16th May 2015

US: Obama: War in Syria will not end before I leave office

[Photo: President Obama flanked by Kuwait’s emir, Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah, and Secretary of State John F. Kerry during a summit with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland]   In an interview … Continued

15th May 2015

US reassures Persian Gulf allies amid Iran alleged fears

  US President Barack Obama has reassured Persian Gulf allies of US support in the event of external aggression. Sunni Arab leaders have expressed concern about the ambitions of Iran, especially in Shiite-Sunni hotspots. In a closing press conference after … Continued

13th May 2015

US-Gulf summit: Obama’s balancing act

[Archive photo: Obama in Saudi Arabia earlier on]   Saudi King Salman’s last-minute cancellation has overshadowed US President Barack Obama’s summit with the Gulf states. The Saudis are responding to Obama’s rapprochement with Iran. Gero Schliess reports from Washington. “A … Continued

13th May 2015

US train derailment kills at least five

  A US passenger train has derailed near Philadelphia, killing several people. Multiple train cars rolled over in the crash and dozens of injured have been taken to local hospitals. The cause of the crash remains unknown. Emergency responders search … Continued

12th May 2015

US enters new phase of ‘war of terror’, with no clear way to fight it

  By Matthew Rusling WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The United States has entered a new phase in the fight against terrorism as radicals are increasingly using the Internet to recruit people to carry out attacks on American soil, but Washington has yet … Continued

12th May 2015

US: Obama’s Gulf Summit at Camp David missing monarchs

  The two-day meeting at the Presidential country-retreat of Camp David in the Maryland mountains northwest of Washington, is a rare invitation from Obama to the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). But the rulers of Saudi Arabia, … Continued

11th May 2015

Saudi king pulls out of US-Gulf meet

  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has designated his newly appointed crown prince to attend a summit hosted by US president Obama. The leaders of Gulf nations are unnerved by international nuclear talks with their rival Iran. Instead of the Saudi … Continued

8th May 2015

US appeals court rules NSA bulk metadata sweep illegal

  A US court has ruled that the NSA has exceeded the scope of its mandate by collecting data from millions of Americans’ phone calls. The practice was brought to light by exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden. The ruling handed down … Continued

7th May 2015

Canada stunned as oil-rich Alberta votes in leftist Govt

  Canada’s federal Conservatives are tallying the damage a day after Alberta ended the 44-year rule of its sister party, in what is the nation’s most conservative province. The left-leaning New Democrats surged to power. More than four decades of … Continued

5th May 2015

US: Texas shooting suspect was under FBI investigation

  A man shot dead by police after firing outside a Prophet Muhammad drawing contest was being investigated by the FBI. The intelligence service was following allegations of jihadist sympathies. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Monday that investigators were … Continued

4th May 2015

US: Two gunmen killed in shooting at Texas anti-Islam event

  Two people have been killed and a third injured near a contest in Texas to draw the Prophet Muhammad. It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting was related to the event. Local media have reported that two people who … Continued

2nd May 2015

US: Obama says people deserve the truth on Freddie Gray’s death

  The people of Baltimore deserve the truth, US President Barack Obama said Friday. His statement came hours after the state prosecutor announced that six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s [photo above] death were being charged. US President Barack Obama said … Continued

1st May 2015

US: Hundreds protests Gray case in Philadelphia

  In downtown Philadelphia, hundreds of protestors are marching through the streets over the Freddie Gray case. Police have said no curfew will be imposed as long as the demonstration remains peaceful. Live images from the northeastern city, which lies … Continued

30th Apr 2015

US: Japanese PM Abe makes historic speech to US Congress

  Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has addressed both houses of the US Congress (photo above) making him the first Japanese prime minister in history to do so. In his speech he offered “eternal condolences” for Japan’s actions in World War II. … Continued

30th Apr 2015

US: Protests across US over Baltimore police custody death

  There have been marches in a number of US cities and Baltimore to protest the death in police custody of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 of a fatal but unexplained spinal injury. In Washington, a … Continued

29th Apr 2015

US: Baltimore curfew amid reports of protests in Ferguson

  A curfew enforced following two days of riots in the US city of Baltimore has been largely followed. Social media users and local media, however, have reported protests reignited violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Authorities imposed the emergency seven-hour at … Continued

28th Apr 2015

US: ‘Thugs’ ransack Baltimore on heels of peaceful protests for Gray

  A state of emergency is in place in Baltimore after unrest erupted to coincide with the funeral of Freddie Gray. Local officials have attributed the violence to opportunistic “thugs.” Tensions remained high on the streets of Baltimore into Tuesday … Continued

24th Apr 2015

US: Court gives ex-CIA boss Petraeus 2 years probation for sharing secrets

Former CIA director David Petraeus has been sentenced to two years probation for sharing military secrets, after a plea deal. The ex-four-star army general’s career was ruined when details of his affair came to light. A federal court in Charlotte, … Continued

24th Apr 2015

US accused of double standards on civilians killed by drones

[US drone attacks kills civilians in Pakistan] President Barack Obama has publicly acknowledged that a US drone strike killed two Western aid workers. But hundreds of civilian deaths in similar strikes across the Muslim world remain shrouded in official secrecy. … Continued

16th Apr 2015

Iran dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal

  Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (photo above) has downplayed the role of the US Congress in Tehran’s final nuclear agreement with the world powers. He said his country is not only negotiating with the US. President Rouhani said his administration was … 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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