Egypt: Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Sinai Peninsula
10th Jan 2017

Egypt: Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Sinai Peninsula

By Khaled al-Jayoushi   CAIRO (AA): At least nine Egyptian policemen were killed Monday — and another ten injured — when a massive truck bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, according to a local security source. … Continued

Somalia: Twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu capital kill 8
3rd Jan 2017

Somalia: Twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu capital kill 8

By Mohammed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): At least eight people in Somalia were killed and 16 others wounded after twin car-bomb blasts hit a security checkpoint near the African Union’s mission headquarters and a hotel near Mogadishu’s main international airport … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide bombers at cattle market injure 12
27th Dec 2016

Nigeria: Suicide bombers at cattle market injure 12

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday at the crowded cattle market in Nigeria’s northeast regional capital of Maiduguri, injuring 12 people. The bombers, both female, sneaked into Kasuwan Shanu Cattle … Continued

Uganda: Police raid Kampala mosque, arrest 18
28th Dec 2016

Uganda: Police raid Kampala mosque, arrest 18

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, Uganda (AA):- Uganda Police has confirmed the arrest of 18 people found at Nakasero mosque during an early morning raid in central Kampala on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists, a police spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan … Continued

Libyan plane hijackers surrender in Malta
24th Dec 2016

Libyan plane hijackers surrender in Malta

BENGHAZI / ANKARA (AA):- All passengers and crew of the hijacked Libyan plane have been released and the hijackers detained, Joseph Muscat, the Maltese prime minister has indicated on Twitter. “Hijackers surrendered, searched and taken in custody,” he tweeted Friday. … Continued

Kenya: 33 dead in shocking road accident in Navasha
12th Dec 2016

Kenya: 33 dead in shocking road accident in Navasha

By Andrew Wasike   NAIROBI (AA): More than 30 people were killed Saturday night in Kenya’s town of Naivasha – 80 kilometers from the capital Nairobi – after a chemical tanker lost control and burst into flames, the State announced … Continued

Egypt: Bomb blast near main cathedral in Cairo kills 25
12th Dec 2016

Egypt: Bomb blast near main cathedral in Cairo kills 25

By Hussein Qabani   CAIRO (AA): At least 25 people were killed in a bomb explosion near the main Coptic cathedral in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sunday, according to the Health Ministry. A bomb exploded inside St. Peter’s church, … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb kills many in Mogadishu
11th Dec 2016

Somalia: Car bomb kills many in Mogadishu

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, (AA): Several are feared dead after a car bomb targeted the seaport in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday morning. Abdifatah Omar Hallane, Banadir regional administration spokesman, confirmed to Anadolu Agency that the blast was … Continued

Nigeria: Court orders release of Nigerian Shia Muslim head, wife
3rd Dec 2016

Nigeria: Court orders release of Nigerian Shia Muslim head, wife

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): A court on Friday ordered the release of Nigeria’s top Shia leader and his wife, saying that government holding them in a protective custody for nearly a year is contrary to the nation’s laws. … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb in Mogadishu kills 10
26th Nov 2016

Somalia: Car bomb in Mogadishu kills 10

By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, (AA): At least 10 people were killed more than eight others wounded when a car bomb targeted a busy market in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Abdi Fatah Hallane, a spokesman for the Banadir … Continued

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by security forces during religious procession
15th Nov 2016

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by security forces during religious procession

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): At least nine people were killed when security forces opened fire on Shia Muslim pilgrims in northwest Nigeria on Monday, police and the Shia organization Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) told Anadolu Agency. Kano … Continued

Nigeria: 8 killed in minibus explosion in Maiduguri
2nd Nov 2016

Nigeria: 8 killed in minibus explosion in Maiduguri

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): Just days after weekend suicide bombings, eight Boko Haram suicide bombers were killed in a minibus explosion near a military checkpoint Tuesday morning, said the army. Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman claimed all the … Continued

Somalia: Several killed in suicide car bomb attack
26th Oct 2016

Somalia: Several killed in suicide car bomb attack

MOGADISHU, (AA): Several people were killed in a car bomb attack Tuesday on a military camp of Djiboutian forces in Somalia, official sources told Anadolu Agency. The attack occurred near the town of Beledweyne, capital of the Hiran province in … Continued

Cameroon train tragedy kills at least 55
23rd Oct 2016

Cameroon train tragedy kills at least 55

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AA): At least 55 people were killed and over 575 others injured when a train derailed in Eseka, around 120 kilometers (74 miles) from Cameroon’s capital city Yaounde. The train left Yaounde at 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) Friday … Continued

Uganda trial probes killings of 2 Muslim scholars
20th Oct 2016

Uganda trial probes killings of 2 Muslim scholars

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): A trial court in the capital Kampala on Wednesday heard a forensic pathologist’s testimony about how two senior Muslim clerics were gunned down “at very close range” in 2013 and 2015, stoking tensions in … Continued

Nigerian police ‘open fire’ on Shia Muslim Ashura procession
13th Oct 2016

Nigerian police ‘open fire’ on Shia Muslim Ashura procession

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Nine people were killed as police opened fire on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria’s north on Wednesday, a spokesman for the group said. Harun El-Binawi, from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), told … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens of Shia Muslim group members held
11th Oct 2016

Nigeria: Dozens of Shia Muslim group members held

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Dozens of members of a Nigerian Shia organization were arrested when they embarked on a peaceful religious rally Monday in northwestern Kaduna state, a representative of the group said in a statement. Islamic Movement … Continued

Nigeria: Kaduna State outlaws main Shia Muslim group
8th Oct 2016

Nigeria: Kaduna State outlaws main Shia Muslim group

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS,  (AA) – Nigeria’s Kaduna state has outlawed the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Friday, in a step the government said was necessary to keep public peace. Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to governor Nasir el-Rufai of … Continued

Egypt: Car bombing kills 3 in Sinai
3rd Oct 2016

Egypt: Car bombing kills 3 in Sinai

By Khaled el-Geyoshi   CAIRO (AA):  A car bombing killed three civilians in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, according to a local security source. A bomb-laden government vehicle blew up in the northern Sinai city of Arish, the source … Continued

Somalia: Car bomb blast kills 5 in Mogadishu
2nd Oct 2016

Somalia: Car bomb blast kills 5 in Mogadishu

By Mohamed Adam   MOGADISHU, (AA): Five people have been killed and six others wounded Saturday afternoon in a suicide car bomb attack targeting a Mogadishu restaurant near a Somali national intelligence and security agency facility. Banaadir — in which … 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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