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

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

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.

Latest Tweets