China: 40 dead in collapse at plant during construction
24th Nov 2016

China: 40 dead in collapse at plant during construction

By Fuat Kabakci   BEIJING (AA): At least 40 people have been killed and an undetermined number remain trapped after a platform of a power plant’s cooling tower collapsed during construction in eastern China. State news agency Xinhua reported that … Continued

Taiwan: Muslims treated as equals in Taiwan, says Imam
21st Oct 2016

Taiwan: Muslims treated as equals in Taiwan, says Imam

By Mehmet Ozturk   TAIPEI, Taiwan (AA): The Imam of Taipei’s Grand Mosque has claimed that Muslims are treated as equals in the small self-ruled island nation, although he says they lack the numbers to get financial support. In an … Continued

China: Death toll from collapsed buildings rises to 22
11th Oct 2016

China: Death toll from collapsed buildings rises to 22

By Mahmut Atanur   BEIJING (AA) – The death toll from the collapse of four residential buildings in an industrial district of the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang has risen to 22. State news agency Xinhua reported that rescuers pulled … Continued

Australian politician targets Muslims on parl’t return
15th Sep 2016

Australian politician targets Muslims on parl’t return

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE, (AA): A divisive right-wing politician has made her first speech to Australia’s parliament in 20 years, but whereas in 1998 Asians were the subject of her venom, Wednesday she targeted Muslims. The 62-year-old — who … Continued

Kyrgyzstan: Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan attacked with car bomb
31st Aug 2016

Kyrgyzstan: Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan attacked with car bomb

By Nezir Aliyev   BISHKEK, (AA): A suicide car bomber crashed into the gates of the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the bomber and wounding three people. The vehicle exploded after travelling around 50 meters into … Continued

Philippines: Muslim rebels tasked to combine for peace
29th Jul 2016

Philippines: Muslim rebels tasked to combine for peace

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The new Philippines president’s peace guru has said he expects rival Muslim rebel factions to come together to craft a new law to implement a two-year-old agreement to end four decades of fighting … Continued

Japan: At least 19 killed in knife attack near Tokyo
26th Jul 2016

Japan: At least 19 killed in knife attack near Tokyo

By Todd Crowell   TOKYO (AA): Police are investigating a knife attack at a facility for the disabled that killed 19 and seriously injured many others west of Tokyo, in the largest case of mass murder in Japan’s modern history. … Continued

Philippines: 33 breakaway rebels killed in Muslim south
17th Jul 2016

Philippines: 33 breakaway rebels killed in Muslim south

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The Philippines’ military announced Sunday that 33 members of breakaway rebel group were killed in four days of fighting in a troubled majority Muslim southern province. Col. Lito Sobejana, 601st Brigade commander, said … Continued

Philippines: Muslims voice backing for Duterte peace policy
15th Jul 2016

Philippines: Muslims voice backing for Duterte peace policy

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Muslim human rights groups and peace advocates have reiterated their support Thursday for President Rodrigo Duterte’s peace policy, while warning of security forces’ past rights violations in the Muslim south. The leader of … Continued

China: 237 dead in weeks-long flooding
15th Jul 2016

China: 237 dead in weeks-long flooding

By Mahmut Atanur   BEIJING (AA): Weeks of heavy rainfall and flooding have left more than 230 people dead in China while 93 others remain missing, state media reported Friday. At least 237 fatalities were recorded after more than 1,508 … Continued

Philippines: Muslim ex-rebels agree on common roadmap
30th Jun 2016

Philippines: Muslim ex-rebels agree on common roadmap

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY (AA): Leaders of two former Muslim rebel groups agreed Wednesday to promote a common roadmap for peace in the conflict-ridden southern Philippines ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. The chairman of the … Continued

Philippines’ Muslim south prepares for Ramadan
5th Jun 2016

Philippines’ Muslim south prepares for Ramadan

By Hader Glang & Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Islamic authorities in the southern Philippines are preparing to observe the moon Sunday to determine when Muslims should start fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. A religious authority for … Continued

Philippines: Filipino Muslims stress need for autonomy law on south
21st May 2016

Philippines: Filipino Muslims stress need for autonomy law on south

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Leaders in the Philippines’ Muslim south have objected to suggestions by an ally of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte that a stalled autonomy bill for the region may be overridden by plans to introduce a … Continued

Philippines peace process may center on federalism plan
20th May 2016

Philippines peace process may center on federalism plan

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): A stalled bill on the Philippines’ Muslim south may be overridden by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to grant regions autonomy through federalism, his pick for House Speaker said Thursday. Pantaleon Alvarez, the incoming … Continued

Japan quakes leave 28 dead, nearly 2,000 injured
16th Apr 2016

Japan quakes leave 28 dead, nearly 2,000 injured

By Todd Crowell   TOKYO (AA) – At least 19 people were confirmed dead Saturday after a second strong earthquake rocked southwestern Japan, where nine others were killed in an earlier temblor. This brings to total number of people killed … Continued

Japan: Strong quake leaves 9 dead, 800 injured
15th Apr 2016

Japan: Strong quake leaves 9 dead, 800 injured

TOKYO (AA) – At least nine victims were confirmed dead and more than 800 others injured Friday following a strong earthquake in southwestern Japan that collapsed houses and resulted in the evacuation of around 44,000 people. Kyodo news agency reported … Continued

Philippines: 10 Indonesians abducted from boat in south
30th Mar 2016

Philippines: 10 Indonesians abducted from boat in south

By Hader Glang & Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): A militant group has demanded a ransom of around $1 million for the release of 10 Indonesians whose vessel was hijacked off the southern Philippines, officials said Tuesday. Indonesia’s National … Continued

Australia: 50,000 protest against offshore detention
21st Mar 2016

Australia: 50,000 protest against offshore detention

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA): Coordinated rallies in 16 cities and towns across Australia on Sunday attracted tens of thousands of people demanding that the government “stop the war on refugees”. Protesters, including church groups, community organizations, students, families … Continued

Philippines: Gunman fires on extremism conference
2nd Mar 2016

Philippines: Gunman fires on extremism conference

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA, (AA) – Two Saudi men are reported to have been injured when a gunman opened fire on a symposium on extremism in a university in the Philippines south late Tuesday. Among the injured were reported … Continued

Philippines: Congress fails in sealing peace with Muslims
29th Feb 2016

Philippines: Congress fails in sealing peace with Muslims

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The government’s chief adviser to a peace process with the country’s one-time largest Moro rebel group admitted Sunday that there is huge disappointment over Congress’ failure to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law … 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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