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

Turkey: Western world to be blamed for refugee deaths
4th Sep 2015

Turkey: Western world to be blamed for refugee deaths

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s president on Thursday pointed the finger at Western governments for a worsening refugee crisis and the deaths and drownings of migrants seeking shelter from war-torn countries. “To be honest, the whole Western world is to be blamed, in … Continued

Yemen: IS bombs Shia Muslim mosque killing 28
3rd Sep 2015

Yemen: IS bombs Shia Muslim mosque killing 28

By Elham Asaad Buaras   London, (The Muslim News): IS [Daesh] has claimed responsibility for a suicide and car bombings that killed at least 28 worshippers at a mosque in Sana’a on September 2. However, officials in Yemen say the … Continued

US: Obama administration gains votes to secure Iran deal
3rd Sep 2015

US: Obama administration gains votes to secure Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AA): Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski became the 34th senator to lend her support to the nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday, giving the Obama administration a hallmark victory. “No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime. … Continued

Turkey: 19 civilians killed in terror attacks in 56 days
1st Sep 2015

Turkey: 19 civilians killed in terror attacks in 56 days

ANKARA (AA): At least 19 civilians — including three children — have been killed in armed and bomb attacks in Turkey since July 7, according to the figures compiled by Anadolu Agency. Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK); Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H) — the youth wing of the PKK … Continued

Yemen: After losses, Houthis make gains in Taiz
30th Aug 2015

Yemen: After losses, Houthis make gains in Taiz

TAIZ,  (AA): Following a number of recent reverses, the Shia Houthi militant group has reportedly managed to capture a number of strategic positions from forces loyal to president-in-exile Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in and around Yemen’s southwestern city of Taiz. … Continued

Yemen: Saudi troops invade northern Yemen
28th Aug 2015

Yemen: Saudi troops invade northern Yemen

SANA’A (AA): Saudi Arabian ground troops have advanced into northern Yemen, in a bid to push back against Houthi Shia militia and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, military and tribal sources said. This is Saudi Arabia’s first ground offensive … Continued

Iraq: Two Iraqi army generals killed in Anbar province
28th Aug 2015

Iraq: Two Iraqi army generals killed in Anbar province

BAGHDAD (AA):  The Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced that two army generals were killed on Thursday during military operations against Daesh near Ramadi, the regional capital of Anbar province. An army spokesman told Anadolu Agency that Brigadier General Sefin Abdul Mejid, chief of the … Continued

Turkey: Flood, landslides kill seven in province of Artvin
25th Aug 2015

Turkey: Flood, landslides kill seven in province of Artvin

ARTVIN, (AA): Flood and landslides in northeastern Turkish province of Artvin claimed at least seven lives, said provincial governor on Monday. “Medical teams have managed to revive one person; so far we have lost seven of our citizens,” Kemal Cirit told Anadolu … Continued

US rules out opening embassy in Iran after UK move
25th Aug 2015

US rules out opening embassy in Iran after UK move

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. announced Monday that it has “no intention” to reopen an embassy in Tehran, just one day after United Kingdom reopened its diplomatic mission in the Iranian capital. A potential thaw in ties between Washington and Tehran began to receive more … Continued

Lebanon: Beirut sanitation crisis triggers protests, clashes
24th Aug 2015

Lebanon: Beirut sanitation crisis triggers protests, clashes

By Ahmed Badawy   BEIRUT, (AA):  Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrators on Saturday evening began an open-ended sit-in near government headquarters in downtown Beirut to protest perceived government corruption and an ongoing sanitation crisis. The demonstration led to clashes with security … Continued

Iraq: Hundreds of Iraqis storm government building in Karbala
24th Aug 2015

Iraq: Hundreds of Iraqis storm government building in Karbala

By Ali Abo-Rezeg   KARBALA, (AA): Hundreds of angry demonstrators stormed a government building in the Shia-dominated Iraqi province of Karbala on Sunday. “The protesters stormed the administrative building of al-Hindiyyah district and destroyed the windows of the building because the … Continued

Iran: Zarif, Hammond praise reopening of UK, Iranian embassies
24th Aug 2015

Iran: Zarif, Hammond praise reopening of UK, Iranian embassies

TEHRAN, (AA): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have said the reopening of their respective embassies in Tehran and London marks the first step in the rebuilding of bilateral ties. The two ministers’ comments came … Continued

Afghanistan: Taliban deny responsibility in Kabul suicide bombing killing 12
23rd Aug 2015

Afghanistan: Taliban deny responsibility in Kabul suicide bombing killing 12

  KABUL, (AA): The Taliban militant group have denied their involvement in Saturday’s deadly suicide car bomb attack that targeted a NATO contractors convoy in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The blast, which took place on a busy road near a … 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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