Tanzanian police kill mosque attackers in 10-hour siege
6th Jun 2016

Tanzanian police kill mosque attackers in 10-hour siege

By Peter Saramba Ongiri   MWANZA, (AA): Police in northern Tanzania said late Sunday they had killed three men suspected of carrying out a deadly attack on a mosque last month. Regional Police Commander Ahmed Msangi said the three “gangsters” … Continued

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school
4th Jun 2016

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school

LAGOS, (AA): A Nigerian court ruled on Friday that Muslim girls can wear a headscarf to school as long as its color is the same as the approved uniform. “Hijab is a matter of [the] fundamental right of freedom of … Continued

South Africa: Zuma reaffirms South Africa’s friendship with Palestine
27th May 2016

South Africa: Zuma reaffirms South Africa’s friendship with Palestine

By Hassan Isilow   JOHANNESBURG, (AA): South African President Jacob Zuma told his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas that his country remains a committed friend of the Palestinian people. Zuma hosted Abbas in Cape Town during a working visit aimed at … Continued

Somalia: Kenyan troops kill 21 al-Shabaab militants
25th May 2016

Somalia: Kenyan troops kill 21 al-Shabaab militants

By Andrew Ross   NAIROBI, (AA): The Kenyan military announced Wednesday that it had killed 21 al-Shabaab militants who had ambushed their convoy, which was headed for the town of Tabda, located in the southern Lower Juba region in Somalia. … Continued

Zambia: Over 30 people burnt to death in bus accident
22nd May 2016

Zambia: Over 30 people burnt to death in bus accident

By Francis Maingaila   LUSAKA, (AA): Over 30 people have been burnt to death and several others injured after the bus they were traveling in overturned and caught fire in the northeastern Zambian province of Luapula. Inspector General of police … Continued

Tanzania: Mwanza city Muslims live in fear as 3 hacked to death in mosque
21st May 2016

Tanzania: Mwanza city Muslims live in fear as 3 hacked to death in mosque

By Peter Saramba Ongiri   MWANZA, (AA): Muslims in Tanzania’s northern Mwanza city fear for their lives following Wednesday deadly hacking of worshippers inside a mosque, head of a Muslim body said Friday. Imam Feruz Ismail, aged 27, and two … Continued

Libya: Daesh bombing kills 30 soldiers near Sirte
20th May 2016

Libya: Daesh bombing kills 30 soldiers near Sirte

By Seif al-Din al-Trabulsi   TRIPOLI, (AA): At least 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing near Libya’s northern city of Sirte. A Daesh terrorist on Wednesday detonated his explosives-laden vehicle at government forces 90 kilometers (56 miles) west … Continued

EgyptAir plane from Paris to Cairo ‘disappears’
20th May 2016

EgyptAir plane from Paris to Cairo ‘disappears’

CAIRO, ATHENS (AA): The Egyptian authorities have withdrawn claims that.Aircraft debris found near the Greek island of Karpathos late Thursday belongs to missing EgyptAir flight MS804, In a statement posted earlier online, EgyptAir an official letter from the country’s Ministry … Continued

Nigeria: Western states back Nigeria against ‘murderous’ rebels
15th May 2016

Nigeria: Western states back Nigeria against ‘murderous’ rebels

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): World leaders on Saturday pledged to stand with Nigeria and her neighbors against Boko Haram, a “murderous” group which requires a “sustained and comprehensive approach” to combat. They spoke in the Nigerian capital Abuja … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims responsibility for bombing
14th May 2016

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims responsibility for bombing

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA):  Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s suicide attack on a government building in the northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri, killing three people, including the bomber. In a terse statement accompanied by a picture … Continued

Nigeria asks UK for ‘stolen’ money post Cameron gaffe
12th May 2016

Nigeria asks UK for ‘stolen’ money post Cameron gaffe

LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) – Nigerian president shot back at British premier’s “fantastically corrupt nation” remark Wednesday, by calling on the U.K. to return all the money it “stole” from Nigeria. On Tuesday, Britain’s David Cameron was overheard describing Afghanistan and … Continued

Rwanda: Torrential rains kill at least 49
10th May 2016

Rwanda: Torrential rains kill at least 49

KIGALI, (AA): At least 49 people have died in landslides triggered by torrential rains in northern Rwanda, an official statement said on Monday. “The night 8 May, heavy rains caused landslides in different parts of Rwanda resulting in the loss … Continued

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood unveils plan to heal rifts
9th May 2016

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood unveils plan to heal rifts

By Hussein Mahmoud   CAIRO (AA):  Young members of Egypt’s embattled Muslim Brotherhood have unveiled a “roadmap” for healing the rifts currently plaguing the group. Once considered Egypt’s largest and best organized political opposition movement, the Brotherhood has recently been … Continued

Mali: More than 30 killed in intercommunal clashes
6th May 2016

Mali: More than 30 killed in intercommunal clashes

GAO, Mali (AA) – More than 30 people have been killed in an ongoing intercommunal conflict between the Fulani and Bambara communities in Mali’s central Mopti region, a civil society leader said. Oumar Aldjana, representative for Mali’s Union of Fulani, … Continued

Kenya: Death toll from collapsed building in Nairobi hits 21
3rd May 2016

Kenya: Death toll from collapsed building in Nairobi hits 21

By Andrew Ross   NAIROBI, (AA): Rescue teams in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi have been working around the clock searching for survivors since Friday evening when heavy rains caused a 198-room residential building to collapse. According to the Kenyan … Continued

Nigeria: Authorities admit mass burial of 350 Nigerian Shia Muslims
13th Apr 2016

Nigeria: Authorities admit mass burial of 350 Nigerian Shia Muslims

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Nearly 350 bodies were buried in a mass grave following clashes between the Nigerian army and Shia Muslims in northwest Kaduna state last December, an official said Tuesday. “In total, we buried 347 bodies … Continued

Egypt: Concession of Egyptian islands to Saudi sparks protest calls
13th Apr 2016

Egypt: Concession of Egyptian islands to Saudi sparks protest calls

By Hussein Mahmoud   CAIRO (AA) – A political bloc that calls for the reinstatement of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has called for popular demonstrations on Friday to protest Egypt’s recent decision to cede two Red Sea islands to … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb kills six in Mogadishu
10th Apr 2016

Somalia: Car bomb kills six in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, (AA): A car bomb in Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed six people, local media said. The explosives-laden car was rammed into a busy restaurant in the city’s Shibis district, Garowe Online reported, citing witnesses. The news website said … Continued

Somalia: Mortar attack kills three civilians in Mogadishu
9th Apr 2016

Somalia: Mortar attack kills three civilians in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, (AA): Three people were killed and 10 injured in a mortar attack in Somali capital Mogadishu late Thursday, an official said. The attack by suspected al-Shabaab militants saw bombs land in the city’s seaside Hamar Weyne district. “The shells … Continued

Kenya honors Muslim who shielded Christians in attack
1st Apr 2016

Kenya honors Muslim who shielded Christians in attack

By Magdalene Mukami. NAIROBI,  (AA) – The late Salah Farah, a Muslim from the town of Mandera in northeastern Kenya was posthumously awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior by Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta for shielding Christians during a terror … 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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