Afghanistan: 25 Daesh fighters killed in E Afghanistan
9th Nov 2015

Afghanistan: 25 Daesh fighters killed in E Afghanistan

By Zabihullah Tamanna   KABUL, (AA):  At least 25 fighters affiliated with the Daesh militant group were killed Saturday night in an operation carried out by Afghan security forces in the eastern Nangarhar province, Afghan officials said Monday. The operation … Continued

UK ‘letting down’ allies fighting IS in Syria, says military chief
9th Nov 2015

UK ‘letting down’ allies fighting IS in Syria, says military chief

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s top military chief has said his country risks “letting down” its allies by not joining them in airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.   General Sir Nicholas Houghton, the U.K.’s chief of defense staff, said it “makes no sense” for … 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

Yemen: Thousands of families displaced by Cyclone Chapala
4th Nov 2015

Yemen: Thousands of families displaced by Cyclone Chapala

HADHRAMAUT, (AA): More than three thousand families in Yemen have been internally displaced after Cyclone Chapala pounded the country’s southern Hadhramaut province late Monday, according to a Yemeni emergency official. The official, who preferred anonymity, told Anadolu Agency that numerous … Continued

UN says 123,000 people newly displaced in Syria
4th Nov 2015

UN says 123,000 people newly displaced in Syria

NEW YORK (AA): More than 123,000 people have been displaced in three major Syrian governorates since last month, the UN has said.   UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York on Tuesday that at least 123,842 people had … Continued

Turkey: Erdogan’s party AKP wins majority seats
2nd Nov 2015

Turkey: Erdogan’s party AKP wins majority seats

ANKARA (AA): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the nation favored stability in Sunday’s general election. In remarks made to reporters in Istanbul Monday, Erdogan also expressed his gratitude. “National will favored stability on Nov. 1…I want to especially thank … Continued

US to send special operations forces to Syria
31st Oct 2015

US to send special operations forces to Syria

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. will send less than 50 Special Forces troops to Syria to advise, assist and train moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting Daesh, the White House said Friday. Spokesman Josh Earnest maintained that the American troops will not … Continued

Syria: No return to pre-war status quo, says US
29th Oct 2015

Syria: No return to pre-war status quo, says US

WASHINGTON (AA): There cannot be a return to the pre-war status quo in Syria after so much bloodshed, the White House said Wednesday. The U.S. is ready, however, to work with any nation – including Russia and Iran – to resolve … Continued

Rescue efforts underway as S Asia quake leaves 385 dead
28th Oct 2015

Rescue efforts underway as S Asia quake leaves 385 dead

By Aamir Latif and Zabihullah Tamanna   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): A powerful earthquake that rocked Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday has left hundreds dead. Officials from both countries put the combined death toll at 385 on Tuesday. In northwestern Pakistan, rescue workers … 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

UK to keep soldiers in Afghanistan in 2016
28th Oct 2015

UK to keep soldiers in Afghanistan in 2016

LONDON (AA): Britain has decided not to withdraw its soldiers from Afghanistan in order to bolster the country’s security forces fighting the Taliban, said the U.K. defense secretary. Michael Fallon said it would take time for the Afghan military to … Continued

310 killed as powerful quake rocks Pakistan, Afghanistan
27th Oct 2015

310 killed as powerful quake rocks Pakistan, Afghanistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Scores of people were killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan — mostly in the former’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province — after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook southern Asia on Monday afternoon (9:32 GMT). According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was … Continued

S. Asia quake kills scores in Pakistan, Afghanistan
26th Oct 2015

S. Asia quake kills scores in Pakistan, Afghanistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Scores of people have been killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan — mostly in the former’s Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) province — after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook southern Asia on early Monday afternoon (9:32 GMT). According to the U.S. … Continued

UK: Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’
26th Oct 2015

UK: Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’

LONDON (AA): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized for “mistakes” made in the 2003 invasion of Iraq in an interview to be broadcast Monday. Blair also acknowledged for the first time a link between the war and the … Continued

Russia: Syrian president meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow
22nd Oct 2015

Russia: Syrian president meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow

MOSCOW (AA): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin late Tuesday in Moscow, the Kremlin said Wednesday. “The Syrian President, al-Assad, visited Moscow yesterday night and met President Putin,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow. … Continued

US, Russia sign deal on Syrian airspace
21st Oct 2015

US, Russia sign deal on Syrian airspace

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. and Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to deconflict air operations above Syrian airspace, according to the Pentagon. The memorandum of understanding is the result of three separate conversations between military officials from both countries but a … Continued

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast, 12 dead
17th Oct 2015

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast, 12 dead

CANAKKALE, (AA):  At least 12 people have drowned after a boat carrying refugees attempting to reach the Greek island of Lesbos sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish official said on Saturday. Canakkale Governor Hamza Erkal said the boat carrying more than 48 refugees — most … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 5 Shia Muslims killed in Husayniyya in Saihat
17th Oct 2015

Saudi Arabia: 5 Shia Muslims killed in Husayniyya in Saihat

RIYADH, (AA): The Daesh [IS] group claimed responsibility for Friday’s rampage attack that left five dead and nine injured in the Shia-majority province of al-Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia. The Shia Muslims were commemmorating the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn, grandson of Prophet … Continued

Ukraine: Meskhetian Turks, fleeing Ukraine war, migrate to Turkey
17th Oct 2015

Ukraine: Meskhetian Turks, fleeing Ukraine war, migrate to Turkey

ANKARA (AA): At least 150 people from the Turkish-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine, known as Meskhetian Turks, will flee to Turkey’s eastern region next week under Turkish asylum measures enacted in April, the general secretary of World Meskhetian Turks Association said on Friday. … Continued

US troops in Afghanistan not in ‘combat role’
16th Oct 2015

US troops in Afghanistan not in ‘combat role’

WASHINGTON (AA): The White House said Thursday that the U.S. is not currently “in a combat role” in Afghanistan. “The U.S. military personnel inside Afghanistan, while operating in a dangerous place, are not in a combat role there, and that is … 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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