UK cancels Saudi prison deal after human rights concerns
14th Oct 2015

UK cancels Saudi prison deal after human rights concerns

LONDON (AA): Britain has cancelled a multimillion pound bid to provide prison services to Saudi Arabia following a row over the Gulf state’s human rights record. Ministers were reported to be divided over the withdrawal, which came after newspapers claimed … Continued

Iraq: Daesh encircled by Iraqi troops in Ramadi
14th Oct 2015

Iraq: Daesh encircled by Iraqi troops in Ramadi

WASHINGTON (AA): Iraqi forces trained by the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition have advanced 15 kilometers (10 miles) into Ramadi, encircling the militants holding the key city for months. “We now believe that battlefield conditions are set for the ISF [Iraqi Security … Continued

Turkey: 95 killed in blasts at Ankara train station
11th Oct 2015

Turkey: 95 killed in blasts at Ankara train station

ANKARA (AA): At least 95 people have been killed and 246 others wounded in Saturday’s twin bombings that targeted a peace rally in Turkish capital Ankara, the prime minister’s office has said. Forty-eight people remain in intensive care, according a statement from … Continued

Turkey: Dozens of casualties in blasts at Ankara train station
10th Oct 2015

Turkey: Dozens of casualties in blasts at Ankara train station

ANKARA (AA):  Two explosions hit Ankara train station Saturday morning leaving dozens of people dead and injured, according to sources. An Anadolu Agency correspondent at the scene said there were bodies and wounded people lying in front of the station on … Continued

US: Turkish scientist among Nobel Prize chemistry laureates
8th Oct 2015

US: Turkish scientist among Nobel Prize chemistry laureates

ANKARA (AA):  A Turkish scientist was among three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for their work on DNA repair. Dr. Aziz Sancar, of the University of North Carolina in the U.S., was honored alongside Tomas Lindahl and Paul Modrich, … Continued

Afghanistan: Obama apologises to aid group for deadly airstrike
8th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: Obama apologises to aid group for deadly airstrike

WASHINGTON (AA) : President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders International President Joanne Liu during a phone call Wednesday morning, following a deadly strike on one of the group’s medical facilities in Afghanistan. Obama “assured Dr. Liu that the Department … Continued

Syria: Russian bombs kill children in Anadan
7th Oct 2015

Syria: Russian bombs kill children in Anadan

ANKARA (AA): Two children were killed in Russian airstrikes on a Syrian town on Tuesday, health workers said. The attacks on a residential area of Anadan, to the northwest of Aleppo, left many civilians injured, according to medical staff at a … Continued

Afghanistan: US Gen shifts hospital bombing blame to Afghans
6th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US Gen shifts hospital bombing blame to Afghans

WASHINGTON (AA): Deadly U.S. airstrikes on a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan were not requested by U.S forces but by Afghan troops under a Taliban attack, a top U.S. general said Monday. “We have now learned that on Oct. 3, Afghan forces … Continued

Afghanistan: US Kunduz hospital bombing deaths increase to 22
5th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US Kunduz hospital bombing deaths increase to 22

ANKARA (AA): The death toll from Saturday’s bombing of a hospital in northern Afghanistan has risen to 22, operator Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said Sunday.  “It is 12 MSF staff members and 10 patients, including three children, who were killed … Continued

Afghanistan: US airstrikes on hospital kills 19, incl 3 children, in Kunduz
4th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US airstrikes on hospital kills 19, incl 3 children, in Kunduz

KABUL/NEW YORK (AA): US airstrikes in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on hospital killed 19 and wounded 37 people early Saturday morning, Afghan health officials said. Although the country’s interior ministry said Taliban militants were targeted, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said at least 12 … Continued

Afghanistan: US airstrike on hospital kills 9, injures dozens
3rd Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US airstrike on hospital kills 9, injures dozens

By Zabihullah Tamanna   JALALABAD, (AA): An Afghan health official has said a U.S. air strike on a hospital early Saturday morning in northern Kunduz city has killed and wounded dozens of people. Although the country’s interior ministry said Taliban militants … Continued

Afghanistan: Taliban tighten grip on Kunduz
1st Oct 2015

Afghanistan: Taliban tighten grip on Kunduz

KABUL, (AA): Taliban militants, seizing a border district in Kunduz, marched toward Tajikistan border on Wednesday evening as U.S.-led coalition forces deployed limited ground troops to support Afghan security forces. Taliban retained control of Imam Saheb district late Wednesday after Afghan … Continued

US to ‘open lines of communication’ with Russia on Syria
30th Sep 2015

US to ‘open lines of communication’ with Russia on Syria

WASHINGTON (AA): The Pentagon said Tuesday that the U.S. would open “lines of communication” with Russia to de-conflict air operations in Syria. “We expect the details of those conversations, including the exact timing of those conversations, will be worked out in … Continued

Afghanistan: Taliban, Afghan forces battle for control of Kunduz city
29th Sep 2015

Afghanistan: Taliban, Afghan forces battle for control of Kunduz city

By Zabihullah Tamanna   KABUL, (AA): Hundreds of Taliban militants launched a large-scale attack on Kunduz city, the capital of northern Kunduz province, early Monday morning and now appear to have wrestled control of the city from government forces, local … Continued

Azerbaijan: Five troops killed in Azerbaijan, Armenia clash
28th Sep 2015

Azerbaijan: Five troops killed in Azerbaijan, Armenia clash

BAKU, (AA): Border clashes around Nagorno-Karabakh have left five soldiers dead, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Saturday. Azerbaijan vowed to retaliate to Armenian attacks with heavier weapons after an Azerbaijani soldier was killed and three wounded in artillery strikes. The defense ministry said … Continued

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

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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