21st Feb 2015

Somalia: 25 killed by bomb attack by Al-Shabaab

    [ Photo: A plume of smoke rose above the site of the blast/ Mogadishu News]   MOGADISHU: Al-Shabaab insurgents on Friday killed at least 25 people and wounded many others in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel while senior … Continued

19th Feb 2015

Pakistan: Gun and suicide attack leaves 3 Shia Muslims dead

  [Relatives of the victims comfort each other at PIMS Hospital in Islamabad. PHOTO: ONLINE]   By Fawad Ali / Rizwan Shehzad     ISLAMABAD, (Tribune): A lone bomber killed three persons at an Imambargah in the federal capital but failed to … Continued

18th Feb 2015

Nigeria: Dozens killed as suicide bombers strike Borno State

  Two suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria killed at least 37 people on Tuesday. In the first attack, near a police checkpoint in Nigeria’s Borno state, attackers dressed as merchants were approaching their target when they were stopped by the … Continued

18th Feb 2015

Egypt’s misguided drive to wage war on IS in Libya

  By: Abdel Rahman Nassar   (Al Akhbar): There is no pride in Egypt’s response to the fate of its hostages. It is being lured into an open-ended battle by the Islamic State (IS) group in Libya, a sprawling organization … Continued

17th Feb 2015

Niger arrests 160 Boko Haram suspects at Nigerian border

  Officials in Niger have arrested at least 160 people suspected of being involved with Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The organization, originally based in Nigeria, has stepped up attacks on neighboring countries. At least 160 suspected militants belonging to … Continued

15th Feb 2015

Denmark: Suspect believed responsible for both attacks

  Hours after two deadly shootings in Copenhagen, police conducted a manhunt for the suspects, in the end shooting one man dead. Authorities have now said that they believe the man they killed carried out both attacks. Copenhagen police confirmed … Continued

15th Feb 2015

Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on Gombe

  Nigeria’s military has pushed back an attack on the northeastern town Gombe by Boko Haram. The Islamic extremists have warned residents not to participate in the country’s postponed elections in March. Heavily armed Boko Haram militants attacked the northeastern … Continued

15th Feb 2015

Japan offers $15m in aid to fight terrorism

  [Photo: Japan PM Shinzo Abe]   Japan, reeling from the murder of two nationals by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremists, will offer an extra $15 million in aid to fight terrorism in Middle East and … Continued

14th Feb 2015

Pakistan: 21 Shia Muslims murdered in suicide bombing in mosque

    [{Photo: Relatives carry an injured man after an explosion in a mosque in Peshawar. PHOTO MUHAMMAD IQBAL EXPRESS]   By Riaz Ahmad /   KARACHI / PESHAWAR, (Tribune): The grisly images of the January 30 bombing at a Shikarpur … Continued

12th Feb 2015

Iraq: ISIS claims suicide bombings near army base

    Three Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bombers, including a Frenchman, have allegedly detonated explosives-laden trucks in coordinated attacks on Iraqi troops and pro-government fighters, destroying their targets, the jihadist group said Wednesday. The attacks were … Continued

9th Feb 2015

Iraq: 13 killed in 2 bomb attacks in Baghdad

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 13 people were killed and 46 others injured in two separate bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday morning, a police source said. In one of the attacks, a suicide bomber detonated … Continued

7th Feb 2015

Iraq: Bombings kill 25 in Baghdad

    [Archive photo bomb in Baghdad]   Two bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have killed and wounded dozens of people. The attacks come just hours before a years-old curfew was to be lifted. In the deadliest of a … Continued

5th Feb 2015

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram massacre in Fotokol

  Reports from Cameroon say Boko Haram insurgents from Nigeria have killed scores of residents in the border town of Fotokol. Chad says its troops had pursued jihadists into Nigeria’s town of Gamboru, killing 200. Fotokol residents said as many … Continued

5th Feb 2015

UAE suspends airstrikes against ‘Islamic State’

  US security officials said the United Arab Emirates stopped flying airstrikes against the IS militia in Syria after its capture of a downed Jordanian pilot, since murdered. The UAE wants rescue aircraft posted closer. A New York Times report … Continued

5th Feb 2015

1,000 Peshmerga fighters killed by ISIS since June

    Nearly 1,000 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group since June, a senior security official said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a monitoring group reported that ISIS has killed … Continued

4th Feb 2015

France: Soldiers attacked outside Jewish community center

  A knife-wielding assailant attacked three French soldiers taking part in an anti-terror patrol outside a Jewish community center in Nice. The attack comes amid a sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks in France. Three French soldiers were attacked by a … Continued

4th Feb 2015

Iraq: ISIS claims to have burned alive captive Jordanian pilot

    Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group circulated images on social media on Tuesday which they claimed showed a Jordanian hostage being burned alive. Shortly afterwards, a member of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh’s … Continued

3rd Feb 2015

Yemen: US drone strike kills four people

    A drone strike killed at least four al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen on Monday, tribal sources said, the third attack in a week after Washington vowed to pursue its anti-jihadist campaign in the Arabian Peninsula. The unmanned aircraft, which … Continued

2nd Feb 2015

Iraq: Violence in kills at least 1375 in January

      Fighting and other violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in January, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement on Sunday. The dead included 585 members of the … Continued

1st Feb 2015

World condemns IS beheading of Japanese journalist Goto

  [Photo: Journalist Kenji Goto murdered by IS]   The beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto drew by “Islamic State” terrorists drew condemnation from the international community. Japan’s prime minister has vowed to pursue justice against the perpetrators. Reactions to … 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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