15th Jun 2013

Libya: Gunmen kill six Libyan soldiers in Benghazi

Six soldiers were killed in clashes between Libyan special forces and armed gunmen outside a special forces’ base in the eastern city of Benghazi, an military official said on Saturday. Residents in the area said heavy gunfire and explosions were … Continued

14th Jun 2013

Nigeria: Two soldiers, civilians killed in northern Nigeria gunmen attack

KADUNA, (Xinhua): Authority of the Nigerian Army on Thursday said they lost two soldiers and unconfirmed number of civilians died when gunmen attacked Kwasakwasa village in central north Kaduna State. A military spokesperson in the state Colonel S U. Kukasheka … Continued

13th Jun 2013

Ethiopia: AU calls for dialogue about Nile river water management

ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua): The African Union (AU) has called on dialogue and cooperation on the issue of the Nile River water management. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission, has been following closely the latest developments in the relations between … Continued

12th Jun 2013

Libya: Bomb found under Italian embassy’s car in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): A home-made bomb was found Tuesday under a car belong to the Italian embassy in Tripoli, capital of unrest-hit Libya, no one was injured, local security and embassy officials told Xinhua. The bomb was planted by unknown militants … Continued

10th Jun 2013

South Africa: Nelson Mandela update: No news is good news

                     Former president Nelson Mandela. (Gallo)                   People around the world are breathing sighs of relief as Nelson Mandela’s condition remains stable while his hospital stay continues. Journalists who crowded around Mandela’s home in Houghton on Sunday remained anxious, waiting … Continued

10th Jun 2013

Nigeria: 19 died in Maidiguri city

MAIDUGURI, (Xinhua): At least 19 people have been killed in a renewed attack by insurgent group in Nigeria northeast Maidiguri city, local resident and military sources told Xinhua on Sunday. A military source said some gunmen numbering about eight believed … Continued

10th Jun 2013

Kenya: Seven injured in crusade blast in Mombasa

  [ Photo: People gather at the Likoni Earthquake Miracle Ministry Church, where a hand grenade was hurled at church members in coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya, June 9, 2013.  (Xinhua/Mbuyu Cazeiya)   MOMBASA, (Xinhua): At least seven people were … Continued

10th Jun 2013

Libya clashes kill 31 in Benghazi

Clashes in Libya’s second city of Benghazi between former rebels and anti-militia demonstrators killed at least 31 people and wounded more than 100, the LANA news agency said on Sunday. It cited a statement from al-Jala hospital in the eastern … Continued

9th Jun 2013

South Africa: Mandela stable, but condition ‘serious’

    <a href=”http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/mg.online/national;pos=mpu-topleft;page=;articleid=;topic=;country=;people=;company=;userloc=;tile=4;sz=3×3,300×250;ord=1370778773000?” target=”_blank” > <img src=”http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/mg.online/national;pos=mpu-topleft;page=;articleid=;topic=;country=;people=;company=;userloc=;tile=4;sz=3×3,300×250;ord=1370778773000?” border=”0″ alt=”Click here” /> &Former president Nelson Mandela is stable in hospital, but his condition remains serious. The presidency was unable to confirm further details about his condition on Saturday night. Mandela was … Continued

9th Jun 2013

Mali: Indirect Mali crisis talks begin with Tuareg groups

Malian authorities and armed ethnic Tuareg groups have begun indirect talks in a bid to resolving conflict in the country. It is hoped the ceasefire meeting will allow nationwide elections to take place next month. Burkino Faso President Blaise Compaore, … Continued

8th Jun 2013

Egypt: Egypt turns away German Imam

  The Local: Egypt turned back a hardline German Islamist on Friday after he arrived at Cairo airport, according to an airport official and media reports. The official said Sven Lau was turned back at the airport after arriving onboard … Continued

8th Jun 2013

South Africa: Mandela hospitalized for lung infection

South African President Jacob Zuma (L) visits former President Nelson Mandela to congratulate his 93rd birthday in his home village of Qunu in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, July 18, 2011. (Xinhua/Ntswe Mokoena)   JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua): The 94-year-old former South … Continued

4th Jun 2013

Egypt jails activist for six months over Mursi insult

An Egyptian opposition youth activist was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday for insulting President Mohammed Mursi. Ahmed Duma, who was also ordered to pay a fine of 200 Egyptian pounds ($29), could be released on bail of … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Sudan: 15 people killed in vehicle overturn near Sudan-Libyan border

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): A total of 15 people were killed and 5 others injured on the Sudanese-Libyan border when their vehicle overturned in a border guard chase, said Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sunday. In a statement, the ministry said 12 … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Egypt Shura Council ruled unconstitutional by supreme court

Egypt’s highest court on Sunday invalidated the country’s Islamist-dominated Senate and a panel that drafted the country’s constitution, state media reported. The Supreme Constitutional Court said the law governing the elections of the Shura Council was unconstitutional, as were the … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

Niger: Unidentified gunmen attack prison in Niamey

Local witnesses have reported gun fire and explosions at a prison in Niger’s capital. It was not immediately clear whether the assault was linked to unprecedented twin bombings which left over 20 dead last week. Gunmen launched a raid on … Continued

1st Jun 2013

Nigerian troops arrest 56 insurgents in northeast region

ABUJA, (Xinhua): Authorities with the Defense Headquarters of Nigeria on Friday confirmed arrests of 56 rebels in the western African country’s northeastern region. The authorities said in a statement that the rebels were caught Thursday by the military who were … Continued

1st Jun 2013

ICC rejects Libya bid to try Qaddafi’s son

The International Criminal Court has rejected Libya’s efforts to try the son of late leader Moammar Gadhafi. The decision marks an ongoing dispute between The Hague and the Libyan government. The ICC said Friday it had concerns over the new … Continued

31st May 2013

Sudan: 64 killed in fresh tribal clashes in Sudan’s South Darfur state

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): At least 64 people were killed and dozens injured in renewed clashes between Al-Gimir and Bani Halba tribes in Sudan’s South Darfur State, Khartoum’s Alahram Alyoum daily reported Thursday. The paper said South Darfur State has affirmed that … Continued

30th May 2013

Tunisia: Three topless Femen members arrested in Tunisia

Three young European women with topless protest group Femen were arrested on Wednesday after baring their breasts in central Tunis, a first in the Arab world, an AFP journalist reported. Standing outside the main courthouse, the women, two French and … Continued



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.

Latest Tweets

The Muslim News

The Muslim News
Read more