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

South Sudan: 213 killed in fighting in Juba
11th Jul 2016

South Sudan: 213 killed in fighting in Juba

By Parach Mach   JUBA, South Sudan (AA): Fighting in South Sudan’s capital continued Sunday as forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar clashed for the third day in a row. 213 people have been killed … Continued

India: Deadly clashes stoke Kashmiri fury
11th Jul 2016

India: Deadly clashes stoke Kashmiri fury

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir (AA): As the death toll has risen in Kashmir, so has the fury that has mounted by the hour and spread throughout the disputed Himalayan region in the wake of the killing of … Continued

India: Indian forces kill 11 protesters in occupied Kashmir
10th Jul 2016

India: Indian forces kill 11 protesters in occupied Kashmir

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir (AA): At least 11 civilians have been killed and over 100 others wounded in several separate incidents of Indian security forces opening fire on protesters in southern parts of Indian-held Kashmir since Friday … Continued

US on edge after police killings
9th Jul 2016

US on edge after police killings

  NEW YORK (AA) – The U.S. is reeling Friday from a week of violence that started with fatal police-involved shootings of black men and ended in a coordinated attack on police in Dallas that killed five officers. “We are … Continued

Bosnia-Serbia tensions rise ahead of Srebrenica event
7th Jul 2016

Bosnia-Serbia tensions rise ahead of Srebrenica event

By Talha Ozturk   BELGRADE, Serbia (AA):  A fresh dispute between Serbia and Bosnia has broken out ahead of the anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide on July 11. At the urging of NGOs, a group of 11 Serbian lawmakers … Continued

US: Tensions rising after black man killed by police
7th Jul 2016

US: Tensions rising after black man killed by police

NEW YORK (AA) – The governor of Louisiana said Wednesday that he has “very serious concerns” about the fatal shooting of a black man by police in Baton Rouge that has set off civil rights protests in the city. John … Continued

Libya: 16 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libyan coast
3rd Jul 2016

Libya: 16 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

By Heysel el-Mahzi   BIN GIRDAN, (AA): Sixteen Tunisian migrants are feared dead after a boat with nearly 30 people on board capsized off the Libyan coast Saturday, a local source said. “The boat carrying 28 Tunisian migrants left the … Continued

Nigerian army frees over 5,000 people from Boko Haram
27th Jun 2016

Nigerian army frees over 5,000 people from Boko Haram

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS (AA): The Nigerian army said on Sunday it had “liberated over 5,000 people” from several northeastern villages where they had been held by Boko Haram militants. “Troops of 21 Brigade and Civilian JTF [Joint Task … 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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