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

10th May 2015

UK: Arrests made at anti-Conservatives protest in London

  An anti-austerity demonstration in London has ended in scuffles with police and 17 arrests. Protestors took to the streets following British Prime Minister David Cameron’s re-election. What began as a peaceful demonstration on Saturday ended in violent confrontations, with … Continued

9th May 2015

Saudi cease-fire in Yemen to begin on May 12

[Photo: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) news conference with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh March 5, 2015]   Saudi Arabia has announced a five-day humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen starting from next … Continued

8th May 2015

US appeals court rules NSA bulk metadata sweep illegal

  A US court has ruled that the NSA has exceeded the scope of its mandate by collecting data from millions of Americans’ phone calls. The practice was brought to light by exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden. The ruling handed down … Continued

6th May 2015

France: Lawmakers vote for sweeping powers to spy on citizens

[Photo: French Parliament]   French lawmakers have approved a new law that gives the state extensive powers to spy on citizens. The bill has been criticized by civil libertarians, but gained wider support in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo … Continued

5th May 2015

UN condemns Saudi attacks on Yemen

  The UN has asked the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to stop its strikes on airports in Yemen. The bombings hinder the delivery of aid and humanitarian personnel, the organization has said. The United Nations condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s … Continued

3rd May 2015

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes used illegal cluster munitions

[Generic photo of air force dropping illegal cluster bombs]   Beirut, (HRW): Credible evidence indicates that the Saudi-led coalition used banned cluster munitions supplied by the United States in airstrikes against Houthi forces in Yemen, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. … Continued

2nd May 2015

Yemen: Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes, officials say

[Archive Photo: civilian destruction in Sana’a ] By Hakim Almasmari and Melissa Gray, CNN   Sana’a, (CNN): A series of Saudi airstrikes hit a hospital and medical camp in southwestern Yemen on Friday, killing at least 58 civilians and injuring … Continued

2nd May 2015

US: Obama says people deserve the truth on Freddie Gray’s death

  The people of Baltimore deserve the truth, US President Barack Obama said Friday. His statement came hours after the state prosecutor announced that six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s [photo above] death were being charged. US President Barack Obama said … Continued

1st May 2015

Pakistan: New Hajj application asks: ‘Are you Shia?’

    By Zahid Gishkori ISLAMABAD, (Tribune): Confirming that the conditions had been forward by Saudi Arabia, government officials responsible for making Hajj arrangements said, “Saudi Arabia will not entertain any Hajj application from aspirants that fail to specify whether … Continued

1st May 2015

US: Hundreds protests Gray case in Philadelphia

  In downtown Philadelphia, hundreds of protestors are marching through the streets over the Freddie Gray case. Police have said no curfew will be imposed as long as the demonstration remains peaceful. Live images from the northeastern city, which lies … Continued

30th Apr 2015

Australia: UN condemns Australia for deporting Muslim scholar to Iran

  AUSTRALIA violated the rights of an Iranian man forced from the country he had lived in for 16 years over vague national security concerns, a UN watchdog said. Australia’s decision to deny Mansour Leghaei a permanent visa “constituted arbitrary … Continued

30th Apr 2015

UN suspends aid worker for leaking CAR sex abuse case

  The UN has suspended an aid worker believed to have leaked information about a sexual abuse investigation to French authorities. The case implicates French soldiers stationed in the Central African Republic. On Wednesday, details emerged of an investigation being … Continued

30th Apr 2015

US: Protests across US over Baltimore police custody death

  There have been marches in a number of US cities and Baltimore to protest the death in police custody of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 of a fatal but unexplained spinal injury. In Washington, a … Continued

29th Apr 2015

US: Baltimore curfew amid reports of protests in Ferguson

  A curfew enforced following two days of riots in the US city of Baltimore has been largely followed. Social media users and local media, however, have reported protests reignited violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Authorities imposed the emergency seven-hour at … Continued

28th Apr 2015

US: ‘Thugs’ ransack Baltimore on heels of peaceful protests for Gray

  A state of emergency is in place in Baltimore after unrest erupted to coincide with the funeral of Freddie Gray. Local officials have attributed the violence to opportunistic “thugs.” Tensions remained high on the streets of Baltimore into Tuesday … 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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