Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves
18th Nov 2018

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Shutting out Muslim girls from school for wearing headscarves amounts to unacceptable religious bigotry and a violation of the Constitution, Nigeria’s apex Muslim body said on Saturday, a day after nine pupils were … Continued

Somali: Triple car bombings kill 23 in Mogadishu
10th Nov 2018

Somali: Triple car bombings kill 23 in Mogadishu

By Mohamed Dhaysane and Nour Gelle Gedi   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): At least 23 people were killed and several others wounded on Friday in triple car bombings in the Somali capital, emergency officials said. Abdullahi Mohamed, a police officer in … Continued

Egypt: Killing of 7 Coptic Christians roundly condemned
3rd Nov 2018

Egypt: Killing of 7 Coptic Christians roundly condemned

By Serdar Bitmez, Ali Semerci and Zeynep Tufekci   CAIRO (AA): At least 22 countries and organizations have condemned a deadly terrorist attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt. At least seven Coptic Christians were killed and 13 others injured in … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack kills 8 in village outskirts of Maiduguri
2nd Nov 2018

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack kills 8 in village outskirts of Maiduguri

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, (AA): At least eight people, including children, were killed in a Boko Haram attack on a village near an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, Borno State … Continued

Tunisia: Female suicide bomber injures 20 in Tunis
30th Oct 2018

Tunisia: Female suicide bomber injures 20 in Tunis

By Adil Essabiti and Gulsen Topcu   TUNIS, Tunisia (AA): A 30-year-old woman blew herself up in the center of the Tunisian capital Monday, according to the country’s interior ministry. The explosion targeted a police vehicle on near Le Palmarium … Continued

Somalia: US airstrike kills 60 al-Shabaab terrorists
17th Oct 2018

Somalia: US airstrike kills 60 al-Shabaab terrorists

By Servet Gunerigok   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. military carried out an airstrike last week against the al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia, killing at least 60 terrorists, the U.S. Africa Command announced Tuesday. The airstrike was launched using two unmanned … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll from floods hits 108
25th Sep 2018

Nigeria: Death toll from floods hits 108

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Death toll from Nigeria’s floods has risen to 108, the country’s official relief agency said on Monday. In a statement, the National Emergency Management Agency said 441,251 people were affected in 50 municipalities. … Continued

Tanzania: Ferry capsizing death toll climbs to 224
24th Sep 2018

Tanzania: Ferry capsizing death toll climbs to 224

By Tufan Aktas   KAMPALA, Uganda (AA): The death toll from the capsizing of a passenger ferry in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria has risen to 224, local media reported on Sunday. The main suspect behind the disaster has been arrested. The … Continued

Libya: Death toll increases to 47 following week of Tripoli clashes
4th Sep 2018

Libya: Death toll increases to 47 following week of Tripoli clashes

By Walid Abdullah   TRIPOLI, Libya (AA): Armed confrontations continued on Monday between rival militias on the outskirts of Libyan capital Tripoli, bringing the death toll to at least 47 following a week of on-again, off-again clashes. On August 26, … Continued

Mali: At least 18 killed in clashes ahead of polls
29th Jul 2018

Mali: At least 18 killed in clashes ahead of polls

By Alaattin Dogru and Abdoulaye İbrahim Bachir   DAKAR (AA): At least 18 people have been killed in clashes in Mali’s central Mopti region, local media said Friday. According to one report, 18 Fulani men were killed when fighting broke … Continued

Nigeria: 8 killed, 8 injured in mosque suicide bomb attack
24th Jul 2018

Nigeria: 8 killed, 8 injured in mosque suicide bomb attack

By Olarewaju Kola and Rafiu Ajakaye   ANKARA / MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least eight worshipers were killed and eight others injured on Monday in a suspected suicide bombing at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses said. The … Continued

Libya: 8 migrants suffocate inside shipping container, 90 more in critical condn
17th Jul 2018

Libya: 8 migrants suffocate inside shipping container, 90 more in critical condn

By Walid Abdullah   TRIPOLI, Libya (AA): Eight migrants, including six children, suffocated inside a shipping container in northwestern Libya on Monday, according to Libyan authorities. Another 90 migrants found inside the containers were in critical condition and were rushed … Continued

Libya: Over 200 migrants drown in 3 days in Mediterranean
2nd Jul 2018

Libya: Over 200 migrants drown in 3 days in Mediterranean

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): A total of 204 migrants died at sea off Libya this weekend while the total number of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year has crossed over 1,000, according to … Continued

Libya: Over 650 migrants rescued off Libya coast in 2 days
26th Jun 2018

Libya: Over 650 migrants rescued off Libya coast in 2 days

By Mehmet Nuri Ucar TRIPOLI, Libya, (AA): A total of 657 undocumented migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coasts in two days, the Libyan navy affiliated to the National Reconciliation government agency said on Sunday. The navy in a … Continued

Ethiopia: Deadly explosion hits PM rally killing one injuring 150
24th Jun 2018

Ethiopia: Deadly explosion hits PM rally killing one injuring 150

By Addis Getachew   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA): One killed and 150 injured Saturday when an explosion disrupted a rally by Ethiopia’s new prime minister in capital Addis Ababa. Abiy Ahmed was rushed to safety after the grenade explosion. In … Continued

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar
22nd Jun 2018

Nigeria: Hijab OK’d for Muslim barred from call to bar

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): A female law student barred from the country’s call to bar last year for wearing the Muslim head covering (hijab) has been asked to attend the ceremony billed for later this year. Firdaus … Continued

Nigeria: 31 killed, 48 injured in twin suicide blasts in Borno
18th Jun 2018

Nigeria: 31 killed, 48 injured in twin suicide blasts in Borno

By Rafiu Ajakaye and Olarewaju Kola   LAGOS/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least 31 people were killed and 48 others injured in a twin suicide attack in northeastern Borno state late Saturday, police and a relief agency said Sunday afternoon. The … Continued

Libyan coast guards rescue 152 migrants
11th Jun 2018

Libyan coast guards rescue 152 migrants

By Walid Abdullah   TRIPOLI (AA): Libyan coast guards have rescued 152 undocumented migrants, including 19 women and three children, off the country’s western shores, according to the Libyan navy on Sunday.   The migrants were rescued in two separate … Continued

Ethiopia: Out of prison, Muslim activist demands reforms
7th Jun 2018

Ethiopia: Out of prison, Muslim activist demands reforms

By Seleshi Tessema   ADDIS ABABA (AA): Moving clouds, wet winds, and the sound of the rain had darkened the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. It was 6 o’clock. The road leading to the Betel neighborhood where Abubakr Ahmed, a high-profile … Continued

Ivory Coast Muslims shun social networks during Ramadan
30th May 2018

Ivory Coast Muslims shun social networks during Ramadan

By Fulbert Yao   ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AA): Certain Muslims in the Ivory Coast have decided to deprive themselves of social media networks so as to devote more time to religious rites during the holy month of Ramadan. Members of … 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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