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Turkey: Six refugees die as boat capsizes off Turkish coast
28th Jul 2017

Turkey: Six refugees die as boat capsizes off Turkish coast

By Göksel Kayseri and Tezcan Ekizler IZMIR, Turkey (AA): The bodies of six refugees, including women and children, were recovered late Thursday after a boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean cost, the Turkish coast guard confirmed.Two woman and four children died … Continued

Saudi soldier killed near Yemen border
27th Jul 2017

Saudi soldier killed near Yemen border

By Zakaria al-Kamali   SANA’A (AA): Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday the death of one of its soldiers in clashes with Houthi [Ansar Allah] rebels near its southern border with Yemen. “The dead soldier belonged to ground forces as he was … Continued

India: Hindu mob brutally assaults Muslim family on the train
15th Jul 2017

India: Hindu mob brutally assaults Muslim family on the train

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): A Muslim family was brutally assaulted by a mob in a passenger train in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, one of the victims said. The incident took place on the Shikohabad-Kasgang passenger … Continued

Indonesia: President signs decree to ban “radical” groups
13th Jul 2017

Indonesia: President signs decree to ban “radical” groups

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, Indonesia (AA): Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has signed a decree giving his government powers to dismantle “radical” organizations amid prolonged sectarian conflict in the world’s most populous Muslim country. Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and … Continued

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Emotional scenes mark Srebrenica burials in Bosnia
12th Jul 2017

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Emotional scenes mark Srebrenica burials in Bosnia

By Talha Ozturk   SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AA): Thousands of people have gathered at a memorial center and cemetery in Potocari, eastern Bosnia, to mark the 22nd anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. The memorial center — just northwest of Srebrenica … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir shuts down, protests erupt
9th Jul 2017

Jammu & Kashmir shuts down, protests erupt

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): The disputed Jammu and Kashmir state on Saturday observed a complete shutdown to mark the first anniversary of the death of local militant commander, Burhan Wani. Fearing pro-independence protests and … Continued

Libya: 80 African migrants rescued off Libyan coast
9th Jul 2017

Libya: 80 African migrants rescued off Libyan coast

By Hamze Tekin, Zeynep Tufekci and Hacer Baser   TRIPOLI, Libya (AA): Eighty African migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya, a coast guard official said Saturday. Navy teams rescued the migrants, including 20 women and seven children from … Continued

Bangladesh: Rights watch says to stop enforced disappearances
7th Jul 2017

Bangladesh: Rights watch says to stop enforced disappearances

ANKARA, Turkey (AA): Bangladesh law enforcement agencies have illegally detained hundreds of people including opposition activists since 2013, and held them in secret without producing them before courts, according to a Human Rights Watch report on Thursday. Titled “‘We Don’t … Continued

Yemen: 10mn Yemeni children in need of assistance: UNICEF
5th Jul 2017

Yemen: 10mn Yemeni children in need of assistance: UNICEF

By Mohamed al-Samei   SANAA, Yemen (AA): Some 10 million children in Yemen are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF). In a statement posted on its official Facebook page, UNICEF’s Yemen office … Continued

Nigeria: Communal clashes leave 150 dead
5th Jul 2017

Nigeria: Communal clashes leave 150 dead

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): At least 150 people were killed and several thousand others displaced in communal clashes last week in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern Cross River state, an official of the state-run relief agency said Tuesday. “Between … Continued

Spain: 49 feared dead as migrant ship sinks in Alboran Sea
5th Jul 2017

Spain: 49 feared dead as migrant ship sinks in Alboran Sea

By Senhan Bolelli   MADRID (AA): Three survivors were found after a boat carrying 52 African immigrants sank early Wednesday in the Alboran Sea in the Mediterranean, authorities said. The survivors were sent to a hospital in Almeria suffering from … Continued

US: Alienation worries at US mosque amid Muslim travel ban
1st Jul 2017

US: Alienation worries at US mosque amid Muslim travel ban

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The Trump administration’s most recent attempt to curtail Muslim immigration is having a “counterproductive” effect on its stated goal – securing the nation, according to a top official at one of the nation’s largest … Continued

India: Indian PM finally decries mob lynching against Muslims
30th Jun 2017

India: Indian PM finally decries mob lynching against Muslims

By Shuriah Niazi NEW DELHI (AA): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday warned cow vigilantes against indulging in violence in the name of cow protection after large number of demonstrations against the violence.. This is the first time that … Continued

US sets new visa rules for 6 Muslim countries
29th Jun 2017

US sets new visa rules for 6 Muslim countries

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA): The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria that require a “close” family or business relation in the U.S. for visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries, according to The Associated Press. The action comes … Continued

Pakistan: Death toll in oil tanker fire rises to 157
27th Jun 2017

Pakistan: Death toll in oil tanker fire rises to 157

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): The death toll in Sunday’s oil tanker blast in northeastern Pakistan has shot up to 157 as 17 more people succumbed to their injuries at hospitals, officials and local media reported on Monday, … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: 2 Kashmiris killed in gunbattle with Indian soldiers
26th Jun 2017

Jammu & Kashmir: 2 Kashmiris killed in gunbattle with Indian soldiers

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): Two suspected militants were killed and three Indian soldiers were injured during an overnight clash at a school in Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, according to Indian … Continued

UK: Police battle violent protesters in East London
26th Jun 2017

UK: Police battle violent protesters in East London

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): Riot police responded late Sunday to a violent protest as demonstrators erected barricades and set fires to roads near the Forest Gate police station. The disturbance followed a Black Lives Matter protest after … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian army chief dares Kashmiri protesters to shoot
29th May 2017

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian army chief dares Kashmiri protesters to shoot

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): An Indian Army chief on Sunday has said he wished Kashmiri protesters pick up guns instead of rocks, to provide the Indian army with a better excuse to retaliate. Civilian … Continued

Iraq: 105 civilians killed in US airstrike in Mosul
26th May 2017

Iraq: 105 civilians killed in US airstrike in Mosul

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): At least 105 civilians were killed when a U.S. airstrike hit an explosive-laden building in western Mosul that Daesh was using as a sniper nest, the U.S. acknowledged Thursday. The announcement follows a coalition … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Four Kashmiri militants, three Indian soldiers killed in clashes
22nd May 2017

Jammu & Kashmir: Four Kashmiri militants, three Indian soldiers killed in clashes

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): Four militants and three Indian soldiers were killed in a two day lon Sundayg gunbattle close to the de facto border between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, … 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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