Philippines: Fighting between Moro groups kills 25
15th Aug 2017

Philippines: Fighting between Moro groups kills 25

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): At least 25 people have been killed in fighting between Moro armed men and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao. Twenty of the fatalities are … Continued

Philippines: Military kills terrorists in gunfights
10th Aug 2017

Philippines: Military kills terrorists in gunfights

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Philippine military forces continued their offensive against Daesh-linked terror groups in Marawi on Thursday, the military said. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson for the Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command, told Anadolu Agency at … Continued

Philippines: Fire destroys 200 mainly Muslim homes in Basilan province
31st Jul 2017

Philippines: Fire destroys 200 mainly Muslim homes in Basilan province

  More than 1,000 mostly Muslim families homeless By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA) – A mysterious early Sunday fire destroyed 200 homes in a village on the Island of Malamawi, in the southern province of Basilan. The fire … Continued

Philippines: Muslim-only ID discriminatory, military says
11th Jul 2017

Philippines: Muslim-only ID discriminatory, military says

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): A proposed identification system for Muslims is discriminatory, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Monday. Authorities want identification for “everyone, not just a certain sector of the society”, according to military … Continued

Philippines: Militant head to leave Marawi, held by militants, if MILF intervenes
28th Jun 2017

Philippines: Militant head to leave Marawi, held by militants, if MILF intervenes

By Roy Ramos and Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Abdullah Maute, one of the brothers leading militants holed up in Marawi, is willing to leave the city if the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) intervenes. The MILF and … Continued

Philippines: Quake damages 30 houses, 2 mosques in Mindanao
13th Apr 2017

Philippines: Quake damages 30 houses, 2 mosques in Mindanao

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): A strong earthquake hit parts of southern Mindanao island on Wednesday, damaging at least 30 houses, two mosques, some commercial buildings, a school and several roads, local authorities said. According to the … Continued

China: Media: 5 dead in attack in Xinjiang
29th Dec 2016

China: Media: 5 dead in attack in Xinjiang

By Tevfik Durul   BEIJING (AA): Chinese police have shot dead three suspects that authorities say killed two people in an attack on a government compound in the troubled northwestern Xinjiang region, according to state media. Official news agency Xinhua … Continued

US: Japanese PM’s Hawaii visit: A “historic gesture”
28th Dec 2016

US: Japanese PM’s Hawaii visit: A “historic gesture”

By Todd Crowell   TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Pearl Harbor, Hawaii — the site of the Dec. 7, 1941 surprise Japanese aircraft carrier attack that launched World War II. It made for a neat bookend to … Continued

Philippines: 12 hurt in blast during Christmas Eve mass
25th Dec 2016

Philippines: 12 hurt in blast during Christmas Eve mass

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): At least 12 people have been injured after a grenade exploded outside a Catholic church during Christmas Eve mass in the Philippines’ troubled south. Fr. Jay Virador of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, … Continued

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

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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