Yemen: Arab coalition blamed for most attacks on civilians
23rd Dec 2015

Yemen: Arab coalition blamed for most attacks on civilians

NEW YORK (AA) – A “disproportionate amount” of attacks on civilian areas in Yemen appears to have been carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, the UN human rights chief said Tuesday. Speaking at the UN Security Council’s first public meeting on Yemen … Continued

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast
16th Dec 2015

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast

IZMIR,  (AA): The bodies of two children, thought to be refugees, were found washed up on Turkey’s west coast on Tuesday, the coast guard said. They were wearing life jackets when they were found by fishermen near Cesme in the … Continued

Burundi tense as army confirms 87 deaths
14th Dec 2015

Burundi tense as army confirms 87 deaths

BUJUMBUR/ NAIROBI (AA) – The situation in Burundi remained tense on Sunday as the military confirmed that at least 79 anti-government protesters and eight soldiers were killed in clashes following a triple bomb attack in the capital Bujumbura on Friday. Army … Continued

Nigeria: Army kills 20 Shia Muslims, arrests Shia Muslim leader
14th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Army kills 20 Shia Muslims, arrests Shia Muslim leader

LAGOS,  (AA) – The Nigerian military has killed at least 20 Shia Muslims, including a senior Shia scholar, wife and son of head of Isalmic Movement. Sources say leader of the Movement, Sheikh Ibrahim al Zakzaky was arrested by the … Continued

Kenya: Corruption Kenya’s greatest enemy says Kenyatta
13th Dec 2015

Kenya: Corruption Kenya’s greatest enemy says Kenyatta

By Magdalene Mukami   NAIROBI, (AA): Kenya’s greatest enemy is corruption, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Saturday as the country marked its republic day. In his address to thousands of people at the Nyayo National Stadium in the Kenyan capital … Continued

Myanmar gov’t accused of denying 12 Muslims fair trial
7th Dec 2015

Myanmar gov’t accused of denying 12 Muslims fair trial

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA):  An international human rights organization has slammed the Myanmar government for denying fair trial to 12 Muslim men accused of receiving training from a so-called “Myanmar Muslim Army”. Defense lawyers for the men along with security experts … Continued

Yemen: 9 wounded in Saudi-led coalition airstrike on MSF clinic
4th Dec 2015

Yemen: 9 wounded in Saudi-led coalition airstrike on MSF clinic

Yemen, (MSF): An airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition has hit a clinic in southern Yemen run by international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), wounding nine people, including two MSF staff. According to local sources, at … Continued

Burundi: Five people, one policeman killed in Bujumbura
3rd Dec 2015

Burundi: Five people, one policeman killed in Bujumbura

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AA) – Six people, including one police officer, were killed in the capital of Burundi, Bujumbura, on Wednesday, local officials said. A police officer was shot and killed in the urban area of Nyakabiga in Bujumbura, according to the spokesman of … Continued

US: At least 14 dead in California shooting
3rd Dec 2015

US: At least 14 dead in California shooting

NEW YORK (AA) – The suspects involved in the mass shooting that killed 14 people at a holiday party in a California community center have been identified, local media reported Thursday. The Los Angeles Times named the attackers as Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, … Continued

Turkey: 30 missing as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast
2nd Dec 2015

Turkey: 30 missing as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast

ANKARA (AA) – At least 30 people are missing after a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s western coast on Tuesday, the Coast Guard said. The boat, which was carrying around 35 people, had been heading for the Greek island of Chios … Continued

Guatemala: Six killed in Guatemalan prison massacre
1st Dec 2015

Guatemala: Six killed in Guatemalan prison massacre

By Sandra Cuffe   RIVAS, Nicaragua (AA) — At least 16 people were killed during a riot at a Guatemalan prison, officials confirmed Monday. “The current situation is the confirmation of 16 dead, one by firearm and the others by bladed … Continued

Egypt rounds up 38 Brotherhood members in fresh sweeps
30th Nov 2015

Egypt rounds up 38 Brotherhood members in fresh sweeps

CAIRO (AA) – Egyptian police have rounded up 38 members of the embattled Muslim Brotherhood group in fresh security sweeps, the Interior Ministry announced Sunday. In a statement, the ministry said that the Brotherhood members had been arrested over the … Continued

Syria: YPG-allied group kills 20 civilians in Aleppo
28th Nov 2015

Syria: YPG-allied group kills 20 civilians in Aleppo

ALEPPO, (AA): Twenty civilians, including women and children, were killed Friday when the Revolutionaries Army (Jaysh al-Thowwar) attacked a village in Aleppo province, a Syrian Civil Defense source told Anadolu Agency. The source said the armed group, which is cooperating with the … Continued

Nigeria: Muslims hit out amid national-service hijab row
27th Nov 2015

Nigeria: Muslims hit out amid national-service hijab row

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, (AA) – Nigerian Muslims have rejected a ban on a ‘long hijab’ for female college graduates enrolling for national service. One Muslim group has described the decision by the government agency handling the recruitment as “discriminatory, … Continued

Turkey: Children die as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast
27th Nov 2015

Turkey: Children die as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast

MUGLA,  (AA) – Two Syrian children have died after a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s southwest coast early Friday. The boat is the latest to go down in the waters off the Bodrum peninsula, where refugees gather to make … Continued

US: ‘Human error’ caused deadly strike on Afghanistan hospital
26th Nov 2015

US: ‘Human error’ caused deadly strike on Afghanistan hospital

WASHINGTON (AA) – An airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) hospital in Afghanistan that killed 30 victims was “caused primarily by human error”, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday. Army Gen. John Campbell briefed reporters via video conference … Continued

Turkey: Refugee girl’s body washed up on western coast
23rd Nov 2015

Turkey: Refugee girl’s body washed up on western coast

MUGLA,  (AA) – A young girl’s body was among those washed up on Turkey’s western coast on Sunday in a chilling reminder of the death of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi. In an echo of the boat disaster that shocked the world … Continued

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders
22nd Nov 2015

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA) – Bangladesh on Sunday hanged two well-known opposition figures convicted of war crimes during the country’s war of independence from Pakistan in 1971, depsite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed. Bangladesh … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Hundreds detained, one shot dead, during Modi visit
8th Nov 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Hundreds detained, one shot dead, during Modi visit

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir, India [J&K] (AA & Greater Kashmir): Amid a severe curfew imposed by Indian authorities in Jammu Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the disputed region Sunday to address a rally in the heavily … Continued

Turkish Coast Guard rescues 255 refugees
7th Nov 2015

Turkish Coast Guard rescues 255 refugees

ANKARA (AA): The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 255 refugees in Thursday operations off the country’s western coast, the military said on Friday. Eleven refugees were found aboard an inflatable boat drifting off Izmir’s resort town of Cesme, while 35 others … 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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