Scrolling news:

7th Nov 2013

Mali: Al Qa’ida claims responsibility for French journalists murder in Mali

Al Qaeda’s North African branch has claimed responsibility for the murder of two French journalists who were abducted in northern Mali. The cell said the killings were to avenge France’s “new crusade” in its old colony. In a statement published … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Nigeria: 40 killed in attacks on Nigerian villages

ABUJA, (Xinhua): A total of 40 people have been confirmed dead in attacks by suspected Boko Haram fighters who unleashed terror in two villages of the northern state of Borno in Nigeria, a government official said on Monday. In Gulumba … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Tunisia political roadmap stalls over prime minister selection

  Tunisia’s governing Islamists and an opposition coalition have suspended talks, after failing to agree on a prime minister. The parties are trying to build a non-partisan government to pave the way for elections. After delaying the deadline twice, the … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Egypt: Morsi denounces court at start of trial in Egypt

The trial of former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has adjourned after its first session. Morsi declared in court he was still the president of Egypt and that the court had no right to try him. Following Mohammed Morsi’s defiant appearance … Continued

4th Nov 2013

Nigeria stampede leaves 24 dead

LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 24 people died and many others injured in a stampede in Nigeria’s southern state of Anambra, local sources said on Sunday. The tragedy occurred on Saturday at a gathering sponsored by St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, the … Continued

4th Nov 2013

DRC: M23 rebels declare ceasefire with DRC government

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have declared a ceasefire in their conflict with the army. There was no immediate reaction from the military, which made important advances this week against the M23 group. The rebels from the M23 … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Niger arrests 150 migrants in crackdown over Sahara bodies find

Niger has arrested close to 150 people crossing the Sahara to Algeria over the past couple of days. The crackdown comes after the bodies of 92 migrants were found along the same route last month.   Authorities arrested the migrants … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Mali: Two French journalists killed in Mali

  Two French journalists have been killed northern Mali, France’s foreign ministry has confirmed. The two had reportedly been interviewing a member of the Tuareg separatist group when they were kidnapped by gunmen.  The two journalists, working with Radio France … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Somalia: Kenyan military claims airstrike on al-Shabab training camp in Somalia

Kenya’s military says its air force has bombed a militant training camp inside Somalia. The raid follows September’s deadly attack by al-Shabab fighters on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. The Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) said Thursday its warplanes had … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Egypt: Mursi supporters call for protests ahead of trial

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi called on Thursday for daily protests in the four days before his trial on November 4, raising the specter of more violence in a crisis that has already cost hundreds of lives. … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Egypt police enter top university to disperse protesters

  Police guard at the gate of Al-Azhar University in eastern Cairo’s Nasr City district on Oct. 30, 2013. Egyptian police entered Al-Azhar University on Wednesday to disperse Muslim Brotherhood supporters, official news agency MENA quoted an interior ministry official … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Democratic Republic of Congo troops ‘take last major rebel stronghold’

Congolese officials say government troops have recaptured a major town long in the hands of M23 rebels. Fighting in the region has forced thousands of people to flee across the border to Uganda. The seizure of the eastern border town … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Tunisia arrests suspects after failed suicide attacks

Tunisian police say they have arrested several suspects in connection with two failed suicide attacks in coastal resort towns. The attempted attacks are the first such bids in the country in a decade. Tunisian security forces on Wednesday arrested five … Continued

30th Oct 2013

Kenya: At least 8 killed in train, bus crash

NAIROBI, (Xinhua): At least eight people were killed and several others were injured on Wednesday morning when a commuter train and a minibus collided in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said. KRCS spokesman Peter Outa said … Continued

27th Oct 2013

Egypt: Militant group claims former Egyptian officer attempted to kill Interior Minister Ibrahim

  A group claims a former military officer carried out a suicide bombing meant to kill Egypt’s interior minister. Mohammed Ibrahim survived when a car blew up next to his convoy and gunmen strafed his vehicle September 5.  In a … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Africa: West African bloc moves further towards regional economic integration

Leaders of the regional African bloc ECOWAS have taken more steps towards a monetary union, agreeing to implement a single customs tariff system from 2015. Mali was also on the agenda of talks in Senegal. The agreement on the so-called … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Nigeria: Army claims responsibility for 74 deaths in attack on rebel group

Nigeria’s army has said it killed scored of members of Boko Haram in a two-pronged assault on two of the rebels group’s camps. The latest attack continues the campaign to crush the Islamist sect. A statement released on Friday by … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Tunisia PM reiterates vow to resign amid doubts on crisis talks

Tunisia’s Islamist premier Ali Larayedh made a written pledge to step down in a last-ditch bid to rescue crisis talks on Friday that the opposition was threatening to boycott. The national dialogue aims to end months of political deadlock between … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Mali: France in ‘major’ operation against Mali militants

By Sam Ball A “large-scale” military operation against jihadist forces in Mali has been launched by French, Malian and UN troops, a spokesman for the French armed forces said Thursday. The operation aims to “avoid [a] resurgence” of “terrorist organisations” in … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Madagascar presidential election kicks off, voters turn out massively

ANTANANARIVO, (Xinhua): Voters in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, turn out massively Friday to choose among 33 candidates a new president expected to lead them out of a political crisis of nearly five years. A total of 7,823,305 registered voters … Continued

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.


Latest Tweets

The Muslim News

awards

Awards for Excellence

Read more