Taliban loses icon following Mullah Omar’s death
30th Jul 2015

Taliban loses icon following Mullah Omar’s death

By Shadi Khan Saif KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): A black and white photo of the one-eyed Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar was one of the most striking images of a decade of the U.S.-led “war on terror”. The FBI wanted poster, which … Continued

Iraq: It is time to open a new page in the region: Iranian FM
28th Jul 2015

Iraq: It is time to open a new page in the region: Iranian FM

BAGHDAD, (AA): All countries must cooperate with each other in the fight against extremism, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Monday. At a joint press conference in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Zarif said: “[It is] time to … Continued

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14
27th Jul 2015

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14

YAOUNDE, (AA):  Fourteen people were killed and 20 injured late Saturday when a female bomber blew herself up in Maroua city, capital of Cameroon’s Far North Region, a government spokesman has said. The attack was carried out by a 13-year-old girl, … Continued

Nigeria: 14 killed by suicide blast in Yobe State
27th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 14 killed by suicide blast in Yobe State

By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI,  (AA):At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb tore through a market on Sunday morning in the town of Damaturu in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe State, according to police sources. A female suicide … Continued

Sweden: Malmo rocked by fourth grenade attack in a week
26th Jul 2015

Sweden: Malmo rocked by fourth grenade attack in a week

ANKARA (AA): Sweden’s southern city of Malmo was rocked Sunday by a grenade attack, the fourth in a row this week, media reports said. Sweden’s SVT television reported that a handmade grenade exploded in the early hours of Sunday in a street … Continued

Turkey: 31 killed as blast hits Suruk
21st Jul 2015

Turkey: 31 killed as blast hits Suruk

SANLIURFA, (AA) : At least 31 people were killed in a possible suicide bomb attack in southern Turkey on Monday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. “One of our compatriots died in the evening. So we have lost 31 citizens,” he said from Sanliurfa province, … Continued

Algeria: 9 soldiers killed, 2 injured in al-Qaida attack
20th Jul 2015

Algeria: 9 soldiers killed, 2 injured in al-Qaida attack

ALGIERS, (AA): The Algerian Ministry of Defense said Sunday that nine soldiers were killed and two others were injured in an attack carried out by militants against an army unit Friday. The attack reportedly took place in the Souk al-Ataf district … Continued

Iraq: Car bomb attack kills 90 in Diyala
18th Jul 2015

Iraq: Car bomb attack kills 90 in Diyala

    DIYALA,  (AA): A car bomb attack killed at least 90 people, including 15 children in Iraq’s eastern Diyala city on Friday, security sources said. Sadik Al-Husayni, head of the province’s security committee, told Anadolu Agency the bomb exploded at a market in … Continued

Nigeria: 12 killed in attack in Borno state
16th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 12 killed in attack in Borno state

  By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI,  (AA):At least 12 people were killed late Tuesday night in an attack on a local community in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, a local chief and military source said Wednesday. The attackers – thought to be … Continued

Egypt: Cairo blast kills 1, wounds 7
11th Jul 2015

Egypt: Cairo blast kills 1, wounds 7

[Photo: Egypt security forces inspect the area behind security cordon following following an explosion near the Italian consulate in downtown Cairo, killing at least 1 person and injured seven people on July 11, 2015. Photographer: ِِAhmed Hendawy/AA]   CAIRO (AA): A bomb … Continued

Yemen: Suicide attack at mosque leaves 10 dead
9th Jul 2015

Yemen: Suicide attack at mosque leaves 10 dead

[Houthi fighters inspect wreckage of car at the site of a previous attack near of Qubbat al-Mahdi Mosque on June 20, 2015 in Sana’a. Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency]   By Mahmoud Barakat   SANAA, Yemen (AA): At least 10 people were killed late Tuesday … Continued

Nigeria: 30 feared dead in NW Nigeria after attack on villages
6th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 30 feared dead in NW Nigeria after attack on villages

Archive photo: Burnt out parts of a bomb-vehicle is seen at the scene after the Boko Haram suicide attack killing scores in Zabarmari village of Maiduguri, Nigeria on July 4, 2015. Photographer: Mohammed Abba/Anadolu Agency]   By Rafiu Oriyomi Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens feared dead in ‘mosque massacre’
2nd Jul 2015

Nigeria: Dozens feared dead in ‘mosque massacre’

{Photo archive: An inside view of the damaged mosque after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Maiduguri, Nigeria on May 30. Photo: AA] By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Dozens of civilians, some fear as … Continued

Egypt: 70 troops killed in militant attacks in Sinai
2nd Jul 2015

Egypt: 70 troops killed in militant attacks in Sinai

[A picture taken from Gaza part of Rafah shows smke rising as Egyptian troops and militants in Rafah in North Sinai and Egypt’s eastern border with the Gaza strip on July 1, 2015. Photographer: Abed Rahim Khatib]   By Mohamed Sabry … Continued

Nigeria: Five killed in twin suicide blasts in Maiduguri
2nd Jul 2015

Nigeria: Five killed in twin suicide blasts in Maiduguri

[Photo: Muhammadu Buhari President of Nigeria promises to defeat Boko Haram. Image by Anadolu Agency]   By Rafiu Oriyomi Ajakaye     LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Five people were killed in suicide attacks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Wednesday, where the Nigerian vice president … Continued

Arab world condemns Kuwait mosque attack
27th Jun 2015

Arab world condemns Kuwait mosque attack

[Photo of carnage inside Imam Al-Sadiq mosque after the suicide bombing Friday prayers]   By Mahmoud Barakat   ANKARA (AA): Many Arab countries and Islamic organizations denounced Friday’s suicide attack on a Shia Muslim mosque in Kuwait. At least 27 people were … Continued

Tunisia: 27 killed, 6 injured in tourist hotel attack
26th Jun 2015

Tunisia: 27 killed, 6 injured in tourist hotel attack

[Photographer: Ahmet Burak Özkan. GRAPHIC: Ahmet Burak Özkan]   SOUSSE, (AA): An armed attack on a tourist hotel in Sousse, east Tunisia, left at least 27 people dead, including foreigners, and injured six others on Friday, the Tunisian Interior Minister spokesman said. The spokesman added … Continued

Kuwait: 24 killed in suicide attack on Shia Muslim mosque
26th Jun 2015

Kuwait: 24 killed in suicide attack on Shia Muslim mosque

[Photos show the inside of the mosque. Photos from sources in Kuwait]   KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (AA & The Muslim News): 24 people were killed and 50 injured during a suicide bombing targeting a Shia Muslim mosque in the Kuwaiti capital during … Continued

21st Jun 2015

Yemen: Car bomb hits mosque in Sana’a, 3 killed

  SANA’A, (Xinhua): A mosque controlled by the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen’s capital Sanaa was hit by a car bomb on Saturday, killing at least three people, a security official told Xinhua. “At least three people were confirmed killed … Continued

21st Jun 2015

Somalia: 4 attackers killed in Somali Govt building assault

  MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Four attackers were killed when they attempted to storm a government compound in Mogadishu’s Shibis district following a blast Sunday, authorities said. “The attackers were four wearing Somali military uniform, and we have managed to kill all … 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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