6th Dec 2013

South Africa: World pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

[Apartheid – the strict segregation of black and white people – greatly affected Mandela’s childhood and youth.] World leaders are paying tribute to Nelson Mandela following his death US President Barack Obama said the anti-apartheid leader “transformed South Africa” while … Continued

6th Dec 2013

Libya: Three soldiers, one American citizen killed in Libya’s Benghazi

Two Libyan soldiers and an American teacher were shot dead in Benghazi on Thursday, medical and security officials said. A third soldier, who was attached to military intelligence, died when a bomb placed under his vehicle blew up, a security … Continued

5th Dec 2013

South Africa: Nelson Mandela, father of the nation, dies

  Ahmed J Versi (L) shaking hands with Nelson Mandela being introduced by the then High Commissioner of South Africa,  Cheryl Caralous, in March 2000 at the South African High Commissioner’s residence. (Photo Copyright The Muslim News)   Mail and … Continued

5th Dec 2013

Libyan assembly votes to base all legislation on Shari’a

Libya’s national assembly voted on Wednesday to make sharia – Islamic law – the basis of all legislation and for state institutions in a decision that may impact banking, criminal and financial laws. Two years after the NATO-backed uprising that … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

Somalia’s parliament votes out Prime Minister

Somalia’s parliament has ousted Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon in a vote of confidence. Politicians blame wrangling over corruption allegations and personal loyalties.  Abdi Farah Shirdon, prime minister of the Horn of Africa nation for just over a year, lost … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

Egypt draft constitution approved for referendum

Egypt’s draft constitution has been approved for a referendum, but part of it is raising uncertainty over the country’s political transition. It came as police in Cairo used tear gas on protesters in Tahrir Square. A 50-member panel tasked with … Continued

30th Nov 2013

Mali’s separatists end ceasefire following clashes with army

A rebel separatist group in Mali has declared an end to a five-month ceasefire pact with the government following clashes in the city of Kidal. It follows elections marking a transition to democracy after a 2012 coup. Mali’s ethnic Tuareg … Continued

30th Nov 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at Egyptian protesters defying ban

Police fired tear gas Friday at Islamists who demonstrated in Egypt, defying a new law banning unauthorized protests that has also angered secular activists following the beating and arrest of a leading blogger. The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to go ahead … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Libya: 10 killed in ammunition depot blast in S Libya

TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): Explosion at ammunition depot killed 10 people and injured 15 in the Libyan Southern District of Brak Wadi Shati on Thursday, as military governor of the district, Brigadier Mohamed Al Dahabyi, told Xinhua. Al Dahabyi said “At least … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Mali parliamentary elections inconclusive, headed for second round

  No party has won an absolute majority in Mali’s parliamentary elections, triggering a second round of voting. The polls were to mark Mali’s transition to democracy, but the low turnout has left many disappointed.  Provisional results released Wednesday show … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Tunisia: Fifty policemen injured in Tunisia after clashes with protesters

Fifty Tunisian policeman were injured in clashes with demonstrators in the marginalized town of Siliana where a general strike degenerated into violence, the interior ministry said Thursday. The violence broke out on Wednesday as the town observed a strike to … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Egyptian protester killed, as police officers acquitted in torture trial

One protester was killed in clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi and security forces at Cairo University on Thursday, medical sources said. Meanwhile, a court acquitted on Thursday three police officers on charges of torturing five Islamist … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Egypt jails 14 female Brotherhood members for being in a “terrorist” group

Egyptian authorities Wednesday jailed 14 women said to be Muslim Brotherhood members for 11 years, and ordered the arrest of two leading activists for demonstrating against a disputed protest law. A court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria sentenced the … Continued

26th Nov 2013

Libya: Nine killed, 51 wounded in Benghazi clashes

  Libyan people destroy a vehicle of the Salafi militia Ansar Al Sharia in Benghazi (Xinhua/Mohammed El Shaiky)   TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed and 51 others wounded in the heavy clashes that erupted on Monday in … Continued

25th Nov 2013

Mali polls marred by low turnout and unrest

Parliamentary polls in Mali have taken place, marred by apathy and unrest. The vote is seen as key in restoring political stability, following a military coup and an insurgency in the north of the country.   Heavy security surrounded the vote … Continued

24th Nov 2013

Egypt expels Turkish ambassador over critical remarks by PM Erdogan

Egypt decided Saturday to expel Turkish Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali after remarks made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Cairo deemed as being “provocative,” the foreign ministry said. Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said Cairo took three decisions on Saturday … Continued

23rd Nov 2013

Egypt: Clashes erupt, 2 killed

[Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood march through streets of Alexandria, costal city of Egypt, Nov.22. (Xinhua/Asmaa Abdelatif)]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): Clashes erupted on Friday between Islamist protesters and security forces across Egypt, leaving at least … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Egypt: Unrest kills student in Cairo, troops in Sinai

Clashes at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University between police and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi have left one student dead. The incident follows a bombing on the Sinai Peninsula that killed 11 soldiers. Egypt’s state newspaper al-Ahram said early Thursday that … Continued

20th Nov 2013

Egypt: Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai

CAIRO, (Xinhua & The Muslim News): At least ten soldiers were killed and 49 others injured on Wednesday in a bomb attack in Egypt’s Rafah city bordering Israel. The off-duty soldiers were on their way home when an explosive device blew up … Continued

20th Nov 2013

Egypt riot police storm Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Egyptian police have fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing protesters gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The rally was commemorating the two-year anniversary of the deaths of dozens of anti-military protesters. Several hundred riot police backed by armored vehicles stormed Tahrir … 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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