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

UK approves airstrikes against Daesh in Syria
3rd Dec 2015

UK approves airstrikes against Daesh in Syria

LONDON (AA) – Britain is to launch airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria after the country’s parliament overwhelmingly approved plans for military action on Wednesday. The House of Commons voted by 397 votes to 223 late on Wednesday night to … Continued

Germany to boost support for int’l anti-Daesh coalition
2nd Dec 2015

Germany to boost support for int’l anti-Daesh coalition

BERLIN (AA) – German government has decided to provide additional military support to international coalition against Daesh by sending warplanes to fly reconnaissance missions, a tanker aircraft and a warship to the Middle East. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday the … Continued

NATO extends troop deployment in Afghanistan beyond 2016
2nd Dec 2015

NATO extends troop deployment in Afghanistan beyond 2016

BRUSSELS (AA) – NATO foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to extend the deployment of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016 and provide at least $3 billion in funding to Afghan security forces until 2020. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned that NATO … Continued

Turkey: Bomb explosion injures 5 near Istanbul subway station
2nd Dec 2015

Turkey: Bomb explosion injures 5 near Istanbul subway station

ISTANBUL (AA) – A roadside pipe bomb exploded near a central Istanbul subway station Tuesday, injuring five persons, police sources said. The bomb exploded at an intersection in Bayrampasa district on the European side at around 6.00 p.m. local time (1600GMT) during … Continued

US: Shooting at Colorado clinic leaves 3 people dead
29th Nov 2015

US: Shooting at Colorado clinic leaves 3 people dead

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (AA) – Two civilians and a police officer were killed Friday when a gunman opened fire at a family-planning clinic in the western U.S. state of Colorado, according to media reports. The five-hour standoff at the Planned Parenthood clinic inColorado Springs … Continued

Nigeria: 21 killed in suicide bomb attack against Shia Muslims
28th Nov 2015

Nigeria: 21 killed in suicide bomb attack against Shia Muslims

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA) – At least 21 people are feared dead and dozens more injured Friday afternoon as a suicide bomber attacked a large procession of Nigeria’s Shia members in the northwestern part of the country, according to an … 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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