US: Anti-Daesh coalition to commit ground troops
23rd Jan 2016

US: Anti-Daesh coalition to commit ground troops

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition will commit ground troops to fight the militants in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Friday. “We’re looking for opportunities to do more and there will be boots on the ground and I want … Continued

Obama expands Daesh airstrikes to Afghanistan
22nd Jan 2016

Obama expands Daesh airstrikes to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AA) – The White House expanded the Pentagon’s authorities to strike Daesh militants in Afghanistan, a defense official said Thursday. “We have made some adjustments to the authorities there to be able to make clear that we have the … Continued

Afghanistan: Blast near Russian embassy in Kabul kills 6
21st Jan 2016

Afghanistan: Blast near Russian embassy in Kabul kills 6

KABUL, (AA): At least six people were killed and another 24 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Russian embassy in Kabul on Wednesday evening, according to Afghan officials. The attacker, riding a motorbike, reportedly targeted a … Continued

Canada to withdraw from anti-Daesh bombing coalition
21st Jan 2016

Canada to withdraw from anti-Daesh bombing coalition

By Barry Ellsworth     TRENTON, Ont. (AA) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaffirmed Wednesday that Canada will stop participation in allied airstrikes against Daesh, but will instead provide military training. During a question-and-answer session at the World Economic Forum … Continued

US agrees to pay Iran $1.7B in debt settlement: Kerry
18th Jan 2016

US agrees to pay Iran $1.7B in debt settlement: Kerry

WASHINGTON (AA) – The U.S. has agreed to pay Iran $1.7 billion as part of a debt and interest settlement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday. “Iran will receive the balance of $400 million in the trust fund, as well as … Continued

US, EU lift nuclear-related sanctions on Iran
17th Jan 2016

US, EU lift nuclear-related sanctions on Iran

ANKARA (AA) – The U.S. and EU have announced the lifting of international sanctions on Iran following the announcement of International Atomic Energy Agency that the country is complying with its nuclear-related obligations agreed last summer. International Atomic Energy Agency … Continued

US: 8 civilians killed in strikes in Syria, Iraq
16th Jan 2016

US: 8 civilians killed in strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (AA) – American warplanes have killed at least eight civilians and injured three others in Iraq and Syria between last April and July, a US CENTCOM report said Friday. However, the U.K.-based Syrian Network for Human Rights reports 125 … Continued

US: Kerry to meet Zarif in Vienna ahead of major announcement
16th Jan 2016

US: Kerry to meet Zarif in Vienna ahead of major announcement

WASHINGTON (AA) – America’s top diplomat will meet with his Iranian counterpart and a top EU official in Europe, the State Department announced Friday. The meeting could point to an imminent announcement leading to Iran receiving billions of dollars in … Continued

US says navy boats ‘misnavigated’ into Iranian waters
15th Jan 2016

US says navy boats ‘misnavigated’ into Iranian waters

WASHINGTON (AA) – Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday that a “navigational error” caused two U.S. Navy boats to enter Iranian waters earlier this week. “The information that they have given us, and through their commanders is that they did … Continued

Turkey: UK to stand by Turkey in fight against terror
15th Jan 2016

Turkey: UK to stand by Turkey in fight against terror

ANKARA (AA): British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said the U.K. will stand by Turkey in its fight against terrorism. Addressing a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu at the annual ambassadors’ conference in capital Ankara on … Continued

Turkey: 5 killed in bomb attack on police HQ in Diyarbakir
14th Jan 2016

Turkey: 5 killed in bomb attack on police HQ in Diyarbakir

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AA) – Five people were killed late Wednesday when a car bomb exploded near a district police post in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province, local officials have said.   The attack carried out by members of the PKK terrorist organization in Cinar district also … Continued

Turkey resolves to not step back from anti-terror fight
13th Jan 2016

Turkey resolves to not step back from anti-terror fight

ANKARA / BERLIN (AA) – The suicide bomb attack in Istanbul Tuesday morning that killed 10 people, including several Germans, will not deter Turkish security forces from pursuing their ongoing counter-terrorism efforts, Turkish premier has said. In remarks made during … Continued

Syria: Hundreds need urgent evacuation in besieged Madaya
12th Jan 2016

Syria: Hundreds need urgent evacuation in besieged Madaya

NEW YORK (AA) – About 400 people in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya must be urgently evacuated to receive life-saving medical assistance, UN diplomats said Monday. Spain’s UN Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi told reporters in New York that the Security Council received … Continued

Yemen: MSF-supported hospital bombed in Razeh district
11th Jan 2016

Yemen: MSF-supported hospital bombed in Razeh district

[Photo: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical convoy near Aden] SANA’A, Médecins Sans Frontières: A hospital in northern Yemen supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was hit by a projectile this morning, … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh fails to draw Pakistan into row with Tehran
11th Jan 2016

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh fails to draw Pakistan into row with Tehran

KARACHI, (AA): Mohammad bin Salman, deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to seek Pakistan’s support in its ongoing diplomatic spat with Iran. He was the second high-profile Saudi visitor in less than three days: earlier … Continued

Turkey: 8 killed, 48 injured in Balikesir bus accident
9th Jan 2016

Turkey: 8 killed, 48 injured in Balikesir bus accident

[Photo: Syrian refugees in Sarayici, Turkey. 20 September 2015. Photographer: Berk Ozkan/AA] Handan Kazancı BALIKESIR, (AA): At least eight people died and 48 others were injured when a passenger bus carrying mostly Syrian refugees overturned in Turkey’s western province of … Continued

Syria: 23 people die of starvation in besieged Madaya
7th Jan 2016

Syria: 23 people die of starvation in besieged Madaya

[Photo: Syrian civil defense team members hold banners as they gather to protest for civilians who starved to death in Madaya, on January 6, 2016 in Aleppo, Syria. Photographer: Beha el-Halebi] Esra Kaymak, Mahmoud Barakat DAMASCUS (AA) – Twenty-three people … Continued

Syria: Assad to remain in power until March 2017, US docs show
7th Jan 2016

Syria: Assad to remain in power until March 2017, US docs show

[Photo: Syrian people are seen in front of a damaged building after Assad regime forces carried out airstrike at Zamalka district in Eastern Ghouta, Syria on January 6, 2016. Photographer: Samir Tatin/AA] Esra Kaymak WASHINGTON (AA) – The Obama administration foresees Syrian … Continued

Turkey: 36 die as refugee craft sinks off Agean Sea
6th Jan 2016

Turkey: 36 die as refugee craft sinks off Agean Sea

BALIKESIR, (AA): At least 36 people drowned off Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast when an inflatable boat carrying refugees sank early Tuesday, the Turkish Coast Guard said. A search-and-rescue effort was launched after the boat capsized off the coast of western … Continued

UN’s Syria envoy visits Riyadh amid Saudi-Iran tensions
6th Jan 2016

UN’s Syria envoy visits Riyadh amid Saudi-Iran tensions

[Photo: Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Riyadh. Photograph: Mehmet Ali-Ozcan/AA] Mustafa Çağlayan NEW YORK (AA) – The United Nations’ special envoy for Syria and Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister met … 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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