11th Feb 2014

Egypt: Trial date set for Al-Jazeera journalists

    A date has been set in Egypt for the trial of 20 people accused of working for the Al-Jazeera television network. They all face terrorism charges for allegedly backing the Muslim Brotherhood.   February 20 has been set … Continued

8th Feb 2014

Egypt: One dead in clashes after explosions wound six policemen near Cairo

Clashes between police and Islamist protesters in several Egyptian cities killed at least one person on Friday, officials said. The clashes occurred after two explosive devices detonated on Friday near a police station in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, … Continued

7th Feb 2014

Algeria: Death toll rises to four in ethnic clashes in Ghardaia

ALGIERS, (Xinhua): Death toll of ethnic clashes in Algeria’s desert city of Ghardaia, 600 km south of the capital of Algiers, rose to four after a young man succumbed to his wounds Thursday, a local source told Xinhua. Minister of … Continued

6th Feb 2014

Ugandan police rescues 80 people on ill-fated boat

KAMPALA, (Xinhua): The Ugandan police late on Tuesday rescued more than 80 people who were stuck on Lake Victoria in the central part of the country after their boat developed an engine failure, said a statement issued here on Wednesday. … Continued

5th Feb 2014

Egypt calls on Qatar to hand over Brotherhood fugitives

Egypt’s foreign ministry said it summoned Qatar’s charge d’affaires in Cairo on Tuesday to demand the handover of Islamist fugitives in exile in Doha. Relations between the countries deteriorated with the Egyptian military’s overthrow of president Mohammed Mursi and its … Continued

2nd Feb 2014

Egypt cabinet reshuffle paves way for Sisi presidential candidacy

Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi has said a cabinet reshuffle will include the defense ministry, an Egyptian newspaper said on Saturday, in the clearest sign yet that Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi plans to stand for president. Deposed President Mohammed Mursi, … Continued

31st Jan 2014

Ethiopia: AU summit kicks off, with Central African Republic high on the agenda

African leaders are discussing violent conflicts that have forced people to flee their homes. Thirty-four leaders from across the continent have traveled to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa for the summit. Opening the 22nd summit of the African Union … Continued

29th Jan 2014

Nigeria: Death toll in Nigeria attack hits 85

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): Death toll of an attack by gunmen in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno hit 85 when rescue operators found more dead bodies while combing the area for casualties on Tuesday, a local official told Xinhua two days … Continued

29th Jan 2014

UN: EU troops mandated for Central African Republic mission

The UN Security Council has authorized the deployment of EU troops to the Central African Republic to assist French and African Union units who are trying to stem sectarian violence.  The European Union’s decision last week to send up to … Continued

29th Jan 2014

Egypt: Mursi in court: “Don’t you know who I am?”

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi lashed out at a judge Tuesday during his trial on charges of breaking out of prison, a day after Egypt’s military endorsed the army chief who deposed him as a presidential candidate. Mursi, who faces … Continued

27th Jan 2014

Tunisia passes constitution, interim PM Jomaa names caretaker cabinet

  Tunisia’s interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa has named a new caretaker government designed to steer Tunisia towards new elections. Parliament has also overwhelmingly approved a new constitution.  Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa on Sunday presented his new cabinet, which … Continued

26th Jan 2014

Egypt rocked by protests, violence on revolution’s anniversary

Anti-government protesters and security forces have clashed in Egypt, leaving several people dead. Meanwhile, a police station in Sinai has been rocked by an explosion one day after a series of bomb attacks in Cairo. Thousands of pro-military demonstrators marched … Continued

24th Jan 2014

South Sudan government and opposition sign agreement

The South Sudan government and its opponents have signed a ceasefire agreement, ending over a month of deadly clashes. The conflict has left thousands dead and driven more than half a million from their homes. Representatives from South Sudan’s government … Continued

24th Jan 2014

Egypt’s Salafis: Inheriting the brotherhood and courting the Regime

By Abdel Rahman Youssef Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): In the midst of its scramble to inherit the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafi Nour Party of Egypt is dithering between the challenges of maintaining its ideological consistency and expanding its role. The Nour Party … Continued

23rd Jan 2014

Central African Republic: UN expert warns risk of genocide

A United Nations expert has warned the current unrest in the Central African Republic puts the country at a “high risk” of genocide. UN envoys, meanwhile, have urged a stronger military mission there. Adama Dieng, the UN’s chief special adviser … Continued

20th Jan 2014

Central African Republic: Parliament decides on new leader amid fatal clashes

The Red Cross has said dozens were killed in renewed violence in the Central African Republic. The trouble comes as parliament tries to elect a new interim leader, and the EU mulls its response. The International Committee of the Red … Continued

18th Jan 2014

South Sudan: UN warns of atrocities in South Sudan as negotiations in Ethiopia falter

The UN’s top humanitarian official has announced evidence of mass atrocities by both sides in South Sudan’s conflict. A political dispute that began in December has led to ethnic bloodshed and mass displacement.  Ivan Simonovic, UN assistant secretary-general for human … Continued

17th Jan 2014

South Sudan: Report documents ethnic killings as Uganda joins South Sudan fight

Ethnic killing of civilians by both government forces and rebels is “widespread” in South Sudan, according to a human rights group. The news comes after confirmation Uganda has troops fighting in the conflict.   The United Nations believes  around 10,000 … Continued

17th Jan 2014

Egypt: Al Jazeera rejects claims staff detained in Egypt ‘confessed’ to joining the Muslim Brotherhood

Al Jazeera has rejected claims made by Egypt’s state prosecutors that its detained staff had confessed to joining the Muslim Brotherhood. On Thursday, Egyptian state prosecutors said some of the al-Jazeera English reporters, who were detained last month, had confessed … Continued

16th Jan 2014

Egypt: Overwhelming approval for Egyptian constitution

State sources in Egypt have said that partial results indicate clear support for the country’s latest constitution. This paper’s main opponents, the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, had advocated boycotting the ballot. State media and government sources in Egypt said late on … 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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