US: Trump wins Indiana as Cruz drops US presidential bid
4th May 2016

US: Trump wins Indiana as Cruz drops US presidential bid

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump won the Indiana primary Tuesday, all but assuring him the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race. “It is a … Continued

French Muslim party to contest by-election
15th Apr 2016

French Muslim party to contest by-election

STRASBOURG,  (AA) – A senior member of France’s Turkish-Muslim Equality and Justice Party (PEJ) has told Anadolu Agency that an upcoming May 22 by-election will be used as preparation for the country’s general election in 2017. PEJ chair Sakir Colak … Continued

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethnic tensions escalate in Mostar, ‘most divided’ city
2nd Apr 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethnic tensions escalate in Mostar, ‘most divided’ city

By Kayhan Gul & Talha Ozturk   BELGRADE, Serbia (AA) – Ethnic tensions are beginning to rise again in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s historical city of Mostar as it edges close to local elections this year. The elections, if held in … Continued

US: Trump, Clinton win big on Super Tuesday
2nd Mar 2016

US: Trump, Clinton win big on Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AA) – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton won big on Super Tuesday while Sen. Ted Cruz took a critical state that he hopes will be vital in a looming showdown with the billionaire front-runner. Trump and Clinton … Continued

US: Trump wins South Carolina primary; Bush drops out of race
21st Feb 2016

US: Trump wins South Carolina primary; Bush drops out of race

SOUTH CAROLINA, (AA): Presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Saturday won the South Carolina Republican primary. Trump received 33 percent of the vote with 98 percent of the total counted. Following his victory in the New Hampshire primary earlier this month … Continued

US: Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary
10th Feb 2016

US: Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primary

WASHINGTON (AA) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday were declared winners of the New Hampshire primary. Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished second in the Republican race while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz followed in … Continued

US: Most Muslim voters plan to vote in presidential primaries
2nd Feb 2016

US: Most Muslim voters plan to vote in presidential primaries

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – Seventy-three percent of registered American Muslim voters say they will vote in this year’s presidential primary elections with 67 percent backing Democratic candidates, according to a survey published Monday. A little more … Continued

Myanmar welcomes first democratic gov’t in 50 years
2nd Feb 2016

Myanmar welcomes first democratic gov’t in 50 years

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   NAY PYI TAW (AA) – Almost three months after the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in Myanmar’s national elections, its members finally took their seats in parliament Monday — row upon … Continued

US primaries: Cruz wins Iowa, Democrats in virtual tie
2nd Feb 2016

US primaries: Cruz wins Iowa, Democrats in virtual tie

WASHINGTON (AA) – Sen. Ted Cruz won big Monday night while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders were virtually tied in tightly contested races hours after Iowa caucuses concluded. While the Republican and Democratic contests were fiercely contested, the … Continued

Spanish PM gains minority, but no clear winner in elections
21st Dec 2015

Spanish PM gains minority, but no clear winner in elections

By Alyssa McMurtry   MADRID (AA) – Spanish voters delivered a knock-out punch to traditional Spanish politics in Sunday’s general elections, with the ruling government losing its majority and two new parties emerging in a long-running bipartisan system. The Popular Party, … Continued

Venezuela: Opposition defeats Maduro’s Socialists
8th Dec 2015

Venezuela: Opposition defeats Maduro’s Socialists

SAO PAULO (AA) — Venezuela’s opposition coalition ended more than 15 years of parliamentary control by President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialists after winning a majority of seats, authorities confirmed early Monday. More than 60 parties stood in the National Assembly vote, broadly split into two opposing groups — one led by … Continued

Burkina Faso: Voting begins in general election
30th Nov 2015

Burkina Faso: Voting begins in general election

OUAGADOUGOU,  (AA) – Voting in Burkina Faso’s general election has begun, with more than five million people headed to the polls. Voters are going to elect a new president from among 14 candidates as well as choosing MPs for the … Continued

Myanmar: Opposition confident of election victory
9th Nov 2015

Myanmar: Opposition confident of election victory

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): Senior officials in Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy were confident Monday of victory in a historic general election as unofficial results suggested huge gains for the party. Spokesperson Win Htein said the party … Continued

India: PM Modi’s BJP loses key state election
9th Nov 2015

India: PM Modi’s BJP loses key state election

By Mubasshir Mushtaq   MUMBAI, (AA): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday appeared set to lose elections in the key East Indian state of Bihar, according to early data released by the country’s official electoral … Continued

Myanmar: Fears remain over exclusions days before vote
5th Nov 2015

Myanmar: Fears remain over exclusions days before vote

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): With just three days to go before voters take to the polls in Myanmar, concerns continue to be raised about barriers to participation. When election officials released the final list of candidates to stand in the Nov. … Continued

Turkey: Erdogan’s party AKP wins majority seats
2nd Nov 2015

Turkey: Erdogan’s party AKP wins majority seats

ANKARA (AA): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the nation favored stability in Sunday’s general election. In remarks made to reporters in Istanbul Monday, Erdogan also expressed his gratitude. “National will favored stability on Nov. 1…I want to especially thank … Continued

Tanzania’s governing party to extend 54-year rule
29th Oct 2015

Tanzania’s governing party to extend 54-year rule

By Peter Saramba Ongiri   ARUSHA, (AA): While early results indicate that the party that has ruled Tanzania for 54 years will emerge as the official winner, several irregularities in Tanzanian archipelago Zanzibar have thrown a new twist to the … Continued

Canada: Liberals surge to stunning election win
20th Oct 2015

Canada: Liberals surge to stunning election win

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, (AA): Canada was a sea of red from coast to coast Monday as Justin Trudeau and his Liberals swept into power with a majority government. It was stunning reversal of the Liberals disastrous defeat in … Continued

Cambodia PM warns Muslims of danger of return to past
15th Oct 2015

Cambodia PM warns Muslims of danger of return to past

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH (AA): Cambodia’s leader has warned the country’s Muslim population of a dangerous return to the past if they don’t vote for his political party, in what has been seen as a very early move to court the Cham vote as he prepares for elections. The … Continued

UK: Jeremy Corbyn wins opposition leadership
13th Sep 2015

UK: Jeremy Corbyn wins opposition leadership

LONDON (AA): Britain’s opposition Labour Party took a decisive move towards the left on Saturday by electing a Jeremy Corbyn, who has never previously held a role in government. In a result that few observers would have predicted three months … 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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