Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week
3rd Aug 2015

Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week

CAIRO (AA): Security forces have rounded up 19 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in fresh security sweeps, bringing the total number of group members detained over the past week to 200, according to Egypt’s Interior Ministry. In a statement … Continued

Myanmar: UN warns of increasing death toll in floods
2nd Aug 2015

Myanmar: UN warns of increasing death toll in floods

By Joshua Carroll YANGON, (AA): Forecasters warned Sunday that heavy monsoon rains wreaking havoc across Myanmar are set to continue for at least the next two days as rescuers remained unable to reach many villages in the country’s worst-hit areas. … Continued

France, UK seek to send Calais migrants back
31st Jul 2015

France, UK seek to send Calais migrants back

By Andrew Jay Rosenbaum ANKARA (AA): After more than 1,500 migrants attempted to storm trains using the underground rail link between Great Britain and France this week, both countries are moving to end the chaos at Eurotunnel’s terminal at Calais. The situation outside … Continued

Bosnia: 30 victims from Bosnian War buried in Prijedor
21st Jul 2015

Bosnia: 30 victims from Bosnian War buried in Prijedor

PRIJEDOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AA): The remains of 30 Bosniaks killed by Serb forces in the Prijedor area of northwestern Bosnia in 1992 were buried Monday after their bodies were located in different mass graves, and identified. “Today is a day that illustrates the traitorous … Continued

Bangladesh court orders new war crimes death sentence
16th Jul 2015

Bangladesh court orders new war crimes death sentence

    By Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA,  (AA): A Bangladeshi special court has handed down the latest in a line of death sentences to a former political activist prosecuted for war crimes. On Thursday, the International Crimes Tribunal, a domestic court, found Forkan Malik guilty of … Continued

Bosnia: 136 Srebrenica genocide victims make last journey
10th Jul 2015

Bosnia: 136 Srebrenica genocide victims make last journey

[Photo: Relatives mourn near the coffins of the victims of Srebrenica massacre, in the old battery factory used as a base by the UN soldiers during the war, in Potocari on July 9, 2015, ahead of the mass burial of … Continued

Thailand: 90 Uighur Muslims ‘sent back’ to China
9th Jul 2015

Thailand: 90 Uighur Muslims ‘sent back’ to China

[People walk at the streets of Kashgar city, in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on July 08, 2015. Mahmut Atanur/Anadolu Agency]   By CS Thana and Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA): The Thai government confirmed Thursday that it had deported 90 … Continued

Nepal’s Christians, Muslims slam draft constitution
7th Jul 2015

Nepal’s Christians, Muslims slam draft constitution

[Nepalese walk at Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Ali Kemal Akan/ Anadolu Agency]   Deepak Adhikari KATHMANDU, Nepal (AA):  Nepali Christian and Muslim leaders have protested a draft of a long-delayed republican constitution for failing to honor pledges made by previous governments … Continued

Bosnia: Ban accepts UN failed Srebrenica victims
2nd Jul 2015

Bosnia: Ban accepts UN failed Srebrenica victims

[President of UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa (L), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) and Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to UN Mirsada Colakovic (R) stand in silence during commemoration ceremony for Srebrenica Genocide held at UN headquarters in New York, NY … Continued

Burundi: 10,000 refugees flee Burundi amid rising tensions
1st Jul 2015

Burundi: 10,000 refugees flee Burundi amid rising tensions

[Photo: Burundi refugees at the Mahama refugee camp, Rwanda./Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Thomas Conan/Creative Commons]   ANKARA (AA) : At least 10,000 refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before the government closed all its borders ahead of Monday’s legislative election, a statement by … Continued

UN gets claims of child abuse by peacekeepers in Africa
24th Jun 2015

UN gets claims of child abuse by peacekeepers in Africa

[Photo: UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA patrol on the streets after a Muslim man was burnt to death by a Christian mob on Tuesday, Bangui, Central Africa Republic on 9 October 2014. Photo: AA]   By Izabela Kuczynska NEW YORK (AA): The United … Continued

24th Jun 2015

UK online snooping against Pakistan ‘alarming’

[Photo: GCHQ. Photo by GCHQ]   By Hassan Belal Zaidi   ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Digital rights activists and lawmakers appear equally concerned by recent claims that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) gained access to Pakistan’s Internet Exchange under its computer network … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Germany releases Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt extradition case

  The Berlin state prosecutor’s office has confirmed the release of Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour. He had been remanded in custody by a German judge after being detained at a Berlin airport at Egypt’s request. “Thanks to people around … Continued

12th Jun 2015

Australia: PM sidesteps accusations of paying off people smugglers

  Australian Prime Minister Abbott [photo] as sidestepped accusations that officials paid the crew of a boat carrying 65 migrants to turn back to Indonesia. The move has been slammed by opposition parties and foreign governments. Australian Prime Minister Tony … Continued

11th Jun 2015

Saudi airport staff to be lashed for abusing Iranian boys

  Two Saudis who sexually harassed two Iranian teenagers have been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and four years in prison, a security official has said. The Iranians were on their way home after visiting Mecca. A criminal court in the … Continued

9th Jun 2015

BJP: Those opposing yoga should drown in ocean

[Photo:BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has said that those opposing yoga and ‘surya namaskar’ should either leave India or drown themselves in the ocean.]   Delhi, (Hindustan Times): BJP parliamentarian Yogi Adityanath waded into another potential controversy on Tuesday by saying that … Continued

5th Jun 2015

Libya: 441 illegal immigrants arrested

  [Photo: Illegal immigrants wait in a detention center in central Tripoli, Libya, on June 4 (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)]   TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): Libya’s security forces on Thursday arrested 441 African nationals planning to illegally immigrate to Europe, according to Tripoli security sources. Murad … Continued

2nd Jun 2015

South Sudan expels UN aid coordinator

  The United Nations has announced the expulsion of one of its deputies from South Sudan. Authorities have offered no official explanation, but the UN has pointed to the aid coordinator’s critique of the government. The South Sudanese government has … Continued

1st Jun 2015

US police officers kill more than two people a day

[File photo]   US police have reportedly shot and killed 385 people over the past five months, a rate of more than two per day, reports the Washington Post. The figure is much higher than typical federal counts. The analysis … Continued

1st Jun 2015

EU mission rescues 5,000 migrants in three days

  The EU’s border-control agency has said that some 5,000 migrants have been plucked from the Mediterranean Sea over the past three days. The Frontex rescue mission Triton also recovered the bodies of 17 would-be migrants. An Italian coast guard … Continued


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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