23rd Jan 2015

Somalia: Suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel claims 5 lives

AFP, Anadolu, Al-Akhbar: Five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing at the gates of a hotel in Mogadishu near the presidential palace, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Continued

20th Jan 2015

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks

    For the first time, the UN Security Council has condemned Boko Haram’s attacks as a whole. The Islamist group poses a threat to the region, the council has warned, urging African nations to act. Ahead of a key … Continued

19th Jan 2015

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 25, injures 46 seriously

  [Photo: Rescue personnel work at the site of bus accident on a major highway near Harare, capital of Zimbabwe (Xinhua/Wan Da)] HARARE, (Xinhua): At least 25 people were killed and 46 others seriously injured in a head-on crash between two public … Continued

19th Jan 2015

Mali declared Ebola-free

  The sixth West African nation to record cases of Ebola has been declared free of the virus. The epidemic, which has killed thousands in the past year, appears to be on the decline. The Malian government along with the … Continued

19th Jan 2015

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram fighters abduct dozens

    Suspected fighters from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have kidnapped dozens of people during raids in northern Cameroon, officials say. Many of those abducted are said to be children. Some 80 people were abducted on Sunday during … Continued

17th Jan 2015

Niger: Four dead in Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger

    Protesters apparently outraged by caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, published in Charlie Hebdo’s first edition since the Paris attacks, have set fire to the French cultural center and three churches in Zinder, Niger. Four people were killed and … Continued

15th Jan 2015

Nigeria: Satellite images of Boko Haram attacks

  Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the “devastation” in areas attacked by Islamist group Boko Haram. The human cost has so far proved far more difficult to document, with hundreds believed dead. The satellite images released by human … Continued

14th Jan 2015

Libya: Three Libyan soldiers killed in checkpoint suicide attack

    Three Libyan soldiers were killed and five others wounded Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack on a road checkpoint west of the embattled city of Benghazi, a military official said. The official said an attacker drove a … Continued

14th Jan 2015

Egypt: Court overturns Mubarak’s prison sentence

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted president Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial. A lower court had handed down the jail term in May last year after convicting him … Continued

13th Jan 2015

Libya: ISIS claims abduction of 21 Egyptians

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group’s branch in Libya claimed the abduction of 21 people, a monitor reported Monday, as Egypt confirmed that 20 of its citizens were being held in the country. “Urgent. … Continued

10th Jan 2015

Over 7,000 flee to Chad after violence in Nigeria

[Photo: Nigerian refugees arrive on Lake Chad islands in Niger after fleeing attacks in Doron Bagga in Borno state, Nigeria.]     UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): Around 7,300 Nigerian refugees fled attacks in northeastern Nigeria to Chad over the past 10 … Continued

5th Jan 2015

Somalia: Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for bomb attack

[File photo]   MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least 6 people and injured several others. “We are targeting convoy of special forces units Alpha … Continued

5th Jan 2015

Libya militants abduct 20 Egyptians

    Islamist militants abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said on Saturday, while militants who claimed to belong to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group killed … Continued

1st Jan 2015

Egypt court orders retrial for jailed Al Jazeera journalists

[Photo: Baher Mohamed, Mohammed Fahmy and Peter Greste in court in Cairo in March] An appeals court in Egypt has ordered a retrial in the case of three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned there for more than a year. They were … Continued

31st Dec 2014

Libya: Suicide car bomb targets parliament in Tobruk

    [ Photo: © Salwa MZLibya, Twitter shows Libyan parliament in Tobruk after suicide bombing]   A suicide bomber detonated a car laden with explosives in front of a hotel where Libya’s elected parliament was in session in the eastern city of … Continued

28th Dec 2014

Cameroon: 100 suspected Boko Haram militants killed by Cameroonian army

YAOUNDE, (Xinhua): More than 100 suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram militants were killed and over 200 arrested during an operation conducted by Cameroonian army on Friday night in Far-North Region of Cameroon, an army source told Xinhua over phone … Continued

24th Dec 2014

Libya fighting has killed hundreds of civilians

      Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning commanders of armed groups that they could face prosecution for possible war crimes including executions and torture. … Continued

24th Dec 2014

Tunisians fear the return of the Ben Ali era after Essebsi’s victory

    Tunisia’s presidential vote has been hailed as a landmark, but some veterans of the 2011 revolution fear the victory of an 88-year-old from the old guard will bring a return to repression. For his opponents, Beji Caid Essebsi’s … Continued

20th Dec 2014

Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members

    Egyptian security forces detained 102 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in raids across five provinces, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday. The detainees were involved in “terrorist” attacks targeting policemen, judges and infrastructure, the statement … Continued

19th Dec 2014

Tunisia: ISIS-linked group claims 2013 murders of secular Tunisian politicians

      Jihadists who have since joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group claimed the 2013 murders of two secular politicians (pictured above) that plunged Tunisia into crisis, warning of more killings just days before a presidential … Continued

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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