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

23rd Apr 2015

Nigerian troops kill top Boko Haram commander

LAGOS, (Xinhua): Nigerian troops combating Boko Haram militants have killed notorious top terrorists commander Abu Mojahid in northern Nigeria’s Borno State, a military spokesperson said Wednesday. Spokesperson for the Nigerian Defense Headquarters Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement … Continued

22nd Apr 2015

Egypt: Amnesty, Brotherhood reject ‘sham’ Morsi sentence

  Amnesty International and supporters of Egypt’s deposed president, Mohammed Morsi, have slammed the 20-year jail sentence against him. Lawyers for the prosecution, however, said they had expected a murder conviction. A Cairo court on Tuesday sentenced Morsi to 20 … Continued

15th Apr 2015

Libya: 400 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Libya

  Survivors rescued from a migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Libya say up to 400 people traveling with them drowned in the accident. Authorities saved dozens from the vessel, which was en route to Europe. The boat … Continued

14th Apr 2015

Nigeria: 800,000 children displaced by Boko Haram violence

  One year has passed since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. A UNICEF report released on the anniversary estimates 800,000 children have been displaced by the terror group. More than half of the 1.5 … Continued

13th Apr 2015

Nigeria: Buhari’s party consolidates in regional election

  The party of Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained control of Lagos state governorship, according to the electoral commission. Violence and allegations of vote rigging marred ballots in several states. Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party retained control … Continued

13th Apr 2015

Libya: ‘Islamic State’ claims embassy attacks

  [South Korean embassy in Libya]   The ‘Islamic State’ (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for attacks on the South Korean and Moroccan embassies in Libya. The offenses came within hours of each other as the US and Europe … Continued

12th Apr 2015

Kenya: Varsity students injured in stampede after transformer explodes

[Photo: One of the students who was injured Sunday morning following a stampede at Nairobi University’s Kikuyu campus. This followed the explosion of a power transformer which caused panic as students feared it was a terrorist attack. PHOTO | ISAAC … Continued

12th Apr 2015

Kenya: Iran shared with Kenyan authorities intelligence on terror attacks

    Kenya: Police and other security personnel received specific intelligence reports ahead of the Garissa attacks that claimed 148 lives of university students, The Standard on Sunday can authoritatively report. According to our sources, the  Iranian government supplied intelligence … Continued

12th Apr 2015

Nigeria: Several killed in state governors election violence

  Clashes and protests have disrupted voting in many districts of Nigeria’s southern oil-rich Rivers state. The elections will choose state governors, some of the most powerful politicians in the West African country. At least nine people have been killed … Continued

7th Apr 2015

Nigeria: 24 killed, dozens injured in Boko Haram attack

ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 24 people were killed in the latest attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, a medical source said Monday. Dozens of other injured were also rushed to the state-run General Hospital in Biu … Continued

6th Apr 2015

Kenyan authorities under fire over university massacre response

  Many Kenyans want answers as to why police and security units were unable to put a stop to the Garissa University massacre more quickly. Security has been stepped up around the country, particularly at Easter services. Churches in Kenya … Continued

5th Apr 2015

Libya: Suicide bomb kills 6 people in Misrata

  TRIPOLI,(Xinhua): Six people were killed and dozens others injured in a suicide bomb on Sunday in Libya’s northwestern city of Misrata, security sources said. A man detonated a car bomb at Sdada checkpoint, southeast of the coastal city, a … Continued

4th Apr 2015

Kenya: World offers to help fight terror

[A relative of the victims of the Garissa University College terror attack is overcome by grief at Chiromo Funeral Parlour, Friday. [PHOTO: BEVERLYNE MUSILI/STANDARD]] [Daily Nation/Standard Digital]: International outrage continued to flow in yesterday over the Thursday massacre of 147 … Continued

3rd Apr 2015

Kenya: 147 killed in terrorist attack on Garissa University in N Kenya

  [Photo: A woman is rescued from a building on April 2 after government soldiers assaulted Islamic militants holding hostages at Garissa University in Garissa, Kenya]   By Kibiwott Koross   [Standard Digital News]: President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed terrorists would … Continued

2nd Apr 2015

Kenya: Two killed in Garissa University College attack by gunmen

By ABDIMALIK HAJIR   [Daily Nation/CNN] : Two guards were killed and several people injured after gunmen attacked Garissa University College on Thursday morning. Kenya Red Cross officials say two policemen and a student were injured by the attackers and … Continued

1st Apr 2015

US: Obama unblocks military aid for Egypt

  President Obama has approved sending twelve fighter jets, 20 Harpoon missiles and 125 tank kits to Egypt, the White House has said. The military aid had been suspended after the army seized power in Cairo in 2013. Washington decided … Continued

1st Apr 2015

Nigeria: Historic election won by retired general Buhari

  A former military dictator has won Nigeria’s presidential election. Standing on an anti-corruption ticket, Muhammadu Buhari [photo above] swept to power with over two million more votes than the incumbent president. President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari on … Continued

30th Mar 2015

Tunisia: Amid peace march, suspected Bardo attack leader killed

  As tens of thousands of Tunisians marched against extremism, authorities said the leader of a group suspected of carrying out the attack on tourists at the Bardo Museum had been killed in an anti-terrorist operation. Tunisian Prime Minister Habib … 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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