Turkey: 17 dead as refugee boat sinks off Bodrum
28th Sep 2015

Turkey: 17 dead as refugee boat sinks off Bodrum

MUGLA, (AA): At least 17 people drowned when a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s southwest coast Sunday, a local official said. The boat is the latest to sink in the waters off the Bodrum peninsula, where refugees gather to make … Continued

Syria: Trained Syrian rebels turns over arms to al-Nusrah Front
26th Sep 2015

Syria: Trained Syrian rebels turns over arms to al-Nusrah Front

WASHINGTON (AA): A group of U.S.-trained Syrian fighters surrendered ammunition and vehicles to an al-Qaeda affiliate in exchange for safe re-entry to Syria, the U.S. military said Friday. “Today the NSF [New Syrian Front] unit contacted coalition representatives and informed … Continued

US willing to work with Russia in Syria under conditions
25th Sep 2015

US willing to work with Russia in Syria under conditions

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. will cooperate with Russia in Syria if Moscow agrees to work on a political solution in the war-torn country and simultaneously fight against Daesh, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday. “The U.S. and Russia share two interests [in Syria]; the … Continued

Saudi Arabia: World leaders voice condolences for deadly stampede
25th Sep 2015

Saudi Arabia: World leaders voice condolences for deadly stampede

ANKARA (AA) – Influential world figures have expressed their condolences for Thursday’s stampede near Mecca in Saudi Arabia that left more than 750 Hajj pilgrims dead and hundreds more injured. According to a UN statement, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “was deeply … Continued

Yemen: Shia Muslim mosque bombing in Sana’a kills 25 on Eid
24th Sep 2015

Yemen: Shia Muslim mosque bombing in Sana’a kills 25 on Eid

[Photo: Similar bombing of Shia Muslim mosque earlier this month of Al-Muayd Mosque in Sana’a killed more than 20 and injured dozens. Photographer: Mohammed Hamoud/AA] Sana’a, (PTI & Agencies):  A bomb attack targeting Shiite worshippers at a mosque in Yemen’s … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Human rights groups ask for stay of execution of Ali Al-Nimr
24th Sep 2015

Saudi Arabia: Human rights groups ask for stay of execution of Ali Al-Nimr

Amnesty International: Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr was sentenced to death on 27 May 2014. He “confessed” to offenses that had taken place when he was 17 years old. The sentence has now been upheld by appeal judges at the Specialized … Continued

US, UK say Assad’s departure needed but not urgent
20th Sep 2015

US, UK say Assad’s departure needed but not urgent

LONDON (AA) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go but the timetable for his departure can be negotiated, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.   In a sign of increased willingness to find a negotiated solution to the … Continued

Iraq: US troops arrive for Mosul operation against IS
20th Sep 2015

Iraq: US troops arrive for Mosul operation against IS

ERBIL, (AA): U.S. soldiers have arrived at a camp in northern Iraq in preparation for an assault on Daesh-held Mosul, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee said Saturday. Nayef al-Shammari said 90 troops arrived at the base … Continued

Iraq: 12 killed in two Baghdad car bomb attacks
18th Sep 2015

Iraq: 12 killed in two Baghdad car bomb attacks

BAGHDAD (AA): Twelve people were killed and 63 others were injured Thursday in two car bomb attacks in central Baghdad, a police source said. “Eight civilians were killed and 25 others were injured when a car bomb went off in … Continued

US: 4 or 5 US-trained rebels still fighting in Syria
17th Sep 2015

US: 4 or 5 US-trained rebels still fighting in Syria

WASHINGTON (AA): Only “four or five” troops from the first batch of 54 U.S.-trained and equipped Syrian rebels are still actively fighting in Syria, the head of U.S. Central Command said Wednesday. Gen. Lloyd Austin told the Senate Armed Services … Continued

