13th Aug 2014

Russia: Putin meets el-Sissi in Sochi

Egypt’s president has made his first official visit to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi discussed closer trade relations in the wake of a far-reaching import ban by Moscow on the West. Russia will increase wheat exports to … Continued

10th Aug 2014

Egypt court dissolves political arm of Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court has issued a ruling dissolving the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. It is the latest step in a campaign to crush the Islamist movement. The Supreme Administrative Court in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, issued its … Continued

8th Aug 2014

Egypt sentences Brotherhood top leader, 13 senior members to death

[ Photo: Mohamed Badei, a leader of Muslim Brotherhood sentenced to death]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced Mohamed Badei, a leader of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 of the group’s leading members to death over charges of … Continued

7th Aug 2014

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola outbreak

    Liberia’s president has declared a state of emergency in the country over the deadly Ebola outbreak, calling it a “clear and present danger.” Some 300 Liberians have been infected by the virus. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared the … Continued

30th Jul 2014

Libya: French and British nationals evacuated from Libya

  France has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya due to the worsening security situation in the north African country. The French embassy has also been temporarily closed. “We have taken all necessary measures to allow those French nationals … Continued

27th Jul 2014

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

  The United States has evacuated its embassy staff in Libya due to violence between rival militias in the capital. Secretary of State John Kerry said there was a “very real risk” to US diplomats. The US embassy staff were … Continued

21st Jul 2014

Kenya: Several killed in Mombasa shooting

  Kenyan police have said several people were killed in a shooting in Mombasa. It is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to Somali militants. The authorities confirmed that gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on the outskirts … Continued

20th Jul 2014

Kenya: Seven killed as gunmen hijack bus in Lamu county

  MOMBASA, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed and others injured after unknown gunmen hijacked a passenger bus in the coastal town of Witu, a government official confirmed on Saturday. Lamu County Commissioner Miiri Njenga said the attack on … Continued

20th Jul 2014

Libya: Militia renew assault on Libyan airport

  Islamist militia have launched their heaviest attack so far on Libya’s main airport, security officials say. The assault comes two days after a truce with rival militants collapsed. Officials said bombardment of the airport resumed early on Sunday after … Continued

15th Jul 2014

Egypt: Arab League urges ‘all parties’ to back Egypt’s Gaza truce plan

  CAIRO, (Agencies): Arab foreign ministers in Cairo early Tuesday called on “all parties” to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas, after the Palestinian militant group signalled its rejection of the truce. The … Continued

14th Jul 2014

Libya: Several killed after militias battle at the airport

  Relative calm has returned to the area surrounding Libya’s main airport after clashes. Heavy fighting had erupted among rival militias around the main airport, about 30 kilometers south of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.   Sunday’s fighting killed six and … Continued

12th Jul 2014

Nigeria: Over 160 civilians killed in central north Nigeria

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 160 people have so far been killed in recent attacks in Sanga area of central north Nigeria’s Kaduna state by yet-to-be identified gunmen, local official said Friday. Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen had raided … Continued

9th Jul 2014

Somalia: Al Shabab again targets Mogadishu’s Villa Somalia

  Al Shabab has carried out an armed assault on Somalia’s presidential palace, penetrating the fortified complex. Security had been increased after al Shabab attacked the parliament building over the weekend. The Shabab attackers reportedly blew themselves up after penetrating … Continued

6th Jul 2014

Kenya: Death toll rises to 20 in Tana Delta and Hindi attacks

    [Photo: Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku says security has been beefed up across the country. Photo: Standard]   By Cyrus Ombati   Mombasa, (Standard): At least 18 people were killed in separate fresh attacks on Saturday night … Continued

5th Jul 2014

Senegal dismisses PM Toure after she loses Dakar vote

  Senegal has dismissed Prime Minister Aminata Toure. She had been in office since September 1, 2013.   Parliament dismissed Toure, 51, on Friday after she failed to win a seat in local elections in the capital, Dakar, government sources … Continued

4th Jul 2014

Egypt sees bloody clashes on 1st anniv. of Morsi’s ouster

  CAIRO, (Xinhua): Bloody clashes erupted in Egypt between the security and supporters of ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday, the first anniversary of his removal. Protesters on Thursday blocked traffic in main streets in the capital Cairo … Continued

29th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Bombing in northeastern Nigeria leaves 10 dead

  Police in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi say they are searching for the reason for a deadly blast overnight. The explosion wracked a local brothel. No claim of responsibility has yet been made. An explosion in the Nigerian … Continued

28th Jun 2014

Central African Republic: At least 45 people killed in new violence

[Christian man chases suspected Seleka officer near Bangui airport. 9 Dec 2013] UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR) said that at least 45 people have been killed this week and scores wounded in new violence and reprisal … Continued

26th Jun 2014

Libya: Violence and low turnout mar Libya parliamentary election

      Voters in Libya have been to the polls to elect a new parliament that, it is hoped, might bring more political stability to the country. Turnout was low and there were some instances of violence, in one … Continued

26th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Deadly shopping mall explosion kills dozens

Dozens are feared dead in an apparent bombing at a shopping center in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out the attack.   The huge explosion tore … 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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