Cuba: Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill hold historic meeting
13th Feb 2016

Cuba: Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill hold historic meeting

By Nancy Caouette   MEXICO CITY (AA): Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church met Friday in an historic meeting after the two sides of Christendom split 1,000 year ago. The meeting at Jose Marti International airport … Continued

US: Teen girls killed in US high school shooting
13th Feb 2016

US: Teen girls killed in US high school shooting

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – Two 15-year-old female students were killed Friday in high school shooting in Arizona, according authorities. “Investigators aren’t looking for a shooter and have no one in custody after the shooting just outside … Continued

US: Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary
10th Feb 2016

US: Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary

WASHINGTON (AA) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday were declared winners of the New Hampshire primary. Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished second in the Republican race while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz followed in … Continued

Canada to end coalition bombing Daesh
9th Feb 2016

Canada to end coalition bombing Daesh

By Barry Ellsworth with additional reporting from Michael Hernandez in Washington   TRENTON, Ont. (AA) — Canada announced Monday that it will pull out of an air coalition bombing Daesh and replace its airplanes with more ground troops. Prime Minister … Continued

US: Half of Americans believe US Muslims anti-American
4th Feb 2016

US: Half of Americans believe US Muslims anti-American

NEW YORK (AA) — Roughly half of Americans believes at least “some” U.S. Muslims are anti-American, according to a new research released Wednesday. The Pew Research Center said its survey of 2,000 people, conducted Jan. 7-14, found that many Americans … Continued

US: Most Muslim voters plan to vote in presidential primaries
2nd Feb 2016

US: Most Muslim voters plan to vote in presidential primaries

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – Seventy-three percent of registered American Muslim voters say they will vote in this year’s presidential primary elections with 67 percent backing Democratic candidates, according to a survey published Monday. A little more … Continued

US primaries: Cruz wins Iowa, Democrats in virtual tie
2nd Feb 2016

US primaries: Cruz wins Iowa, Democrats in virtual tie

WASHINGTON (AA) – Sen. Ted Cruz won big Monday night while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders were virtually tied in tightly contested races hours after Iowa caucuses concluded. While the Republican and Democratic contests were fiercely contested, the … Continued

Central America ramps up fight against Zika virus
1st Feb 2016

Central America ramps up fight against Zika virus

By Sandra Cuffe   RIVAS, Nicaragua (AA) – Health officials in El Salvador are meeting Monday with World Health Organization experts to share new information about the Zika virus, according to Salvadoran vice minister of health services Óscar Robles. The … Continued

China tells US ‘respect law’ after warship passes island
31st Jan 2016

China tells US ‘respect law’ after warship passes island

By Tevfik Durul   SHANGHAI (AA) – China has urged the United States to respect and abide by its laws after a U.S. warship passed by an island that Beijing claims in the South China Sea. China underlined that it … Continued

US: Obama’s first mosque visit
31st Jan 2016

US: Obama’s first mosque visit

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) – Barack Obama is to visit a U.S. mosque for the first time as American president, the White House has revealed. President Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore’s mosque in Maryland next … Continued

Canada to lift sanctions on Iran, reopen embassy
27th Jan 2016

Canada to lift sanctions on Iran, reopen embassy

[Photo Canada PM Justin Trudeau opening diplomatic relations with Iran. Photograph: Alex Guibord/Creative-Commons] Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Ont. (AA) — Canada announced Tuesday that it will comply with a United Nations request and lift sanctions against Iran as well as reopen … Continued

Saudi Arabia: US will stand with GCC against external threats
24th Jan 2016

Saudi Arabia: US will stand with GCC against external threats

DOHA, Qatar (AA) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said that Washington understood the Gulf States’ concern regarding the recent nuclear deal with Iran, adding that the U.S. was now cooperating with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) … Continued

US: Snowstorm brings eastern US to standstill
24th Jan 2016

US: Snowstorm brings eastern US to standstill

NEW YORK (AA) – The first major snowstorm of the season pounded much of the eastern U.S. coast on Saturday, dumping more than 30 inches of snow on parts of four states while shutting down the country’s largest city. The weekend whiteout has been … Continued

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

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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