Nigeria: Dozens of Shia Muslim group members held
11th Oct 2016

Nigeria: Dozens of Shia Muslim group members held

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Dozens of members of a Nigerian Shia organization were arrested when they embarked on a peaceful religious rally Monday in northwestern Kaduna state, a representative of the group said in a statement. Islamic Movement … Continued

Nigeria: Kaduna State outlaws main Shia Muslim group
8th Oct 2016

Nigeria: Kaduna State outlaws main Shia Muslim group

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS,  (AA) – Nigeria’s Kaduna state has outlawed the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Friday, in a step the government said was necessary to keep public peace. Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to governor Nasir el-Rufai of … Continued

Egypt: Car bombing kills 3 in Sinai
3rd Oct 2016

Egypt: Car bombing kills 3 in Sinai

By Khaled el-Geyoshi   CAIRO (AA):  A car bombing killed three civilians in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, according to a local security source. A bomb-laden government vehicle blew up in the northern Sinai city of Arish, the source … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb blast kills 5 in Mogadishu
2nd Oct 2016

Somalia: Car bomb blast kills 5 in Mogadishu

By Mohamed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): Five people have been killed and six others wounded Saturday afternoon in a suicide car bomb attack targeting a Mogadishu restaurant near a Somali national intelligence and security agency facility. Banaadir — in which … Continued

Somalia demands explanation from US for airstrike killing 22
1st Oct 2016

Somalia demands explanation from US for airstrike killing 22

By Mohamed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): The Somali government on Friday demanded an explanation from the United States on an airstrike, which Somalia said had killed 22 people. The attack allegedly struck the Galmudug administration army facility in the village … Continued

Nigeria: 8 soldiers, 25 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno State
27th Sep 2016

Nigeria: 8 soldiers, 25 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno State

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Eight soldiers and 25 Boko Haram terrorists were killed in two separate encounters in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state on Sunday as government troops intensified operations to clear the insurgency from the region, according to … Continued

Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy
24th Sep 2016

Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy

CAIRO (AA): The death toll now stands at 166 after a boat carrying undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast earlier this week, a local official said Saturday. Mutubas district Mayor Abdul Sattar said security forces and fishermen have recovered … Continued

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast
22nd Sep 2016

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast

By Mohamed Mahmoud   CAIRO (AA): Dozens of people drowned after a boat carrying hundreds of undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast, Egyptian officials announced Wednesday. “At least 29 people died and another five were injured after their boat … Continued

Nigeria: Six civilians die in ambush of Nigerian military escort
20th Sep 2016

Nigeria: Six civilians die in ambush of Nigerian military escort

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Six civilians were killed and three soldiers injured in a Monday attack on a military escort by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, according to an army spokesman. Sani Usman said “suspected … Continued

Kenya: Headscarf ban in schools overturned
9th Sep 2016

Kenya: Headscarf ban in schools overturned

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI, Kenya (AA) A Kenyan court on Thursday overturned a ban on students wearing headscarves, saying they should be able to wear religious attire.The ban had been imposed by Justice Harun Makau of the High Court … Continued

Somalia: 4 killed in explosions in Mogadishu
7th Sep 2016

Somalia: 4 killed in explosions in Mogadishu

By Mohamed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): Three people were killed and several wounded Tuesday when a bomb was detonated at the Somali capital’s main market. “There was blood, pieces of clothing and shoes scattered around the chaotic scene of the … Continued

Nigeria: Muslim body slams ‘hijab ban on nurses’ in Abeokuta
31st Aug 2016

Nigeria: Muslim body slams ‘hijab ban on nurses’ in Abeokuta

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): A Muslim advocacy group has slammed the alleged maltreatment of hijab-wearing female nurses at government hospitals in southwest Nigeria. Muslim nurses, especially those who work at a psychiatric clinic in southwestern Abeokuta town, are … Continued

Somalia: Twin suicide bomb attacks kill 13
22nd Aug 2016

Somalia: Twin suicide bomb attacks kill 13

MOGADISHU,(AA):  At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in twin suicide attacks by militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia Sunday, police said. The attacks, in Galkayo, capital of the north-central Mudug region, also caused thousands of dollars’ worth of … Continued

Libya: 19 killed in suicide attack in Sirte
19th Aug 2016

Libya: 19 killed in suicide attack in Sirte

By Ayse Sumeyra Aydogdu, Eman Nassar   SIRTE, (AA): At least 19 victims were killed Thursday and approximately 80 others injured in a suicide attack that targeted al-Bunyan al-Marsous forces in the northern Libyan city of Sirte. Daesh militants attacked … Continued

Mali: ‘Dozens killed’ in clashes between rival groups
13th Aug 2016

Mali: ‘Dozens killed’ in clashes between rival groups

BAMAKO, (AA): Dozens of people have been killed in a violent clash between a pro-government militia group and a separatist umbrella organization in northern Mali, a local source told Anadolu Agency Friday. The clashes started on Tuesday in Kidal between … Continued

Cameroon: 4 people killed in Boko Haram attack
11th Aug 2016

Cameroon: 4 people killed in Boko Haram attack

MAROUA,  (AA): At least four people were killed in Cameroon’s Far North Region in an attack attributed to Boko Haram, security sources told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. “Elements of the terrorist group entered the Cameroonian village of Gambarou located between … Continued

Libya: 18 Libyan soldiers killed in Benghazi suicide bombing
4th Aug 2016

Libya: 18 Libyan soldiers killed in Benghazi suicide bombing

By Moataz al-Majbari   BENGHAZI, (AA): The death toll from a suicide car bombing in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi has risen to 18, a Libyan army spokesman said Wednesday. A bomber blew up his vehicle at a military checkpoint … Continued

Somalia: 8 killed in blasts on security building in Mogadishu
1st Aug 2016

Somalia: 8 killed in blasts on security building in Mogadishu

By Noor Gedi   MOGADISHU, (AA): At least eight people were killed Sunday morning in a twin car bombing at a police headquarters in Somali capital Mogadishu, a security source said. The government said seven attackers were also killed, most … Continued

Mauritania: 27th Arab League Summit: Short on tangible results
27th Jul 2016

Mauritania: 27th Arab League Summit: Short on tangible results

By Rabie al-Sukkary and Hussein Mahmoud   NOUAKCHOTT (AA) -The final communiqué of the 27th Arab League Summit, which wrapped up in Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Monday evening, largely reiterated positions on which Arab states agree while studiously ignoring issues … Continued

Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school
23rd Jul 2016

Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria’s court of appeals on Thursday ruled that Muslim female students can wear their head covering to schools, dismissing a government ban as “discriminatory and an infringement on the constitutional rights” of the affected students. … 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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