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

UK: Cameron says delayed Brotherhood report due soon
6th Nov 2015

UK: Cameron says delayed Brotherhood report due soon

LONDON (AA): U.K. leader David Cameron has said a delayed British government review into the Muslim Brotherhood organization will be published later this year. Cameron was speaking amid a visit to his country by Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. President … Continued

UK: Ahead of Sisi’s UK trip, protests fall on deaf ears
4th Nov 2015

UK: Ahead of Sisi’s UK trip, protests fall on deaf ears

By Michael S. Daventry   LONDON (AA): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to London this week has caused activists to question Britain’s self-professed commitment to human rights. Sisi will arrive in the city on Wednesday afternoon following an invitation … Continued

Rohingya Council calls for Rohingya ‘genocide’ inquiry
3rd Nov 2015

Rohingya Council calls for Rohingya ‘genocide’ inquiry

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun   ANKARA (AA): The European Rohingya Council has underlined its support for a report that claims that Myanmar’s government, army and police are responsible for genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, and has reiterated its call for an investigation by the United Nations. … Continued

Greece: 4 dead as migrant boats sink off Lesbos island
1st Nov 2015

Greece: 4 dead as migrant boats sink off Lesbos island

CANAKKALE/BALIKESIR, Turkey (AA): At least four migrants, three of them children, were killed as three boats sank off the Greek island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea, Turkish security sources said late Saturday. More than 100 migrants, mostly from Afghanistan, were … Continued

Bangladesh: Publisher hacked to death
1st Nov 2015

Bangladesh: Publisher hacked to death

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): Publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan was killed in a knife attack Saturday at his office in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police said. Dipan, 43, had published a book authored by secular blogger Avijit Roy, who … Continued

Greece: Seven refugees die off Greek islands
29th Oct 2015

Greece: Seven refugees die off Greek islands

By Magda Panoutsopoulou   ATHENS (AA): At least seven refugees, including an elderly woman and two young children drowned when at least three boats capsized off Greek islands Wednesday, Greek Coast Guard said. In the first incident, an elderly woman, a five-year-old boy … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit hospital
28th Oct 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit hospital

Human Rights Watch: The airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition on a hospital in northern Yemen supported by Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiers, MSF) on October 26, 2015, was in apparent violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch … Continued

Libya: More than 40 bodies found off coast of western Libya
26th Oct 2015

Libya: More than 40 bodies found off coast of western Libya

TRIPOLI, (AA): Rescue teams have recovered the bodies of at least 40 people — thought to be drowned migrants — off the shore of western Libya, local sources said Sunday. Mahmoud al-Misrati, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, told … Continued

India writers, intellectuals protest mounting ‘intolerance’ under Modi
23rd Oct 2015

India writers, intellectuals protest mounting ‘intolerance’ under Modi

By Ahmad Adil     SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): Mounting intolerance in India — and perceived government silence in regards to it — has triggered a vertical divide in the country’s intellectual class. As a way of registering … Continued

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

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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