23rd Feb 2015

Nigeria: Five people killed in Yobe State suicide bomb attack

ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least five people were killed after a female suicide bomber on Sunday attacked a crowded market of the Potiskum town in northern Nigeria’s Yobe State, local hospital sources said. The sources who declined to be named said … Continued

22nd Feb 2015

South Sudan: 89 school children abducted by South Sudan militia

  [A file photo taken on February 10 shows young boys, child soldiers sitting on with their rifles at a ceremony of the child soldiers disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in South Sudan oversawn by UNICEF and partners]   An unidentified … Continued

21st Feb 2015

“ISIS spring” in North Africa

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (aka the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [ISIL]) is expanding beyond the Levant. Establishing Wilyat Sinai (the Province of Sinai) was just the start, and now the group is determined … Continued

21st Feb 2015

Libya: Car bombs kill 40, wound 70 in al-Qubbah

    [Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libya city of Qubba. (Photo credit: Ain Marra Media Center)]   Three Car Bombs Kill 40, Wound 70 in Libyacar bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of al-Qubbah on Friday, … Continued

21st Feb 2015

Somalia: 25 killed by bomb attack by Al-Shabaab

    [ Photo: A plume of smoke rose above the site of the blast/ Mogadishu News]   MOGADISHU: Al-Shabaab insurgents on Friday killed at least 25 people and wounded many others in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel while senior … Continued

19th Feb 2015

Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt over Libya airstrikes

    [Photo: Statements at the Arab League, pictured here, regarding Egypt’s airstrikes in Libya set off the row]     Amid disputes over Egyptian air strikes in Libya, Qatar has recalled its ambassador in Cairo for consultations. “Islamic State” … Continued

19th Feb 2015

South Sudan rebel shelling kills 6, wounds 80

    South Sudan’s army and rebels fought heavy battles for a third day on Wednesday with scores of casualties, the defense minister said, a day ahead of a planned restart of peace talks. Heavy shelling was reported in several … Continued

18th Feb 2015

Nigeria: Dozens killed as suicide bombers strike Borno State

  Two suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria killed at least 37 people on Tuesday. In the first attack, near a police checkpoint in Nigeria’s Borno state, attackers dressed as merchants were approaching their target when they were stopped by the … Continued

18th Feb 2015

Egypt’s misguided drive to wage war on IS in Libya

  By: Abdel Rahman Nassar   (Al Akhbar): There is no pride in Egypt’s response to the fate of its hostages. It is being lured into an open-ended battle by the Islamic State (IS) group in Libya, a sprawling organization … Continued

17th Feb 2015

Niger arrests 160 Boko Haram suspects at Nigerian border

  Officials in Niger have arrested at least 160 people suspected of being involved with Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The organization, originally based in Nigeria, has stepped up attacks on neighboring countries. At least 160 suspected militants belonging to … Continued

17th Feb 2015

Sudan seizes 13 newspapers

    Sudanese security officers seized the print runs of 13 newspapers on Monday in one of the most sweeping crackdowns on the press in recent years, a media watchdog said. The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) seized copies … Continued

16th Feb 2015

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

  Italian and Maltese rescue vessels have saved more than 2,000 migrants off the Libyan coast. Italy has been calling for more international help to rescue asylum seekers making the perilous Mediterranean journey. The migrants were rescued off the Italian … Continued

16th Feb 2015

Libya: Egypt launches strikes IS targets after Christian killings

  Egyptian warplanes have hit “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Libya. The airstrike came hours after the jihadists posted a video online purportedly showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian hostages. A spokesman for Egyptian Armed Forces General … Continued

16th Feb 2015

Egypt puts Mursi on trial over Qatar links

    An Egyptian court put ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi on trial on Sunday on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Mursi, … Continued

15th Feb 2015

Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on Gombe

  Nigeria’s military has pushed back an attack on the northeastern town Gombe by Boko Haram. The Islamic extremists have warned residents not to participate in the country’s postponed elections in March. Heavily armed Boko Haram militants attacked the northeastern … Continued

13th Feb 2015

Egypt orders release of Al-Jazeera reporters

  [Photo: Mohammed Fahmy, journalists from Qatar’s Al-Jazeera television network, unfurls Egyptian flag during the hearing at police academy in Cario, Egypt on February 12, 2015. Anadolu/Ahmed Ramadan]   An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists … Continued

12th Feb 2015

Comoros: Clashes erupt in general strike

    Seven people have been injured, including two critically, in clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting repeated electricity outages in Comoros islands, the Comorian army said on Tuesday. Protesters angry at the repeated power outages across the country … Continued

11th Feb 2015

Somalia: Army, pro-gov’t militia clashes leave 16 dead

  [Photo: Sufi militia, Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamma (ASWJ)]   At least 16 people have been killed and 14 others wounded in clashes between Somali government troops and a pro-government Sufi militia, Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamma (ASWJ), witnesses and local … Continued

11th Feb 2015

Egypt: Putin, Sisi meet to strengthen political, military ties

[ Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) gives an AK47 rifle as a gift to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (L) during an informal dinner in honor of Putin at Cairo Tower on February 9, 2015. Anadolu.]   President Vladimir … Continued

10th Feb 2015

Egypt: Sisi seeks to mend Gulf ties after leaked recordings

  [Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi]   Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called the leaders of Gulf Arab states to reassure them of strong Egyptian-Gulf ties after a leaked audio recording that purports to show him and senior aides being … 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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