Pakistan: Two die in riots in Pakistani city after rape, killing of minor
11th Jan 2018

Pakistan: Two die in riots in Pakistani city after rape, killing of minor

By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): At least two people were killed and several others injured on Wednesday after riots erupted in a city in southeastern Pakistan following the rape and killing of a minor girl, officials and local … Continued

Libya: 64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean
9th Jan 2018

Libya: 64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): Sixty-four migrants are feared drowned after a rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya over the weekend, the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday. The migrants “lost their lives in the … Continued

India: Muslim man dies after Hindu attack
8th Jan 2018

India: Muslim man dies after Hindu attack

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): A Muslim man who was stabbed in southern India last week in alleged retaliation for the murder of a Hindu activist died on Sunday. Basheer Ahmed, 47, was attacked last Wednesday in Mangalore, … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Bomb blast kills 4 Indian policemen
7th Jan 2018

Jammu & Kashmir: Bomb blast kills 4 Indian policemen

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India, (AA): At least four Indian policemen were killed and two others wounded on Saturday in a bomb attack in the disputed Jammu Kashmir region. Militants carried out an improvised explosive device … Continued

Turkish Coast Guard pulls 132 from dinghies in Aegean
28th Dec 2017

Turkish Coast Guard pulls 132 from dinghies in Aegean

By Esber Ayaydin   IZMIR, Turkey (AA)  Three groups of migrants were saved as they attempted to cross from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, the Turkish Coast Guard said Wednesday. The 132 migrants from Syria, Angola, Afghanistan, Eritrea, … Continued

African Union opposes ICC as African leaders always victims of ICC
21st Dec 2017

African Union opposes ICC as African leaders always victims of ICC

By Mohammed Amin   KHARTOUM, Sudan (AA): African countries oppose the International Criminal Court (ICC), Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president and chairman of the African Union, declared in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday. Addressing a joint press conference with his … Continued

Myanmar denies access to UN investigator
21st Dec 2017

Myanmar denies access to UN investigator

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): A UN investigator, who had been due to visit Myanmar in January had to assess the human rights situation, said on Wednesday “all access to the country” has been denied. “It is a shame … Continued

Libya: 36,000 children vulnerable in Libya
19th Dec 2017

Libya: 36,000 children vulnerable in Libya

By Mahmut Geldi   TRIPOLI, Libya (AA): Some 36,000 child migrants in Libya are in need of assistance, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya said Monday. Out of an estimated 400,000 migrants, nine percent are children, and shockingly, more … Continued

Myanmar: 730 children among 6,700 Rohingya Muslims killed
15th Dec 2017

Myanmar: 730 children among 6,700 Rohingya Muslims killed

By Merve Aydogan   (AA): At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state from Aug. 25 to Sept. 24, a global humanitarian organization said on Thursday. Doctors Without Borders published the figures after conducting surveys in refugee … Continued

US: NY attack suspect’s family ‘outraged’ by police actions
12th Dec 2017

US: NY attack suspect’s family ‘outraged’ by police actions

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The family of the 27-year-old suspect in a New York bombing said late Monday they are “outraged” by the police response following the attack. “We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at … Continued

UN: How much suffering until Rohingya Muslims plight is seen?
6th Dec 2017

UN: How much suffering until Rohingya Muslims plight is seen?

  By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s human rights chief on Tuesday called for an international criminal investigation into “widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal” attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called on a special … Continued

Canadian Muslim youth killed for doing ‘right thing’ by trying to defend an old man
5th Dec 2017

Canadian Muslim youth killed for doing ‘right thing’ by trying to defend an old man

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Ontario (AA): Canadian authorities arrested one man Monday in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Muslim who police are hailing as a hero. Police are now searching for another man who is believed to have … Continued

US denies allegations of civilian killings in Somalia
30th Nov 2017

US denies allegations of civilian killings in Somalia

By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. Africa Command (Africom) on Wednesday denied allegations that an operation carried out in August by American troops in Somalia resulted in civilian deaths. “After a thorough assessment of the Somali National army-led … Continued

Libya: 31 refugees drown off Libya trying to reach Europe
26th Nov 2017

Libya: 31 refugees drown off Libya trying to reach Europe

By Mehmet Nuri Ucar   TRIPOLI, Libya (AA): At least 31 refugees who were trying to cross to Europe from Libya drowned on Saturday, a Libyan military spokesperson said. Capt. Ayoub Qasim, Libyan Naval Forces spokesman, told Anadolu Agency that … Continued

Myanmar, Bangladesh agree on return of Rohingya Muslims without security guarantees
24th Nov 2017

Myanmar, Bangladesh agree on return of Rohingya Muslims without security guarantees

By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday signed an agreement for the return of Rohingya Muslims who have crossed the border to escape a brutal military crackdownin Myanmar’s western Rakhine state since late August. However, … Continued

Palestine to cut all communication with US
19th Nov 2017

Palestine to cut all communication with US

By Eshat Firat   RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): Palestine has threatened to cut off “all communication” with the U.S. over its warning to close the Washington offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). In a video, Saib Ureykat, PLO Secretary General … Continued

Myanmar: Over 100 Rohingya Muslim refugees drowned since Aug 25
18th Nov 2017

Myanmar: Over 100 Rohingya Muslim refugees drowned since Aug 25

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): More than 100 Rohingya Muslim refugees have drowned in shipwrecks and boat incidents since the beginning of the crisis on Aug. 25, the UN said on Friday. “Recent arrivals told us they had been … Continued

Exploitation of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh ‘rife’, says UN
15th Nov 2017

Exploitation of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh ‘rife’, says UN

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s migration agency on Tuesday warned of the trafficking, exploitation and sexual abuse of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokesman Joel Millman told a news conference in Geneva: “Desperate … Continued

Philippines: ASEAN raises concern over plight of Rohingya Muslims
14th Nov 2017

Philippines: ASEAN raises concern over plight of Rohingya Muslims

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Delegates to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plenary summit on Monday expressed deep concern over the plight of Rohingya Muslims, officials said. At a press conference on the sidelines … Continued

Afghanistan: UN confirms 14 civilian casualties in Kunduz in US airstrike
9th Nov 2017

Afghanistan: UN confirms 14 civilian casualties in Kunduz in US airstrike

By Shadi Khan Saif   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) – The UN mission in Afghanistan on Wednesday said it has credible evidence that civilians were killed in a U.S. air raid in northern Kunduz province last week. UN Assistance Mission in … 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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