29th Oct 2014

Israel to purchase second batch of fighter jets from US

  Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel finalized the terms of Israel’s purchase of a second squadron of F-35 fighter jets. Israel plans to buy a second batch of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter jets, … Continued

27th Oct 2014

Brazil: Incumbent Rousseff wins presidential election

  With more than 98 percent of ballots tallied, leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff (above) has won re-election as Brazilian president. She defeated her center-right rival Aecio Neves by a narrow margin. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected, defeating her … Continued

23rd Oct 2014

Canada: Canadian PM: ‘Attacks will not intimidate us’

    [Photo captured on CCTV inside Canadian Parliament shootings by a gunman]   Prime Minister Stephen Harper has cited terrorism as the motive for an attack that left a soldier dead and saw shots fired inside Canada’s parliament. Authorities … Continued

22nd Oct 2014

US: Washington Post ‘Watergate’ editor Ben Bradlee dies, aged 93

  Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who led the paper’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died at the age of 93. Bradlee oversaw the journalistic investigation that brought down US president Richard Nixon. Bradlee died at his home … Continued

13th Oct 2014

US: Arrests made in protests against killing of black young man

    [Photo: Police start to move in and make arrests of protestors that do a sit-in at a convenience store in Shaw neighborhood of St. (Xinhua/Dane Iwata)] ST. LOUIS, (Xinhua): More than a dozen protesters were arrested Sunday in St. … Continued

9th Oct 2014

Mexico: Thousands march for missing students

  Tens of thousands have marched in Mexico to join tearful families of 43 missing students amid fears a gang may have executed them. The protesters accuse the police of being complicit in the students being abducted. More than 20,000 … Continued

6th Oct 2014

Brazil: Rousseff set for runoff with Neves in Brazil presidential vote

  Official results in Brazil show incumbent Dilma Rousseff will face a run-off vote against challenger Aecio Neves in the country’s presidential election. Rousseff was the favorite heading into the vote. Brazil’s election authority on Sunday said no candidate had … Continued

5th Oct 2014

US: American Rabbi calls for genocide of Muslims

  [Rabbi Lewis (image from Congregation Etz Chaim)]   By Celine Hagbard   IMEMC News: As Jewish congregations around the world gathered this past week to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the members of one synagogue, located near … Continued

2nd Oct 2014

US Secret Service chief Julia Pierson stands down

    The Director of the US Secret Service has resigned after top level security breaches came to light during her time in charge. Julia Pierson said she felt that Congress had lost faith in her ability after the lapses. … Continued

29th Sep 2014

Peru: Eight killed in earthquake

    [Rescuers carry the body of a victim after an earthquake in Paruro Province of Cusco (Xinhua/Percy Hurtado/ANDINA)]   LIMA,(Xinhua): Eight people, including four minors, died and six others injured when an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted … Continued

29th Sep 2014

US: ‘Modi in America,’ India’s Prime Minister dazzles New York

  India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a rapturous welcome in New York. He pledged to unleash India’s economic potential. Though once shunned by the US, Washington has hastened to court the Indian premier. Indian Prime Minister Narendra … Continued

19th Sep 2014

US: Man kills daughter, 6 grandchildren in Florida shooting

  WASHINGTON,  (Xinhua):  A man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren, aged from three months to 10 years old, at his home Thursday afternoon before committing suicide in a small town in Florida, the United States. Don Spirit, 51-year-old, … Continued

18th Sep 2014

US lower house approves arming, training ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

  Politicians in Washington have voted in favor of plans for the US military to arm and train moderate rebels in Syria, as it plans attacks on “Islamic State” fighters also opposing President Bashar al-Assad. By the recent standards of … Continued

17th Sep 2014

US to “persistently” strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus

    Planned US airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists in Syria, which are not authorized by Damascus, will target extremist sanctuaries, command centers and logistic networks, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Tuesday. “This … Continued

16th Sep 2014

US Congress eyes arming Syrian rebels as airstrikes expand

  An airstrike from the US military’s new campaign to combat “Islamic State” has struck near Baghdad. Meanwhile, the US Congress is looking to approve a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels before midterm elections. The American military’s Central Command … Continued

11th Sep 2014

US: Obama broadens military campaign against ‘Islamic State’

  US President Obama has vowed to target “Islamic State” militants “wherever they exist,” including Syria. Speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Obama ruled out deploying combat troops. In a televised address on Wednesday, … Continued

30th Aug 2014

US sanctions businesses, networks for helping Iran

  The United States has slapped sanctions on more than 25 individuals and businesses linked with Iran. The US suspects them of having helped Tehran expand its nuclear program – or evade existing sanctions. The US Treasury announced sanctions against … Continued

25th Aug 2014

Brazil: Inmates beheaded in prison riot in southern Brazil

  Two prisoners have been beheaded, another killed and two guards taken hostage during a riot in a prison in southern Brazil. Officials say inmates are rioting to press for better facilities in the overcrowded jail. Inmates of the Cascavel … Continued

19th Aug 2014

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

    The governor of the US state of Missouri has lifted a curfew in a St. Louis suburb after a week of unrest over the police shooting of a black teenager. President Barack Obama has appealed for restraint from … Continued

18th Aug 2014

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

  Authorities in Missouri have re-imposed a curfew amid unrest over the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown. State Governor Jay Nixon has condemned the release of footage indicating Brown took part in a robbery. Officials on Sunday imposed a … 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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