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

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian forces fire at crowds at Kashmiri boy’s funeral
9th Oct 2016

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian forces fire at crowds at Kashmiri boy’s funeral

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir (AA): The killing of a 12-year-old boy by Indian troops in Kashmir led to clashes at his funeral on Saturday. Junaid Akhoon was killed Friday during clashes between security forces and pro-independence protesters … Continued

Turkey: Muslim leaders warn Al-Aqsa Mosque ‘is in danger’
8th Oct 2016

Turkey: Muslim leaders warn Al-Aqsa Mosque ‘is in danger’

By Ilker Girit   ISTANBUL (AA): More than 500 Muslim leaders and clerics from 30 countries met in Istanbul on Friday to warn that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site that is located in Jerusalem, was in danger. The … Continued

Nigeria: Kaduna State outlaws main Shia Muslim group
8th Oct 2016

Nigeria: Kaduna State outlaws main Shia Muslim group

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS,  (AA) – Nigeria’s Kaduna state has outlawed the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Friday, in a step the government said was necessary to keep public peace. Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to governor Nasir el-Rufai of … Continued

US: Majority of refugess into America are Muslims
6th Oct 2016

US: Majority of refugess into America are Muslims

WASHINGTON (AA): Muslim refugees constitute nearly half of all refugees admitted to the U.S. in 2016, a new study revealed Wednesday. “A total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of … Continued

Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy
24th Sep 2016

Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy

CAIRO (AA): The death toll now stands at 166 after a boat carrying undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast earlier this week, a local official said Saturday. Mutubas district Mayor Abdul Sattar said security forces and fishermen have recovered … Continued

European Court of Human RIghts rejects Dutch soldiers prosecution for Srebrenica genocide
23rd Sep 2016

European Court of Human RIghts rejects Dutch soldiers prosecution for Srebrenica genocide

BELGRADE, Serbia (AA): The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg Thursday rejected an appeal for Dutch commanders to be prosecuted for failing to prevent the deaths of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. Relatives of three victims of … Continued

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast
22nd Sep 2016

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast

By Mohamed Mahmoud   CAIRO (AA): Dozens of people drowned after a boat carrying hundreds of undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast, Egyptian officials announced Wednesday. “At least 29 people died and another five were injured after their boat … Continued

UN ready to resume aid delivery in Syria
22nd Sep 2016

UN ready to resume aid delivery in Syria

NEW YORK (AA):The United Nations announced Wednesday its aid convoy is ready to move forward with deliveries inside Syria after it was suspended following a deadly attack two days ago. Jens Laerke, spokesperson for United Nations humanitarian office, said part … Continued

Syria: US alleges Russia responsible for raid on aid convoy
21st Sep 2016

Syria: US alleges Russia responsible for raid on aid convoy

WASHINGTON (AA):The U.S. holds Russia responsible for an airstrike that targeted a UN aid convoy, regardless if Moscow or Damascus carried it out, the White House said Tuesday. “In any event, we hold the Russian government responsible for airstrikes in … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes on water well kill 30 civilians in Sana’a
14th Sep 2016

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes on water well kill 30 civilians in Sana’a

By Zakaria al-Kamali   SANA’A (AA): Saudi-led airstrikes on a water well north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa [Sana’a] have killed 30 people, the UN human coordinator for Yemen has said. Jamie McGoldrick said 17 people, including first responders and … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: 2 more civilians killed by Indian army amid unrest
11th Sep 2016

Jammu & Kashmir: 2 more civilians killed by Indian army amid unrest

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir, India (AA): Two more civilians were killed by the Indian armed forces Saturday, further raising tensions ahead of Eid al-Adha in the disputed Indian-held Kashmir The region has been the scene of unrest … Continued

World ‘ignoring Bangladeshi executions’
9th Sep 2016

World ‘ignoring Bangladeshi executions’

By Tayfun Salci   LONDON (AA): The international community — with the notable exception of Turkey — is standing silent as opposition figures in Bangladesh are being abducted and killed, the son of one of the country’s leading dissents has … Continued

Turkey: New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf
28th Aug 2016

Turkey: New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf

By Orhan Onur Gemici   ANKARA (AA): Female police officers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a new ruling published on Saturday. Turkey’s Official Gazette carries a new rule … Continued

India: Kashmiri independence leader arrested
27th Aug 2016

India: Kashmiri independence leader arrested

By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI (AA): Indian police on Friday arrested a leading Kashmiri independence leader, his party said. Meanwhile at least 19 students have been blinded by Indian security officers. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was seized Friday afternoon outside … Continued

India: India defends crackdown, killing of protesters in Kashmir
26th Aug 2016

India: India defends crackdown, killing of protesters in Kashmir

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir (AA): The Indian-backed chief minister of Indian-held Kashmir on Thursday defended recent civilian killings by Indian forces, saying that protesters were a small minority who had attacked police stations and army camps. “Did … 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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