Syria: Hizbullah commander killed in Damascus airstrike
21st Dec 2015

Syria: Hizbullah commander killed in Damascus airstrike

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AA): Samir Kuntar, a Hezbollah military commander, was killed on Sunday by an airstrike — for which the group has blamed Israel — in the Al-Homsi district outside Syrian capital Damascus. The airstrike reportedly targeted an apartment building … Continued

UK review links Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to extremism
18th Dec 2015

UK review links Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to extremism

CAIRO (AA) – A British government review into Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group has concluded that membership or links to the Islamist movement is a “possible indicator of extremism”. “Parts of the Muslim Brotherhood have a highly ambiguous relationship with violent … Continued

Nigeria: 49 Boko Haram killed in gun battles, says army
18th Dec 2015

Nigeria: 49 Boko Haram killed in gun battles, says army

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, (AA) – At least 49 Boko Haram militia have been killed in two days of sustained battle with Nigeria’s military in northeast Borno state, an army commander has said. Nigerian troops engaged Boko Haram fighters at … Continued

Morocco: Rival Libya camps sign UN-backed peace deal
18th Dec 2015

Morocco: Rival Libya camps sign UN-backed peace deal

RABAT, Morocco (AA) – Libya’s rival political camps signed a reconciliation agreement Thursday following months of negotiations. The signing ceremony, held in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, included both Libya’s Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) and the Tobruk-based House of … Continued

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc
17th Dec 2015

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Pakistan has expressed its surprise to hear that Saudi Arabia this week had declared it a part of a recently-formed 34-nation alliance against terrorism. Malyasia and Indonesia have also denied they will join the alliance. Pakistani Foreign … Continued

Nigeria: Five suicide blasts rock Nigeria’s northeast
17th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Five suicide blasts rock Nigeria’s northeast

By Olanrewaju Kola   LAGOS, (AA) – Five female bombers simultaneously attacked a security post manned by a government-backed vigilante group in northeastern Nigeria on Wednesday. One member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and the five bombers died at … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 34 Muslim countries unite to fight terrorism
16th Dec 2015

Saudi Arabia: 34 Muslim countries unite to fight terrorism

ISTANBUL (AA) – Thirty-four Muslim countries decided Monday night to establish an anti-terrorism alliance with headquarters in Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi Press Agency. SPA said the coalition comes within the context of an anti-terrorism agreement signed by member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll mounts as Shia Muslims protest against ‘massacre’
16th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Death toll mounts as Shia Muslims protest against ‘massacre’

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) – At least seven people were killed Tuesday in clashes between police and the supporters of a Shia Muslims in northern Nigeria. The violence in Zaria came days after dozens died in fighting … Continued

Nigeria: Demand for probe into ‘massacre’ of Nigerian Shia Muslims
15th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Demand for probe into ‘massacre’ of Nigerian Shia Muslims

LAGOS, (AA): Rights groups in Nigeria on Monday called for an investigation into the alleged killing of dozens of Shia Muslims by the army, including senior members of the sect, over the weekend. On Saturday, the army opened fire on … Continued

Somalia: UN official killed in armed attack in Mogadishu
15th Dec 2015

Somalia: UN official killed in armed attack in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU,  (AA): Unidentified gunmen killed two people, including a UN official in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the UN refugee agency said late Monday in a statement. Amina Noor Mohamed “was shot by unknown gunmen while traveling in a private vehicle driven by a staff member from a … Continued

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by army, claims of ‘assassination attempt’
13th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by army, claims of ‘assassination attempt’

By Olarewaju Kola & Anadolu Agency staff   LAGOS & MAIDUGURI, (AA): At least six people are thought to have been killed on Saturday in northern Nigeria, with the military claiming there was an attempted assassination of the country’s chief-of-staff. Between 10 … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide bombers attack Spanish embassy kills six
12th Dec 2015

Afghanistan: Suicide bombers attack Spanish embassy kills six

By Zabihullah Tamanna   KABUL, (AA, ): A large explosion rocked Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Friday evening, police said. Six people  were killed and many injured in the attacks. Officials said the attackers reportedly targeted the Spanish embassy and had entered a … Continued

Burundi: US calls for end to violence in Burundi
11th Dec 2015

Burundi: US calls for end to violence in Burundi

BUJUMBURA,  (AA): The United States has called on all Burundians to end the ongoing violence plaguing the country since April. U.S. ambassador in Burundi, Dawn Liberi, released Thursday a statement on the occasion of Human Rights Day urging all Burundians “to uphold the universal human rights … Continued

UK: Man charged in London Underground knife attack
7th Dec 2015

UK: Man charged in London Underground knife attack

LONDON (AA) – A man has been charged with attempted murder following a knife attack that left three people injured in east London tube station last Saturday, U.K.’s Metropolitan Police said Monday. According to police, a 29-year-old man from east … Continued

US: Obama calls California shootings ‘act of terrorism’
7th Dec 2015

US: Obama calls California shootings ‘act of terrorism’

WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S. President Barack Obama has called the recent California shootings that left 14 people dead as an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people, but he stopped short of linking the incident with Daesh. In his address from … Continued

Chad: Triple suicide bombings kill 30 in Lake Chad
6th Dec 2015

Chad: Triple suicide bombings kill 30 in Lake Chad

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AA) – At least 30 people have been killed and 80 others injured after a triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad, according to security officials. Saturday’s blast, in a part of the lake controlled by … Continued

UK: Police arrest man in London Tube ‘terrorist incident’
6th Dec 2015

UK: Police arrest man in London Tube ‘terrorist incident’

.LONDON (AA)-  A man has been arrested after a series of stabbings at Leytonstone underground station in London Saturday evening, Metropolitan Police said. “We are treating this as a terrorist incident,” Commander Richard Walton, of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command said … Continued

US: FBI investigating US rampage as ‘act of terrorism’
5th Dec 2015

US: FBI investigating US rampage as ‘act of terrorism’

NEW YORK (AA) – A mass shooting by a married couple that killed 14 victims in California is now being investigated as terrorism, officials said Friday.   “Based on the information and the facts that we know … we are now investigating … Continued

US: Arsenal found at home of couple linked to California shooting
4th Dec 2015

US: Arsenal found at home of couple linked to California shooting

NEW YORK (AA) – Weapons and ammunitions were found at the home of a married couple linked to a deadly mass shooting that killed 14 victims and injured 21 others, authorities said Thursday. Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed … Continued

US: White House rules out Gitmo for captured Daesh leaders
3rd Dec 2015

US: White House rules out Gitmo for captured Daesh leaders

WASHINGTON (AA) — The White House said Wednesday that it will not send any Daesh leaders it captures in Iraq or Syria to the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.   “I would certainly rule out for you sending any … 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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