25th Nov 2014

Libyan pro-Govt fighters wrest control of key town from rebels

    Fighters loyal to Libya’s internationally-recognized government have seized control of the key western town of Kekla after more than 40 days of clashes with Islamists, both sides said Monday. Libya has been grappling with a sharply deteriorating security … Continued

22nd Nov 2014

Kenya: Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 people in Mandera

  By Cyrus Ombati and Adow Jubat   MANDERA, (The Standard): Suspected Al Shabaab militants on Saturday morning killed at least 28 people on a bus in Arabiya area, Mandera County. The heavily armed militias are reported to have waylaid … Continued

21st Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills dozens in Azaya Kura village

  Boko Haram militants are reported to have killed dozens of people in the northeastern Nigerian village of Azaya Kura. The attack comes as the Nigerian government let emergency powers designed to combat the group expire. At least 45 people … Continued

18th Nov 2014

Egyptian student dies in police station as 20 Mursi supporters jailed

  [Photo: A student of Cairo University lights flare during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17. Anadolu / Stringer]   A university student died after being tortured inside a police station in the Egyptian capital Cairo, a … Continued

17th Nov 2014

Nigeria: Female suicide bomber killed eight in NE Nigeria market

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): A female suicide bomber wreaked havoc at a local market in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Bauchi on Sunday, witnesses said. No official casualties have been given but witnesses said more than eight dead bodies, including the mangled … Continued

17th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso names diplomat Kafando as interim president

[Michel Kafando Burkina Faso’s interim President. Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo] A special committee has chosen Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso’s interim president, to lead the country until elections next November. Authorities in Ouagadougou were under international pressure to restore civilian rule. Authorities took … Continued

15th Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram retakes Chibok, home of kidnapped schoolgirls

  Local officials and a villager have said that Boko Haram insurgents reclaimed the village of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria. The militants abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls from Chibok in April; most are still missing. Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria reportedly … Continued

14th Nov 2014

Libya is on the verge of collapse

  Three years after the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is being torn apart by power struggles. The security situation is catastrophic and the country is sliding into civil war. Bombings in Tripoli, explosions in Tobruk, deadly fighting between … Continued

14th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso reaches agreement on civilian transition

  Military, civilian and religious leaders in Burkina Faso have reached an agreement to return the country to civilian rule after two weeks of uncertainty. The accord was agreed to unanimously. Nearly two weeks after the ouster of President Blaise … Continued

13th Nov 2014

Libya: Blasts hit three cities killing seven, wounding 20

  [Photo: Two attacks in the eastern towns of Tobruk and Labraq have killed at least seven people (Twitter) ]   Car bombs exploded in eastern Libyan towns under the control of the internationally recognized government on Wednesday, killing at … Continued

12th Nov 2014

Somalia: Up to 50,000 affected by seasonal flooding

  UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday that seasonal flooding has been reported in several regions of Somalia, affecting up to 50,000 people. “Humanitarian partners had pre-positioned emergencies supplies ahead … Continued

8th Nov 2014

Egypt: Two students killed as security forces disperse pro-Mursi rallies

    Two young protesters were reportedly killed Friday when Egyptian security forces dispersed rallies staged by anti-regime demonstrations in Cairo and the central Fayoum province. An engineering student was killed when security forces “assaulted” a rally in the Ain … Continued

6th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso talks set transition timetable

  Negotiators in Burkina Faso have issued a statement pledging elections in 2015 and an “eminent civilian personality” to lead the transition. Three African presidents had visited to urge the military to relinquish power. Representatives from Burkina Faso’s army, political … Continued

6th Nov 2014

Tunisia: Three Tunisian soldiers killed, 12 injured in attack

    Three Tunisian soldiers were killed and 12 others were injured in an attack by suspected militants on Wednesday on a bus carrying soldiers in northwest Tunisia, the Defense Ministry said. “Terrorists attacked a bus carrying military personnel … … Continued

2nd Nov 2014

Burkina Faso: Opposition parties reject military takeover

  A coalition of opposition parties in Burkina Faso has warned against Isaac Zida’s leadership and called for a mass rally in the capital, Ouagadougou. The move follows protests throughout the country that turned violent. Following an announcement on Saturday … Continued

1st Nov 2014

Egypt: Bomb blast injures three civilians in Cairo

CAIRO, (Xinhua): A bomb blast wounded three civilians early Saturday in the Egyptian capital Cairo, the state-run MENA news agency reported. The bomb, hidden in a rubbish bin, went off at around 4:30 a.m., injuring three street cleaners, the report … Continued

1st Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims to have German hostage, denies ceasefire

  Militant group Boko Haram is reportedly holding a German hostage who was kidnapped in July. The group’s leader has also claimed that a report of a ceasefire with the Nigerian government was a “lie.” Nigerian militant group Boko Haram … Continued

31st Oct 2014

Burkina Faso: Compaore says will step down as president

    Burkina Faso’s president says he is ready to discuss a transitional government. Blaise Compaore has pledged to hand over power once the interim regime runs its course. Compaore also said he would lift a “state of siege” announced … Continued

28th Oct 2014

Tunisia’s leading secular party winner in parliamentary vote: preliminary results

    Tunisia’s main secular party was upbeat with the count underway Monday after the first parliamentary election since Tunisia’s 2011 uprising. The vote pitted Islamist party al-Nahda against its main secular rival Nidaa Tounes – also known as Call … Continued

27th Oct 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 17, abduct 30 teenagers in Borno State attacks

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): Gunmen killed at least 17 people and abducted 30 teenagers in renewed attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s state of Borno, epicenter of Boko Haram violence in the West African country, a local government chief said on Sunday. The … 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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