Australia: Ousted Australian PM slammed for anti-Islam comments
10th Dec 2015

Australia: Ousted Australian PM slammed for anti-Islam comments

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE, (AA) – Australian politicians and Muslim leaders have struck back at former Prime Minister Tony Abbott after he called on the West to proclaim its “superiority” over Islam, condemning how such views fuel extremism across the board. … Continued

Philippines: Indonesian among dead Daesh-linked gunmen
28th Nov 2015

Philippines: Indonesian among dead Daesh-linked gunmen

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY,  (AA) – The Philippines’ military confirmed Saturday that an Indonesian national believed to be an expert bomb-maker was among eight suspected members of a Daesh-linked group killed in a clash earlier this week. The … Continued

Australia: Arrests, clashes at anti-Islam rallies across Australia
23rd Nov 2015

Australia: Arrests, clashes at anti-Islam rallies across Australia

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA) – A surge of anti-Islam sentiment swept across Australia on Sunday as protesters waving placards displaying slogans screaming “Say No to Sharia Law” and “Halal is Extortion” attended rallies nationwide organized by far-right wing group Reclaim Australia … Continued

Philippines: Grenade blast during festival injures 15
22nd Nov 2015

Philippines: Grenade blast during festival injures 15

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA) – Around 15 people were injured overnight when a grenade was thrown during a festival in the Southern Philippines, according to police and military — the fifth bombing incident in Central Mindanao in just two weeks. The explosion … Continued

New Zealand: 7 die in  helicopter crash
21st Nov 2015

New Zealand: 7 die in helicopter crash

MELBOURNE (AA) – Seven people have died in a helicopter crash while on a sightseeing trip over a New Zealand glacier. The seven — six of whom were tourists(four British and two Australian) tourists — were killed Saturday when the chopper … Continued

China: Death toll after landslide reaches 25
16th Nov 2015

China: Death toll after landslide reaches 25

BEIJING (AA): The death toll from a landslide that struck a village in rural China last week continued to rise Monday, with another nine corpses pulled from the rubble. State news agency Xinhua reported that 25 people were now confirmed dead … Continued

China: Dozens missing after deadly landslide in China’s east
14th Nov 2015

China: Dozens missing after deadly landslide in China’s east

BEIJING (AA): Four people were killed and 33 are still missing after a landslide hit a village in rural China. State news agency Xinhua reported local officials as saying early Saturday that only one survivor had so far been found, leading to fears for the safety of … Continued

Philippines: Wanted Abu Sayyaf leader killed in clash
8th Nov 2015

Philippines: Wanted Abu Sayyaf leader killed in clash

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): A notorious leader of an al-Qaeda-linked militant group was killed alongside a follower in a firefight in the Philippines’ Muslim south that left three soldiers wounded, according to the military Sunday. The commander … Continued

Australia: Report says race laws fail local Muslims
5th Nov 2015

Australia: Report says race laws fail local Muslims

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA): A report released Thursday by the Australian Human Rights Commission reveals that the Racial Discrimination Act has only a “limited” ability to protect Australian Muslims, because “religious identity” is not covered under the act. Conversely, Australian Jews — along with … Continued

China: Building collapse leaves 17 workers dead
31st Oct 2015

China: Building collapse leaves 17 workers dead

BEIJING (AA): Rescue work is continuing after a building collapsed in central China, killing 17 people and injuring 23. State news agency Xinhua reported Saturday that construction workers in Henan Province were attempting to lift the structure from its foundations at the time it fell. Rescuers are … Continued

Philippines: Fire kills 15 in Zamboanga City market
31st Oct 2015

Philippines: Fire kills 15 in Zamboanga City market

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY,  (AA): A fire at a market in the southern Philippines killed 15 people early Saturday, injured at least 11 others and razed over a hundred stores to the ground, officials said. Those who died were live-in vendors, stuck inside … Continued

Philippines: 3 Abu Sayyaf gunmen dead in shootout
26th Oct 2015

Philippines: 3 Abu Sayyaf gunmen dead in shootout

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA, (AA): Philippine government forces claim to have killed three gunmen belonging to an al-Qaeda-linked group in the troubled southern island province of Basilan. In a statement Sunday, the military said Joint Task Group Basilan encountered a group of 50 … Continued

UK not ignoring China’s human rights record
22nd Oct 2015

UK not ignoring China’s human rights record

LONDON (AA): British prime minister has rejected claims U.K. is overlooking difficult issues with China for the sake of stronger trade ties. Speaking on the second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the U.K. on Wednesday, Prime … Continued

Philippines: Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits north Philippines
19th Oct 2015

Philippines: Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits north Philippines

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY,  (AA): Thousands of people have been evacuated in the northern Philippines as Typhoon Koppu made landfall Sunday, destroying houses and knocking over trees and power lines. While no casualties were reported, the National Disaster … Continued

China: At least 10 miners trapped in east China
10th Oct 2015

China: At least 10 miners trapped in east China

BEIJING (AA): A gas explosion at a coal mine in China’s eastern Jiangxi province has left at least 10 miners trapped, state media reported Saturday. State news agency Xinhua cited Jiangxi’s coal mine safety supervision department as saying the miners … Continued

Philippines: Filipino fishermen feared dead as storm moves to China
3rd Oct 2015

Philippines: Filipino fishermen feared dead as storm moves to China

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Seven fishermen were feared dead as a strong tropical storm exited the Philippines’ area od responsibility Saturday and headed toward south China. The Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in … Continued

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf blamed for bus blast in south
19th Sep 2015

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf blamed for bus blast in south

By Hader Glang & Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Philippine authorities have blamed a powerful bomb explosion that killed a girl and injured more than 30 other people in the country’s Muslim south on an al-Qaeda-linked militant group. The … Continued

China: Death toll from warehouse blasts rises to 158
1st Sep 2015

China: Death toll from warehouse blasts rises to 158

BEIJING (AA): The death toll from fatal explosions at a warehouse in a northern Chinese port city has risen to 158 while 15 people remain missing, with firefighters accounting for the majority of the victims. State news agency Xinhua cited … Continued

South, North Korea to hold urgent high-level talks
22nd Aug 2015

South, North Korea to hold urgent high-level talks

By Alex Jensen   SEOUL (AA): North and South Korea agreed to hold urgent talks at a border village Saturday in a move to try to defuse the latest tensions. Yonhap news agency reported that the South’s National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin and … Continued

Philippines: 15 Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed in clashes
20th Aug 2015

Philippines: 15 Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed in clashes

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): At least 15 Abu Sayyaf gunmen and a soldier were killed and seven others were wounded in an encounter with government troops in the predominantly Muslim island province of Sulu in the southern Philippines on Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, … 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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