1st May 2015

US: Hundreds protests Gray case in Philadelphia

  In downtown Philadelphia, hundreds of protestors are marching through the streets over the Freddie Gray case. Police have said no curfew will be imposed as long as the demonstration remains peaceful. Live images from the northeastern city, which lies … Continued

30th Apr 2015

Australia: UN condemns Australia for deporting Muslim scholar to Iran

  AUSTRALIA violated the rights of an Iranian man forced from the country he had lived in for 16 years over vague national security concerns, a UN watchdog said. Australia’s decision to deny Mansour Leghaei a permanent visa “constituted arbitrary … Continued

30th Apr 2015

UN suspends aid worker for leaking CAR sex abuse case

  The UN has suspended an aid worker believed to have leaked information about a sexual abuse investigation to French authorities. The case implicates French soldiers stationed in the Central African Republic. On Wednesday, details emerged of an investigation being … Continued

30th Apr 2015

US: Protests across US over Baltimore police custody death

  There have been marches in a number of US cities and Baltimore to protest the death in police custody of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 of a fatal but unexplained spinal injury. In Washington, a … Continued

29th Apr 2015

US: Baltimore curfew amid reports of protests in Ferguson

  A curfew enforced following two days of riots in the US city of Baltimore has been largely followed. Social media users and local media, however, have reported protests reignited violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Authorities imposed the emergency seven-hour at … Continued

28th Apr 2015

US: ‘Thugs’ ransack Baltimore on heels of peaceful protests for Gray

  A state of emergency is in place in Baltimore after unrest erupted to coincide with the funeral of Freddie Gray. Local officials have attributed the violence to opportunistic “thugs.” Tensions remained high on the streets of Baltimore into Tuesday … Continued

27th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Activist’s murder spotlights army’s abuses in Balochistan

  Pakistani military’s alleged rights abuses in western Balochistan province have come under scrutiny after the killing of activist Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi. Mahmud held a talk on the issue right before she was shot dead. The murder of Sabeen … Continued

25th Apr 2015

Macedonia:14 illegal immigrants from Somalia, Afghanistan die in train accident

SKOPJE,  (Xinhua): At least 14 illegal immigrants were killed in a train accident late Thursday night near the central Macedonian town Veles, 50 km south of the capital Skopje. The group of some 50 illegal immigrants was walking on foot … Continued

25th Apr 2015

Canada: John Kerry urges Houthis to come to negotiating table

After former President Saleh called for reconciliation, John Kerry has urged the Houthi rebels to join peace negotiations. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in Saudi airstrikes targeting the rebels this month. US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the … Continued

21st Apr 2015

Italy arrests 2 survivors of Mediterranean migrant deaths

  Italian authorities have arrested two of the survivors of a Mediterranean shipwreck in which around 800 migrants are thought to have died. Earlier, EU politicians pledged to do more to prevent such tragedies. News agencies cited senior Italian officials … Continued

20th Apr 2015

EU leaders call emergency meeting after hundreds die in refugee shipwreck

  European Union leaders have called for an emergency meeting after a ship carrying 700 refugees capsized off Libya. In the past two weeks, more than 1,000 refugees have died in their attempts to reach European shores. The EU’s foreign … Continued

18th Apr 2015

Germany’s Ramstein airbase ‘heart’ of US drone program

  The Ramstein airbase in Germany has been serving as the center of the US’ drone strikes in Africa and the Middle East, according to reports by Der Spiegel and the Intercept. The German government is aware of the program. … Continued

17th Apr 2015

Turkey: Erdoğan says European Parliament’s 1915 vote shows enmity against Turkey

    [AA Photo]   ASTANA / BRUSSELS: European Parliament vote that urged Turkey to use the centenary of the mass slaughter of Ottoman Armenians as an opportunity to “recognize the Armenian genocide” showcases the enmity against Turkey, President Recep … Continued

15th Apr 2015

Libya: 400 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Libya

  Survivors rescued from a migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Libya say up to 400 people traveling with them drowned in the accident. Authorities saved dozens from the vessel, which was en route to Europe. The boat … Continued

10th Apr 2015

Yemen: Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of genocide in Yemen

  Iran has denounced airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, saying military intervention is an act of genocide. The remarks are the latest in a heated argument between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia. Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, … Continued

8th Apr 2015

US: White police officer charged with murdering black motorist

    Local authorities on Tuesday charged North Charleston police officer Michael Slager of shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott on April 4. A video of the incident showed Slager shooting the man who appeared to be fleeing from him (above photo) … Continued

5th Apr 2015

Iraq: Shi’a Musilm fighters leave Tikrit

  Almost all Shiite militiamen have withdrawn from Tikrit after being accused of looting the Iraqi city. The paramilitary troops had helped Iraqi forces to retake the city from the “IS” fighters in a month-long battle. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar … Continued

4th Apr 2015

Iraq prime minister orders arrest of looters in Tikrit

Prime Minister Al-Abadi has called on Iraqi forces to oppose vandalism in the city of Tikrit, which was retaken from the ‘Islamic State’ this week. The city was “burnt in front of our eyes,” local officials say. Sunni lawmakers accuse … Continued

4th Apr 2015

US man freed after 30 years on death row

  [Photo: Anthony Ray Hinton being greeted by relatives. AL.COM /Landov]   A man who spent 30 years on death row in the US state of Alabama for crimes he did not commit has been released. The case spotlights failings … Continued

28th Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 34 civilians, incl children

  [Photo: Yemenis in the Bani Hewat district of the capital Sana’a search for survivors under the rubble after Saudi Arabian planes bombed the area on March 26. Almigdad Mogali/IRIN]   Beirut, (HRW): The Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries that conducted … Continued

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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