UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges
5th Feb 2016

UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges

LONDON (AA) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed Thursday a London conference for generating in excess of $10 billion in pledges to aid the Syrian people. The single-day Syrian Donors Conference — jointly hosted by Britain, Germany, Norway, Kuwait … Continued

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey
30th Jan 2016

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey

CANAKKALE (AA) – Ten people, including five children, drowned off Turkey’s western coast Saturday, the Turkish Coast Guard said, in what is the latest loss of refugees in the region. Their boat was heading for Lesbos, one of the main … Continued

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules
29th Jan 2016

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules

BERLIN (AA) – Chancellor Angela Merkel and coalition partners agreed on Thursday to make changes in asylum law with the goal of reducing the number of refugees coming to Germany. Vice Chancellor and Social Democrat Party (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel … Continued

Turkey: Seven die as boat sinks off western Turkey
28th Jan 2016

Turkey: Seven die as boat sinks off western Turkey

By Sinan Ozmus, Ali Balli   MUGLA, (AA) – Seven refugees, including children, have drowned in the Aegean Sea after their boat sank, according to official sources. The Turkish Coast Guard said that the boat, which left from western province … Continued

UK: PM slammed for ‘bunch of migrants’ jibe
28th Jan 2016

UK: PM slammed for ‘bunch of migrants’ jibe

By Busra Akin Dincer LONDON (AA) – U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire for his choice of language about migrants during a parliamentary spat with the country’s opposition leader.   Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the … Continued

Turkey:  Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey
27th Jan 2016

Turkey: Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey

By Bahri Aikk, Suat Deniz   ISTANBUL (AA) – At least four people, including three children, drowned Tuesday in the Aegean Sea after their boat sank off the Didim district of the western Turkish province of Aydin. While patrolling that … Continued

Egypt: 3 killed, 37 arrested on 5th Egypt uprising anniversary
26th Jan 2016

Egypt: 3 killed, 37 arrested on 5th Egypt uprising anniversary

CAIRO (AA) – The fifth anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 popular uprising on Monday saw the arrest of 37 protesters and the death of three people at the hands of security forces, according to a local human rights activist. Ezzat Ghoneim, … Continued

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

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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