Greece: Borders closed, children in refugee camp suffer
10th Mar 2016

Greece: Borders closed, children in refugee camp suffer

IDOMENI, (AA): Doctors in a refugee camp located in the northern Greek of town Idomeni, near the Macedonian border, are treating around 180 children per day, and they say that almost all the patients in the camp are children. Doctors … Continued

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader
9th Mar 2016

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): Bangladesh’s top court on Tuesday upheld a death sentence handed down against a member of the country’s largest Islamic party for alleged war crimes committed during the nation’s 1971 independence war. The court … Continued

Belgium: Cameron backs progress towards EU-Turkey refugee deal
9th Mar 2016

Belgium: Cameron backs progress towards EU-Turkey refugee deal

LONDON (AA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday welcomed progress in talks between Turkey and EU leaders on a plan to resolve the refugee crisis. Speaking after negotiations in Brussels, Cameron said: “It’s been a long and difficult … Continued

EU: Over 141,000 refugees enter Europe in 2016
9th Mar 2016

EU: Over 141,000 refugees enter Europe in 2016

ANKARA (AA) – More than 141,000 refugees have reached Europe by sea so far this year, according to the International Organization of Migration. The organization said in a statement Tuesday that 9,294 refugees crossed into Italy and 131,847 others into … Continued

Belgium: Turkey requests visa-free travel in EU: refugee crisis
8th Mar 2016

Belgium: Turkey requests visa-free travel in EU: refugee crisis

BRUSSELS (AA) – Ankara has requested visa-free travel for its citizens by the end of June and an additional 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) to meet the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. According to Turkey’s proposal to the EU, … Continued

NATO expands Aegean refugee mission, UK to send Royal Navy
7th Mar 2016

NATO expands Aegean refugee mission, UK to send Royal Navy

BRUSSELS (AA): NATO announced Sunday it will expand its mission in the Aegean to crack down on human smugglers and stem the flow of refugees coming into Europe. In a statement, the alliance said: “NATO ships are already collecting information … Continued

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Aegean coast, 25 dead
7th Mar 2016

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Aegean coast, 25 dead

AYDIN, (AA): The death toll from the refugee boat that sank this weekend in the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s western province of Aydin has risen to 25, including 13 children. According to the district governor, the refugee boat was en … Continued

Pakistani media outlets attacked for ignoring execution
6th Mar 2016

Pakistani media outlets attacked for ignoring execution

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): Protesters on Friday attacked the offices of several Pakistani newspapers and television channels to protest the failure of the latter to cover the funeral of a former police commando who was executed earlier this … Continued

Greece: Refugee issue not just for Turkey, Greece
5th Mar 2016

Greece: Refugee issue not just for Turkey, Greece

By Magda Panoutsopoulou ATHENS (AA) – Refugee crisis is not just a problem for Turkey and Greece, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during his official visit to Athens Friday. Addressing a joint press conference alongside his Greek counterpart Nikos … Continued

EU: Limited number of refugees cross into Macedonia
3rd Mar 2016

EU: Limited number of refugees cross into Macedonia

By Vasiliki Mitsiniotou   ATHENS (AA) – Thousands of refugees remained on the Greek-Macedonian border on Wednesday, Greek police said, despite Macedonian authorities intermittently opening the frontier. Around 9,000 refugees are waiting around Idomeni, many without proper shelter, to cross … Continued

US gov’t cannot force Apple to unlock iPhone
1st Mar 2016

US gov’t cannot force Apple to unlock iPhone

NEW YORK (AA) — The Justice Department cannot force Apple to help the FBI unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York, a U.S. magistrate judge said Monday. The ruling gives the tech giant an advantage in a … Continued

Philippines: Congress fails in sealing peace with Muslims
29th Feb 2016

Philippines: Congress fails in sealing peace with Muslims

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The government’s chief adviser to a peace process with the country’s one-time largest Moro rebel group admitted Sunday that there is huge disappointment over Congress’ failure to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law … Continued

France: French court validates eviction of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp
26th Feb 2016

France: French court validates eviction of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp

PARIS (AA) – Lille’s administrative court has validated the French government’s decision to demolish and evacuate the southern part of the “Jungle” camp in the northern port city of Calais. “The order is applicable, except for common social areas [places … Continued

South African Muslim lawyers demand arrest of Israel’s Peres
25th Feb 2016

South African Muslim lawyers demand arrest of Israel’s Peres

JOHANNESBURG (AA) – A Muslim lawyers association in South Africa has filed an official request with authorities to have former Israeli President Shimon Peres arrested when he arrives in the country this coming weekend for a fundraising event. “We have … Continued

Philippines: More than 20 dead in clashes in S Philippines
24th Feb 2016

Philippines: More than 20 dead in clashes in S Philippines

By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): Around 20 suspected “terrorists” and three Philippine troops have been killed in clashes in the country’s troubled Muslim south, according to the military Tuesday. An Armed Forces spokesperson said the number of fatalities among … Continued

US: Obama sends Congress plan to shutter Gitmo
24th Feb 2016

US: Obama sends Congress plan to shutter Gitmo

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA) — The Obama administration on Tuesday sent Congress a plan to shutter the prison at Guantanamo Bay, setting the stage for a showdown with lawmakers. “It’s been clear that the detention facility at Guantanamo … Continued

Nigeria’s Shia Muslims spurn inquiry into Kaduna violence
23rd Feb 2016

Nigeria’s Shia Muslims spurn inquiry into Kaduna violence

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): A commission of enquiry into clashes between the army and Nigeria’s Shia Muslim community was suspended Monday after the Islamic Movement shunned the proceedings. In December, violence in the northern state of Kaduna saw … Continued

India: Govt agrees to meet Jat protesters’ demands, 12 killed
23rd Feb 2016

India: Govt agrees to meet Jat protesters’ demands, 12 killed

By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI, (AA): Violent protests in India’s Haryana State appeared to draw to a close on Sunday after New Delhi agreed to change the official status of the state’s large Jat community. For the last eight … Continued

Philippines leader to discuss shelved peace deal with Muslims
16th Feb 2016

Philippines leader to discuss shelved peace deal with Muslims

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The Philippines’ outgoing president pledged Monday to discuss a shelved law aimed at sealing a peace process in the country’s war-torn Muslim south at an upcoming regional ASEAN summit in the United States. … Continued

Syria: Russian warplanes hit two hospitals, killing 14
16th Feb 2016

Syria: Russian warplanes hit two hospitals, killing 14

By Mohamed Misto   IDLIB, (AA): At least 14 people were killed on Monday when Russian warplanes struck two hospitals in Syria’s northwestern city of Idlib, according to a local source. One of the airstrikes, which struck a hospital funded … 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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