Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy
24th Sep 2016

Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy

CAIRO (AA): The death toll now stands at 166 after a boat carrying undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast earlier this week, a local official said Saturday. Mutubas district Mayor Abdul Sattar said security forces and fishermen have recovered … Continued

European Court of Human RIghts rejects Dutch soldiers prosecution for Srebrenica genocide
23rd Sep 2016

European Court of Human RIghts rejects Dutch soldiers prosecution for Srebrenica genocide

BELGRADE, Serbia (AA): The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg Thursday rejected an appeal for Dutch commanders to be prosecuted for failing to prevent the deaths of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. Relatives of three victims of … Continued

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast
22nd Sep 2016

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast

By Mohamed Mahmoud   CAIRO (AA): Dozens of people drowned after a boat carrying hundreds of undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast, Egyptian officials announced Wednesday. “At least 29 people died and another five were injured after their boat … Continued

UN ready to resume aid delivery in Syria
22nd Sep 2016

UN ready to resume aid delivery in Syria

NEW YORK (AA):The United Nations announced Wednesday its aid convoy is ready to move forward with deliveries inside Syria after it was suspended following a deadly attack two days ago. Jens Laerke, spokesperson for United Nations humanitarian office, said part … Continued

Syria: US alleges Russia responsible for raid on aid convoy
21st Sep 2016

Syria: US alleges Russia responsible for raid on aid convoy

WASHINGTON (AA):The U.S. holds Russia responsible for an airstrike that targeted a UN aid convoy, regardless if Moscow or Damascus carried it out, the White House said Tuesday. “In any event, we hold the Russian government responsible for airstrikes in … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes on water well kill 30 civilians in Sana’a
14th Sep 2016

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes on water well kill 30 civilians in Sana’a

By Zakaria al-Kamali   SANA’A (AA): Saudi-led airstrikes on a water well north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa [Sana’a] have killed 30 people, the UN human coordinator for Yemen has said. Jamie McGoldrick said 17 people, including first responders and … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: 2 more civilians killed by Indian army amid unrest
11th Sep 2016

Jammu & Kashmir: 2 more civilians killed by Indian army amid unrest

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir, India (AA): Two more civilians were killed by the Indian armed forces Saturday, further raising tensions ahead of Eid al-Adha in the disputed Indian-held Kashmir The region has been the scene of unrest … Continued

World ‘ignoring Bangladeshi executions’
9th Sep 2016

World ‘ignoring Bangladeshi executions’

By Tayfun Salci   LONDON (AA): The international community — with the notable exception of Turkey — is standing silent as opposition figures in Bangladesh are being abducted and killed, the son of one of the country’s leading dissents has … Continued

Turkey: New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf
28th Aug 2016

Turkey: New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf

By Orhan Onur Gemici   ANKARA (AA): Female police officers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a new ruling published on Saturday. Turkey’s Official Gazette carries a new rule … Continued

India: Kashmiri independence leader arrested
27th Aug 2016

India: Kashmiri independence leader arrested

By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI (AA): Indian police on Friday arrested a leading Kashmiri independence leader, his party said. Meanwhile at least 19 students have been blinded by Indian security officers. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was seized Friday afternoon outside … Continued

India: India defends crackdown, killing of protesters in Kashmir
26th Aug 2016

India: India defends crackdown, killing of protesters in Kashmir

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir (AA): The Indian-backed chief minister of Indian-held Kashmir on Thursday defended recent civilian killings by Indian forces, saying that protesters were a small minority who had attacked police stations and army camps. “Did … Continued

Italy rescues 534 refugees, 5 bodies recovered
20th Aug 2016

Italy rescues 534 refugees, 5 bodies recovered

By Barıs Seckin   ROME (AA): The Italian Coast Guard said it rescued Thursday over 530 refugees and recovered bodies of five others in the Channel of Sicily. A total of 534 refugees were rescued during 11 different operations ongoing … Continued

Kashmir: Nighttime ban added to curfew restrictions, 66 killed
19th Aug 2016

Kashmir: Nighttime ban added to curfew restrictions, 66 killed

SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir (AA): The Indian government has added a ban on movement during nighttime hours to an ongoing 41-day curfew in Kashmir. Meanwhile, killings blamed on Indian forces have continued with villagers in the southern Kashmiri settlement of Khrew … Continued

Yemen: 11 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on MSF hospital
16th Aug 2016

Yemen: 11 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on MSF hospital

By Zekeriyya al-Kemali   SANAA (AA): At least 11 people were killed and 19 others injured late Monday in Yemen in a Saudi-led airstrike that hit a hospital operated by the medical charity group Doctors Without Borders. The group, also … Continued

Germany: German court bans Erdogan video call to anti-coup rally
31st Jul 2016

Germany: German court bans Erdogan video call to anti-coup rally

ANKARA (AA): Germany’s highest court late Saturday upheld a ruling to ban Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from addressing via video call a planned anti-coup rally in Cologne. The decision by the Federal Constitutional Court came after Cologne police prevented … Continued

Pakistan: Hindu youth murdered amid communal riots
28th Jul 2016

Pakistan: Hindu youth murdered amid communal riots

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): A Hindu youth has been killed and another injured in Pakistan amid inter-communal riots, police said Wednesday. The youth was killed by angry mobs in the remote Dharki district of the populous Sindh province, … Continued

Syria:160 civilians killed by US-led airstrikes in N Syria
20th Jul 2016

Syria:160 civilians killed by US-led airstrikes in N Syria

ALEPPO/WASHINGTON (AA): At least 160 civilians were killed Tuesday in airstrikes carried out by U.S.-led coalition warplanes in northern Syria’s Daesh-held town of Manbij, according to local sources. The airstrikes targeted a group of civilians trying to flee clashes in … Continued

Bahraini court dissolves main Shia Muslim group
18th Jul 2016

Bahraini court dissolves main Shia Muslim group

By Ahmed al-Masri   DOHA (AA): A Bahrain court on Sunday ordered the country’s main Shia Muslim group dissolved and its assets seized. The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments said the ruling to dissolve Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society … 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

UK: May must continue support for care leavers, says Bernardo’s
13th Jul 2016

UK: May must continue support for care leavers, says Bernardo’s

By Hamed Chapman London, (The Muslim News): New Prime Minister, Theresa May, must ensure care leavers get same support as teens with parents, says Britain’s largest charity for vulnerable children and young people. “Young people who’ve grown up in care … 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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