US: Obama unlikely to sign 9/11 bill
19th Apr 2016

US: Obama unlikely to sign 9/11 bill

By Michael Hernandez and Esra Kaymak-Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S. President Barack Obama would likely veto a bill that would allow Americans to sue foreign governments in U.S. courts for their involvement in terror attacks, the White House said … Continued

Ecuador: Death toll rises to 246 in earthquake
18th Apr 2016

Ecuador: Death toll rises to 246 in earthquake

By Senabri Silvestre   SANTO DOMINGO. Dom. Rep. (AA): The death toll continues to rise following a powerful earthquake that struck Ecuador. At least 246 victims were confirmed dead, authorities said late Sunday. The number of wounded climbed to 2,500, … Continued

Ecuador: Strong 7.8-magnitude quake kills 77
17th Apr 2016

Ecuador: Strong 7.8-magnitude quake kills 77

WASHINGTON (AA): At least 77 people have been killed in a strong 7.8-magnitude earthquake off Ecuador’s northern coastal town of Muisne, Ecuadorian vice president and the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday. The quake struck at 6.58 p.m. local time (2358 … Continued

US military college weighing hijab exemption
16th Apr 2016

US military college weighing hijab exemption

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): A leading U.S. military college is weighing the possibility of allowing a recently admitted student to wear an Islamic head covering. Col. Brett Ashworth, vice president of communications and marketing for the Citadel, said … Continued

US: Turkish President Erdogan slams anti-Muslim rhetoric in US
3rd Apr 2016

US: Turkish President Erdogan slams anti-Muslim rhetoric in US

WASHINGTON D.C. (AA): A Turkish-funded religious center in the U.S. will play a crucial role in dealing with intolerance and prejudice against Muslims, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Erdogan’s comments came at an opening ceremony for the Diyanet … Continued

Shots fired at US Capitol
29th Mar 2016

Shots fired at US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AA) – One man has been taken into custody after allegedly opening fire at the Capitol on Monday. On Oct. 22, 2015, Larry Dawson at a a previous incident at the Capitol yelled “I’m a prophet of God” from … Continued

US: Cruz’s Muslim neighborhood proposal met with dismissal
24th Mar 2016

US: Cruz’s Muslim neighborhood proposal met with dismissal

[Photo on Twitter one of many by Muslims and non Muslims making fun of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz saying he would secure Muslim neighbourhood to prevent radicalisation. “Suehaila Amen ‏@SuehailaAmen Mar 22 . In #MyMuslimNeighborhood we have a hard … Continued

Anti-Muslim rhetoric from Cruz, Trump after Brussels attacks
23rd Mar 2016

Anti-Muslim rhetoric from Cruz, Trump after Brussels attacks

[Photo: US Ted Cruz Republican presidential candidatea. Photographer: Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons]   By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) – Muslim refugees should be barred from U.S. entry and the country’s law enforcement should be authorized to infiltrate their neighborhoods to … Continued

US presidential candidates double down on Israel
22nd Mar 2016

US presidential candidates double down on Israel

WASHINGTON (AA) — Regardless of party, presidential candidates seeking their party’s nomination sought to out-show their competitors Monday on one area: their unwavering pro-Israel bona fides. The largest pro-Israel gathering in the U.S. attracted all standing major presidential contenders hoping … Continued

Mexico: 2 dead, 2m children without school after storm
11th Mar 2016

Mexico: 2 dead, 2m children without school after storm

By Nancy Caouette   MEXICO CITY (AA) – At least two people were killed when an eleventh winter storm of the season hit Mexico with cold fronts, according to authorities on Thursday. A forecast of strong winds, low temperature and … Continued

US: Satirical Muslim ads go up in New York’s subway stations
10th Mar 2016

US: Satirical Muslim ads go up in New York’s subway stations

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA) – A series of satirical ads have gone up around America’s most populous city, making humorous jabs at Islamophobia while promoting a 2013 film. The six ads started going up earlier this week around … Continued

US: 2 lawmakers call for louder Muslim voice in politics
4th Mar 2016

US: 2 lawmakers call for louder Muslim voice in politics

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) – The only two Muslim representatives in Congress called on their religious community on Wednesday to participate further in politics in the U.S. Democratic lawmakers, Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Andre Carson of Indiana, … Continued

US: Obama extends sanctions on Russia
4th Mar 2016

US: Obama extends sanctions on Russia

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA) – President Barack Obama has extended sanctions on Russia for what Washington says is its support of rebel groups in eastern Ukraine and continued occupation of Crimea. Obama extended the national emergency with respect … Continued

US scientists listen to deepest part of ocean
3rd Mar 2016

US scientists listen to deepest part of ocean

By Barry Eitel   SAN FRANCISCO (AA) — Researchers used waterproof microphones to eavesdrop on the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean and announced Wednesday that they were surprised to hear a cacophony of noise — natural and man-made. For … Continued

US: Trump, Clinton win big on Super Tuesday
2nd Mar 2016

US: Trump, Clinton win big on Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AA) – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton won big on Super Tuesday while Sen. Ted Cruz took a critical state that he hopes will be vital in a looming showdown with the billionaire front-runner. Trump and Clinton … Continued

US gov’t cannot force Apple to unlock iPhone
1st Mar 2016

US gov’t cannot force Apple to unlock iPhone

NEW YORK (AA) — The Justice Department cannot force Apple to help the FBI unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York, a U.S. magistrate judge said Monday. The ruling gives the tech giant an advantage in a … Continued

US: Four killed, 14 injured in Kansas shooting
26th Feb 2016

US: Four killed, 14 injured in Kansas shooting

WASHINGTON (AA) – Four people were killed and 14 others injured in a series of shootings late Thursday in Hesston, Kansas according to officials. Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said at a televised news conference that the shootings took place … Continued

US: Muslim Brotherhood terror org, says US House committee
25th Feb 2016

US: Muslim Brotherhood terror org, says US House committee

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) — The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday to urge the U.S. to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. Opposing the legislation, congressman John Conyers said the measure was … Continued

US: Obama sends Congress plan to shutter Gitmo
24th Feb 2016

US: Obama sends Congress plan to shutter Gitmo

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA) — The Obama administration on Tuesday sent Congress a plan to shutter the prison at Guantanamo Bay, setting the stage for a showdown with lawmakers. “It’s been clear that the detention facility at Guantanamo … Continued

US: Trump wins South Carolina primary; Bush drops out of race
21st Feb 2016

US: Trump wins South Carolina primary; Bush drops out of race

SOUTH CAROLINA, (AA): Presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Saturday won the South Carolina Republican primary. Trump received 33 percent of the vote with 98 percent of the total counted. Following his victory in the New Hampshire primary earlier this month … 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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