US: Saudi-Iran tension could effect anti-Daesh effort
6th Jan 2016

US: Saudi-Iran tension could effect anti-Daesh effort

[Photo: Saudi Arabia execution of respected Shia Muslim scholar, Sheikh Nimr Al Nimr, has led to demonstrations across the Muslim world. In Srinagar, Indian occupied Kashmir, protesters throw stones at Indian policemen. January 2, 2015. Photographer: Faisal Khan/AA] Esra Kaymak … Continued

Afghanistan: US soldier killed in Helmand province
6th Jan 2016

Afghanistan: US soldier killed in Helmand province

[Photo: Officials remove the wreckage of police wehicle from the scene after a bomb attack killing three people, including two policemen, in Kolpak region in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, on December 27,2015. Photgrapher: Abdul Hadi … Continued

Lebanon: Hizbullah targets Israeli army patrol in South Lebanon
5th Jan 2016

Lebanon: Hizbullah targets Israeli army patrol in South Lebanon

[Photo: People carry the coffin of Samir Kuntar, a Hizbullah military commander killed by an airstrike — for which the group has blamed Israel — in the Al-Homsi district outside Syrian capital Damascus, during a funeral ceremony held in the … Continued

UN Security Council urges Iran to protect Saudi missions
5th Jan 2016

UN Security Council urges Iran to protect Saudi missions

NEW YORK (AA): The UN Security Council on Monday urged Iran to protect Saudi consular property and personnel in the country following a diplomatic row over the execution of a prominent Shia Muslim scholar. “The members of the Security Council … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition bomb various cities
4th Jan 2016

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition bomb various cities

SANAA, (AA): Saudi-led coalition warplanes have stepped up attacks on positions held by Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Shia Muslim  Houthi group following the termination of a two-week humanitarian cease-fire. Coalition warplanes on Saturday night and early Sunday morning … Continued

Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran
4th Jan 2016

Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

ANKARA (AA& The Muslim News): Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the cutting of diplomatic ties to Iran after attacks on its missions in Tehran and Mashhad. Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir announced the move at a news conference Sunday in capital … Continued

Iraqi PM in Ramadi after defeating Daesh
30th Dec 2015

Iraqi PM in Ramadi after defeating Daesh

ANBAR,(AA): Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi arrived in Ramadi on Tuesday, a day after Iraqi forces recaptured the city from Daesh. General Sami al-Aardi, an Iraqi counterterrorism military officer, told Anadolu Agency that al-Abadi visited Ramadi to review the security … Continued

Iraqi forces retake control of Ramadi city from Daesh
29th Dec 2015

Iraqi forces retake control of Ramadi city from Daesh

BAGHDAD (AA) – Iraqi armed forces have retaken Ramadi city from Daesh, the Iraqi military announced Monday. Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, fell into Daesh’s hands last May. In a televised statement, Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul said: “Ramadi has … Continued

Syria: Multiple blasts rock Homs, kill 30 people
28th Dec 2015

Syria: Multiple blasts rock Homs, kill 30 people

HOMS, (AA) – Thirty people were killed and scores more injured in three explosions which hit a government-held district in central Homs, local sources have told Anadolu Agency. The sources said the first blast on Monday took place when a suicide … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 25 dead, 119 injured in Jazan hospital fire
25th Dec 2015

Saudi Arabia: 25 dead, 119 injured in Jazan hospital fire

RIYADH,  (AA,, Arab News): Twenty five people lost their lives and 119 others were injured late Wednesday when a fire broke out in southwestern Saudi Arabia, the country’s Civil Defense authorities said. The blaze broke out in the intensive care department of … Continued

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead
25th Dec 2015

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead

IZMIR,  (AA): At least twenty people, including 11 children, have drowned off the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. A wooden vessel carrying refugees sank early Thursday, according to the Turkish Coast Guard. Coast guard teams launched search-and-rescue efforts for the packed boat that … Continued

Yemen: Arab coalition blamed for most attacks on civilians
23rd Dec 2015

Yemen: Arab coalition blamed for most attacks on civilians

NEW YORK (AA) – A “disproportionate amount” of attacks on civilian areas in Yemen appears to have been carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, the UN human rights chief said Tuesday. Speaking at the UN Security Council’s first public meeting on Yemen … Continued

Afghanistan: 6 NATO service members killed
22nd Dec 2015

Afghanistan: 6 NATO service members killed

WASHINGTON /KABUL (AA): At least six NATO-led coalition troops were killed as a result of suicide car bombing near Bagram airfield, the biggest U.S. base in Afghanistan on Monday afternoon as the security situation has deteriorated in other parts of the … Continued

Syria: Hizbullah commander killed in Damascus airstrike
21st Dec 2015

Syria: Hizbullah commander killed in Damascus airstrike

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AA): Samir Kuntar, a Hezbollah military commander, was killed on Sunday by an airstrike — for which the group has blamed Israel — in the Al-Homsi district outside Syrian capital Damascus. The airstrike reportedly targeted an apartment building … Continued

Iraqi troops killed in US friendly fire
20th Dec 2015

Iraqi troops killed in US friendly fire

WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S.-led coalition aircraft struck an Iraqi army fighting position Friday near central Iraqi city of Fallujah, in what Pentagon chief reportedly called “a mistake that involved both sides”. The airstrike killed nine Iraqi service members, the Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed … Continued

UN Security Council adopts roadmap for Syria peace
19th Dec 2015

UN Security Council adopts roadmap for Syria peace

NEW YORK (AA) – The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution endorsing a peace plan set out during three rounds of international talks to foster an end to the Syria civil war. The unanimously adopted resolution asks UN Secretary-General … Continued

Turkey, Israel holding talks to normalize relations
18th Dec 2015

Turkey, Israel holding talks to normalize relations

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey and Israel are holding talks to normalize relations more than five years after Israeli troops stormed a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in international waters, Turkish diplomatic sources confirmed on Thursday. Asked about Israeli media reports suggesting that an … Continued

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc
17th Dec 2015

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Pakistan has expressed its surprise to hear that Saudi Arabia this week had declared it a part of a recently-formed 34-nation alliance against terrorism. Malyasia and Indonesia have also denied they will join the alliance. Pakistani Foreign … Continued

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast
16th Dec 2015

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast

IZMIR,  (AA): The bodies of two children, thought to be refugees, were found washed up on Turkey’s west coast on Tuesday, the coast guard said. They were wearing life jackets when they were found by fishermen near Cesme in the … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 34 Muslim countries unite to fight terrorism
16th Dec 2015

Saudi Arabia: 34 Muslim countries unite to fight terrorism

ISTANBUL (AA) – Thirty-four Muslim countries decided Monday night to establish an anti-terrorism alliance with headquarters in Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi Press Agency. SPA said the coalition comes within the context of an anti-terrorism agreement signed by member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). … 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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