Iraq: More than 300 children contract COVID-19 strain
25th Feb 2021

Iraq: More than 300 children contract COVID-19 strain

Ali Jawad   BAGHDAD (AA): Iraq’s health minister said Wednesday that hundreds of children have contracted a new variant of the coronavirus. “More than 300 children under the age of 14 years have been infected with the new strain since … Continued

Palestine: Israeli bars entry of COVID-19 vaccines to Gaza Strip
16th Feb 2021

Palestine: Israeli bars entry of COVID-19 vaccines to Gaza Strip

By Salam Abu Sharar   RAMALLAH (AA): Israel has barred the entry of 2,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine sent by the Health Ministry to the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Alkaila confirmed Monday. Alkaila said the ministry holds … Continued

Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine effective against UK, SA strains
9th Feb 2021

Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine effective against UK, SA strains

(AA & The Muslim News): The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is effective against the South African and British variants of the virus, the companies announced Monday, They cited a study published in the journal Natural Medicine that said the vaccine elicits … Continued

Bangladesh sees 9-month lowest daily Covid-19 deaths
30th Jan 2021

Bangladesh sees 9-month lowest daily Covid-19 deaths

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): Bangladesh on Friday registered seven COVID-19 deaths, the lowest daily fatalities in the pandemic since May 6, with signs of a down trend in overall infections amid the cold weather. The South Asian … Continued

UK: Govt must work with communities in vaccine roll-out, says Starmer
27th Jan 2021

UK: Govt must work with communities in vaccine roll-out, says Starmer

By Hamed Chapman London, (The Muslim News): Labour Leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has called on the Government to work “side-by-side with communities” to ensure an equal roll-out of the vaccine. “Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities have suffered enormously during … Continued

World faces ‘catastrophic moral failure’ over Covid-19 vaccines
19th Jan 2021

World faces ‘catastrophic moral failure’ over Covid-19 vaccines

By Peter Kenny GENEVA (AA): At least 49 higher-income countries have administered over 39 million jabs against COVID-19, but the World Health Organization chief warned Monday the planet is on the “brink of a catastrophic moral failure” in getting vaccines … Continued

WHO committee rules against Covid-19 vaccine passports
16th Jan 2021

WHO committee rules against Covid-19 vaccine passports

By Peter Kenny GENEVA (AA) – The key emergency committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that a lack of data on vaccine safety is a barrier to ensuring a quick and equitable global supply of vaccines and … Continued

UK: Exclusive: Khan urges PM to close places of worship as many mosques voluntarily close
10th Jan 2021

UK: Exclusive: Khan urges PM to close places of worship as many mosques voluntarily close

By Nadine Osman London, (The Muslim News): Places of worship in London should shut immediately due to the risks of Covid-19 infection, the Mayor of London has said. Sadiq Khan’s demand was made following the closing of most major mosques … Continued

Indonesia: Muslim body declares Chinese vaccine halal
10th Jan 2021

Indonesia: Muslim body declares Chinese vaccine halal

By Nicky Aulia Widadio JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): Indonesia’s top Muslim body on Friday declared China’s Sinovac vaccine for COVID-19 halal, or permissible under Islam. In a news conference, Asrorun Niam, the secretary of fatwa (Islamic decree) commission of Indonesian Ulema … Continued

UK authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
30th Dec 2020

UK authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s drug regulator, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA),  on Wednesday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in the UK, according to an official statement, making it the first nation to do so. Starting today … Continued

Founder of Covid-19 BioNTech vaccine says vaccine will be effective against new mutant virus
22nd Dec 2020

Founder of Covid-19 BioNTech vaccine says vaccine will be effective against new mutant virus

MAINZ, GERMANY, (AA): (DECEMBER 21, 2020) Anadolu Agency interviewed founder of German biotechnology company, BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, on whether their vaccine will be effective against the new variant of Covid-19 first found in Kent, England, on 21 December. He said … Continued

UK to roll out Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine next week
3rd Dec 2020

UK to roll out Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine next week

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA): The UK has become the first country to allow the use of the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine on the public after the country’s regulator clinically approved the jab on Wednesday. The vaccine, which provides 95% … Continued

UK: Covid-19 tier restriction system for regions in England announced
26th Nov 2020

UK: Covid-19 tier restriction system for regions in England announced

London, The Muslim News: Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has announced the Covid-19 tier restriction system for each local authority in England in the House of Commons which will apply from 2 December when the national lockdown ends. Majority of England … Continued

Palestinian lady invents smart machine to beat COVID-19
13th Nov 2020

Palestinian lady invents smart machine to beat COVID-19

By Salam Abu Sharar   GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): Soon after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, managing the entry of people to the workplaces appeared a big challenge. Many offices had to post special staff at their gates to ensure sterilization, … Continued

UK: Muslim leaders join calls to permit public worship during lockdown
5th Nov 2020

UK: Muslim leaders join calls to permit public worship during lockdown

By Hamed Chapman and Ahmed J Versi London, (The Muslim News): Muslim leaders have joined other national faith leaders in calling on the Government to permit public worship during the second national lockdown in England imposed to combat the Covid … Continued

Denmark: Mutated variety of coronavirus found in Danish mink
5th Nov 2020

Denmark: Mutated variety of coronavirus found in Danish mink

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): Denmark will kill its entire mink population after a mutated version of the coronavirus was found in the Nordic country, the prime minister said Wednesday. Mette Frederiksen said at a virtual news conference that … Continued

Exclusive: London Mayor wins EHCR approval for statutory inquiry into Covid-19 disparities
29th Oct 2020

Exclusive: London Mayor wins EHCR approval for statutory inquiry into Covid-19 disparities

By Hamed Chapman London, [The Muslim News]: The Mayor of London has succeeded in convincing the Equalities watchdog to undertake a statutory investigation on the issue of Covid-19 disparities. In a wide-ranging interview with The Muslim News Editor, Ahmed J … Continued

Pakistan makes masks mandatory as coronavirus cases climb
29th Oct 2020

Pakistan makes masks mandatory as coronavirus cases climb

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan made it compulsory Wednesday for citizens to wear face masks in public places in an effort to contain a fresh coronavirus outbreak. The government also announced the shutting of all parks and … Continued

UK: Johnson unilaterally imposes lockdown on Manchester
21st Oct 2020

UK: Johnson unilaterally imposes lockdown on Manchester

By Karim El-Bar   LONDON (AA): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in a Tuesday press conference that he would unilaterally move Greater Manchester into the highest level of novel coronavirus restrictions after failing to reach an agreement with local … Continued

India: 20 Muslims cleared of flouting virus rules
21st Oct 2020

India: 20 Muslims cleared of flouting virus rules

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI, India (AA): A court in western India Tuesday acquitted 20 members of a Muslim group who had been charged with violating the nationwide lockdown in April. The members of the Tablighi Jamaat, including 10 … 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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