US: Hundreds of thousands in DC to protest Trump era
22nd Jan 2017

US: Hundreds of thousands in DC to protest Trump era

By Michael Hernandez and Canberk Yuksel   WASHINGTON (AA): Just one day after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, more than half a million people are flocking to the nation’s capital to protest their freshly inaugurated chief executive. … Continued

US: ‘Power elite’ to influence next US presidential Cabinet
8th Nov 2016

US: ‘Power elite’ to influence next US presidential Cabinet

By Barry Eitel   SAN FRANCISCO, (AA): WikiLeaks has released 50,000 emails relating to Hillary Clinton which gives insight into the inner workings of her campaign. But one in particular appears to show the influence corporations have on Cabinet appointments. … Continued

Libya’s rival political camps unveil unity government
20th Jan 2016

Libya’s rival political camps unveil unity government

TRIPOLI, (AA): Libya’s rival political camps on Tuesday announced that they had established a unity government in line with the terms of a UN-backed peace deal aimed at ending years of political deadlock. In a statement, the newly-formed Presidential Council … Continued

Morocco: UN announces proposed Libya unity government
10th Oct 2015

Morocco: UN announces proposed Libya unity government

SKHIRAT, Morocco (AA): Special envoy Bernardino Leon on Friday announced a UN proposal for a Libyan unity government. The measure announced in the Moroccan city of Skhirat comes after four years of political turmoil in the North African nation. “This is a proposal from the … Continued

9th Jun 2015

Libya: UN presents warring parties with draft unity proposal

  The UN’s special envoy to Libya has handed the country’s rival governments a draft proposal for forming a unity government. It’s seen as one of the last hopes to stop fighting and bring stability. Talks in Morocco on Monday … Continued

4th Jun 2015

Germany: Chaos breaks out at Merkel’s press conference with al-Sisi

  Angela Merkel has praised Egypt’s peace efforts in the Middle East following a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi [Photo] in Berlin. The pair’s press conference was shut down after it descended into chaos. The news conference hosted … Continued

17th May 2015

Egypt: Morsi death sentence criticized abroad

  Egypt has come under criticism overseas for the death sentence handed to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi [photo above]. The penalty was over Morsi’s role in a mass jailbreak that toppled his predecessor. A number of countries and at … Continued

5th May 2015

Burundi: 3 killed, 45 injured in protests against president’s third term

[Photo: President Pierre Nkurunziza] BUJUMBURA, (Xinhua): Three protesters were Monday shot dead and 45 others injured when police used tear gas and live ammunition against demonstrators opposed to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term. The protests have entered their second week. … Continued

30th Apr 2015

Egypt: 136 people jailed, 68 released over violence charges

[Archive photo] CAIRO,  (Xinhua) : Egyptian courts handed on Wednesday 126 citizens various sentences, acquitted 13 and released 68 over violence and terrorism charges. Giza Criminal Court sentenced 71 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group to life in prison … Continued

28th Apr 2015

Libya: Television crew killed by Islamic State

  [File photo]   Five journalists who were members of a Libyan television crew are reported to have been found dead in the country’s east. “Islamic State” (IS) militants are suspected of carrying out the killings. “Islamic State” (IS) militants … Continued

22nd Apr 2015

Egypt: Amnesty, Brotherhood reject ‘sham’ Morsi sentence

  Amnesty International and supporters of Egypt’s deposed president, Mohammed Morsi, have slammed the 20-year jail sentence against him. Lawyers for the prosecution, however, said they had expected a murder conviction. A Cairo court on Tuesday sentenced Morsi to 20 … Continued

1st Apr 2015

US: Obama unblocks military aid for Egypt

  President Obama has approved sending twelve fighter jets, 20 Harpoon missiles and 125 tank kits to Egypt, the White House has said. The military aid had been suspended after the army seized power in Cairo in 2013. Washington decided … Continued

22nd Mar 2015

Libya: Fighting rages as uncertainty looms over peace talks

  [Fire brigades after Tripoli airstrikes]   Libya’s internationally-recognized government has carried out airstrikes on multiple targets in Tripoli, which is controlled by a rival administration. A UN envoy has warned the ongoing unity talks in Morocco might fail. Saqer … Continued

2nd Mar 2015

Egypt: Court lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”

    An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a “terrorist” group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood … Continued

1st Mar 2015

Egypt sentences 4 Brotherhood members to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death and 14 leading members to life in prison, over charges of inciting violence that led to the killing of protesters demonstrating outside the group’s headquarters in 2013. Muslim … Continued

25th Feb 2015

Egypt acquits Mubarak-era ministers as Sisi widens security crackdown

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday acquitted a former prime minister and an ex-interior minister of corruption charges in a retrial, the latest reversal of verdicts against officials who served under dictator Hosni Mubarak. Ex-premier Ahmed Nazif [photo above] … Continued

16th Feb 2015

Libya: Egypt launches strikes IS targets after Christian killings

  Egyptian warplanes have hit “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Libya. The airstrike came hours after the jihadists posted a video online purportedly showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian hostages. A spokesman for Egyptian Armed Forces General … Continued

16th Feb 2015

Egypt puts Mursi on trial over Qatar links

    An Egyptian court put ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi on trial on Sunday on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Mursi, … Continued

5th Feb 2015

Libya: 16 soldiers killed, 38 injured in clashes

    Sixteen Libyan soldiers were killed and 38 wounded in clashes around an eastern Islamist stronghold and close to a key oil terminal, military officials said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, four Libyans were killed and three Philippine nationals along with … Continued

5th Feb 2015

Egypt: 230 Activists get life sentences

  An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Ahmed Douma along with 229 other anti-Mubarak activists to life in prison on Wednesday after the court held hearings for 269 people connected to “the cabinet headquarters events” of December 2011, judicial sources … 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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