Canada: Four killed in school shooting
23rd Jan 2016

Canada: Four killed in school shooting

By Barry Ellsworth     TRENTON, Ont. (AA): Four victims were killed Friday and several wounded in a shooting at two separate locations, including a high school, in a small remote northern Canadian community. A male suspect is in custody, … Continued

US: Anti-Daesh coalition to commit ground troops
23rd Jan 2016

US: Anti-Daesh coalition to commit ground troops

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition will commit ground troops to fight the militants in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Friday. “We’re looking for opportunities to do more and there will be boots on the ground and I want … Continued

US begins tightening visa requirements after terror attacks
22nd Jan 2016

US begins tightening visa requirements after terror attacks

WASHINGTON (AA): The Obama administration announced Thursday that it has begun to enforce changes to the U.S. visa waiver program following deadly terror attacks at home and in Europe. The new restrictions affect citizens of Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria … Continued

Obama expands Daesh airstrikes to Afghanistan
22nd Jan 2016

Obama expands Daesh airstrikes to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AA) – The White House expanded the Pentagon’s authorities to strike Daesh militants in Afghanistan, a defense official said Thursday. “We have made some adjustments to the authorities there to be able to make clear that we have the … Continued

Canada to withdraw from anti-Daesh bombing coalition
21st Jan 2016

Canada to withdraw from anti-Daesh bombing coalition

By Barry Ellsworth     TRENTON, Ont. (AA) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaffirmed Wednesday that Canada will stop participation in allied airstrikes against Daesh, but will instead provide military training. During a question-and-answer session at the World Economic Forum … Continued

US agrees to pay Iran $1.7B in debt settlement: Kerry
18th Jan 2016

US agrees to pay Iran $1.7B in debt settlement: Kerry

WASHINGTON (AA) – The U.S. has agreed to pay Iran $1.7 billion as part of a debt and interest settlement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday. “Iran will receive the balance of $400 million in the trust fund, as well as … Continued

US says navy boats ‘misnavigated’ into Iranian waters
15th Jan 2016

US says navy boats ‘misnavigated’ into Iranian waters

WASHINGTON (AA) – Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday that a “navigational error” caused two U.S. Navy boats to enter Iranian waters earlier this week. “The information that they have given us, and through their commanders is that they did … Continued

US: Obama urges Americans to denounce Islamophobia in Twitter
15th Jan 2016

US: Obama urges Americans to denounce Islamophobia in Twitter

WASHINGTON (AA) – President Barack Obama used a question and answer session on social media Thursday to urge Americans to denounce bigotry. The White House opened a hashtag on Twitter and invited users to submit questions to Obama about his … Continued

US: Muslims invited to Obama speech amid anti-Islamic rhetoric
13th Jan 2016

US: Muslims invited to Obama speech amid anti-Islamic rhetoric

WASHINGTON (AA) – The Democratic Party is sending a strong message that Muslims are “part of the U.S. fabric,” by inviting them to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday, says one such Muslim. American Muslim Nazer Hamze, who … Continued

12th Jan 2016

US: World needs to hear of US religious freedom: booted Muslim

WASHINGTON (AA) – A Muslim woman booted from a Donald Trump rally, urged President Barack Obama to tell the world about religious freedom in the U.S., ahead of his State of the Union address. Rose Hamid, 56, who stood in … Continued

Palestine: US threatens to add Fatah to ‘terror’ list
11th Jan 2016

Palestine: US threatens to add Fatah to ‘terror’ list

[Photo:Israel bombing Gaza during August when hundreds of children were killed by its army. Palestinian Government wants to take Israel to ICC for alleged war crimes] Aness Suheil Barghoti AMMAN, Jordan (AA):  Abbas Zaki, a member of Fatah’s central committee, … Continued

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

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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