US: American journalists shot dead on live broadcast
27th Aug 2015

US: American journalists shot dead on live broadcast

WASHINGTON (AA): Two American journalists were shot dead early Wednesday in Virginia during a live television broadcast. The incident occurred as reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were broadcasting from the Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Virginia, for station WDBJ7, a local CBS affiliate. … Continued

US baseball analyst suspended for anti-Islam tweet
26th Aug 2015

US baseball analyst suspended for anti-Islam tweet

NEW YORK (AA):  A television sports channel removed former baseball great Curt Schilling from its broadcast after he tweeted a message that equated Muslims to Nazis. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” the ESPN network … Continued

US rules out opening embassy in Iran after UK move
25th Aug 2015

US rules out opening embassy in Iran after UK move

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. announced Monday that it has “no intention” to reopen an embassy in Tehran, just one day after United Kingdom reopened its diplomatic mission in the Iranian capital. A potential thaw in ties between Washington and Tehran began to receive more … Continued

Brazil: Gunmen kill 19 in night ‘massacre’ in Sao Paulo
15th Aug 2015

Brazil: Gunmen kill 19 in night ‘massacre’ in Sao Paulo

By Ben Tavener   SAO PAULO (AA): Gunmen in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo killed 19 people and injured seven others in a series of attacks on Thursday night, officials said. “We are not ruling out any motive at the current time,” Sao … Continued

US: Hackers steal $100 million in insider-trading scam
12th Aug 2015

US: Hackers steal $100 million in insider-trading scam

ANKARA (AA): A ring of hackers has been charged in the theft of insider information that led to $100 million in stocks trading profits. Late on Tuesday, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Mary Jo White told … Continued

Mexico: Women, children among 20 abducted in Olinala
11th Aug 2015

Mexico: Women, children among 20 abducted in Olinala

By Nancy Caouette   MEXICO CITY (AA): The archbishop of Guerrero on Monday denounced recent attacks against members of a vigilante group in the state, including the abduction of 20  individuals. “It is urgent that the authorities coordinate their actions with the … Continued

US: White officer fatally shoots unarmed black student
9th Aug 2015

US: White officer fatally shoots unarmed black student

NEW YORK (AA): A white police officer shot and killed a 19-year-old unarmed black student in Texas, American media reported Saturday. Christian Taylor, sophomore American football player at Angelo State University, allegedly drove his car through the showroom glass doors of a car dealership … Continued

US explicitly warns Damascus not to attack its rebels
5th Aug 2015

US explicitly warns Damascus not to attack its rebels

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. directly stated Tuesday that it would protect its nascent force of Syrian rebels from Syrian government attacks. “What we are trying to convey is that we’ll also do defensive efforts in case or in the hypothetical … Continued

Syria: US supporting Syrian anti Assad rebels with airpower
4th Aug 2015

Syria: US supporting Syrian anti Assad rebels with airpower

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. is now providing airpower to Syrian rebels trained by Washington and its allies, and will do so against competing rebels as well as Syrian government forces. The decision by President Barack Obama could potentially further Washington’s … Continued

US questions Israel commitment to two-state solution
31st Jul 2015

US questions Israel commitment to two-state solution

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. spoke with Israel about getting the Palestinian “peace process back on track,” one day after Tel Aviv approved construction of new housing units in the West Bank, the State Department said Thursday. Spokesman Mark Toner said the settlement expansion … Continued

Cuba, US reopen embassies after 50-year hiatus
21st Jul 2015

Cuba, US reopen embassies after 50-year hiatus

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. and Cuba reopened embassies in each other’s countries on Monday, ending a more than 50-year break in diplomatic relations. Full relations were restored at midnight, setting in motion a day of flurried ceremonial events. In Washington, Cuban … Continued

8th Jul 2015

US Christian minister indicted in planning to burn mosque

By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON (AA): A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a former congressional candidate with one-count of soliciting help to attack a New York mosque in violation of federal civil rights laws. Robert Doggart, 63, of Tennessee planned to burn a … Continued

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French Presidents for years
24th Jun 2015

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French Presidents for years

  Before a parliamentary vote on a new surveillance bill, WikiLeaks has published a report on how the NSA had spied on three French Presidents. French President Hollande called an emergency meeting for Wednesday. WikiLeaks published a series of documents … Continued

US: Remarks by President Obama at Iftar Dinner
24th Jun 2015

US: Remarks by President Obama at Iftar Dinner

    THE PRESIDENT:  Welcome to the White House.  Now, I know that these are the longest days of the year, which is why I’m so glad that they put the first course down right away.  (Laughter.)  I know you’re … Continued

19th Jun 2015

US: White terrorist killing 9 at black church arrested

  Washington, (Xinhua): The white terrorist gunman suspected of killing nine African-Americans in a “hate crime” shooting in the southeastern U.S. city of Charleston, South Carolina, was caught on Thursday, law enforcement said. Dylann Roof [photo], a 21-year-old white man of … Continued

11th Jun 2015

US: Obama’s unauthorized, incomplete Iraq war strategy

  More than nine months, 2,000 airstrikes and 3,000 military advisors later, Congress still has not authorized the US war against the “Islamic State.” The White House now wants to deploy 450 advisors closer to the front The American bombs … Continued

1st Jun 2015

US police officers kill more than two people a day

[File photo]   US police have reportedly shot and killed 385 people over the past five months, a rate of more than two per day, reports the Washington Post. The figure is much higher than typical federal counts. The analysis … Continued

29th May 2015

US: Washington subway bans Prophet Muhammad ads

  The local transport authority in the US capital has prohibited all “issue” ads after an anti-Muslim group tried to place one depicting Muhammad in a cartoon. The move follows a similar ban in New York. The Washington transit authority … Continued

26th May 2015

Mexico: Tornado kills 13 in Mexican border with US

  [Image provided by the Direction of Social Communication of Coahuila State shows elements of the Secretary of National Defense removing debris on a street after a tornado in Acuna City, in Coahuila, Mexico, on May 25, 2015]   MEXICO … Continued

24th May 2015

US judge acquits white officer of killing black couple

  A US police officer who stood on the hood of a car and fired into the windshield, killing two unarmed black people, has been acquitted. A judge said he could not determine that the officer alone was responsible. A … Continued


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The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

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