9th Jun 2015

Libya: UN presents warring parties with draft unity proposal

  The UN’s special envoy to Libya has handed the country’s rival governments a draft proposal for forming a unity government. It’s seen as one of the last hopes to stop fighting and bring stability. Talks in Morocco on Monday … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Egypt: No unity among Syria’s opposition groups

  [Photo: Gerard Direct] A Cairo-organized conference of Syria’s opposition has excluded major players. Rebels question Egypt’s motives, as some say exclusionary politics risk further dividing a fractured opposition. Kristen McTighe reports. In the past few months, Syrian rebels fighting … Continued

5th Jun 2015

Libya: 441 illegal immigrants arrested

  [Photo: Illegal immigrants wait in a detention center in central Tripoli, Libya, on June 4 (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)]   TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): Libya’s security forces on Thursday arrested 441 African nationals planning to illegally immigrate to Europe, according to Tripoli security sources. Murad … Continued

5th Jun 2015

Ghana: Death toll in petrol station blast in Ghana rises to 200

(Xinhua photo)   ACCRA, (Xinhua): The death toll in the petrol station explosion and flood in Ghana’s capital Accra has risen to over 200, according to figures from the interior ministry Thursday. The inferno followed hours of heavy downpour in … Continued

2nd Jun 2015

Somalia: 50 killed in clashes between Somali, Ethiopian militias on border

  MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): At least 50 people were killed and scores of others injured in border clashes between Somali clan militia and Ethiopian paramilitary unit since last week, the Somali authorities said on Monday. Somalia’s Galgadud region governor, Hussein Weheliye … Continued

2nd Jun 2015

Nigeria: Oil tanker explosion kills 69 in Anambra

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): An oil tanker truck exploded Monday in a bus station in the southern Nigerian state of Anambra, killing at least 69 and wounding dozens of others, Nigerian Red Cross said. The petrol tanker lost control and exploded … Continued

2nd Jun 2015

South Sudan expels UN aid coordinator

  The United Nations has announced the expulsion of one of its deputies from South Sudan. Authorities have offered no official explanation, but the UN has pointed to the aid coordinator’s critique of the government. The South Sudanese government has … Continued

31st May 2015

Nigeria: 25 killed in NE Nigeria mosque bomb attack

ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 25 people were killed when a deadly suicide bomb attack hit a mosque in northeast Nigeria’s Maiduguri city on Saturday, witnesses told Xinhua. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque near the Monday Market … Continued

26th May 2015

Kenya: 20 police officers killed in Garissa Al-Shabaab attack

  By Cyrus Ombati GARISSA, (The Standard): Four police vehicles were burnt down in the incident that happened as the officers dashed to rescue their colleagues who had been hit by a roadside landmine on Monday evening. Police headquarters said … Continued

22nd May 2015

US: Obama gives non-NATO ally status to Tunisia

  The US has designated Tunisia a major non-NATO ally, promising enhanced military cooperation. Tunisia, the starting point for the Arab Spring, faces growing security threats – especially from a destabilized Libya. President Barack Obama on Tuesday said Washington intended … Continued

17th May 2015

Egypt: Morsi death sentence criticized abroad

  Egypt has come under criticism overseas for the death sentence handed to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi [photo above]. The penalty was over Morsi’s role in a mass jailbreak that toppled his predecessor. A number of countries and at … Continued

16th May 2015

Mali: Tuareg rebel group boycotts peace deal

  Mali’s main separatist Tuareg rebel group has failed to sign a peace accord agreed upon by the government and other armed groups. The boycott is dimming hopes of attaining stability in the West African country. Algerian foreign minister and … Continued

15th May 2015

Burundi coup ‘failed,’ says putsch leader’s deputy

  A deputy leader of the coup purporting to have toppled Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza [photo above] has admitted the putsch attempt has failed. General Cyrille Ndayirukiye said that the coup had faced overwhelming resistance. Ndayirukiye’s admission of failure came … Continued

14th May 2015

Burundi camps declare conflicting coup positions

  A group led by a former general has claimed a coup in Burundi. However, the head of the coutnry’s armed forces has said President Nkurunziza is still in control, despite being out of the country at an unknown location. … Continued

12th May 2015

Sudan: Dozens killed in tribal clashes in east Darfur

  KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): Dozens were killed and others injured when violent clashes erupted Monday between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes in Sudan’s East Darfur State, according to tribal leaders and eyewitnesses. “Great numbers of armed members from the Rezeigat tribe attacked … Continued

5th May 2015

Burundi: 3 killed, 45 injured in protests against president’s third term

[Photo: President Pierre Nkurunziza] BUJUMBURA, (Xinhua): Three protesters were Monday shot dead and 45 others injured when police used tear gas and live ammunition against demonstrators opposed to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term. The protests have entered their second week. … Continued

2nd May 2015

Nigeria: Troops free 234 women & children from Boko Haram

  Nigeria troops have freed 234 more women and children from the Boko Haram stronghold in the Sambisa forest. The army operation is aiming to recover more kidnap victims. Nigeria’s army announced on Friday it had freed a further 234 … Continued

30th Apr 2015

Egypt: 136 people jailed, 68 released over violence charges

[Archive photo] CAIRO,  (Xinhua) : Egyptian courts handed on Wednesday 126 citizens various sentences, acquitted 13 and released 68 over violence and terrorism charges. Giza Criminal Court sentenced 71 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group to life in prison … Continued

29th Apr 2015

Nigeria: Army rescues nearly 300 women from Boko Haram

  Soldiers in Nigeria have managed to free the women from a Boko Haram stronghold in the country’s northeast. The army said the girls aren’t those abducted from their school dormitories last year in Chibok. Nigerian troops destroyed and cleared … Continued

28th Apr 2015

Libya: Television crew killed by Islamic State

  [File photo]   Five journalists who were members of a Libyan television crew are reported to have been found dead in the country’s east. “Islamic State” (IS) militants are suspected of carrying out the killings. “Islamic State” (IS) militants … Continued

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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