Thailand: No progress in peace talks on Thai Muslim south
30th Apr 2016

Thailand: No progress in peace talks on Thai Muslim south

By CS Thana   BANGKOK (AA) – Peace talks between Thailand’s military government and an umbrella group of insurgents operating in the country’s Muslim south have failed after the removal of a key government negotiator, according to local media Friday. … Continued

Syria: Russian warplanes attack field hospital, 30 dead
28th Apr 2016

Syria: Russian warplanes attack field hospital, 30 dead

By Halit Suleyman   ALEPPO, (AA): At least 30 people were killed and 62 others were injured Wednesday when a Russian warplane targeted a field hospital in Aleppo’s al-Sokkari neighborhood, a civil defense official said. Ibrahim Hajj Ibrahim, a civil … Continued

Greece: Protests broke out at refugee camp in Lesbos
27th Apr 2016

Greece: Protests broke out at refugee camp in Lesbos

By Magda Panoutsopoulou   ATHENS (AA) – Protests broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos during Tuesday’s visit of Greek Migration Minister Ioannis Mouzalas and his Dutch counterpart Klass Dijkhoff. Shouting “Freedom, freedom,” angry refugees … Continued

Germany: Thousands protest US-EU deal ahead of Obama visit
24th Apr 2016

Germany: Thousands protest US-EU deal ahead of Obama visit

LONDON (AA) – Thousands of protesters marched in the German city of Hannover against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – a free trade deal being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union. The rally that attracted 90,000 … Continued

Turkey: Davutoglu, Merkel, Tusk visit refugees in SE Turkey
24th Apr 2016

Turkey: Davutoglu, Merkel, Tusk visit refugees in SE Turkey

GAZIANTEP, (AA): Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Syrian refugees on Saturday in Turkey’s southeastern province of Gaziantep’s Nizip district. European Council President Donald Tusk and First Vice-President of EU Commission Frans Timmermans were also … Continued

Syria: Golan Heights will never be returned to Syria: Netanyahu
18th Apr 2016

Syria: Golan Heights will never be returned to Syria: Netanyahu

By Kaamil Ahmed   JERUSALEM (AA) – The occupied Golan Heights will never be returned to Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday. At the first-ever official Israeli meeting held within the occupied region itself, Netanyahu described the Golan … Continued

Jammu Kashmir on edge after Indian army kills civilians
14th Apr 2016

Jammu Kashmir on edge after Indian army kills civilians

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir, India (AA): The Jammu Kashmir region witnessed a complete shutdown Wednesday, a day after three civilians, including a 70-year-old woman, were killed by the Indian army. Hundreds of people defied a government-imposed curfew … Continued

Jordan: Police storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Amman
14th Apr 2016

Jordan: Police storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Amman

By Laith al-Junaidi   AMMAN, (AA) – Security forces on Wednesday raided the Amman headquarters of the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. Group spokesman Moath al-Khawaldah told Anadolu Agency that the move — for which he did not … Continued

Nigeria: Authorities admit mass burial of 350 Nigerian Shia Muslims
13th Apr 2016

Nigeria: Authorities admit mass burial of 350 Nigerian Shia Muslims

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Nearly 350 bodies were buried in a mass grave following clashes between the Nigerian army and Shia Muslims in northwest Kaduna state last December, an official said Tuesday. “In total, we buried 347 bodies … Continued

Macedonia: 300 injured as police fire on refugees
11th Apr 2016

Macedonia: 300 injured as police fire on refugees

By Vasiliki Mitsiniotou   ATHENS, Greece, (AA)  Around 300 people were injured Sunday when Macedonian police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades on refugees as they tried to break through the border fence with Greece, local media reported. … Continued

Myanmar: Muslim activists jailed on allegation of migration offenses
9th Apr 2016

Myanmar: Muslim activists jailed on allegation of migration offenses

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Two Muslim activists were sentenced Friday to two years prison on charges of contacting a blacklisted organization under Article 17 of Myanmar’s Unlawful Association Act. A court in Chanayetharzan Township in Mandalay, the … Continued

Thailand: Army attack in south puts peace talks in doubt
7th Apr 2016

Thailand: Army attack in south puts peace talks in doubt

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA): A suspected insurgent was killed early Thursday during a military operation in Thailand’s majority Muslim south, amid increasing skepticism about the credibility of ongoing peace talks between the military government and rebel groups. The … Continued

Turkey: First refugees returns arrive from Greece
5th Apr 2016

Turkey: First refugees returns arrive from Greece

ISTANBUL (AA) – The first refugees to be returned to Turkey under a deal with the EU arrived from the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday morning. An Anadolu Agency correspondent on the Greek island a few kilometers from the … Continued

Myanmar: New Myanmar minister scolded over ‘anti Muslim’ comment
4th Apr 2016

Myanmar: New Myanmar minister scolded over ‘anti Muslim’ comment

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Muslim officials in Myanmar jumped to the defense of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Sunday after its new religious affairs minister appeared to make comments detrimental to the country’s Muslims. The National … Continued

Thailand:  Junta to place ‘re-education camps’ in Muslim south
2nd Apr 2016

Thailand: Junta to place ‘re-education camps’ in Muslim south

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – The Thai junta is to place some of its “re-education training courses” in military camps in the Thai south — a region destabilized by a violent insurgency led by Malay Muslim groups. The … Continued

Australia: 50,000 protest against offshore detention
21st Mar 2016

Australia: 50,000 protest against offshore detention

By Jill Fraser   MELBOURNE (AA): Coordinated rallies in 16 cities and towns across Australia on Sunday attracted tens of thousands of people demanding that the government “stop the war on refugees”. Protesters, including church groups, community organizations, students, families … Continued

India: 2 killed, incl 13-year-old in suspected anti-Muslim hate crime
20th Mar 2016

India: 2 killed, incl 13-year-old in suspected anti-Muslim hate crime

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir (AA) – Two Muslim cattle-herders, including a 13-year-old boy, were reportedly hanged to death in the Lateher district of India’s eastern Jharkhand State in an attack some believe may have been religiously motivated. … Continued

UK: Thousands join refugee solidarity marches
20th Mar 2016

UK: Thousands join refugee solidarity marches

LONDON (AA): Thousands of people across the U.K. have attended a series of anti-racism marches to declare their support for refugees settling in the country. The marches in London, Glasgow and Cardiff, organized by the Stand Up to Racism group, … Continued

EU leaders agree on Turkey refugee deal
19th Mar 2016

EU leaders agree on Turkey refugee deal

BRUSSELS (AA): European Union leaders on Friday agreed with Turkey a refugee deal which will see the opening of a new chapter in the country’s accession process in exchange for sending back refugees entering Europe via Greece. Turkey’s Prime Minister … Continued

Germany: Merkel urges compromise in EU-Turkey talk
17th Mar 2016

Germany: Merkel urges compromise in EU-Turkey talk

BERLIN (AA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed Ankara’s proposals for deepening EU-Turkey cooperation to address the refugee crisis, and urged partners to compromise on a deal at a key summit this week. “The far-reaching proposals of Turkish prime … 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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