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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

2nd Apr 2013

Lebanon: Rival Salafi Sheikhs seek unity

By Radwan Mortada Al-Akhbar: Notoriously divided, Lebanon’s Salafis convened recently at a Beirut mosque to form their version of a united front. Though some are skeptical of the motives, this could be the first step to uniting Lebanon’s Salafis. Lebanon’s … Continued

2nd Apr 2013

Iraq: Oil tanker bombing kills nine in Tikrit

At least nine people were killed and 17 others wounded on Monday when attackers detonated an oil tanker packed with explosives inside a governmental compound in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, police said. The attack comes as AFP figures show … Continued

2nd Apr 2013

Yemen: Guantanamo inmate relatives protest in Sana’a

Activists and relatives of around 90 Yemeni detainees held in Guantanamo Bay protested outside the US Embassy in Sanaa on Monday to demand the prisoners’ release after more than a decade in detention. Yemenis make up the largest contingent of … Continued

1st Apr 2013

Jordan, Palestine agree to protect sacred sites in Jerusalem

AMMAN, (Xinhua): King Abdullah II of Jordan and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday agreed to exert joint efforts to protect sacred sites in Jerusalem. The two leaders reached a consensus to defend Jerusalem, the holy city facing challenges of … Continued

1st Apr 2013

Iraq: Two people killed, 10 injured in bombings

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Two people were killed on Sunday and ten others wounded in several bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and in eastern part of the country, the police said. A suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car into an … Continued

1st Apr 2013

Syria: Explosions rock Syria as Iran, Egypt underscore need for political solution

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): Multiple explosions rocked several parts of Syria on Sunday, leaving injuries and material losses, as Egypt and Iran stressed the need for a political solution to the country’s long-standing crisis. Two explosive devices separately went off Sunday in … Continued

31st Mar 2013

Syrian rebels behead pro-Gov’t imam in Aleppo

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): Armed rebels beheaded a pro- government Muslim imam in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, state media said Saturday.   After beheading Sheikh Hasan Saif Addien, the armed groups hanged his head atop the minaret of al-Hasan Mosque in … Continued

31st Mar 2013

Jordan’s king swears in new Gov’t

AMMAN, (Xinhua):  Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Saturday swore in a new cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.   Ministers of interior, finance, planning and international cooperation, energy, and education were all replaced in the new 19- minister government … Continued

30th Mar 2013

Syria: Rebels’ rising mortar attacks against Syrian capital reflect eagerness for civil disobedience

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): After several unsuccessful attempts to storm the Syrian capital Damascus or at least to paralyze the daily life in the busy city, rebels in Syria have seemingly opted to escalate their mortar attacks on several parts of the … Continued

30th Mar 2013

Syria: Guardians of Zaynab’s Shrine

By Jamal al-Ghorabi To get to the Sayyida Zainab shrine from central Damascus, one must take the Airport Road. Until recently, this route was considered too dangerous because of flying rebel roadblocks and falling mortar shells. Yet following an army … Continued

30th Mar 2013

Israeli general: 5,000 Hezbollah warheads can hit Tel Aviv

Hizbullah has 5,000 warheads that can hit Tel Aviv, which is ten times more than during its 2006 war with Israel, Israeli Commander Major General Eyal Eisenber told Haaretz in an interview published Friday.   The explosives are more accurate … Continued

30th Mar 2013

Iraq blasts kill at least 19

A series of car bombs near Shia mosques targeting worshippers attending weekly prayers killed at least 19 people on Friday, the latest deadly violence ahead of Iraq’s first polls since 2010.   The blasts, which also wounded 72 people, struck … Continued

29th Mar 2013

Syria: Mideast states, US step up arms shipments to Syrian rebels

Mideast powers opposed to President Bashar Assad have dramatically stepped up weapons supplies to Syrian rebels in coordination with the US in preparation for a push on the capital of Damascus, officials and Western military experts said Wednesday.   Four … Continued

29th Mar 2013

Syria: Mortar attack kills 15 at Damascus University

A mortar attack on Damascus University killed at least 15 students on Thursday, state television reported, blaming rebels who have stepped up attacks in the heart of the Syrian capital.   The broadcaster, blaming “terrorists” for the attack, using the … Continued

28th Mar 2013

Qatar: Arab League Summit: Doha calls the shots

Al-Akhbar: Despite the failure of Arab League member-states to reach an agreement on giving Syria’s seat to the opposition National Coalition, Qatar nevertheless managed to impose its will on the League. In its drive to bring about the downfall of … Continued

28th Mar 2013

Syria opposition chief slams NATO rebuff

Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz al-Khatib condemned on Wednesday NATO’s rebuff of his call for Patriot missile support for rebel-held areas in the north of Syria. “Yesterday I was really surprised by the comment issued from the White House that … Continued

27th Mar 2013

Iraq: 4 killed in attacks in Tuz-Khurmato

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Four people were killed, including two local politicians, and 12 wounded in separate bombings and shootings in northern and central Iraq on Tuesday, the police said. Early in the morning, a roadside bomb struck a convoy of sport … 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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