Germany: PEGIDA  rally in Cologne ends in violence
10th Jan 2016

Germany: PEGIDA rally in Cologne ends in violence

BERLIN (AA) – German police used water cannon and pepper spray to end a violent protest of the anti-immigration PEGIDA movement in Cologne on Saturday.   Around 1,700 followers of the PEGIDA movement rallied near the central train station to … Continued

Syria: 23 people die of starvation in besieged Madaya
7th Jan 2016

Syria: 23 people die of starvation in besieged Madaya

[Photo: Syrian civil defense team members hold banners as they gather to protest for civilians who starved to death in Madaya, on January 6, 2016 in Aleppo, Syria. Photographer: Beha el-Halebi] Esra Kaymak, Mahmoud Barakat DAMASCUS (AA) – Twenty-three people … Continued

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief
7th Jan 2016

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief

[Photo: Motiur Rahman Nizami] Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, (AA): The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party on Wednesday condemned a court decision to uphold the death penalty against its party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami. Acting party chief Maqbul Ahmed and acting secretary-general Shafiqur Rahman issued … Continued

US transfers 2 more Gitmo prisoners to Ghana
7th Jan 2016

US transfers 2 more Gitmo prisoners to Ghana

[Photo: Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the watchful eyes of Military Police at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during in-processing to the temporary detention facility on Jan. 11, 2002. Photographer: Shane T. … Continued

Turkey: 36 die as refugee craft sinks off Agean Sea
6th Jan 2016

Turkey: 36 die as refugee craft sinks off Agean Sea

BALIKESIR, (AA): At least 36 people drowned off Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast when an inflatable boat carrying refugees sank early Tuesday, the Turkish Coast Guard said. A search-and-rescue effort was launched after the boat capsized off the coast of western … Continued

UN Security Council urges Iran to protect Saudi missions
5th Jan 2016

UN Security Council urges Iran to protect Saudi missions

NEW YORK (AA): The UN Security Council on Monday urged Iran to protect Saudi consular property and personnel in the country following a diplomatic row over the execution of a prominent Shia Muslim scholar. “The members of the Security Council … Continued

US: More than 30 killed by guns in US on New Year’s Day
3rd Jan 2016

US: More than 30 killed by guns in US on New Year’s Day

WASHINGTON (AA) – More than 30 people were killed by guns in the U.S. on the first day of the New Year, according to an online record of gun violence on Saturday. The revelation came as President Barack Obama prepared … Continued

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead
25th Dec 2015

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead

IZMIR,  (AA): At least twenty people, including 11 children, have drowned off the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. A wooden vessel carrying refugees sank early Thursday, according to the Turkish Coast Guard. Coast guard teams launched search-and-rescue efforts for the packed boat that … Continued

Yemen: Arab coalition blamed for most attacks on civilians
23rd Dec 2015

Yemen: Arab coalition blamed for most attacks on civilians

NEW YORK (AA) – A “disproportionate amount” of attacks on civilian areas in Yemen appears to have been carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, the UN human rights chief said Tuesday. Speaking at the UN Security Council’s first public meeting on Yemen … Continued

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast
16th Dec 2015

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast

IZMIR,  (AA): The bodies of two children, thought to be refugees, were found washed up on Turkey’s west coast on Tuesday, the coast guard said. They were wearing life jackets when they were found by fishermen near Cesme in the … Continued

Burundi tense as army confirms 87 deaths
14th Dec 2015

Burundi tense as army confirms 87 deaths

BUJUMBUR/ NAIROBI (AA) – The situation in Burundi remained tense on Sunday as the military confirmed that at least 79 anti-government protesters and eight soldiers were killed in clashes following a triple bomb attack in the capital Bujumbura on Friday. Army … Continued

Nigeria: Army kills 20 Shia Muslims, arrests Shia Muslim leader
14th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Army kills 20 Shia Muslims, arrests Shia Muslim leader

LAGOS,  (AA) – The Nigerian military has killed at least 20 Shia Muslims, including a senior Shia scholar, wife and son of head of Isalmic Movement. Sources say leader of the Movement, Sheikh Ibrahim al Zakzaky was arrested by the … Continued

Kenya: Corruption Kenya’s greatest enemy says Kenyatta
13th Dec 2015

Kenya: Corruption Kenya’s greatest enemy says Kenyatta

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI, (AA): Kenya’s greatest enemy is corruption, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Saturday as the country marked its republic day. In his address to thousands of people at the Nyayo National Stadium in the Kenyan capital … Continued

Myanmar gov’t accused of denying 12 Muslims fair trial
7th Dec 2015

Myanmar gov’t accused of denying 12 Muslims fair trial

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA):  An international human rights organization has slammed the Myanmar government for denying fair trial to 12 Muslim men accused of receiving training from a so-called “Myanmar Muslim Army”. Defense lawyers for the men along with security experts … Continued

Yemen: 9 wounded in Saudi-led coalition airstrike on MSF clinic
4th Dec 2015

Yemen: 9 wounded in Saudi-led coalition airstrike on MSF clinic

Yemen, (MSF): An airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition has hit a clinic in southern Yemen run by international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), wounding nine people, including two MSF staff. According to local sources, at … Continued

Burundi: Five people, one policeman killed in Bujumbura
3rd Dec 2015

Burundi: Five people, one policeman killed in Bujumbura

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AA) – Six people, including one police officer, were killed in the capital of Burundi, Bujumbura, on Wednesday, local officials said. A police officer was shot and killed in the urban area of Nyakabiga in Bujumbura, according to the spokesman of … Continued

US: At least 14 dead in California shooting
3rd Dec 2015

US: At least 14 dead in California shooting

NEW YORK (AA) – The suspects involved in the mass shooting that killed 14 people at a holiday party in a California community center have been identified, local media reported Thursday. The Los Angeles Times named the attackers as Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, … Continued

Turkey: 30 missing as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast
2nd Dec 2015

Turkey: 30 missing as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast

ANKARA (AA) – At least 30 people are missing after a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s western coast on Tuesday, the Coast Guard said. The boat, which was carrying around 35 people, had been heading for the Greek island of Chios … Continued

Guatemala: Six killed in Guatemalan prison massacre
1st Dec 2015

Guatemala: Six killed in Guatemalan prison massacre

By Sandra Cuffe   RIVAS, Nicaragua (AA) — At least 16 people were killed during a riot at a Guatemalan prison, officials confirmed Monday. “The current situation is the confirmation of 16 dead, one by firearm and the others by bladed … Continued

Egypt rounds up 38 Brotherhood members in fresh sweeps
30th Nov 2015

Egypt rounds up 38 Brotherhood members in fresh sweeps

CAIRO (AA) – Egyptian police have rounded up 38 members of the embattled Muslim Brotherhood group in fresh security sweeps, the Interior Ministry announced Sunday. In a statement, the ministry said that the Brotherhood members had been arrested over the … 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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