30th Apr 2015

US: Japanese PM Abe makes historic speech to US Congress

  Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has addressed both houses of the US Congress (photo above) making him the first Japanese prime minister in history to do so. In his speech he offered “eternal condolences” for Japan’s actions in World War II. … Continued

17th Apr 2015

Australia: Toowoomba mosque fire: ‘God forgive them,’ Islamic leader says

  [Photo: Inside the fire-ravaged Toowoomba mosque. Photo: The Toowoomba Chronicle]   By Jorge Branco [Sydney Morning Herald]: A Toowoomba mosque suffered extensive damage after another suspected arson attack early Friday morning. Toowoomba’s mayor has condemned the suspected arson attack … Continued

16th Apr 2015

Australia: Muslim woman who was being verbally abused on Sydney train defended

[Video still of a woman who carried on with a racist tirade against a Muslim woman on a Sydney train. Picture: Facebook / Stacey Eden Source: Facebook] WHEN Stacey Eden saw a Muslim woman being subjected to vicious verbal attack … Continued

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

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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