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

23rd May 2015

Mexico: Dozens killed in shoot-out involving police

  Dozens of people have been killed in a shoot-out in Mexico. Details remain sketchy, but the clash is reported to have involved armed civilians and police officers. At least 39 people are reported to have been killed in the … Continued

22nd May 2015

US: Obama gives non-NATO ally status to Tunisia

  The US has designated Tunisia a major non-NATO ally, promising enhanced military cooperation. Tunisia, the starting point for the Arab Spring, faces growing security threats – especially from a destabilized Libya. President Barack Obama on Tuesday said Washington intended … Continued

20th May 2015

Mexico: 15 missing in Guerrero state

  At least 15 people have gone missing after an armed group briefly took control of the town of Chilapa in southwest Mexico. The town is at the center of a turf war between two rival drug gangs. Fifteen people … Continued

19th May 2015

US court allows YouTube to show ‘Innocence of Muslims’

  A US appeals court has ruled that YouTube should be allowed to show an uploaded film that sparked outrage in the Arab world. The video, “Innocence of Muslims,” depicted the Prophet Muhammad in a negative light. The 9th US … Continued

19th May 2015

Colombia: Massive mudslide in NW Colombia kills dozens

  More than 50 people have been killed and many more injured in northwest Colombia after flooding and a landslide, triggered by heavy rains. A local mayor said the death toll from the disaster could potentially double. At least 52 … Continued

18th May 2015

US: 9 killed in gang fight in Texas

  HOUSTON, (Xinhua): A fight between rival motorcycle gangs turned deadly Sunday at a restaurant in the U.S. state of Texas as nine people were killed and 18 others wounded, local media outlets reported. The brawl broke out at the … Continued

16th May 2015

US: Obama: War in Syria will not end before I leave office

[Photo: President Obama flanked by Kuwait’s emir, Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah, and Secretary of State John F. Kerry during a summit with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland]   In an interview … Continued

15th May 2015

US reassures Persian Gulf allies amid Iran alleged fears

  US President Barack Obama has reassured Persian Gulf allies of US support in the event of external aggression. Sunni Arab leaders have expressed concern about the ambitions of Iran, especially in Shiite-Sunni hotspots. In a closing press conference after … Continued

13th May 2015

US-Gulf summit: Obama’s balancing act

[Archive photo: Obama in Saudi Arabia earlier on]   Saudi King Salman’s last-minute cancellation has overshadowed US President Barack Obama’s summit with the Gulf states. The Saudis are responding to Obama’s rapprochement with Iran. Gero Schliess reports from Washington. “A … Continued

13th May 2015

US train derailment kills at least five

  A US passenger train has derailed near Philadelphia, killing several people. Multiple train cars rolled over in the crash and dozens of injured have been taken to local hospitals. The cause of the crash remains unknown. Emergency responders search … Continued

12th May 2015

US enters new phase of ‘war of terror’, with no clear way to fight it

  By Matthew Rusling WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The United States has entered a new phase in the fight against terrorism as radicals are increasingly using the Internet to recruit people to carry out attacks on American soil, but Washington has yet … Continued

12th May 2015

US: Obama’s Gulf Summit at Camp David missing monarchs

  The two-day meeting at the Presidential country-retreat of Camp David in the Maryland mountains northwest of Washington, is a rare invitation from Obama to the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). But the rulers of Saudi Arabia, … Continued

11th May 2015

Saudi king pulls out of US-Gulf meet

  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has designated his newly appointed crown prince to attend a summit hosted by US president Obama. The leaders of Gulf nations are unnerved by international nuclear talks with their rival Iran. Instead of the Saudi … Continued

8th May 2015

US appeals court rules NSA bulk metadata sweep illegal

  A US court has ruled that the NSA has exceeded the scope of its mandate by collecting data from millions of Americans’ phone calls. The practice was brought to light by exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden. The ruling handed down … Continued

7th May 2015

Canada stunned as oil-rich Alberta votes in leftist Govt

  Canada’s federal Conservatives are tallying the damage a day after Alberta ended the 44-year rule of its sister party, in what is the nation’s most conservative province. The left-leaning New Democrats surged to power. More than four decades of … Continued

5th May 2015

US: Texas shooting suspect was under FBI investigation

  A man shot dead by police after firing outside a Prophet Muhammad drawing contest was being investigated by the FBI. The intelligence service was following allegations of jihadist sympathies. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Monday that investigators were … Continued

4th May 2015

US: Two gunmen killed in shooting at Texas anti-Islam event

  Two people have been killed and a third injured near a contest in Texas to draw the Prophet Muhammad. It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting was related to the event. Local media have reported that two people who … Continued

2nd May 2015

US: Obama says people deserve the truth on Freddie Gray’s death

  The people of Baltimore deserve the truth, US President Barack Obama said Friday. His statement came hours after the state prosecutor announced that six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s [photo above] death were being charged. US President Barack Obama said … Continued

1st May 2015

US: Hundreds protests Gray case in Philadelphia

  In downtown Philadelphia, hundreds of protestors are marching through the streets over the Freddie Gray case. Police have said no curfew will be imposed as long as the demonstration remains peaceful. Live images from the northeastern city, which lies … Continued


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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