US: Authorities investigating NYC blast as act of terror
19th Sep 2016

US: Authorities investigating NYC blast as act of terror

NEW YORK (AA): A bomb explosion that injured 29 people in New York City is being investigated as an act of terrorism, authorities said Sunday. Senior counter-terrorism officials reportedly told a news conference call the investigation is proceeding under the … Continued

US: New US military aid deal for Israel at least $3.8bn annually
14th Sep 2016

US: New US military aid deal for Israel at least $3.8bn annually

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. and Israel have concluded an agreement to increase Washington’s military aid to Tel Aviv, the State Department announced Tuesday. The new Memorandum of Understanding “constitutes the single largest pledge of bilateral military … Continued

US: Florida mosque set ablaze on 9/11 anniversary
13th Sep 2016

US: Florida mosque set ablaze on 9/11 anniversary

NEW YORK (AA): A Florida place of worship frequented by the alleged perpetrator of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history was set ablaze on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, officials said Monday. Major David Thompson from St. Lucie … Continued

US: Obama nominates first Muslim for federal judge post
8th Sep 2016

US: Obama nominates first Muslim for federal judge post

NEW YORK (AA): President Barack Obama has appointed the country’s first Muslim-American federal judge. Abid Riaz Qureshi was nominated late Tuesday to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “I am confident he will serve the … Continued

Turkey: US had ‘no foreknowledge of Turkey coup bid’
25th Aug 2016

Turkey: US had ‘no foreknowledge of Turkey coup bid’

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun and Diyar Guldogan   ANKARA (AA): U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged to do everything to help bring those behind the July 15 coup attempt to justice. Speaking during a day-long visit to the … Continued

US receives Turkey’s request for extradition of Gulen
24th Aug 2016

US receives Turkey’s request for extradition of Gulen

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. State Department announced Tuesday it has received a formal request from Ankara for the extradition of Fetullah Gulen, sought in Turkey on charges of leading a bloody coup attempt last month. “We … Continued

US: ‘All Muslims are terrorists should be killed’ leaflets to Iraqis
19th Aug 2016

US: ‘All Muslims are terrorists should be killed’ leaflets to Iraqis

NEW YORK (AA): Police are investigating as a hate crime notes urging violence against Muslims discovered Wednesday at an apartment complex in the state of Maine. An Iraqi man went to Westbrook police late Wednesday after finding a piece of … Continued

US: Police searching for gunman who killed imam, companion
15th Aug 2016

US: Police searching for gunman who killed imam, companion

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Police are searching Sunday for the man who fatally shot an Imam and his companion in the head while they walked home from afternoon prayers in New York. The suspect approached Imam Maulama Akonjee, … Continued

US grilled for inaction over Israeli illegal settlement
4th Aug 2016

US grilled for inaction over Israeli illegal settlement

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA): The State Department was grilled by reporters Wednesday for not going beyond condemning and taking proper action against Israel’s illegal settlement activities in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem. A reporter asked the State Department spokesman … Continued

Brazil Muslims support open probe into terror suspects
23rd Jul 2016

Brazil Muslims support open probe into terror suspects

By Senabri Silvestre   SANTO DOMINGO, Dom. Rep. (AA)  Brazil’s Muslim community on Friday voiced support for an open investigation into suspected terrorists who officials say were planning attacks at the upcoming Olympic games. Sheikh Jihad Hassan Hammadeh who heads … Continued

US: Obama urges Americans to not isolate Muslim neighbours
22nd Jul 2016

US: Obama urges Americans to not isolate Muslim neighbours

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – President Barack Obama on Thursday encouraged citizens to not discriminate against their fellow Muslim Americans and make them feel as if they are “second-class citizens. “Let’s be clear: Muslim Americans are as … Continued

US on edge after police killings
9th Jul 2016

US on edge after police killings

  NEW YORK (AA) – The U.S. is reeling Friday from a week of violence that started with fatal police-involved shootings of black men and ended in a coordinated attack on police in Dallas that killed five officers. “We are … Continued

US: Tensions rising after black man killed by police
7th Jul 2016

US: Tensions rising after black man killed by police

NEW YORK (AA) – The governor of Louisiana said Wednesday that he has “very serious concerns” about the fatal shooting of a black man by police in Baton Rouge that has set off civil rights protests in the city. John … Continued

US: Muslim shot, stabbed outside Houston mosque
4th Jul 2016

US: Muslim shot, stabbed outside Houston mosque

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA): Police in the southern state of Texas have launched an investigation after a doctor was stabbed and shot near a mosque as he walked to morning prayers, local media said. The ABC13 Eyewitness … Continued

Israel PM thanks US’ Biden for ‘encouraging’ Turkey talks
27th Jun 2016

Israel PM thanks US’ Biden for ‘encouraging’ Turkey talks

WASHINGTON (AA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday thanked U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for “encouraging” normalization talks with Turkey, according to the White House. During a telephone call that Netanyahu initiated, Biden congratulated the Israeli leader on … Continued

US: $206M funds anti-Islamic American groups
21st Jun 2016

US: $206M funds anti-Islamic American groups

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA): Nearly $206 million poured into organizations promoting hate against Muslim in the U.S. in 2008-2013, a report released Monday revealed. Released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and … Continued

US: New documents shed light on CIA torture
17th Jun 2016

US: New documents shed light on CIA torture

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA): Details emerged Thursday of CIA torture techniques at overseas black site prisons, from newly declassified transcripts of detainees’ military hearings at the Guantanamo Bay Prison. “They shackle me completely, even my head; I can’t … Continued

US: Orlando shooter’s wife tried to stop attack
15th Jun 2016

US: Orlando shooter’s wife tried to stop attack

NEW YORK (AA) – The wife of the alleged shooter at an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub who killed scores of victims, told the FBI that she tried to talk her husband out of carrying out the attack, media reports said … Continued

US: Obama not characterizing Orlando shooting as ‘radical Islamic terrorism’
14th Jun 2016

US: Obama not characterizing Orlando shooting as ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA): President Barack Obama will not legitimatize terrorist organizations by calling them “radical Islam” which perpetuates the myth that they represent Islam against the West, a White House spokesman said Monday. “Many of those organizations … Continued

US presidential nominees trade jabs over Orlando massacre
14th Jun 2016

US presidential nominees trade jabs over Orlando massacre

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA): Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton sparred with her Republican rival, Donald Trump, who again espoused anti-Muslim rhetoric in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. “Inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric and threatening to … 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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