16th Mar 2015

Vanuatu struggling to asses scale of devastation after cyclone

  [Photo: Unicef]   Officials in Vanuatu are struggling to assess the scale of devastation after Cyclone Pam slammed into the remote archipelago over the weekend. Aid agencies warn it could take days to distribute urgently needed supplies. Authorities on … Continued

14th Mar 2015

Vanuatu: Cyclone Pam devastation amid fears of large death toll

  Relief workers are set for a large-scale relief operation after huge Cyclone Pam wrought havoc in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Officials say the storm may have been one of the worst ever in the region. Dozens of … Continued

11th Mar 2015

Philippines: 25 killed in S Philippine skirmishes

  MANILA, (Xinhua): Twenty-five people, including two soldiers and 23 Muslim militants, have been killed in the series of firefights in southern Philippine province of Maguindanao since late Tuesday afternoon, the military said Wednesday. The intense fighting occurred in areas … Continued

8th Mar 2015

Philippines: 4 killed in Southern Philippines clash

    [Bangsamoro freedom fighters]   COTABATO CITY, (Xinhua): Government forces killed at least four members of Muslim rebels on Saturday as they intensified the all-out-offensive in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao, military said on Sunday. Lt. Col Willy … Continued

15th Feb 2015

Japan offers $15m in aid to fight terrorism

  [Photo: Japan PM Shinzo Abe]   Japan, reeling from the murder of two nationals by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremists, will offer an extra $15 million in aid to fight terrorism in Middle East and … Continued

29th Jan 2015

Australia cafe siege victim killed by police bullet fragments

An inquest into the siege at a Sydney cafe in December has found that one of two hostages who died was hit by police bullet ricochets. The second victim was killed by the gunman responsible for taking the hostages. The … Continued

26th Jan 2015

Philippines: 30 police commandos killed in clash with MILF rebels

  MANILA, (Xinhua, AP): At least 30 Philippine policemen were killed in a gunbattle with alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the south province of Maguindanao in the biggest single-day … Continued

20th Jan 2015

Philippines: 11 killed, 4 injured in N Philippines wall collapse

    [Archive photo]   MANILA, (Xinhua): Eleven people were killed and four others were injured as a concrete wall of an under-construction warehouse collapsed in northern Philippines of Bulacan on Monday afternoon, a local official said. The incident occurred … Continued

18th Jan 2015

Japan pledges $2.5b in non-military aid to Middle East

  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday $2.5 billion in non-military aid for the Middle East as he launched a regional tour. In a speech in Cairo, Abe also pledged $200 million in non-military assistance for countries affected by … Continued

17th Jan 2015

China: 21 dead, 1 missing after boat capsizes in east China

    [The wreckage of capsized tug boat “Wanshenzhou 67” (C) is lifted from the Yangtze River near Jingjiang, east China’s Jiangsu Province] NANJING, (Xinhua): A total of 21 people were confirmed dead, while another remains missing, after a tugboat … Continued

16th Jan 2015

China: Over 20 missing after boat sinks in Yangtze River

  [Photo: Rescuers salvage the wreck after a tug boat sank in the Yangtze River in east China’s Jiangsu Province (Xinhua/Shen Peng)]   NANJING, (Xinhua): By Friday morning, rescuers have rescued three passengers on board a tug boat that sank … Continued

1st Jan 2015

China: Shanghai stampede on New Year’s Eve kills dozens

    [Photo: A local official introduces the condition of the victims at Shanghai Changzheng Hospital in Shanghai, east  (Xinhua/Liu Ying)]   At least 35 people have been killed in a stampede in the Chinese city of Shanghai on New … Continued

29th Dec 2014

China: Beijing scaffold collapse kills 10, injures 4

  [Photo taken by a mobile phone shows entrance to Tsinghua High School where a scaffold collapsed, in Beijing, (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)]     BEIJING, (Xinhua): Ten people were killed and four were injured following a scaffold collapse in a Beijing school on Monday … Continued

26th Dec 2014

US agrees trilateral intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea & Japan

  [Photo: South Korea military]   South Korea, the US and Japan have agreed to sign a rare trilateral intelligence-sharing pact. The aim of the alliance is to better cope with North Korea’s increasing nuclear and missile threats. According to … Continued

23rd Dec 2014

North Korea: Internet returns after disruptions

Reuters, AFP  North Korea has been experiencing trouble with Internet connectivity. The outages occurred amid an ongoing row over a cyber attack on Sony and President Barack Obama’s vow for retaliation. By early Tuesday, Internet accessibility had returned in North … Continued

21st Dec 2014

US stands by accusations of North Korea cyber-attack involvement

  The US has reasserted its claim that North Korea was responsible for hacking attacks on the movie studio Sony Pictures. The remarks came in response to Pyongyang’s call for a joint probe. The US White House said on Saturday … Continued

19th Dec 2014

Australia: Eight children stabbed to death

  [Photo: Police comfort a woman near an address in the suburb of Manoora, where at least eight victims have been stabbed to death in Cairns, Australia.CLEO FRASER/EPA]   SYDNEY, (Xinhua): Eight children aged 18 months to 15 years old … Continued

15th Dec 2014

Australia: Police clear Martin Place after gunman holds hostages at Lindt Chocolat Cafe

    [A screenshot of tactical police as hostages leave the Lindt cafe. Photo: Channel Seven] By Megan Levy, Patrick Begley Five hostages have fled the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Martin Place, hours after a gunman first holed himself up … Continued

13th Dec 2014

Indonesia: Death toll of landslide rises to 17

  JAKARTA, (Xinhua): Rescuers had found 17 corpses and suspended searching for the 91 missing persons after Friday’s landslides buried dozens houses in Banjarnegara district of Central Java due to heavy downpours, official said here Saturday. The natural disaster also … Continued

7th Dec 2014

Philippines: Hagupit blows through Philippines, a million displaced

  A powerful typhoon continues to lash the Philippines. Hagupit slammed into the archipelago Saturday, bringing heavy rain and packing sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 170 kilometers per hour. Media reported scattered injuries … 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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