Nigeria: Court orders release of Nigerian Shia Muslim head, wife
3rd Dec 2016

Nigeria: Court orders release of Nigerian Shia Muslim head, wife

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): A court on Friday ordered the release of Nigeria’s top Shia leader and his wife, saying that government holding them in a protective custody for nearly a year is contrary to the nation’s laws. … Continued

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown
25th Nov 2016

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): A United Kingdom-based Rohingya organization has called on the United Nations and international community for urgent action in pressing Myanmar’s government to lift all restrictions on humanitarian aid in western Rakhine State. … Continued

UK group delivers Rohingya petition to Myanmar embassy
23rd Nov 2016

UK group delivers Rohingya petition to Myanmar embassy

LONDON (AA): A U.K.-based pressure group has delivered a thousands-strong petition to Myanmar’s London embassy calling on the country’s government to confront the crisis plaguing the Rohingya minority. Burma Campaign U.K. said Tuesday it delivered 3,164 signatures on a petition … Continued

Myanmar again urged to allow Rakhine rights abuse probe
17th Nov 2016

Myanmar again urged to allow Rakhine rights abuse probe

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): An international rights group called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to immediately allow independent monitors and journalists to verify reports of mass destruction and other rights abuses in western Rakhine State. The army-run Myawaddy … Continued

Myanmar: US urges Govt to prevent violence in Rakhine; 70 Rohingya Muslims killed
16th Nov 2016

Myanmar: US urges Govt to prevent violence in Rakhine; 70 Rohingya Muslims killed

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. on Tuesday urged the government of Myanmar to do more to stem violence in western Rakhine state where nearly 70 Rohingya Muslims have been killed by security forces in the past … Continued

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by security forces during religious procession
15th Nov 2016

Nigeria: Shia Muslims killed by security forces during religious procession

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): At least nine people were killed when security forces opened fire on Shia Muslim pilgrims in northwest Nigeria on Monday, police and the Shia organization Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) told Anadolu Agency. Kano … Continued

Myanmar reports more fatal clashes in Rakhine
14th Nov 2016

Myanmar reports more fatal clashes in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar’s military has killed at least 28 suspected attackers during fresh fighting in troubled Rakhine State, according to official media Monday. Since last month’s fatal attacks on police, dozens of people — including … Continued

Bahrain: Prince of Wales inaugurates ‘military base’ in Bahrain
12th Nov 2016

Bahrain: Prince of Wales inaugurates ‘military base’ in Bahrain

By Ahmed al-Masry   MANAMA (AA):  Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and British counterpart Prince Charles this week inaugurated a new “facility” for Britain’s Royal Navy in Bahrain’s Salman Military Port, according to reports in Bahrain’s official … Continued

US military: Airstrikes killed 64 civilians in Iraq, Syria in past year
10th Nov 2016

US military: Airstrikes killed 64 civilians in Iraq, Syria in past year

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA) The U.S. military said Wednesday that 24 of its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have killed 64 civilians and injured eight others in the past year. “Sometimes civilians bear the brunt of military action … Continued

Yemen: 60 people were killed in Saudi led airstrike on prison
31st Oct 2016

Yemen: 60 people were killed in Saudi led airstrike on prison

By Zakaria al-Kamali   SANA’A (AA):  Over 60 of people were reportedly killed and many injured on Saturday in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a prison compound in western Yemen. Hours before the strikes in Al Hudaydah, at … Continued

Myanmar: Int’l Rohingya Muslim groups need urgent help in Rakhine
28th Oct 2016

Myanmar: Int’l Rohingya Muslim groups need urgent help in Rakhine

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun   ANKARA (AA) – Rohingya advocacy groups worldwide are calling for an international push to allow humanitarian aid to get through to western Rakhine State and stem what they refer to as the mass starvation of … Continued

US-led coalition undercounting civilian deaths, hundreds killed
27th Oct 2016

US-led coalition undercounting civilian deaths, hundreds killed

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition is significantly undercounting the number of civilians killed in airstrikes as it seeks to rout the extremist group in Syria, a report released Wednesday alleged. An investigation by Amnesty International … Continued

Myanmar urged to probe new rights violations in Rakhine
26th Oct 2016

Myanmar urged to probe new rights violations in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): United Nations human rights experts have called on Myanmar to address growing reports of violations in western Rakhine State after areas housing the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority were torched following fatal attacks on … Continued

Turkey: 30 migrants rescued overnight from boat in Aegean
21st Oct 2016

Turkey: 30 migrants rescued overnight from boat in Aegean

By Hanife Erdinc   CANAKKALE, Turkey (AA): Thirty foreigners were rescued by the Coast Guard after their motorboat broke down overnight Wednesday in the northern Aegean Sea off Canakkale’s Ayvacik district, a Coast Guard security source said. The source, who … Continued

Myanmar military detains 11 more for Rakhine attacks
20th Oct 2016

Myanmar military detains 11 more for Rakhine attacks

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): A further 11 people have been arrested in military clearance operations in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State following raids on police outposts earlier this month in which nine officers died. Two of those held … Continued

Thailand: Arrests of 48 students from south worry Thai Muslims
16th Oct 2016

Thailand: Arrests of 48 students from south worry Thai Muslims

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA): Thai Muslim organizations have denounced a series of recent “arbitrary arrests” by Bangkok police of youths from the country’s insurgency-plagued south, after information emerged earlier this month of an alleged bomb plot, local media … Continued

Myanmar Muslims condemn fatal attacks in Rakhine
15th Oct 2016

Myanmar Muslims condemn fatal attacks in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Muslims in Myanmar have condemned recent fatal attacks on police station outposts in troubled western Rakhine State which the government has blamed on a little-known extremist group. About 40 people — including nine … Continued

Nigerian police ‘open fire’ on Shia Muslim Ashura procession
13th Oct 2016

Nigerian police ‘open fire’ on Shia Muslim Ashura procession

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Nine people were killed as police opened fire on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria’s north on Wednesday, a spokesman for the group said. Harun El-Binawi, from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), told … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens of Shia Muslim group members held
11th Oct 2016

Nigeria: Dozens of Shia Muslim group members held

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Dozens of members of a Nigerian Shia organization were arrested when they embarked on a peaceful religious rally Monday in northwestern Kaduna state, a representative of the group said in a statement. Islamic Movement … Continued

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims
11th Oct 2016

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Police have tightened security in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State after three people were killed in a clash Monday as troops hunted for a group who stormed police border points Sunday killing nine police … 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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