Nigeria: Nine killed by teenage suicide bomber in Gombi
30th Jan 2016

Nigeria: Nine killed by teenage suicide bomber in Gombi

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA) – At least nine people were killed Friday afternoon in a suicide bombing carried out by a teenage boy in northeast Nigeria, local officials and residents said. The blast in Gombi, a town in … Continued

Cameroon: Suicide bombings in north Cameroon kill 20
26th Jan 2016

Cameroon: Suicide bombings in north Cameroon kill 20

By Peter Kum   MAROUA, (AA): At least 20 people were killed in three separate attacks in Cameroon’s Far North region on Monday, local officials said. Suicide bombers thought to be linked to Boko Haram, struck simultaneously in Bodo town at around … Continued

Egypt: 3 killed, 37 arrested on 5th Egypt uprising anniversary
26th Jan 2016

Egypt: 3 killed, 37 arrested on 5th Egypt uprising anniversary

CAIRO (AA) – The fifth anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 popular uprising on Monday saw the arrest of 37 protesters and the death of three people at the hands of security forces, according to a local human rights activist. Ezzat Ghoneim, … Continued

Egypt: 1,370 Brotherhood members’ assets frozen since 2013
25th Jan 2016

Egypt: 1,370 Brotherhood members’ assets frozen since 2013

By Mohamed Sabry   CAIRO (AA) – Egyptian authorities have frozen the assets of 1,370 members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group since late 2013, according to an Egyptian official. Ezzat Khamis, the head of a government-appointed committee tasked with … Continued

Somalia: Two bombs explode in Mogadishu killing several people
22nd Jan 2016

Somalia: Two bombs explode in Mogadishu killing several people

MOGADISHU, (AA): Two car bombs exploded Thursday near cafés in the center of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, causing extensive damage, security sources said. At least six people and eight attackers were killed according to various media reports and several others … Continued

Egypt: Terrorists kill 5 policemen in Sinai
21st Jan 2016

Egypt: Terrorists kill 5 policemen in Sinai

CAIRO (AA): Five policemen were killed in a militant attack in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula late Wednesday, the country’s Interior Ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said that unidentified gunmen had opened fire on a security checkpoint in the … Continued

Libya’s rival political camps unveil unity government
20th Jan 2016

Libya’s rival political camps unveil unity government

TRIPOLI, (AA): Libya’s rival political camps on Tuesday announced that they had established a unity government in line with the terms of a UN-backed peace deal aimed at ending years of political deadlock. In a statement, the newly-formed Presidential Council … Continued

Uganda agrees to fresh probe into 1979 Muslim massacre
17th Jan 2016

Uganda agrees to fresh probe into 1979 Muslim massacre

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): The Ugandan government has finally agreed to investigate the murders of 67 Muslims massacred 37 years ago. “The government has set up a team to carry out a thorough verification exercise of all the … Continued

Burkina Faso: Gunmen kill 22 on hotel attack in Ouagadougou
16th Jan 2016

Burkina Faso: Gunmen kill 22 on hotel attack in Ouagadougou

OUAGADOUGOU, (AA and Agencies) – Gunmen attacked a hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday night.22 were killed. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has claimed responsibility for the attack. Gunfire and explosions could be heard, according … Continued

Egypt: 1 killed, 4 hurt in knife attack in resort city
10th Jan 2016

Egypt: 1 killed, 4 hurt in knife attack in resort city

[Photo: Terrorist attacks continute to take place in Egypt. Earlier, damaged cars are seen after a blast at Faisal neighborhood in Giza, on December 27, 2015. Photograph: İbrahim Ramadan/AA] Mahmoud Barakat CAIRO (AA) – A security guard was killed and … Continued

Libya: Suicide bombing kills 50 police recruits
8th Jan 2016

Libya: Suicide bombing kills 50 police recruits

Michael Hernandez, Mahmoud Barakat [Photo: Damaged cars are seen after a truck bomb attack targeting a police training center in Zliten, Libya on January 7, 2016. Photographer: Hazem Turkia/AA] TRIPOLI,  (AA): At least 50 people were killed and 127 others … Continued

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan reach deal on controversial Nile dam
30th Dec 2015

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan reach deal on controversial Nile dam

CAIRO (AA): Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Tuesday signed an agreement regarding a controversial mega-dam project being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile. The deal crowned three days of talks between the irrigation and foreign ministers of the three … Continued

Nigeria: 17 killed in suicide attacks in Madagali
29th Dec 2015

Nigeria: 17 killed in suicide attacks in Madagali

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS,  (AA): At least 17 people were killed in twin suicide attacks Monday at a motor park in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Madagali, according to the Adamawa state emergency management agency,  which added that 41 others … Continued

Mali: 6 civilians killed by insurgents in N Mali
25th Dec 2015

Mali: 6 civilians killed by insurgents in N Mali

TIMBUKTU,  (AA): Local media are reporting that six civilians have been killed by an armed separatist group in Mali’s northern province of Kidal. The assailants, suspected of being affiliated with the armed Ansar-ud Din insurgent group – an ally of … Continued

Nigeria: 49 Boko Haram killed in gun battles, says army
18th Dec 2015

Nigeria: 49 Boko Haram killed in gun battles, says army

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA) – At least 49 Boko Haram militia have been killed in two days of sustained battle with Nigeria’s military in northeast Borno state, an army commander has said. Nigerian troops engaged Boko Haram fighters at … Continued

Morocco: Rival Libya camps sign UN-backed peace deal
18th Dec 2015

Morocco: Rival Libya camps sign UN-backed peace deal

RABAT, Morocco (AA) – Libya’s rival political camps signed a reconciliation agreement Thursday following months of negotiations. The signing ceremony, held in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, included both Libya’s Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) and the Tobruk-based House of … Continued

Nigeria: Five suicide blasts rock Nigeria’s northeast
17th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Five suicide blasts rock Nigeria’s northeast

By Olanrewaju Kola   LAGOS, (AA) – Five female bombers simultaneously attacked a security post manned by a government-backed vigilante group in northeastern Nigeria on Wednesday. One member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and the five bombers died at … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll mounts as Shia Muslims protest against ‘massacre’
16th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Death toll mounts as Shia Muslims protest against ‘massacre’

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) – At least seven people were killed Tuesday in clashes between police and the supporters of a Shia Muslims in northern Nigeria. The violence in Zaria came days after dozens died in fighting … Continued

Nigeria: Demand for probe into ‘massacre’ of Nigerian Shia Muslims
15th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Demand for probe into ‘massacre’ of Nigerian Shia Muslims

LAGOS, (AA): Rights groups in Nigeria on Monday called for an investigation into the alleged killing of dozens of Shia Muslims by the army, including senior members of the sect, over the weekend. On Saturday, the army opened fire on … Continued

Somalia: UN official killed in armed attack in Mogadishu
15th Dec 2015

Somalia: UN official killed in armed attack in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU,  (AA): Unidentified gunmen killed two people, including a UN official in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the UN refugee agency said late Monday in a statement. Amina Noor Mohamed “was shot by unknown gunmen while traveling in a private vehicle driven by a staff member from a … 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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