South Africa: Five killed in Cape Town plane crash
17th Aug 2015

South Africa: Five killed in Cape Town plane crash

JOHANNESBURG, (AA): Five people were killed Sunday morning when a light medical aircraft flying from Namibia crashed in Cape Town’s Tygerberg nature reserve. “A light medical aircraft transporting a patient from Namibia to a private hospital in Cape Town crashed, … Continued

Libya: 30 people killed by Daesh within 2 days
16th Aug 2015

Libya: 30 people killed by Daesh within 2 days

TRIPOLI, (AA): At least 30 people have been killed by Daesh militants  in northern Libya’s Sirte Basin Province – including 25 who were reportedly executed – in two days of fighting that continued on Saturday, according to a source from … Continued

Libya: 40 people drown in latest Mediterranean tragedy
16th Aug 2015

Libya: 40 people drown in latest Mediterranean tragedy

ROME (AA): At least 40 migrants have died after their vessel sank in the Mediterranean Sea, 33 kilometers [21 miles] north of the Libyan coast. The Italian navy, which rescued 312 people caught up in the incident, said early Saturday that … Continued

Kenya appoints first-ever female Muslim army brigadier
15th Aug 2015

Kenya appoints first-ever female Muslim army brigadier

By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, (AA): Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has promoted a Muslim woman to the post of brigadier in the country’s military – the first time ever for a woman to hold such a high rank in the Kenya Defense … Continued

Cameroon: Boko Haram kills 8 villagers in Far North
14th Aug 2015

Cameroon: Boko Haram kills 8 villagers in Far North

FAR NORTH, (AA): Boko Haram militants killed eight villagers on Thursday morning in Cameroon’s Far North region near the Nigerian border, Colonel Issa Bouba, deputy commander of Cameroon’s army, told Anadolu Agency. “The attackers came by surprise. They burned two public buildings before … Continued

CAR: Head CAR peacekeeper resigns amid allegations of sex abuse
13th Aug 2015

CAR: Head CAR peacekeeper resigns amid allegations of sex abuse

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AA): Babacar Gaye, head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), resigned on Wednesday shortly after the UN announced the launch of investigations into allegations that MINUSCA peacekeepers had raped a 12-year-old local … Continued

Nigeria: 47 killed in local market bomb blast
12th Aug 2015

Nigeria: 47 killed in local market bomb blast

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA): At least 47 people were killed in a blast after a bomb was reportedly buried at a local market in a remote town in Nigeria’s Borno state, sources said. The explosion occurred at the … Continued

Egypt: Three policemen injured in Cairo blast
11th Aug 2015

Egypt: Three policemen injured in Cairo blast

CAIRO (AA): Three policemen were injured in a bomb blast near a courthouse in eastern Cairo on Monday, the Interior Ministry said. An explosive device went off inside a traffic sentry post in Heliopolis district, injuring two traffic officers and … Continued

Mali: 10 killed in fresh N Mali attack
10th Aug 2015

Mali: 10 killed in fresh N Mali attack

BAMAKO, (AA):  At least ten people were killed on Sunday in a fresh militant attack in northern Mali, two days after an attack on a hotel left 12 people dead, according to a Malian military spokesman. The spokesman, who insisted on anonymity, … Continued

Mali: Hostages freed following deadly standoff at Byblos hotel in Sevare
8th Aug 2015

Mali: Hostages freed following deadly standoff at Byblos hotel in Sevare

BAMAKO, Mali (AA): Four UN workers who had been taken hostage by militants at a hotel in central Mali were freed on Saturday following a deadly standoff with security forces, according to a Defense Ministry official and a UN spokesperson. At least … Continued

Egypt: Sisi launches Suez Canal expansion project
7th Aug 2015

Egypt: Sisi launches Suez Canal expansion project

CAIRO (AA): Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday officially opened a new shipping route of the Suez Canal. At a lavish ceremony attended by a host of foreign leaders, Sisi inaugurated the project, which the government hopes will double Egypt’s … Continued

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army base
4th Aug 2015

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army base

TIMBUKTU, (AA): At least 10 Malian soldiers were killed on Monday in an attack on a National Guard base, local security sources told Anadolu Agency. According to the sources, who requested anonymity, at least 10 unidentified attackers assaulted the camp – located in Mali’s … Continued

Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist
4th Aug 2015

Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): An Ethiopian court on Monday slapped four leaders of a local Muslim group, a journalist and 13 others with hefty jail terms for “incitement” and “terrorism”. All of those sentenced, who have remained in police custody for … Continued

Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week
3rd Aug 2015

Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week

CAIRO (AA): Security forces have rounded up 19 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in fresh security sweeps, bringing the total number of group members detained over the past week to 200, according to Egypt’s Interior Ministry. In a statement … Continued

Chad army kills 117 Boko Haram militants in 2 weeks
1st Aug 2015

Chad army kills 117 Boko Haram militants in 2 weeks

N’DJAMENA, (AA): The Chadian army announced on Friday that it has killed more than 100 suspected Boko Haram fighters in the past two weeks during an ongoing offensive in four villages in the Lake Chad Basin region.  “We killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in … Continued

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters
29th Jul 2015

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): Wrapping up a five-day visit to Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday in Addis Ababa, where he urged African countries to democratize, respect human rights and ensure the continent’s leaders abided by presidential term limits. Obama … Continued

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14
27th Jul 2015

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14

YAOUNDE, (AA):  Fourteen people were killed and 20 injured late Saturday when a female bomber blew herself up in Maroua city, capital of Cameroon’s Far North Region, a government spokesman has said. The attack was carried out by a 13-year-old girl, … Continued

Nigeria: 14 killed by suicide blast in Yobe State
27th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 14 killed by suicide blast in Yobe State

By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI,  (AA):At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb tore through a market on Sunday morning in the town of Damaturu in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe State, according to police sources. A female suicide … Continued

Algeria: 9 soldiers killed, 2 injured in al-Qaida attack
20th Jul 2015

Algeria: 9 soldiers killed, 2 injured in al-Qaida attack

ALGIERS, (AA): The Algerian Ministry of Defense said Sunday that nine soldiers were killed and two others were injured in an attack carried out by militants against an army unit Friday. The attack reportedly took place in the Souk al-Ataf district … Continued

Nigeria: 12 killed in attack in Borno state
16th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 12 killed in attack in Borno state

  By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI,  (AA):At least 12 people were killed late Tuesday night in an attack on a local community in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, a local chief and military source said Wednesday. The attackers – thought to be … 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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