Somalia: Gunmen launch deadly attack on school vehicle, many killed
31st Mar 2016

Somalia: Gunmen launch deadly attack on school vehicle, many killed

ANKARA (AA) – Turkish, Somali and Azeri nationals were killed Wednesday when unidentified assailants targeted a school vehicle in the Somali capital. The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the “vicious” attack in Mogadishu in a statement, saying its embassy is monitoring … Continued

Ugandan Muslims condemn Christian hostility to Islamic banking
25th Mar 2016

Ugandan Muslims condemn Christian hostility to Islamic banking

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): Uganda’s Muslim leaders have condemned the “ignorance” of church leaders trying to block Islamic banking legislation in the majority-Christian nation. Earlier this year, parliament amended a finance bill to introduce Islamic insurance. However, church … Continued

Egypt: 15 Egyptian security personnel killed in Sinai attack
21st Mar 2016

Egypt: 15 Egyptian security personnel killed in Sinai attack

By Omar Azzam   CAIRO (AA): The death toll from an attack on a police checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula — responsibility for which has been claimed by a Daesh affiliate — has risen to 15, Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens feared killed in mosque bomb attack in Maiduguri
17th Mar 2016

Nigeria: Dozens feared killed in mosque bomb attack in Maiduguri

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): At least 24 worshippers were killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack at a mosque on the outskirts of the restive Nigerian city of Maiduguri early Wednesday morning, national state emergency services said. “So … Continued

Somalia: Kenyan military kills ’19 al-Shabab militants’
17th Mar 2016

Somalia: Kenyan military kills ’19 al-Shabab militants’

By Andrew Ross   NAIROBI, (AA): At least 19 suspected al-Shabab militants were killed when Kenyan armed forces allegedly countered an attack on a military base in the Somali city of Afmadhow on Wednesday, Kenyan military said. “Today, Kenya Defense … Continued

Ivory Coast: Gunmen attack beach resort killing 22
14th Mar 2016

Ivory Coast: Gunmen attack beach resort killing 22

ABIDJAN, (AA) – At least 22 people, including six suspected attackers were killed in an attack on a beach resort located some 40 kilometers away from Ivory Coast’s commercial city of Abidjan Sunday, government officials said. “The toll is heavy, … Continued

Tunisia: 45 killed in clashes near Libyan border
8th Mar 2016

Tunisia: 45 killed in clashes near Libyan border

By Aymen Cemli   TUNIS, (AA): At least 45 people were killed Monday in deadly clashes between Tunisian security forces and militants near the border with war-torn Libya. Armed militants attacked an army barracks and security posts at dawn in … Continued

Egypt: Sisi’s Egypt appears to draw closer to Israel
5th Mar 2016

Egypt: Sisi’s Egypt appears to draw closer to Israel

By Mahmoud Ghareb   CAIRO (AA) – Despite their 1979 peace treaty, relations between Egypt and Israel have long remained cold due to the latter’s heavy-handed treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territories. However, there have been signs of warming … Continued

Somalia: Bomb explosion in Mogadishu, casualties feared
27th Feb 2016

Somalia: Bomb explosion in Mogadishu, casualties feared

By Hassan Issilow   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, (AA) – Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked Al-shabaab fighters have detonated a car bomb outside Somali Youth League (SYL) Hotel in the capital Mogadishu before storming the building, local media reported on Friday. Shabelle news … Continued

South African Muslim lawyers demand arrest of Israel’s Peres
25th Feb 2016

South African Muslim lawyers demand arrest of Israel’s Peres

JOHANNESBURG (AA) – A Muslim lawyers association in South Africa has filed an official request with authorities to have former Israeli President Shimon Peres arrested when he arrives in the country this coming weekend for a fundraising event. “We have … Continued

Nigeria: Protesters storm parliament seeking resignation of its president
24th Feb 2016

Nigeria: Protesters storm parliament seeking resignation of its president

LAGOS, (AA): Hundreds of demonstrators on Tuesday stormed the Nigerian Senate building demanding the resignation of its president Bukola Saraki who is standing trial over charges of false assets declaration. The protesters, gathering under the name Open Society Coalition, displayed … Continued

Nigeria’s Shia Muslims spurn inquiry into Kaduna violence
23rd Feb 2016

Nigeria’s Shia Muslims spurn inquiry into Kaduna violence

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): A commission of enquiry into clashes between the army and Nigeria’s Shia Muslim community was suspended Monday after the Islamic Movement shunned the proceedings. In December, violence in the northern state of Kaduna saw … Continued

Cameroon: Twenty killed in suicide attack in northern Cameroon
20th Feb 2016

Cameroon: Twenty killed in suicide attack in northern Cameroon

MAROUA, (AA): At least 20 people were killed and 52 others injured in a suspected Boko Haram attack in Cameroon’s northern city of Mora, near the Nigerian border on Friday. Mindjiyawa Bakary, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region, said that … Continued

South Africa: Thousands join march against racism
20th Feb 2016

South Africa: Thousands join march against racism

By Hassan Isilow   PRETORIA, (AA): Thousands of South Africans marched in the capital Pretoria Friday calling for an end to racism that continues to spark controversy in the country following decades of apartheid. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) … Continued

Uganda: President woos voters at Kampala mosque
13th Feb 2016

Uganda: President woos voters at Kampala mosque

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is wooing Muslim voters with a promise to look into the case of 14 incarcerated Muslims. Addressing a congregation during Friday prayers at the National Old Kampala mosque, Uganda’s senior … Continued

Egyptian doctors protest alleged police brutality
13th Feb 2016

Egyptian doctors protest alleged police brutality

By Mahmoud Gharib CAIRO (AA): Thousands of Egyptian doctors attended an emergency Doctors’ Syndicate meeting in Cairo on Friday to discuss police brutality against medical personnel. More than 4,000 doctors, who arrived from across the country, were joined by members … Continued

Nigeria: 58 killed in bombings at Internally Displaced Persons camp
12th Feb 2016

Nigeria: 58 killed in bombings at Internally Displaced Persons camp

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS,  (AA): Tuesday’s suicide bombings at a displaced persons camp in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Dikwa killed 58 people and injured 78 others, Nigerian relief agency NEMA has said. “Suicide bombing suspected to be by Boko … Continued

Nigerian Shia Muslims reject ‘secret trials’
12th Feb 2016

Nigerian Shia Muslims reject ‘secret trials’

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria’s Shia Muslim community has rejected what it calls a “secret trial” of 191 people detained over a Dec. 12 stand-off between protestors and the army. Human Rights Watch has estimated that at least … Continued

Cameroon: Eleven killed in suicide attack in Nguetchewe
11th Feb 2016

Cameroon: Eleven killed in suicide attack in Nguetchewe

MAROUA, (AA): At least 11 people were killed after a female suicide bomber blew herself up in Cameroon’s northern city of Nguetchewe near the Nigerian border on Wednesday morning, local sources told Anadolu Agency. “Two suicide bombers visited a wake … Continued

South Africa: Mandela’s grandson, convert to Islam gets married in Muslim ceremony
9th Feb 2016

South Africa: Mandela’s grandson, convert to Islam gets married in Muslim ceremony

By Shu’eib Hassen   CAPE TOWN, (AA): The grandson of former South African late president Nelson Mandela has married Rabia Clarke in a traditional Muslim Nikah ceremony held in Cape Town. He converted to Islam two months ago. Nkosi Zwelivelile … 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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