Uganda: President woos voters at Kampala mosque
13th Feb 2016

Uganda: President woos voters at Kampala mosque

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is wooing Muslim voters with a promise to look into the case of 14 incarcerated Muslims. Addressing a congregation during Friday prayers at the National Old Kampala mosque, Uganda’s senior … Continued

Egyptian doctors protest alleged police brutality
13th Feb 2016

Egyptian doctors protest alleged police brutality

By Mahmoud Gharib CAIRO (AA): Thousands of Egyptian doctors attended an emergency Doctors’ Syndicate meeting in Cairo on Friday to discuss police brutality against medical personnel. More than 4,000 doctors, who arrived from across the country, were joined by members … Continued

Nigerian Shia Muslims reject ‘secret trials’
12th Feb 2016

Nigerian Shia Muslims reject ‘secret trials’

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria’s Shia Muslim community has rejected what it calls a “secret trial” of 191 people detained over a Dec. 12 stand-off between protestors and the army. Human Rights Watch has estimated that at least … Continued

Thailand: Thai forces seize insurgent camp in southern jungle
11th Feb 2016

Thailand: Thai forces seize insurgent camp in southern jungle

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Thai security forces have overrun a well-organized insurgent camp hidden in the jungles of the country’s troubled Muslim south and arrested one rebel after a brief clash, local media reported Thursday. A commander … Continued

Syria: Number of besieged Syrians larger than UN estimates
10th Feb 2016

Syria: Number of besieged Syrians larger than UN estimates

WASHINGTON (AA) — More than 1 million Syrians live in besieged areas, much more than previous UN estimates, a new report revealed Tuesday. The Siege Watch report, released jointly by the Netherlands-based nonprofit PAX and the Washington-based Syria Institute, has … Continued

Syria: Russian airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Aleppo
5th Feb 2016

Syria: Russian airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Aleppo

By Halit Suleyman   ALEPPO,  (AA): Twenty-five civilians were killed and another 60 injured Thursday when Russian warplanes struck six districts in Aleppo northern city, Syrian Civil Defense said. Mohamed Yehia, official of Syrian Civil Defense in the city, told … Continued

UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges
5th Feb 2016

UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges

LONDON (AA) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed Thursday a London conference for generating in excess of $10 billion in pledges to aid the Syrian people. The single-day Syrian Donors Conference — jointly hosted by Britain, Germany, Norway, Kuwait … Continued

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey
30th Jan 2016

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey

CANAKKALE (AA) – Ten people, including five children, drowned off Turkey’s western coast Saturday, the Turkish Coast Guard said, in what is the latest loss of refugees in the region. Their boat was heading for Lesbos, one of the main … Continued

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules
29th Jan 2016

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules

BERLIN (AA) – Chancellor Angela Merkel and coalition partners agreed on Thursday to make changes in asylum law with the goal of reducing the number of refugees coming to Germany. Vice Chancellor and Social Democrat Party (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel … Continued

Turkey: Seven die as boat sinks off western Turkey
28th Jan 2016

Turkey: Seven die as boat sinks off western Turkey

By Sinan Ozmus, Ali Balli   MUGLA, (AA) – Seven refugees, including children, have drowned in the Aegean Sea after their boat sank, according to official sources. The Turkish Coast Guard said that the boat, which left from western province … Continued

UK: PM slammed for ‘bunch of migrants’ jibe
28th Jan 2016

UK: PM slammed for ‘bunch of migrants’ jibe

By Busra Akin Dincer LONDON (AA) – U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire for his choice of language about migrants during a parliamentary spat with the country’s opposition leader.   Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the … Continued

Turkey:  Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey
27th Jan 2016

Turkey: Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey

By Bahri Aikk, Suat Deniz   ISTANBUL (AA) – At least four people, including three children, drowned Tuesday in the Aegean Sea after their boat sank off the Didim district of the western Turkish province of Aydin. While patrolling that … Continued

Egypt: 3 killed, 37 arrested on 5th Egypt uprising anniversary
26th Jan 2016

Egypt: 3 killed, 37 arrested on 5th Egypt uprising anniversary

CAIRO (AA) – The fifth anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 popular uprising on Monday saw the arrest of 37 protesters and the death of three people at the hands of security forces, according to a local human rights activist. Ezzat Ghoneim, … Continued

Thailand:  Muslim HR appointee raises plight of disappeared
26th Jan 2016

Thailand: Muslim HR appointee raises plight of disappeared

By Max Constant BANGKOK (AA) – Twelve years after her husband was forced into a waiting car, never to be seen again, a newly elected Muslim member of Thailand’s human rights commission says she has made the fight against such … Continued

Egypt: 1,370 Brotherhood members’ assets frozen since 2013
25th Jan 2016

Egypt: 1,370 Brotherhood members’ assets frozen since 2013

By Mohamed Sabry   CAIRO (AA) – Egyptian authorities have frozen the assets of 1,370 members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group since late 2013, according to an Egyptian official. Ezzat Khamis, the head of a government-appointed committee tasked with … Continued

India: Jammu Kashmir locked down on eve of India’s Republic Day
25th Jan 2016

India: Jammu Kashmir locked down on eve of India’s Republic Day

[Photo: Earlier, protestors cover themselves as Indian policemen fires a teargas towards protesters after the funeral ceremony of Shakir Ahmad of Hizbul Mujahideen, on the trees in Pulwama, some 30 kilometers from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir … Continued

Yemen: Saudi led strikes in Saada wound dozens, kill six, incl ambulance driver
24th Jan 2016

Yemen: Saudi led strikes in Saada wound dozens, kill six, incl ambulance driver

MSF: At around 4pm local time yesterday afternoon, 21 January, the ambulance service of the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-supported Al Gomhoury Hospital in Saada governorate, Yemen, was hit by an airstrike, killing one Ministry of Health staff member. … Continued

Greece: Forty-five die in Aegean refugee boat disasters
23rd Jan 2016

Greece: Forty-five die in Aegean refugee boat disasters

By Bahri Asik and Mehmet Hatipoglu   KOMOTINI, (AA) : At least 45 people have died after three boats carrying refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Friday. The Greek Coast Guard recovered the bodies of 34 people, including 11 children … Continued

Uganda agrees to fresh probe into 1979 Muslim massacre
17th Jan 2016

Uganda agrees to fresh probe into 1979 Muslim massacre

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): The Ugandan government has finally agreed to investigate the murders of 67 Muslims massacred 37 years ago. “The government has set up a team to carry out a thorough verification exercise of all the … Continued

US: 8 civilians killed in strikes in Syria, Iraq
16th Jan 2016

US: 8 civilians killed in strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (AA) – American warplanes have killed at least eight civilians and injured three others in Iraq and Syria between last April and July, a US CENTCOM report said Friday. However, the U.K.-based Syrian Network for Human Rights reports 125 … 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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