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23rd Apr 2014

Mali fighters say they killed French hostage

  The MUJAO Islamist group in Mali has said that it has killed a French hostage captured in November 2012, “because France is our enemy.” The French government said it could not confirm the claim, but would investigate.   A … Continued

22nd Apr 2014

South Sudan: UN condemns ‘targeted ethnic killings’ in South Sudan

The United Nations has condemned the “targeted killings” of civilians in South Sudan based on ethnicity or nationality. Hundreds of people have been killed since rebels seized a key oil town last week. The UN mission in South Sudan issued … Continued

18th Apr 2014

South Sudan: More than a dozen civilians killed at UN base

South Sudanese gunmen have killed more than a dozen civilians sheltering at a UN base. The shelter was home to at least 5,000 people who had fled four months of ethnic violence. The US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha … Continued

17th Apr 2014

Egypt court hands down prison sentences to 119 Brotherhood protesters

An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohammed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said. More than 50 people were … Continued

16th Apr 2014

Libya: Gunmen kidnap Jordan’s ambassador to Libya

Masked gunmen have kidnapped Jordan’s ambassador to Libya. The perpetrators have demanded the release of a Libyan Islamist militant from prison in Jordan. Libyan authorities scrambled on Tuesday to identify the armed assailants behind the kidnapping of Jordan’s ambassador, the … Continued

16th Apr 2014

Nigeria: Scores of girls abducted from school by suspected rebels

Suspected Islamist rebels have abducted at least 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, according to local officials. The assailants are believed to be members of Boko Haram. The attackers arrived early in the morning on … Continued

15th Apr 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in bus station blast outside Abuja

    An explosion has ripped through a bus station outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja, killing dozens of people. The blast comes one day after suspected Islamist militants attacked several villages in the country’s northeast. The blast occurred Monday at 6:45 … Continued

12th Apr 2014

Turkey: Thousands of Turks protest against Egypt’ mass death penalties

ISTANBUL, (Xinhua): Around 3,000 Turkish people staged a protest in Istanbul on Friday against the verdict of the Egyptian court sentencing 529 people to death. Protesters gathered in the yard of Fatih Mosque after the Friday prayers carrying banners against … Continued

8th Apr 2014

Rwanda begins week of mourning, commemorates 20th anniversary of genocide

  A week of mourning have begun in Rwanda with a ceremony in the capital city, Kigali. The international community has renewed its regrets over its inaction 20 years ago, while Rwandan leaders have vowed to move forward. Rwanda’s main … Continued

7th Apr 2014

Libyan federalist rebels agree to hand over two oil terminals

  Libyan federalist rebels have agreed to lift a blockade of two oil terminals in the east of the country and allow oil exports. Two remaining ports are expected to be relinquished under a deal agreed with the government. A … Continued

7th Apr 2014

Nigeria ‘overtakes’ South Africa as continent’s largest economy

  Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as the continent’s largest economy, according Nigeria’s statistics agency. It said its fresh calculation had shown nearly a doubling of Nigeria’s gross domestic product.   The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Nigeria was 80.3 … Continued

6th Apr 2014

Central African Republic: Ban visits Bangui, warns against genocide

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has visited refugees housed at a mosque in strife-torn Bangui in the Central African Republic. He also urged UN members to back his call for a peacekeeping force to end inter-religious violence.  Ban briefly visited the … Continued

4th Apr 2014

Nigeria: More than 30 insurgents killed in military raid

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): More than 30 insurgents were killed in an early morning raid by military operatives in Nigeria’s north central Nasarawa State, witnesses told Xinhua on Thursday. Residents said 10 lifeless bodies of suspected insurgents littered Mararaban Giza, a … Continued

3rd Apr 2014

Nigeria: Boat capsizes in Lagos, killing 8

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least eight people were killed and 12 others rescued after a boat capsized on Wednesday in Nigeria’s largest city Lagos, the country’s emergency agency said. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. local time when the boat, … Continued

3rd Apr 2014

EU-Africa summit focuses on trade and conflicts

  European and African leaders have opened a major summit seeking deeper political, economic and investment ties. The meeting will also focus on conflict prevention, like the violence in the Central African Republic.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for  a … Continued

3rd Apr 2014

Egypt: Blasts near Cairo university kill police general, one other

       Egyptian Streets           @EgyptianStreets   Follow BREAKING: Photograph shared by Faculty of Engineering shortly after the two explosions at #Cairo Univeristy: #Egypt   One person was killed in a third explosion at Cairo University on Wednesday shortly … Continued

2nd Apr 2014

Central African Republic: EU launches military mission

    The EU has begun its military mission to the Central African Republic, where ethnic clashes have destabilized the country. The delayed deployment comes amid signs of increased violence against CAR’s Muslim population.  The European Union’s 1,000-strong military mission … Continued

29th Mar 2014

Tanzania floods derail cargo train, 1 killed, 5 missing

  [Floods in Tanzania archive photo] DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua): One person was killed and fiver others went missing on Friday after floods triggered by ongoing heavy rains in many parts of Tanzania derailed a cargo train in the country’s … Continued

29th Mar 2014

Egyptian journalist killed in clashes between police forces and protesters

  [A pro-Mursi protest in the Cairo district of Shubra]   Egyptian woman journalist was shot dead Friday in Cairo as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s presidency bid, a security official said. He said … Continued

27th Mar 2014

Egypt: Sisi declares presidential candidacy, resigns as Egypt army chief

[Egypt’s army head Al-Sisi to run for president] Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had he quit the military to run for president, in a widely anticipated move almost nine months after he toppled the elected leader. … 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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