Kenya: Poverty, unemployment pave way to radicalisation: Pope
28th Nov 2015

Kenya: Poverty, unemployment pave way to radicalisation: Pope

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI,  (AA) – Poverty and unemployment are some of the reasons why the youth join terrorist groups, Pope Francis said in Kenya on Friday. Addressing over 10,000 youth at the Kasarani Stadium in the Kenyan capital of … Continued

Nigeria: Muslims hit out amid national-service hijab row
27th Nov 2015

Nigeria: Muslims hit out amid national-service hijab row

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA) – Nigerian Muslims have rejected a ban on a ‘long hijab’ for female college graduates enrolling for national service. One Muslim group has described the decision by the government agency handling the recruitment as “discriminatory, … Continued

Niger: ‘Boko Haram attack’ kills 19 in SE Niger
27th Nov 2015

Niger: ‘Boko Haram attack’ kills 19 in SE Niger

NIAMEY, (AA) – At least 19 villagers were killed and a dozen others were injured in a suspected Boko Haram attack in southeastern Niger on Wednesday night, security sources told Anadolu Agency on Thursday. Hundreds of homes were also reportedly … Continued

Tunisia: Daesh claims responsibility for Tunis suicide attack
26th Nov 2015

Tunisia: Daesh claims responsibility for Tunis suicide attack

TUNIS, (AA) – The Daesh militant group claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s deadly suicide attack in Tunis on a bus carrying Presidential Guard personnel, according to a Wednesday statement shared by the group on social-media platforms. The statement, issued on one of the group’s … Continued

Tunisia: Twelve policemen killed in Tunis bomb attack
25th Nov 2015

Tunisia: Twelve policemen killed in Tunis bomb attack

TUNIS, (AA): A bomb exploded in the capital of Tunisia on Tuesday near a police car belonging to the Tunisian presidency. Twelve police officers were killed while 17 others were injured in the blast in Tunis, according to a statement issued by the presidency. The area in which the … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide bombing in Maiduguri kills seven
23rd Nov 2015

Nigeria: Suicide bombing in Maiduguri kills seven

LAGOS, (AA) – Seven people were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a center for displaced people in northern Nigeria on Sunday, local officials said. Another seven were injured in the attack in Maiduguri, according to a spokesman of a local … Continued

Mali: 22 killed in terrorist hotel siege in Bamako
21st Nov 2015

Mali: 22 killed in terrorist hotel siege in Bamako

BAMAKO, (AA):  At least 22 people, including 19 hostages and three attackers have been killed in the ongoing siege of the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako, Malian security officials said Friday. Muslim leaders from several African countries have condemned Friday’s hostage … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens feared dead in second suicide attack
19th Nov 2015

Nigeria: Dozens feared dead in second suicide attack

LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria was hit by second wave of suicide bomb attacks Wednesday evening, officials said, less than 24 hours after the first attack. The blasts in state capital Kano came after 32 people were killed in the eastern town of Yola. … Continued

Burundi: 12 killed as firearms amnesty expires
9th Nov 2015

Burundi: 12 killed as firearms amnesty expires

BUJUMBURA,  (AA): At least 12 people have been killed in a night of violence across the Burundian capital of Bujumbura after a government deadline to turn in illegal weapons expired.   According to medical and official sources, a group of … Continued

Russia joins UK in suspending Sharm el-Sheikh flights
7th Nov 2015

Russia joins UK in suspending Sharm el-Sheikh flights

LONDON (AA): Thousands of tourists remain stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh after Russia joined a lengthening list of countries suspending flights to the Egyptian resort. President Vladimir Putin asked for the suspension of all flights to Egypt following security concerns raised … Continued

UK, Ireland suspend all flights from Egyptian resort
5th Nov 2015

UK, Ireland suspend all flights from Egyptian resort

LONDON (AA): All flights carrying British and Irish passengers home from Egypt were suddenly suspended over fears that Saturday’s Russian jet crash may have been caused by a bomb, authorities from both countries announced on Wednesday. No flights for the U.K. or Ireland … Continued

Egypt: 129 bodies recovered in Russian plane crash over Sinai
1st Nov 2015

Egypt: 129 bodies recovered in Russian plane crash over Sinai

CAIRO (AA): A Russian passenger plane with more than 200 people aboard which crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, have recovered 129 bodies, according to the Egyptian Prime Minister’s office. A Russian Airbus A-321 aircraft carrying a total of … Continued

Egypt: Russian jet with 224 people aboard crashes in Sinai
31st Oct 2015

Egypt: Russian jet with 224 people aboard crashes in Sinai

CAIRO (AA): A Russian passenger plane with more than 200 people aboard crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, according to the Egyptian Prime Minister’s office. A Russian Airbus-321 aircraft carrying a total of 224 people crashed in central Sinai, … Continued

Tanzania’s governing party to extend 54-year rule
29th Oct 2015

Tanzania’s governing party to extend 54-year rule

By Peter Saramba Ongiri   ARUSHA, (AA): While early results indicate that the party that has ruled Tanzania for 54 years will emerge as the official winner, several irregularities in Tanzanian archipelago Zanzibar have thrown a new twist to the … Continued

Libya: More than 40 bodies found off coast of western Libya
26th Oct 2015

Libya: More than 40 bodies found off coast of western Libya

TRIPOLI, (AA): Rescue teams have recovered the bodies of at least 40 people — thought to be drowned migrants — off the shore of western Libya, local sources said Sunday. Mahmoud al-Misrati, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, told … Continued

Nigeria: Another mosque blast in Borno state kills 27
24th Oct 2015

Nigeria: Another mosque blast in Borno state kills 27

MAIDUGURI, (AA): A bomb blast has hit a central mosque in Nigeria’s northeast Yola town, killing at least 27 persons and injuring 96 others, an official of the country’s relief agency has said. “A total of 27 people died while 96 … Continued

Libya: Six killed, 35 injured in shelling protesters
24th Oct 2015

Libya: Six killed, 35 injured in shelling protesters

BENGHAZI,  (AA):  At least six people were killed and 35 others were injured Friday when mortar strikes targeted a peaceful demonstration in Libya’s Benghazi, a medical source told Anadolu Agency. Protesters had gathered to speak out against the UN-held peace talks, … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide attacks target mosques, 14 dead
17th Oct 2015

Nigeria: Suicide attacks target mosques, 14 dead

LAGOS, (AA): At least 14 people were killed in suspected suicide bomb attacks targeting two mosques in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State Thursday night, a police spokesman said on Friday morning. The attacks took place in the state’s Mulai suburb of … Continued

Morocco: UN announces proposed Libya unity government
10th Oct 2015

Morocco: UN announces proposed Libya unity government

SKHIRAT, Morocco (AA): Special envoy Bernardino Leon on Friday announced a UN proposal for a Libyan unity government. The measure announced in the Moroccan city of Skhirat comes after four years of political turmoil in the North African nation. “This is a proposal from the … Continued

Kenya: Muslim scholars detained allegation of radicalising Muslims
7th Oct 2015

Kenya: Muslim scholars detained allegation of radicalising Muslims

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI, (AA): Kenyan police were given five days on Tuesday to produce evidence against 12 Muslim clerics, local media reported. The Anti-Terror Police Unit had requested 14 days to question the men, who were arrested Sunday … 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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