA): Fighting in South Sudan’s capital continued Sunday as forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar clashed for the third day in a row. 213 people have been killed … Continued

Tanzania: 30 killed as buses crash in Singida
5th Jul 2016

Tanzania: 30 killed as buses crash in Singida

By Peter Saramba Ongir   MWANZA, (AA): At least 30 people died and 50 others were seriously injured when two buses collided in the Singida region of central Tanzania. Regional Police Commander Tobias Sedoyeka told Anadolu Agency that one bus … Continued

Libya: 16 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libyan coast
3rd Jul 2016

Libya: 16 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

By Heysel el-Mahzi   BIN GIRDAN, (AA): Sixteen Tunisian migrants are feared dead after a boat with nearly 30 people on board capsized off the Libyan coast Saturday, a local source said. “The boat carrying 28 Tunisian migrants left the … Continued

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

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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