Afghanistan: US airstrikes on hospital kills 19, incl 3 children, in Kunduz
4th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US airstrikes on hospital kills 19, incl 3 children, in Kunduz

KABUL/NEW YORK (AA): US airstrikes in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on hospital killed 19 and wounded 37 people early Saturday morning, Afghan health officials said. Although the country’s interior ministry said Taliban militants were targeted, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said at least 12 … Continued

Afghanistan: US airstrike on hospital kills 9, injures dozens
3rd Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US airstrike on hospital kills 9, injures dozens

By Zabihullah Tamanna   JALALABAD, (AA): An Afghan health official has said a U.S. air strike on a hospital early Saturday morning in northern Kunduz city has killed and wounded dozens of people. Although the country’s interior ministry said Taliban militants … Continued

Jamaica: Cameron rejects UK slavery reparations on Jamaica visit
1st Oct 2015

Jamaica: Cameron rejects UK slavery reparations on Jamaica visit

LONDON (AA): David Cameron has dismissed Jamaican calls to make reparations for Britain’s role in the slave trade at the start of an official visit. The UK Prime Minister said he hoped the Caribbean region could “move on” and help … Continued

Myanmar: Doubts mount about country’s election as Muslims excluded
28th Sep 2015

Myanmar: Doubts mount about country’s election as Muslims excluded

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON,  (AA): Myanmar election officials have released the final list of candidates to stand in a highly anticipated general election on Nov. 8. However, more than a hundred including many Muslims were controversially excluded from the … Continued

Turkey: 17 dead as refugee boat sinks off Bodrum
28th Sep 2015

Turkey: 17 dead as refugee boat sinks off Bodrum

MUGLA, (AA): At least 17 people drowned when a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s southwest coast Sunday, a local official said. The boat is the latest to sink in the waters off the Bodrum peninsula, where refugees gather to make … Continued

Myanmar: Handful of Muslim candidates win appeal to run in election
26th Sep 2015

Myanmar: Handful of Muslim candidates win appeal to run in election

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar’s election commission has made a partial U-turn on its decision to bar dozens of Muslim candidates from a Nov. 8 ballot following pressure from several foreign governments, local media reported Friday. Eleven of … Continued

US: Pope Francis mention of Church sex abuse disappoints US victims
25th Sep 2015

US: Pope Francis mention of Church sex abuse disappoints US victims

WASHINGTON (AA): Pope Francis on Tuesday indirectly mentioned the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Church in recent years, commending American Bishops’ efforts to deal with the problem. “I am also conscious of the courage with which you have faced … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Human rights groups ask for stay of execution of Ali Al-Nimr
24th Sep 2015

Saudi Arabia: Human rights groups ask for stay of execution of Ali Al-Nimr

Amnesty International: Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr was sentenced to death on 27 May 2014. He “confessed” to offenses that had taken place when he was 17 years old. The sentence has now been upheld by appeal judges at the Specialized … Continued

Nigeria: 1.4 million children forced to flee conflict
19th Sep 2015

Nigeria: 1.4 million children forced to flee conflict

DAKAR, Senegal (AA) :Over 1.4 million children in Nigeria and neighboring countries have been forced to flee their homes due to Boko Haram attacks, UNICEF said in a statement on Friday. UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa said that “each … Continued

Croatia: 400 refugees enter Croatia from Serbia
17th Sep 2015

Croatia: 400 refugees enter Croatia from Serbia

VUKOVAR-SRIJEM, (AA): More than 400 refugees crossed from Serbia to Croatia Wednesday, Croatian officials said, after Hungary sealed its southern border. Migrants risked land mines left over from the 1990s war in former Yugoslavia as they crossed into Croatia’s Vukovar … Continued

Greece: 34 drowned as boat capsizes in Aegean Sea
14th Sep 2015

Greece: 34 drowned as boat capsizes in Aegean Sea

ATHENS (AA): At least 34 people have drowned after a boat illegally carrying at least 100 migrants to Greek islands capsized in the Aegean Sea on Sunday, Greek media reported. The Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANAmpa) said the tragedy unfolded early Sunday morning as the boat capsized in waters … Continued

UK: Thousands gather in solidarity with refugees in London
13th Sep 2015

UK: Thousands gather in solidarity with refugees in London

LONDON (AA): Thousands of people filled the Parliament Square in central London Saturday afternoon to urge British government and European leaders to do more in what is described as the worst refugee crisis in the continent since the World War … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Anger as Indian court enforce ban of beef in Kashmir
11th Sep 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Anger as Indian court enforce ban of beef in Kashmir

By Ahmad Adil   SRINAGAR, Indian held Kashmir (AA):  Muslim leaders in Indian-held Kashmir have been angered by an Indian court’s orders to enforce a strict ban on the sale of beef in the Muslim-majority region. The Indian High Court … Continued

UK to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020
8th Sep 2015

UK to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020

LONDON (AA): The U.K. will take in 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday. Addressing parliament as lawmakers returned after the summer recess, Cameron said children would be prioritized from camps in countries … Continued

Egypt: Brotherhood’s Qaradawi referred to military court
7th Sep 2015

Egypt: Brotherhood’s Qaradawi referred to military court

CAIRO (AA): Egypt’s prosecutor-general has referred Egyptian-born Muslim scholar and Muslim Brotherhood leader Yusuf Qaradawi – who has long been based in Qatar – and several other Brotherhood leaders to a military court to face charges of murder. In a … Continued

France, Germany call for common EU refugee policy
4th Sep 2015

France, Germany call for common EU refugee policy

PARIS (AA): French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have urged European leaders to adopt a concerted strategy as the EU faces an unprecedented influx of refugees fleeing from war zones in the Middle East and Africa. A statement issued by the … Continued

UNICEF: 13m children out of school in Mideast, N Africa
4th Sep 2015

UNICEF: 13m children out of school in Mideast, N Africa

GENEVA (AA): About 13 million children are out of school due to conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said Thursday. The UNICEF report “Education under Fire” has underlined the impact of violence on school children … Continued

Turkey: Western world to be blamed for refugee deaths
4th Sep 2015

Turkey: Western world to be blamed for refugee deaths

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s president on Thursday pointed the finger at Western governments for a worsening refugee crisis and the deaths and drownings of migrants seeking shelter from war-torn countries. “To be honest, the whole Western world is to be blamed, in … Continued

Libya: 140 illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast
1st Sep 2015

Libya: 140 illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI, (AA): The bodies of around 40 illegal migrants were recovered late Sunday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya’s Al-Khums city, a Libyan official said Monday. “Around 140 illegal migrants are feared dead,” Nasser … Continued

Libya: Scores of would-be migrants found dead off Libyan coast
30th Aug 2015

Libya: Scores of would-be migrants found dead off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI, (AA): Libyan authorities have confirmed the discovery of scores of bodies of would-be migrants who appear to have drowned while trying to make the dangerous passage to Europe from the Libyan coast. On Friday, local authorities found at least … 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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