US: New York police settle lawsuits over spying on Muslims
8th Jan 2016

US: New York police settle lawsuits over spying on Muslims

[Photo:NYPD. Photographer: Mic from Reading, Berkshire/Creative Commons] NEW YORK (AA) – The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Thursday agreed to a series of reforms as part of a settlement of two high-profile lawsuits over its practice of illegal surveillance of Muslims following the … Continued

US transfers 2 more Gitmo prisoners to Ghana
7th Jan 2016

US transfers 2 more Gitmo prisoners to Ghana

[Photo: Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the watchful eyes of Military Police at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during in-processing to the temporary detention facility on Jan. 11, 2002. Photographer: Shane T. … Continued

US: Company, US workers clash after 150 Muslims fired
5th Jan 2016

US: Company, US workers clash after 150 Muslims fired

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The legal representative for approximately 150 Muslim workers who were fired from a meat packing facility was adamant Monday that the group simply wants to return to work. The workers, the majority of whom … Continued

US: More than 30 killed by guns in US on New Year’s Day
3rd Jan 2016

US: More than 30 killed by guns in US on New Year’s Day

WASHINGTON (AA) – More than 30 people were killed by guns in the U.S. on the first day of the New Year, according to an online record of gun violence on Saturday. The revelation came as President Barack Obama prepared … Continued

US: 24 killed in severe floods Midwest
1st Jan 2016

US: 24 killed in severe floods Midwest

NEW YORK (AA): Storms and flooding continued to wreak havoc in several U.S. states Thursday, as rivers rose to historic levels and authorities closed two major interstates. At least 24 people have died in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Oklahoma in the recent flooding and … Continued

US: Most Americans protect Christian freedom above others
31st Dec 2015

US: Most Americans protect Christian freedom above others

WASHINGTON (AA): Americans prioritize religious freedom for Christians above other faiths, endorsing those of Muslims’ the least, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Associated Press/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey comes amid anti-Muslim rhetoric by Republican presidential candidates … Continued

US: Eight killed in new storms
27th Dec 2015

US: Eight killed in new storms

NEW YORK (AA) – At least eight people were killed in Texas Saturday after new storms, raising the death toll to 26 in a week of tornado activity in several U.S. states, according to media reports. Local media said five … Continued

UK: Labour leader invites Trump to mosque in London
21st Dec 2015

UK: Labour leader invites Trump to mosque in London

LONDON (AA) – Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn invited on Sunday the controversial U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to Finsbury Park Mosque to see Islam in the U.K. for himself. The invitation came in an interview he gave to the Huffington … Continued

US: Schools in Virginia county close over Islamic calligraphy work
19th Dec 2015

US: Schools in Virginia county close over Islamic calligraphy work

WASHINGTON (AA) – Every single school in a Virginia county in the U.S. was closed on Friday after parents of students reacted angrily after a teacher handed out a homework assignment on Islamic calligraphy. “While there has been no specific threat of … Continued

US candidate calls for terror probe into Muslim group
16th Dec 2015

US candidate calls for terror probe into Muslim group

WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S. presidential hopeful Ben Carson on Tuesday called for an investigation into a leading Muslim rights group over alleged links to terrorism. Carson’s seven-point plan called on the State Department to “designate the Muslim Brotherhood and other … Continued

Argentina bus crash kills 43 border patrol officers
15th Dec 2015

Argentina bus crash kills 43 border patrol officers

By Charles Newbery   BUENOS AIRES, (AA): A bus crash killed 43 border patrol officers Monday in the northern Argentine province of Salta. The bus fell off a bridge on Highway 34 near the city of Rosario de la Frontera, the governor of the … Continued

US Muslims seeking community in wake of attacks
12th Dec 2015

US Muslims seeking community in wake of attacks

By Michael Hernandez   FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (AA) – When a mosque in suburban Virginia became the target of a firebomb attack, faith leaders decided that rather than turn inward, it was the moment to embrace the local community. The incident occurred just … Continued

Venezuela: Opposition defeats Maduro’s Socialists
8th Dec 2015

Venezuela: Opposition defeats Maduro’s Socialists

SAO PAULO (AA) — Venezuela’s opposition coalition ended more than 15 years of parliamentary control by President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialists after winning a majority of seats, authorities confirmed early Monday. More than 60 parties stood in the National Assembly vote, broadly split into two opposing groups — one led by … Continued

US refutes ‘Islamic terror’ label for California shooters
8th Dec 2015

US refutes ‘Islamic terror’ label for California shooters

WASHINGTON (AA) — Labeling a mass shooting in California that killed more than 10 people an act of ‘radical Islamic terror’ would only fuel Daesh’s narrative, the White House said Monday. “It certainly would advance ISIL’s narrative that somehow they … Continued

US: Trump calls for ban on Muslims entering US
8th Dec 2015

US: Trump calls for ban on Muslims entering US

WASHINGTON (AA & Agencies) — All Muslim immigration to the United States should be halted, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Monday. The real estate mogul called for the “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our … Continued

US: Obama calls California shootings ‘act of terrorism’
7th Dec 2015

US: Obama calls California shootings ‘act of terrorism’

WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S. President Barack Obama has called the recent California shootings that left 14 people dead as an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people, but he stopped short of linking the incident with Daesh. In his address from … Continued

US: FBI investigating US rampage as ‘act of terrorism’
5th Dec 2015

US: FBI investigating US rampage as ‘act of terrorism’

NEW YORK (AA) – A mass shooting by a married couple that killed 14 victims in California is now being investigated as terrorism, officials said Friday.   “Based on the information and the facts that we know … we are now investigating … Continued

US: Obama, British PM speak after London OKs Syria strikes
5th Dec 2015

US: Obama, British PM speak after London OKs Syria strikes

WASHINGTON (AA) — President Barack Obama welcomed the U.K.’s recent vote to authorize airstrikes in Syria, during a phone call with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday. Obama “expressed his appreciation that British air forces have joined with ours … Continued

US: Arsenal found at home of couple linked to California shooting
4th Dec 2015

US: Arsenal found at home of couple linked to California shooting

NEW YORK (AA) – Weapons and ammunitions were found at the home of a married couple linked to a deadly mass shooting that killed 14 victims and injured 21 others, authorities said Thursday. Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed … Continued

US: White House rules out Gitmo for captured Daesh leaders
3rd Dec 2015

US: White House rules out Gitmo for captured Daesh leaders

WASHINGTON (AA) — The White House said Wednesday that it will not send any Daesh leaders it captures in Iraq or Syria to the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.   “I would certainly rule out for you sending any … 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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