13th Apr 2013

Muslim Brotherhood paves way for Qatar’s ascent

By Layla al-Shoumari Al-Akhbar: In the wake of the Arab uprisings, Qatar is using its vast wealth and media empire to become a regional superpower. Its historic ties with the Muslim Brotherhood will determine the success of Doha’s strategy. It … Continued

13th Apr 2013

Iraq: Twin bombing kills eight outside mosque

A pair of bombs struck in quick succession outside a mosque north of Baghdad on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding more than 30. The attacks in the town of Kanaan, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) northeast of … Continued

12th Apr 2013

Syrian helicopter pounds outskirts of Lebanese border town, 4 injured

BEIRUT, (Xinhua): A Syrian helicopter raided Thursday evening the outskirts of Lebanese border town of Arsal, injuring four people, a security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. The source said the raid targeted an illegal trafficking route in the … Continued

12th Apr 2013

Al-Qa’ida in the Levant Awaits its Amir

By Radwan Mortada Al-Akhbar: Syria’s main group, al-Nusra Front, declares its allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and agrees to a merger with the Islamic State in Iraq in a joint effort to revive the caliphate. After much speculation about … Continued

10th Apr 2013

Jordan, Iraq sign agreement to build oil pipeline

AMMAN, (Xinhua): Jordan and Iraq signed an agreement Tuesday to build a double pipeline with investment of 18 billion U. S. dollars, which will supply Jordan with oil and export Iraqi oil through Aqaba port, said the source from the … Continued

10th Apr 2013

Iran: Dozens killed in earthquake near nuclear facility

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit southwest Iran, killing dozens of people, but leaving a nearby nuclear power station intact. The quake struck hours after Tehran launched two new nuclear projects. At least 37 people were killed on Tuesday when the … Continued

9th Apr 2013

Turkey: Israel visit delayed as Mavi Marmara raid victims vow to fight on

ISTANBUL, (Hurriyet Daily News): Israeli delegation’s visit scheduled for this week has been postponed, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said yesterday, hours after the Mavi Marmara victims declared that they would not withdraw their lawsuits against Israeli commanders for compensation. … Continued

9th Apr 2013

Syria: Damascus suicide blast kills 15

A suicide car bomb exploded in the main business district of Damascus on Monday, killing at least 15 people, setting cars ablaze and damaging buildings, according to state television. A Damascus resident who described the blast as the biggest she … Continued

8th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: 10 Afghan civilians killed as bomb hits bus in E province

MAIDAN SHAR, (Xinhua): At least 10 civilians were killed and 22 others wounded Monday morning when a passenger bus was struck by a roadside bombing in eastern Afghan province of Wardak, a provincial source said. “I do confirm that 10 … Continued

8th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Twelve civilians, including 11 children killed in Afghan NATO strike

RT News: A NATO airstrike has killed 11 children and one woman in the East of Afghanistan, report local officials. A house collapsed during the attack, causing the casualties and leaving six women injured. The civilians were killed during a … Continued

7th Apr 2013

Syria: Syrian troops recapture several areas near capital, repulse infiltration attempt

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): The Syrian troops recaptured several rebellious areas near the capital Damascus on Saturday and repulsed an overnight infiltration attempt into the capital, killing tens of rebels, pro-government media reports said. The Syrian troops have reportedly encircled the sprawling … Continued

7th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks kill six Americans

Two attacks in Afghanistan have killed six US citizens in the deadliest day for foreign forces this year. According to a US security source, three of the Americans were soldiers and another was a female diplomat. A Taliban bomb struck … Continued

7th Apr 2013

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 25 at Iraq election meet

A suicide bomber has killed at least 25 people and wounded more than 60 in an attack at political rally in the Iraqi city of Baqouba, two weeks before provincial polls, security and medical sources said. Councilman Sadiq al-Huseini says … Continued

6th Apr 2013

Iraq: 7 killed, 34 wounded in separate attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed and 34 others injured in separate attacks in violence-plagued Iraq on Friday, police said. Three civilians were killed and seven others injured when a roadside bomb exploded near a fruit and vegetable … Continued

5th Apr 2013

Saudi Arabia: Migrant workers bound and beaten in Saudi Arabia: video

A video showing a group of Saudi civilians binding and beating allegedly undocumented immigrants was circulated widely online, days after Saudi Arabia ramped up its crackdown on illegal immigration. The footage shows a at least five non-Saudi men lying on … Continued

4th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Death toll rises to 53 in Taliban attack on Afghan court

KABUL, (Xinhua): The death toll from Wednesday’s massive Taliban attack against an Afghan court office building in the western city of Farah has risen to 53 with over 100 others injured, local media reported. “In Wednesday’s Taliban coordinated attack against … Continued

4th Apr 2013

Iraq: Gunmen attack offices of four Iraqi newspapers

Photograph: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters Gunmen burst into the offices of four independent newspapers in Baghdad Monday night, smashing their equipment, stabbing and beating employees, and even hurling one reporter from a roof in the most brazen attack against journalists in Iraq … Continued

3rd Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Explosions, gunshots rock western Farah city

FARAH, (Xinhua): Casualties were feared as explosions and ensuing gunshots rocked Farah city, the provincial capital of western Afghan province of Farah Wednesday morning, police said Wednesday. “An unknown number of militants armed with suicide jackets and weapons seized the … Continued

3rd Apr 2013

Lebanon: Saudi Arabia set for Lebanon comeback

Al-Akhbar: Following the Lebanese prime minister’s resignation, Saudi Arabia has been working behind the scenes to boost its presence in Lebanon. Here’s a look at how the kingdom views a future Lebanese government. During the two-year tenure of Najib Mikati’s … Continued

3rd Apr 2013

Saudi Arabia receives ex-president Saleh, expels thousands of Yemenis

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been accused of meddling in his country’s fragile political transition, was in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for treatment, a Yemeni diplomat said. Meanwhile, thousands of Yemeni workers have been expelled from Saudi … 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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