17th Jun 2014

Kenya: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack which killed 48

      Al-Shabab militants have claimed responsibility for the attack on a Kenyan coastal city popular with tourists. Al-Qaeda’s Somali affiliate declared Kenya a warzone and warned tourists against visiting the country. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility on Monday for the  … Continued

12th Jun 2014

Libya: Suicide attack kills two in Benghazi

    BENGHAZI, (Xinhua): A suicide bomber on Wednesday night blew himself up outside Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, leaving at least two dead and several others injured, according to police sources. A refrigerated truck exploded when it reached Barsis … Continued

11th Jun 2014

Kenya: Prominent Muslim scholar killed in Kenya

  [Photo: Mohamed Idris, 64, chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, was shot dead by gunmen in Mombasa, Kenya] By Mohammed Yusuf NAIROBI, (VOA): Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Muslim cleric in Mombasa — the … Continued

10th Jun 2014

Sudan: 110 rebels killed in South Kordofan

    KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): Sudanese army have killed 110 rebels of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector in Al-Atmoor area in South Kordofan State, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) said on Monday. “The SAF on Monday repulsed an attack by … Continued

9th Jun 2014

Egypt: Sisi sworn in as president

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s president on Sunday, formalizing his de facto rule since he deposed the elected Islamist president Mohammed Mursi last year and crushed his supporters. The retired army chief took the oath … Continued

8th Jun 2014

Democratic Republic of Congo: Dozens killed in massacre

    Dozens of people, including women and children, have been killed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province. The state’s governor blamed the attack on a dispute over cattle.   “It is Congolese (Republic of the Congo) who … Continued

7th Jun 2014

Egypt: Netanyahu, Peres congratulate Sisi on electoral win

        [Photo: Egypt President al-Sisi Another photo shows Israeli PM Netanyahu and President Peres]   The prime minister and president of Israel both spoke with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday to congratulate him on his victory in … Continued

6th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram overruns three Borno villages, kills dozens, burns houses, churches

James Bwala Maiduguri, (Nigerian Tribune with Agency Report): SUSPECTED Boko Haram militants killed dozens of civilians in three villages of Borno State, a security source and a relative of one of the victims said on Wednesday. Gunmen, in combat clothing riding … Continued

3rd Jun 2014

Libya: Benghazi unrest leaves 20 dead

 At least 20 people were killed and almost 70 wounded when the Libyan army and forces of a renegade general fought Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday, medical sources said. Libya is in protracted turmoil three … Continued

2nd Jun 2014

Nigeria: 40 dead, many injured, at football fans bombing in Mubi

    The number of casualties has not been confirmed in Nigeria, hours after reports of a deadly attack on football fans in the town of Mubi. Sources have not yet been able to confirm the venue where the blast … Continued

1st Jun 2014

Sudanese mother facing apostasy death sentence ‘to be released soon’

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, who gave birth to a daughter in custody this week, may receive a reprieve. A Foreign Ministry official has said that he expects “her to be released soon.”  An under-secretary in the … Continued

31st May 2014

Malawi: Peter Mutharika wins controversial presidential election

      Following a dispute over last week’s vote, Peter Mutharika is to become Malawi’s next president. The outgoing president, Joyce Banda, said the elections had been fraught with “irregularities.”  Malawi’s electoral commission declared Peter Mutharika the winner of … Continued

30th May 2014

Nigerian President vows ‘full-scale operation’ against terrorism

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered “a full-scale operation” to combat Boko Haram. He also issued reassurances that the more than 200 school girls kidnapped by the Islamist group would be found.   Jonathan said Thursday that he … Continued

30th May 2014

Egypt: Sisi takes 93% of the vote in election marred by dismal turnout

  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, took more than 90 percent of the vote in a presidential election marred by a dismal turnout, provisional results showed on Thursday, as he joined a long … Continued

28th May 2014

Nigeria: 24 security operatives killed in clash with Boko Haram

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 24 security operatives have been killed in the latest onslaught with suspected Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Yobe, a local resident and military source said on Tuesday. The military source, who preferred … Continued

28th May 2014

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout

  Egypt’s presidential election was extended by a day on Tuesday in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the front-runner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. After Sisi called for record … Continued

27th May 2014

Nigerian Government ‘knows’ location of kidnapped school girls

    The Nigerian military knows where the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are, according to its chief of defense staff. The abduction had prompted an international campaign demanding the girls’ safe return.  Over a month after a large … Continued

26th May 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in road crash

    LAGOS, (Xinhua): Dozens of people died and several trailers, including a tanker loaded with petrol, were completely burnt in a road crash along the southwest Lagos-Ibadan expressway late Saturday, officials said Sunday. The accident also caused a prolonged … Continued

24th May 2014

Mali: Tuareg rebels in nothern Mali agree to a ceasefire

    Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have agreed to a ceasefire with the government. This followed deadly clashes earlier in the week, which had threatened to plunge the country back into war. News agencies quoted sources for the three … Continued

22nd May 2014

Nigeria: More deaths reported in wake of twin Jos attacks

Islamist militants have been blamed for the killing of up to 30 people in Nigeria. Reports of the attacks come after more than 100 people died in twin bomb blasts in the Nigerian city of Jos.  The AFP news agency … Continued


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The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

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