Somali pirates hijack oil tanker in Indian Ocean
15th Mar 2017

Somali pirates hijack oil tanker in Indian Ocean

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): Somali pirates have hijacked a commercial oil tanker in the Indian Ocean, according to officials Tuesday. A coast guard official in the northeastern Puntland region told Anadolu Agency that at least 15 pirates … Continued

Somalia: Bomb attacks kill ‘at least 9’ in Mogadishu
14th Mar 2017

Somalia: Bomb attacks kill ‘at least 9’ in Mogadishu

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): At least nine people were killed and a dozen others were injured in two separate bomb attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu Monday, police officials told Anadolu Agency. In the first attack, two … Continued

Libya: 16 Govt troops killed near Oil Crescent
6th Mar 2017

Libya: 16 Govt troops killed near Oil Crescent

By Jihad Nasr   TRIPOLI (AA): At least 16 soldiers aligned with East Libya-based government were killed in clashes with a rival militia near oil terminals in eastern Libya, according to a Libyan medical source. Violence broke out Friday after … Continued

Algeria: Dozens reported injured in suicide attack
27th Feb 2017

Algeria: Dozens reported injured in suicide attack

By Abdel Razek Abdallah and Afra Aksoy   CONSTANTINE, Algeria (AA): Dozens of people were wounded late Sunday in Algeria when a suicide bomber targeted a police outpost in the city of Constantine, according to local sources. The bomber — … Continued

Somalia: 22 killed in truck bomb attack on Mogadishu market
20th Feb 2017

Somalia: 22 killed in truck bomb attack on Mogadishu market

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): At least 22 people, including government soldiers were killed and over 20 others wounded when a truck bomb blast ripped through a busy market in Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday, officials said. … Continued

Somalia: Capital hit by mortar attacks ahead of presidential election
8th Feb 2017

Somalia: Capital hit by mortar attacks ahead of presidential election

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA): Four loud explosions rocked Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday evening, an official said, on the eve of a presidential election. The blasts were caused by mortar attacks in three neighborhoods, Abdifatah Omar Hallane, … Continued

African Union summit criticises Trump on Muslim ban
1st Feb 2017

African Union summit criticises Trump on Muslim ban

By Mohammad es-Seyyid and Ahmed Muhammed Abdalla   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA): The 28th Summit of the African Union ended early Wednesday as it criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. President Alpha … Continued

South Africa: Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ angers African Muslims
30th Jan 2017

South Africa: Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ angers African Muslims

By Hassan Isilow   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AA): Muslim leaders and activists in Africa have voiced fears that U.S President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders banning refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries could be used by terror groups to … Continued

Sudan: Opposition leader, Sadiq al Mahdi returns from exile
27th Jan 2017

Sudan: Opposition leader, Sadiq al Mahdi returns from exile

By Mohammad al-Khatam   KHARTOUM (AA): Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi returned to Khartoum on Thursday afternoon after 30 months spent in a self-imposed exile in Egypt’s Cairo. The head of the National Umma Party — the largest opposition party … Continued

US deports Somalis, Kenyans over ‘unknown’ reasons
26th Jan 2017

US deports Somalis, Kenyans over ‘unknown’ reasons

By Magdalene Mukami and Andrew Wasike   NAIROBI, (AA): Two Kenyans and 90 Somalis, who were deported from the U.S., arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi Wednesday, a Kenyan official said. Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe confirmed to Anadolu Agency that … Continued

Somalia: Several killed in Al Shabaab suicide bomb attack near hotel
25th Jan 2017

Somalia: Several killed in Al Shabaab suicide bomb attack near hotel

Mogadishu, (The Muslim News & AA): Several people have been killed and many injured in suspected suicide car bomb attack near Dayah Hotel in Somalia capital, Mogadishu. Wednesday. Al-Shabaab terrorist group has claimed responsibilty for the attack. Apparently there were … Continued

Gambia’s president-elect takes oath at Senegal embassy
20th Jan 2017

Gambia’s president-elect takes oath at Senegal embassy

By Alpha Kamara   DAKAR, Senegal (AA): Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow was sworn in Thursday evening as president in a ceremony in Dakar, capital of neighboring Senegal as President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down after losing the elections. West … Continued

Mali: Death toll in suicide attack rises to 60, 115 injured
19th Jan 2017

Mali: Death toll in suicide attack rises to 60, 115 injured

BAMAKO, (AA): The death toll from a suicide attack that targeted a military base in Mali’s northern city of Gao has risen to 60, along with 115 injured, the country’s president has said. “We will rise from every blow … … Continued

Nigeria: Twin explosions hit Maiduguri univ campus
16th Jan 2017

Nigeria: Twin explosions hit Maiduguri univ campus

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI,  (AA): Dozen have been feared dead and many injured as twin bomb explosions hit a major university in the restive Nigeria’s Maiduguri city early Monday morning. Police said the explosions occurred within the premises of … Continued

Nigeria: Nine dead, 26 injured in multiple blasts
14th Jan 2017

Nigeria: Nine dead, 26 injured in multiple blasts

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS (AA): At least nine people have been confirmed killed and 26 injured in multiple suicide attacks in Nigeria’s northeast Madagali town on Friday, an official with the country’s relief agency has said. “At the moment, … Continued

Egypt: Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Sinai Peninsula
10th Jan 2017

Egypt: Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Sinai Peninsula

By Khaled al-Jayoushi   CAIRO (AA): At least nine Egyptian policemen were killed Monday — and another ten injured — when a massive truck bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, according to a local security source. … Continued

Somalia: Twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu capital kill 8
3rd Jan 2017

Somalia: Twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu capital kill 8

By Mohammed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): At least eight people in Somalia were killed and 16 others wounded after twin car-bomb blasts hit a security checkpoint near the African Union’s mission headquarters and a hotel near Mogadishu’s main international airport … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide bombers at cattle market injure 12
27th Dec 2016

Nigeria: Suicide bombers at cattle market injure 12

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday at the crowded cattle market in Nigeria’s northeast regional capital of Maiduguri, injuring 12 people. The bombers, both female, sneaked into Kasuwan Shanu Cattle … Continued

Uganda: Police raid Kampala mosque, arrest 18
28th Dec 2016

Uganda: Police raid Kampala mosque, arrest 18

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, Uganda (AA):- Uganda Police has confirmed the arrest of 18 people found at Nakasero mosque during an early morning raid in central Kampala on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists, a police spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan … Continued

Libyan plane hijackers surrender in Malta
24th Dec 2016

Libyan plane hijackers surrender in Malta

BENGHAZI / ANKARA (AA):- All passengers and crew of the hijacked Libyan plane have been released and the hijackers detained, Joseph Muscat, the Maltese prime minister has indicated on Twitter. “Hijackers surrendered, searched and taken in custody,” he tweeted Friday. … 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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