Thailand:  Muslim HR appointee raises plight of disappeared
26th Jan 2016

Thailand: Muslim HR appointee raises plight of disappeared

By Max Constant BANGKOK (AA) – Twelve years after her husband was forced into a waiting car, never to be seen again, a newly elected Muslim member of Thailand’s human rights commission says she has made the fight against such … Continued

Egypt: 1,370 Brotherhood members’ assets frozen since 2013
25th Jan 2016

Egypt: 1,370 Brotherhood members’ assets frozen since 2013

By Mohamed Sabry   CAIRO (AA) – Egyptian authorities have frozen the assets of 1,370 members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group since late 2013, according to an Egyptian official. Ezzat Khamis, the head of a government-appointed committee tasked with … Continued

India: Jammu Kashmir locked down on eve of India’s Republic Day
25th Jan 2016

India: Jammu Kashmir locked down on eve of India’s Republic Day

[Photo: Earlier, protestors cover themselves as Indian policemen fires a teargas towards protesters after the funeral ceremony of Shakir Ahmad of Hizbul Mujahideen, on the trees in Pulwama, some 30 kilometers from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir … Continued

Yemen: Saudi led strikes in Saada wound dozens, kill six, incl ambulance driver
24th Jan 2016

Yemen: Saudi led strikes in Saada wound dozens, kill six, incl ambulance driver

MSF: At around 4pm local time yesterday afternoon, 21 January, the ambulance service of the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-supported Al Gomhoury Hospital in Saada governorate, Yemen, was hit by an airstrike, killing one Ministry of Health staff member. … Continued

Greece: Forty-five die in Aegean refugee boat disasters
23rd Jan 2016

Greece: Forty-five die in Aegean refugee boat disasters

By Bahri Asik and Mehmet Hatipoglu   KOMOTINI, (AA) : At least 45 people have died after three boats carrying refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Friday. The Greek Coast Guard recovered the bodies of 34 people, including 11 children … Continued

Uganda agrees to fresh probe into 1979 Muslim massacre
17th Jan 2016

Uganda agrees to fresh probe into 1979 Muslim massacre

By Halima Athumani   KAMPALA, (AA): The Ugandan government has finally agreed to investigate the murders of 67 Muslims massacred 37 years ago. “The government has set up a team to carry out a thorough verification exercise of all the … Continued

US: 8 civilians killed in strikes in Syria, Iraq
16th Jan 2016

US: 8 civilians killed in strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (AA) – American warplanes have killed at least eight civilians and injured three others in Iraq and Syria between last April and July, a US CENTCOM report said Friday. However, the U.K.-based Syrian Network for Human Rights reports 125 … Continued

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge beheaded Muslim captives
13th Jan 2016

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge beheaded Muslim captives

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH (AA) – A Muslim witness has told Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal how captives pleaded with members of the dystopian regime not to rape them before they were brutally beheaded and tossed in a shallow pit. Testifying … Continued

Syria: Hundreds need urgent evacuation in besieged Madaya
12th Jan 2016

Syria: Hundreds need urgent evacuation in besieged Madaya

NEW YORK (AA) – About 400 people in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya must be urgently evacuated to receive life-saving medical assistance, UN diplomats said Monday. Spain’s UN Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi told reporters in New York that the Security Council received … Continued

Yemen: MSF-supported hospital bombed in Razeh district
11th Jan 2016

Yemen: MSF-supported hospital bombed in Razeh district

[Photo: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical convoy near Aden] SANA’A, Médecins Sans Frontières: A hospital in northern Yemen supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was hit by a projectile this morning, … Continued

Germany: PEGIDA  rally in Cologne ends in violence
10th Jan 2016

Germany: PEGIDA rally in Cologne ends in violence

BERLIN (AA) – German police used water cannon and pepper spray to end a violent protest of the anti-immigration PEGIDA movement in Cologne on Saturday.   Around 1,700 followers of the PEGIDA movement rallied near the central train station to … Continued

Syria: 23 people die of starvation in besieged Madaya
7th Jan 2016

Syria: 23 people die of starvation in besieged Madaya

[Photo: Syrian civil defense team members hold banners as they gather to protest for civilians who starved to death in Madaya, on January 6, 2016 in Aleppo, Syria. Photographer: Beha el-Halebi] Esra Kaymak, Mahmoud Barakat DAMASCUS (AA) – Twenty-three people … Continued

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief
7th Jan 2016

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief

[Photo: Motiur Rahman Nizami] Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, (AA): The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party on Wednesday condemned a court decision to uphold the death penalty against its party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami. Acting party chief Maqbul Ahmed and acting secretary-general Shafiqur Rahman issued … Continued

US transfers 2 more Gitmo prisoners to Ghana
7th Jan 2016

US transfers 2 more Gitmo prisoners to Ghana

[Photo: Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the watchful eyes of Military Police at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during in-processing to the temporary detention facility on Jan. 11, 2002. Photographer: Shane T. … Continued

Turkey: 36 die as refugee craft sinks off Agean Sea
6th Jan 2016

Turkey: 36 die as refugee craft sinks off Agean Sea

BALIKESIR, (AA): At least 36 people drowned off Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast when an inflatable boat carrying refugees sank early Tuesday, the Turkish Coast Guard said. A search-and-rescue effort was launched after the boat capsized off the coast of western … Continued

UN Security Council urges Iran to protect Saudi missions
5th Jan 2016

UN Security Council urges Iran to protect Saudi missions

NEW YORK (AA): The UN Security Council on Monday urged Iran to protect Saudi consular property and personnel in the country following a diplomatic row over the execution of a prominent Shia Muslim scholar. “The members of the Security Council … Continued

US: More than 30 killed by guns in US on New Year’s Day
3rd Jan 2016

US: More than 30 killed by guns in US on New Year’s Day

WASHINGTON (AA) – More than 30 people were killed by guns in the U.S. on the first day of the New Year, according to an online record of gun violence on Saturday. The revelation came as President Barack Obama prepared … Continued

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead
25th Dec 2015

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead

IZMIR,  (AA): At least twenty people, including 11 children, have drowned off the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. A wooden vessel carrying refugees sank early Thursday, according to the Turkish Coast Guard. Coast guard teams launched search-and-rescue efforts for the packed boat that … Continued

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

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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