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

Burundi tense as army confirms 87 deaths
14th Dec 2015

Burundi tense as army confirms 87 deaths

BUJUMBUR/ NAIROBI (AA) – The situation in Burundi remained tense on Sunday as the military confirmed that at least 79 anti-government protesters and eight soldiers were killed in clashes following a triple bomb attack in the capital Bujumbura on Friday. Army … Continued

Nigeria: Army kills 20 Shia Muslims, arrests Shia Muslim leader
14th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Army kills 20 Shia Muslims, arrests Shia Muslim leader

LAGOS,  (AA) – The Nigerian military has killed at least 20 Shia Muslims, including a senior Shia scholar, wife and son of head of Isalmic Movement. Sources say leader of the Movement, Sheikh Ibrahim al Zakzaky was arrested by the … Continued

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by army, claims of ‘assassination attempt’
13th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by army, claims of ‘assassination attempt’

By Olarewaju Kola & Anadolu Agency staff   LAGOS & MAIDUGURI, (AA): At least six people are thought to have been killed on Saturday in northern Nigeria, with the military claiming there was an attempted assassination of the country’s chief-of-staff. Between 10 … Continued

Egypt: Gunmen kill three Egyptian soldiers in N Sinai
13th Dec 2015

Egypt: Gunmen kill three Egyptian soldiers in N Sinai

CAIRO (AA) – Three Egyptian army soldiers were killed Saturday when unidentified assailants targeted a checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, a security source told Anadolu Agency. The attack took place at al-Masoura checkpoint on a highway between Rafah and Arish. There has been no … Continued

Kenya: Corruption Kenya’s greatest enemy says Kenyatta
13th Dec 2015

Kenya: Corruption Kenya’s greatest enemy says Kenyatta

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI, (AA): Kenya’s greatest enemy is corruption, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Saturday as the country marked its republic day. In his address to thousands of people at the Nyayo National Stadium in the Kenyan capital … Continued

Gambia now ‘an Islamic state’: President Jammeh
12th Dec 2015

Gambia now ‘an Islamic state’: President Jammeh

ANKARA (AA) – Gambia is now an Islamic state, the west African country’s president has declared. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh made the declaration in the country’s coastal town of Brufut on Thursday. “Gambia’s destiny is in the hands of the Almighty … Continued

Burundi: US calls for end to violence in Burundi
11th Dec 2015

Burundi: US calls for end to violence in Burundi

BUJUMBURA,  (AA): The United States has called on all Burundians to end the ongoing violence plaguing the country since April. U.S. ambassador in Burundi, Dawn Liberi, released Thursday a statement on the occasion of Human Rights Day urging all Burundians “to uphold the universal human rights … Continued

Chad: Triple suicide bombings kill 30 in Lake Chad
6th Dec 2015

Chad: Triple suicide bombings kill 30 in Lake Chad

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AA) – At least 30 people have been killed and 80 others injured after a triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad, according to security officials. Saturday’s blast, in a part of the lake controlled by … Continued

Burundi: Five people, one policeman killed in Bujumbura
3rd Dec 2015

Burundi: Five people, one policeman killed in Bujumbura

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AA) – Six people, including one police officer, were killed in the capital of Burundi, Bujumbura, on Wednesday, local officials said. A police officer was shot and killed in the urban area of Nyakabiga in Bujumbura, according to the spokesman of … Continued

Burkina Faso: Voting begins in general election
30th Nov 2015

Burkina Faso: Voting begins in general election

OUAGADOUGOU,  (AA) – Voting in Burkina Faso’s general election has begun, with more than five million people headed to the polls. Voters are going to elect a new president from among 14 candidates as well as choosing MPs for the … Continued

Egypt rounds up 38 Brotherhood members in fresh sweeps
30th Nov 2015

Egypt rounds up 38 Brotherhood members in fresh sweeps

CAIRO (AA) – Egyptian police have rounded up 38 members of the embattled Muslim Brotherhood group in fresh security sweeps, the Interior Ministry announced Sunday. In a statement, the ministry said that the Brotherhood members had been arrested over the … Continued

Nigeria: 21 killed in suicide bomb attack against Shia Muslims
28th Nov 2015

Nigeria: 21 killed in suicide bomb attack against Shia Muslims

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA) – At least 21 people are feared dead and dozens more injured Friday afternoon as a suicide bomber attacked a large procession of Nigeria’s Shia members in the northwestern part of the country, according to an … Continued

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

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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