Turkey: 3 policemen killed, one injured in terror attack
16th Sep 2015

Turkey: 3 policemen killed, one injured in terror attack

MARDIN, (AA): Three police officers were killed and another wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin on Tuesday night, security sources said. The improvised explosive device, which was planted by the PKK terrorist organization, went off as an armoured police vehicle was passing … Continued

Iraq: Eight people killed in Baghdad, Diyala
14th Sep 2015

Iraq: Eight people killed in Baghdad, Diyala

BAGHDAD (AA): Eight people were killed on Saturday and another 22 injured in separate attacks in Iraq’s violence-plagued Baghdad and Diyala provinces, according to local security sources. “One police officer was killed and three others injured when unidentified attackers hurled … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 87 killed as vast construction crane collpases on pilgrims in Makkah
11th Sep 2015

Saudi Arabia: 87 killed as vast construction crane collpases on pilgrims in Makkah

87 worshippers were killed and over 200 injured after a crane crashed in the most sacred mosque, Masjidul Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Friday. The Official Spokesman of the Presidency of the Mosque Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Mansouri said that in … Continued

US: Senate Democrats block Republican effort to defeat Iran deal
11th Sep 2015

US: Senate Democrats block Republican effort to defeat Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AA): Senate Democrats on Thursday successfully blocked a Republican push to undermine a nuclear deal international powers struck with Iran, handing President Barack Obama a hard-fought victory. “This Iran agreement is our opportunity to test tough diplomacy,” Democratic Sen. Dick … Continued

Lebanon: Politicians hold talks amid protests
10th Sep 2015

Lebanon: Politicians hold talks amid protests

BEIRUT, (AA): Lebanese politicians met in parliament on Wednesday to discuss a number of urgent issues, including the country’s ongoing sanitation crisis. As politicians drove to the assembly, demonstrators pelted their cars with eggs and tomatoes. Both the March 14 … Continued

US: Democrats secure 41 Senate votes for Iran nuclear deal
9th Sep 2015

US: Democrats secure 41 Senate votes for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AA): President Barack Obama secured a crucial number of Senate votes on Tuesday to support the Iran nuclear deal, all but ensuring he will not have to exercise a veto to block congressional legislation opposing the pact. Democratic Sens. … Continued

Afghanistan: NATO airstrike ‘kills 11 police’
8th Sep 2015

Afghanistan: NATO airstrike ‘kills 11 police’

By Zabihullah Tamanna   KABUL, (AA):  Eleven Afghan police officers were killed in a NATO airstrike Sunday evening, local officials said Monday. The attack in Helmand, the restive southern province that has seen fierce fighting between the Taliban and government … Continued

Turkey: 16 Turkish soldiers killed in Daglica attack
8th Sep 2015

Turkey: 16 Turkish soldiers killed in Daglica attack

ANKARA (AA): Sixteen soldiers were martyred and six wounded in Sunday’s attack by PKK terrorists in Daglica, the Turkish military announced Monday. In the deadliest attack on security forces since the PKK violence surged at the end of July, terrorists targeted … Continued

Syria: Bomb attacks kill 12 in Damascus, Idlib
7th Sep 2015

Syria: Bomb attacks kill 12 in Damascus, Idlib

DAMASCUS/IDLIB, (AA): At least 12 people were killed Sunday when the Syrian regime targeted opposition-held towns in the provinces of Damascus and Idlib with vacuum bombs and explosive-laden waste containers, according to civil defense sources. At least six civilians were killed, and … Continued

Yemen: 45 UAE, 5 Bahraini, 20 Saudi troops killed in Maarib
6th Sep 2015

Yemen: 45 UAE, 5 Bahraini, 20 Saudi troops killed in Maarib

By Ali Abo-Rezeg DUBAI/SANAA (AA): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun three days of national mourning after 45 of its soldiers were killed Friday evening in Yemen’s volatile Maarib province some 120 kilometers east of capital Sanaa. Other soldiers killed … 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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