India: Two young children gang-raped in New Delhi
18th Oct 2015

India: Two young children gang-raped in New Delhi

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI, (AA): Two minors were gang-raped in separate incidents in the Indian capital New Delhi on Friday evening, police said. In the first incident, a two-year-old girl was picked up by two men on a motorbike from the … Continued

Turkey: Two die as refugee boat sinks off Aegean coast
15th Oct 2015

Turkey: Two die as refugee boat sinks off Aegean coast

IZMIR (AA): Two people have died after a boat carrying refugees — most of them Syrian — sank in the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s southwestern Izmir coast on Wednesday. According to a statement from the provincial governorship the incident took place off the … Continued

Afghanistan: Obama apologises to aid group for deadly airstrike
8th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: Obama apologises to aid group for deadly airstrike

WASHINGTON (AA) : President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders International President Joanne Liu during a phone call Wednesday morning, following a deadly strike on one of the group’s medical facilities in Afghanistan. Obama “assured Dr. Liu that the Department … Continued

Afghanistan: US Gen shifts hospital bombing blame to Afghans
6th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US Gen shifts hospital bombing blame to Afghans

WASHINGTON (AA): Deadly U.S. airstrikes on a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan were not requested by U.S forces but by Afghan troops under a Taliban attack, a top U.S. general said Monday. “We have now learned that on Oct. 3, Afghan forces … Continued

Afghanistan: US Kunduz hospital bombing deaths increase to 22
5th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US Kunduz hospital bombing deaths increase to 22

ANKARA (AA): The death toll from Saturday’s bombing of a hospital in northern Afghanistan has risen to 22, operator Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said Sunday.  “It is 12 MSF staff members and 10 patients, including three children, who were killed … Continued

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

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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