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

Uganda: President woos voters at Kampala mosque
13th Feb 2016

Uganda: President woos voters at Kampala mosque

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is wooing Muslim voters with a promise to look into the case of 14 incarcerated Muslims. Addressing a congregation during Friday prayers at the National Old Kampala mosque, Uganda’s senior … Continued

Egyptian doctors protest alleged police brutality
13th Feb 2016

Egyptian doctors protest alleged police brutality

By Mahmoud Gharib CAIRO (AA): Thousands of Egyptian doctors attended an emergency Doctors’ Syndicate meeting in Cairo on Friday to discuss police brutality against medical personnel. More than 4,000 doctors, who arrived from across the country, were joined by members … Continued

Nigerian Shia Muslims reject ‘secret trials’
12th Feb 2016

Nigerian Shia Muslims reject ‘secret trials’

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria’s Shia Muslim community has rejected what it calls a “secret trial” of 191 people detained over a Dec. 12 stand-off between protestors and the army. Human Rights Watch has estimated that at least … Continued

Thailand: Thai forces seize insurgent camp in southern jungle
11th Feb 2016

Thailand: Thai forces seize insurgent camp in southern jungle

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Thai security forces have overrun a well-organized insurgent camp hidden in the jungles of the country’s troubled Muslim south and arrested one rebel after a brief clash, local media reported Thursday. A commander … Continued

Syria: Number of besieged Syrians larger than UN estimates
10th Feb 2016

Syria: Number of besieged Syrians larger than UN estimates

WASHINGTON (AA) — More than 1 million Syrians live in besieged areas, much more than previous UN estimates, a new report revealed Tuesday. The Siege Watch report, released jointly by the Netherlands-based nonprofit PAX and the Washington-based Syria Institute, has … Continued

Syria: Russian airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Aleppo
5th Feb 2016

Syria: Russian airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Aleppo

By Halit Suleyman   ALEPPO,  (AA): Twenty-five civilians were killed and another 60 injured Thursday when Russian warplanes struck six districts in Aleppo northern city, Syrian Civil Defense said. Mohamed Yehia, official of Syrian Civil Defense in the city, told … Continued

UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges
5th Feb 2016

UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges

LONDON (AA) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed Thursday a London conference for generating in excess of $10 billion in pledges to aid the Syrian people. The single-day Syrian Donors Conference — jointly hosted by Britain, Germany, Norway, Kuwait … Continued

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey
30th Jan 2016

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey

CANAKKALE (AA) – Ten people, including five children, drowned off Turkey’s western coast Saturday, the Turkish Coast Guard said, in what is the latest loss of refugees in the region. Their boat was heading for Lesbos, one of the main … Continued

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules
29th Jan 2016

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules

BERLIN (AA) – Chancellor Angela Merkel and coalition partners agreed on Thursday to make changes in asylum law with the goal of reducing the number of refugees coming to Germany. Vice Chancellor and Social Democrat Party (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel … Continued

Turkey: Seven die as boat sinks off western Turkey
28th Jan 2016

Turkey: Seven die as boat sinks off western Turkey

By Sinan Ozmus, Ali Balli   MUGLA, (AA) – Seven refugees, including children, have drowned in the Aegean Sea after their boat sank, according to official sources. The Turkish Coast Guard said that the boat, which left from western province … Continued

UK: PM slammed for ‘bunch of migrants’ jibe
28th Jan 2016

UK: PM slammed for ‘bunch of migrants’ jibe

By Busra Akin Dincer LONDON (AA) – U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire for his choice of language about migrants during a parliamentary spat with the country’s opposition leader.   Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the … Continued

Turkey:  Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey
27th Jan 2016

Turkey: Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey

By Bahri Aikk, Suat Deniz   ISTANBUL (AA) – At least four people, including three children, drowned Tuesday in the Aegean Sea after their boat sank off the Didim district of the western Turkish province of Aydin. While patrolling that … Continued

Egypt: 3 killed, 37 arrested on 5th Egypt uprising anniversary
26th Jan 2016

Egypt: 3 killed, 37 arrested on 5th Egypt uprising anniversary

CAIRO (AA) – The fifth anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 popular uprising on Monday saw the arrest of 37 protesters and the death of three people at the hands of security forces, according to a local human rights activist. Ezzat Ghoneim, … Continued

Thailand:  Muslim HR appointee raises plight of disappeared
26th Jan 2016

Thailand: Muslim HR appointee raises plight of disappeared

By Max Constant BANGKOK (AA) – Twelve years after her husband was forced into a waiting car, never to be seen again, a newly elected Muslim member of Thailand’s human rights commission says she has made the fight against such … Continued

Egypt: 1,370 Brotherhood members’ assets frozen since 2013
25th Jan 2016

Egypt: 1,370 Brotherhood members’ assets frozen since 2013

By Mohamed Sabry   CAIRO (AA) – Egyptian authorities have frozen the assets of 1,370 members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group since late 2013, according to an Egyptian official. Ezzat Khamis, the head of a government-appointed committee tasked with … Continued

India: Jammu Kashmir locked down on eve of India’s Republic Day
25th Jan 2016

India: Jammu Kashmir locked down on eve of India’s Republic Day

[Photo: Earlier, protestors cover themselves as Indian policemen fires a teargas towards protesters after the funeral ceremony of Shakir Ahmad of Hizbul Mujahideen, on the trees in Pulwama, some 30 kilometers from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir … 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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