17th Jan 2015

Arab League condemns Hizbullah intervention in Syria

    Lebanon on Thursday refused to comment on the statement made by the Arab ministers of foreign affairs condemning Hezbollah’s intervention in Syria saying it had “made it a field for violence and war.” At a special meeting in … Continued

17th Jan 2015

How Jordanians came to dominate al-Nusra Front

    By: Suhaib Anjarini   Al-Akhbar: Jordanians have played a central role in al-Nusra Front since its inception. After the “jihadist divorce” between al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Jordanian emigrants have enjoyed the lion’s … Continued

16th Jan 2015

Belgium: Terror alert level raised in Belgium in light of ‘foiled attack’

  Belgian authorities have raised the terror alert level after two suspects were killed and a third arrested in one of several counter-terrorism operations. Officials said they had foiled an imminent terrorist plot. Belgian police shot dead two suspects in … Continued

15th Jan 2015

Nigeria: Satellite images of Boko Haram attacks

  Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the “devastation” in areas attacked by Islamist group Boko Haram. The human cost has so far proved far more difficult to document, with hundreds believed dead. The satellite images released by human … Continued

14th Jan 2015

Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 3, wounds 13 in Samarra

    A suicide bomber on Monday killed three pro-government fighters in the Iraqi city of Samarra and wounded 13 others in an attack on a checkpoint outside a school in the city center that the fighters were using as … Continued

13th Jan 2015

Libya: ISIS claims abduction of 21 Egyptians

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group’s branch in Libya claimed the abduction of 21 people, a monitor reported Monday, as Egypt confirmed that 20 of its citizens were being held in the country. “Urgent. … Continued

12th Jan 2015

France: Paris unity march ‘unprecedented in French history’

    Marchers in Paris have staged a mammoth rally that was unique in French history, according to the country’s Interior Ministry. Up to 3 million people nationwide joined the “march for unity” after the Paris attacks. The French Interior … Continued

12th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Twin suicide bombing kills nine in Jabal Mohsen

  Two Lebanese suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded cafe in the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Saturday night, killing nine civilians and wounding 37 others. A security source, who spoke on … Continued

11th Jan 2015

Germany: Arson attack on newspaper after printing Charlie Hebdo cartoons

  A German newspaper in the northern city of Hamburg that reprinted Muhammad cartoons from French paper Charlie Hebdo has been the target of an apparent arson attack. Authorities said no one was injured. Police said “rocks and then a … Continued

10th Jan 2015

Pakistan: 8 Shia Muslims killed, 20 injured by suicide blast

    [Pakistani Shia Muslims mourn over death of their relatives at the site of a suicide bombing in Rawalpindi, Pan. Anjum Naveed/AP]     ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua& The Muslim News): At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured when a … Continued

10th Jan 2015

France: Charlie Hebdo gunmen killed as twin siege ends

    (AP Photo/Francois Mori)     Elite French police stormed a printworks and a Jewish supermarket Friday, killing two brothers wanted for the Charlie Hebdo attack and a gunman linked to them in a dramatic end to twin sieges … Continued

10th Jan 2015

US: Abu Hamza sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorism

  A district court in New York has sentenced the radical British cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison. The court found him guilty on terrorism-related charges, including the 1998 kidnapping of tourists in Yemen. Radical Islamic cleric Mustafa … Continued

10th Jan 2015

France: Will the French give up personal liberties for better safety?

  As France comes to terms with this week’s terrorist murders, experts are predicting a new era for national security. Civil liberties could be threatened as intelligence services more closely scrutinize extremist groups. How could a pair of brothers with … Continued

9th Jan 2015

France deploys 88,000 troops for Charlie Hebdo manhunt

  Two brothers allegedly responsible for the Charlie Hebdo killings which left 12 dead in Paris remain at large. Tens of thousands of security officers have joined a manhunt for Cherif and Said Kouachi. France deployed tens of thousands of … Continued

9th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Establishing ‘Islamic State of Qalamoun’

  [Photo: Militants in Qalamoun, Lebanon. Al-Akhbar/Radwan Mortada] By: Radwan Mortada (Al-Akhbar): Spanning hundreds of square kilometers, from the Zabadani Mountains to the Halayem Mountains near Ras Baalbek, al-Qaa, and Ersal in Lebanon, through the Rankous plains, the “Islamic State … Continued

8th Jan 2015

France: Hollande declares day of mourning after Charlie Hebdo terror attack

    [Photo: An injured person is evacuated outside the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office, in Paris]   French President Francois Hollande has announced that the country will hold a day of mourning on Thursday. The decision comes after … Continued

8th Jan 2015

France: One suspect surrenders in French terror hunt

    Three suspects have been named, and one has turned himself in to police over the attack on humor magazine Charlie Hebdo. A police operation is underway in the northeastern city of Reims to apprehend the gunmen. One suspect … Continued

7th Jan 2015

Yemen: 50 killed in bombing attack on police academy

  SANA’A, (Xinhua): At least 50 people were killed and 20 others wounded early Wednesday when a car bomb went off outside the police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, security officials and medics said. Hundreds of high school … Continued

7th Jan 2015

Turkey: Suicide bomber kills policeman in Istanbul

  [Photo: The attack targeted the tourism unit of the Istanbul Police Department, which is located near several touristic landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern.]   Istanbul, (Hurriyet News):  A policeman has been killed in … Continued

6th Jan 2015

Turkey, US set to train “moderate” Syria rebels

  [Photo: Syria militants fire rockets and howitzers, made up by propane cylinder and named ‘hell’, around the Citadel of Aleppo in Aleppo, Syria, on December 30, 2014. Anadolu/Mustafa Sultan]   Turkey and the United States aim to finalize an … 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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