12th Mar 2015

US: Two police officers shot in Ferguson

    [File photo]     Two police officers have been shot outside police headquarters during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri. This comes after the local police chief resigned amid racial tensions. The two police officers were shot around midnight … Continued

11th Mar 2015

Colombia: President suspends air attacks on FARC camps

  Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has called an immediate halt to aerial bombings against the Marxist FARC rebels. The move follows a unilateral ceasefire declared by guerrillas three months ago. Until Tuesday, the Columbian government had refused to halt … Continued

10th Mar 2015

Argentina: Helicopter crash claims lives of French Olympians

  [Photo Argentina helicopter crash]   Officials have confirmed the deaths of three French Olympians killed in a helicopter collision in Argentina. The deadly crash occurred during the filming of a French reality tv show. Ten people were killed in … Continued

10th Mar 2015

US: Biden: Letter to Iran ‘beneath dignity’ of Senate

  An open letter from US senators to the Iranian government has outraged the Obama administration. Vice President Biden blasted the lawmakers’ ‘undermining’ of diplomatic channels, calling it dangerous for US credibility. US Vice President Joe Biden issued a strong … Continued

9th Mar 2015

Brazil: 3 children killed in landslide in Sao Paulo

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): Three children were killed Saturday night when their house where they were sleeping was buried in a landslide caused by strong rains, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, local Fire Brigade informed on Sunday. The landslide occurred on … Continued

4th Mar 2015

US: Obama dismisses Netanyahu’s Congress speech as ‘theater’

  US President Barack Obama has given short shrift to Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congress speech deriding an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Obama claimed the agreement was the best option. The US president responded with apparent exasperation to Netanyahu’s … Continued

1st Mar 2015

Venezuela President imposes mandatory visas for US citizens

Caracas has announced mandatory visas for US citizens wanting to enter Venezuela. The new system is a method to “control” US interference, the government said. President Nicolas Maduro (seen above) announced on Saturday that his government was implementing a new visa … Continued

27th Feb 2015

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong to oppose negotiations with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program. “He was wrong. And today he’s saying, ‘Oh, we should extend that interim agreement,’” Kerry … Continued

19th Feb 2015

US says Israel ‘distorted’ its position in Iran nuclear negotiations

    [Photo: Obama and Netanyahu]   The United States has accused Israel of mischaracterizing its position in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. A White House spokesman said information had been “cherry-picked” to give a distorted view. Israel’s … Continued

13th Feb 2015

US: N Carolina Muslim students buried amid calls for hate probe

[Family mourn during funeral of 3 Muslim students murdered in North Carolina] Three young Muslim students shot dead this week in North Carolina have been buried at a funeral attended by thousands. Their families called for the case to be … Continued

12th Feb 2015

US: Chapel Hill murders sparks speculation of anti-Muslim bias

  [Photo: 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad and her 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha]   The murders of three young Muslims in the United States has sparked speculation of a hate crime. The media’s coverage of … Continued

10th Feb 2015

Canada: Merkel: Ukraine conflict ‘cannot be solved militarily’

  [Photo: Merkel in Ottawa to brief Harper on Ukraine talks]   Chancellor Angela Merkel has again appealed for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict on a visit to Ottawa. Prime Minister Harper said he would welcome such a … Continued

28th Jan 2015

US executes man despite disability claim

  A man has been executed in the US after a final appeal by his lawyers who said he was intellectually disabled was turned down. Warren Hill was killed by lethal injection in the southeastern state of Georgia. The 54-year-old … Continued

27th Jan 2015

US: Blizzard shuts down New York, much of US Northeast

  From Boston to New York City and Philadelphia, streets across the northeast of the US have been shut down as extreme snowfall forces driving bans and halts public transport. Tens of millions of people have been affected. Heavy snowfall, … Continued

17th Jan 2015

US: Obama: Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities

  UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have promised to help France and the rest of the world fight extremism. They also spoke about plans to boost cooperation on cyber security and sanctions. President Barack Obama … Continued

10th Jan 2015

US: Abu Hamza sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorism

  A district court in New York has sentenced the radical British cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison. The court found him guilty on terrorism-related charges, including the 1998 kidnapping of tourists in Yemen. Radical Islamic cleric Mustafa … Continued

2nd Jan 2015

Canada: Seven shot, one killed on New Year’s Eve in Calgary

VANCOUVER, (Xinhua): A New Year’s Eve house party in Calgary in west Canada turned violent in the early hours of Thursday in a shooting that wounded seven people, according to the police. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News reported one died later … Continued

31st Dec 2014

Canada: Nine killed in Edmonton mass murder

    Nine people, including two young children, have been found dead at three separate places in the Canadian city of Edmonton in a case of domestic violence. The killings are Edmonton’s worst in several decades. A man shot dead … Continued

27th Dec 2014

Mexico holds rallies over missing students

(AFP, AP, Reuters): Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Mexico City to commemorate the disappearance of 43 students three months ago from the city of Iguala. The pupils were likely massacred by a police-backed militia. TThe Friday demonstrations … Continued

26th Dec 2014

US agrees trilateral intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea & Japan

  [Photo: South Korea military]   South Korea, the US and Japan have agreed to sign a rare trilateral intelligence-sharing pact. The aim of the alliance is to better cope with North Korea’s increasing nuclear and missile threats. According to … 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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