Iraqi warplane accidentally kills 4 in Baghdad
7th Jul 2015

Iraqi warplane accidentally kills 4 in Baghdad

[Photo: Iraqi search and rescue teams evacuate bombing victims after Iraqi warplane accidentally bombed 3 residential houses in Baghdad’s Nairiyye neighbourhood on July 06. Anadolu Agency] Karim Adel El-Sayed Tair El-Bar BAGHDAD (AA): An Iraqi warplane on Monday accidentally bombed a … Continued

Turkey: Fifth day of protests against China fasting ban
6th Jul 2015

Turkey: Fifth day of protests against China fasting ban

[Photo: Turkish people march to Chinese Embassy in Istanbul to voice their anger at China’s perceived discrimination against Muslims on fasting during Ramadan on July 5. Photographer: Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency]   By Handan Kazanci ISTANBUL (AA): Nearly 2,000 people gathered in Istanbul’s northernmost … Continued

Turkey: 15 killed, 2 injured in accident in Manisa
6th Jul 2015

Turkey: 15 killed, 2 injured in accident in Manisa

[Photo: Photographer: Ahmet İzgi’/Anadolu Agency By Can Erözden   MANISA, Turkey (AA): A total of 15 people were killed in a traffic accident in the western Turkish province of Manisa on Monday morning, police said. According to the police, two people … Continued

Qatar to employ 20,000 Palestinians
28th Jun 2015

Qatar to employ 20,000 Palestinians

[Photo: Qatar Airways: Lars Plougmann from London] BETHLEHEM (Ma’an): Qatar is to create work opportunities for up to 20,000 Palestinians, the Palestinian ambassador to Qatar said Saturday. Munir Ghannam told Ma’an that “practical steps have started to embrace Palestinian workers … Continued

Arab world condemns Kuwait mosque attack
27th Jun 2015

Arab world condemns Kuwait mosque attack

[Photo of carnage inside Imam Al-Sadiq mosque after the suicide bombing Friday prayers]   By Mahmoud Barakat   ANKARA (AA): Many Arab countries and Islamic organizations denounced Friday’s suicide attack on a Shia Muslim mosque in Kuwait. At least 27 people were … Continued

Kuwait: 24 killed in suicide attack on Shia Muslim mosque
26th Jun 2015

Kuwait: 24 killed in suicide attack on Shia Muslim mosque

[Photos show the inside of the mosque. Photos from sources in Kuwait]   KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (AA & The Muslim News): 24 people were killed and 50 injured during a suicide bombing targeting a Shia Muslim mosque in the Kuwaiti capital during … Continued

22nd Jun 2015

Afghanistan: Casualties feared as blasts hit near Parliament

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Casualties are feared as blasts shocked Kabul city, gun battle continues near Afghan parliament, local media reported Monday. The blasts, according to local media, happened Monday next to the fortified entry gate of the parliament. Gun battle … Continued

21st Jun 2015

Yemen: Car bomb hits mosque in Sana’a, 3 killed

  SANA’A, (Xinhua): A mosque controlled by the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen’s capital Sanaa was hit by a car bomb on Saturday, killing at least three people, a security official told Xinhua. “At least three people were confirmed killed … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Saudi Arabia: Makkah glows after sunset

[Public parks, traffic roundabouts and tunnels in Makkah light up after the Maghreb prayer during Ramadan, adding to the holy city’s aura. (AN photos by Ahmed Hashad)]   JEDDAH, (Arab News): Makkah has been illuminated with thousands of clear and … Continued

19th Jun 2015

Turkey: Bittersweet Ramadan joy of Syrians on Turkish border

[Photo: A baker makes breads at a bakery, the last working bakery in the town serves varied Kurdish groups fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in border town of Kobani of Aleppo, Syria on November … Continued

18th Jun 2015

Yemen: Car bombs in Shia Muslim mosques kill dozens in Sana’a

[Photo: Screenshot from Ruptly video] SANAA, June 17 (Xinhua and Agencies): At least 31 people were killed on Wednesday and dozens wounded in five simultaneous blasts at Shia mosques and a house in the rebel-held Yemeni capital, Sana’a on the eve … Continued

11th Jun 2015

Saudi airport staff to be lashed for abusing Iranian boys

  Two Saudis who sexually harassed two Iranian teenagers have been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and four years in prison, a security official has said. The Iranians were on their way home after visiting Mecca. A criminal court in the … Continued

11th Jun 2015

US: Obama’s unauthorized, incomplete Iraq war strategy

  More than nine months, 2,000 airstrikes and 3,000 military advisors later, Congress still has not authorized the US war against the “Islamic State.” The White House now wants to deploy 450 advisors closer to the front The American bombs … Continued

10th Jun 2015

Iraq: Baghdad targeted by deadly bomb blasts

[Archive photo CNN]   A string of explosions across the Iraqi capital has killed dozens, according to police and medical sources. The bombings follow a deadly attack on a government office by “Islamic State” militants in Anbar province. At least … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Turkey: AKP party suffers major setback in elections

[President Erdoğan casts his vote at a school building in İstanbul’s Üsküdar district. Photo HDA]   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major setback in parliamentary elections, with the ruling AKP party failing to win an absolute majority. … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Egypt: No unity among Syria’s opposition groups

  [Photo: Gerard Direct] A Cairo-organized conference of Syria’s opposition has excluded major players. Rebels question Egypt’s motives, as some say exclusionary politics risk further dividing a fractured opposition. Kristen McTighe reports. In the past few months, Syrian rebels fighting … Continued

7th Jun 2015

Iraq: 14 killed in suicide car bomb attack in Diyala

BAQUBA, (Xinhua): At least 14 people were killed and 18 others wounded late on Saturday in a suicide car bomb attack at a market in town of Balad Ruz of Diyala province, east of Iraq. Amer al-Kilani, a member of … Continued

7th Jun 2015

Turkey: 53 million voters head for key parliamentary polls

Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News)  A total of 53,741,838 voters in Turkey go to the ballot boxes on June 7, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to cast their votes, which will reshuffle the 550-seat parliament and also define the new government … Continued

6th Jun 2015

Yemen: Houthis & exiled President to attend UN-brokered peace talks

[Saudi Airforce]   Houthi Shiite rebels and Yemen’s exiled government have agreed to attend UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva later this month. The UN has described the humanitarian situation in Yemen as “catastrophic.” The talks are aimed at ending weeks … Continued

3rd Jun 2015

US, UN push Houthis for renewed Yemen peace talks

  The US State Department has revealed it held talks with Houthi rebels in Yemen last week, pushing them to negotiate a hostage release and to discuss a solution to the conflict in Yemen. The UN has echoed the calls. … 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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