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

31st May 2015

UN firms stance as peacekeeper child sex abuse allegations grow

  The UN rights chief has urged France, Equatorial Guinea and Chad to investigate whether soldiers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic. The scandal has implicated UN’s peacekeeping mission to CAR. Rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein urged the … Continued

30th May 2015

Italy: Thousands of migrants rescued, 17 die

  The Italian coastguard says more than 4,000 migrants crossing from Africa to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday. But 17 corpses were also found. As many as 4,200 migrants were saved in 17 rescue operations in the … Continued

27th May 2015

German court to begin hearing in Yemen drone case

  A Cologne court is set to begin hearing a case regarding two Yemenis who were killed in a US drone attack in 2012. The complainants allege that Germany should not allow drone attacks to be steered from its territory. … Continued

27th May 2015

Switzerland: FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

  At least six top-ranking officials from soccer’s governing body have been taken into police custody in Switzerland. They are suspected of having accepted millions of dollars in bribes over a twenty-year period. Several high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested early … Continued

24th May 2015

US judge acquits white officer of killing black couple

  A US police officer who stood on the hood of a car and fired into the windshield, killing two unarmed black people, has been acquitted. A judge said he could not determine that the officer alone was responsible. A … Continued

22nd May 2015

Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees

[Photo: Mynewshub]   Myanmar leaders are to attend a regional conference on the migrant crisis next week. The decision comes as Malaysia begins search and rescue operations for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea. Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman … Continued

21st May 2015

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers

  Rights organization Amnesty International has accused Qatar of promising little and delivering less in terms of labor reforms ahead of the 2022 World Cup. More than a million migrants are working in construction. In a report published Thursday, Amnesty … Continued

21st May 2015

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya

[Photo: Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar leading to becoming refugees, The world looks on]   The US has announced its intentions to assist Indonesia and Malaysia in implementing their program to shelter Rohingya refugees. A US delegation is also … Continued

20th May 2015

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a

  Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa has been pummeled by Saudi-led airstrikes, two days after the expiry of a truce. Aid agencies say they have little time to deliver “desperately needed” food and medicines. Dozens of families fled homes in … Continued

20th May 2015

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore

[Photo: A Rohingya refugee woman holding a child cries as she stands on a drifting boat]   More than 350 migrants have come ashore in Indonesia after drifting for several weeks at sea with little food and water. Most of the … Continued

15th May 2015

Thai navy turns back boat carrying Rohingya Muslim migrants

  The Thai navy has pushed a boat with at least 300 migrants on board back out to sea – after giving them supplies. Authorities in Thailand have decided against a plan to set up official camps for the migrants. … Continued

12th May 2015

Germany ‘must do more to tackle xenophobia’

[Photo: Anti Islam demonstration in Cologne]   The human rights commissioner of the Council of Europe has called on the German government to step up efforts to fight xenophobia. Nils Muiznieks has said there are “clear signs” of increasing intolerance. … Continued

11th May 2015

EU ministers crackdown on Mediterranean traffickers

  EU defense ministers have discussed the sharing of intelligence about smugglers to prevent the flow of migrants. The EU wants a UN mandate to take effective action, and is about to present its case. Sunday’s meeting came the day … 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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