Lebanon: Hizbullah backs Aoun to be president
24th Oct 2016

Lebanon: Hizbullah backs Aoun to be president

By Fadi Issa   BEIRUT (AA): The leader of Lebanese group Hezbollah on Sunday announced support for electing General Michel Aoun as president. Hassan Nasrallah said Hezbollah members of parliament will vote for Aoun as Lebanon’s president, according to the … Continued

Iraqi forces take another 9 villages northeast of Mosul
24th Oct 2016

Iraqi forces take another 9 villages northeast of Mosul

By Ali Cevad   MOSUL, (AA): Iraqi forces recaptured nine villages northeast of Mosul on a wide-ranging military campaign to retake the city from the Daesh terrorist group, according to a statement from the Iraqi military on Sunday. Joint forces … Continued

Iraq:  15 Shia Muslim women killed, dozens wounded in air raid near Kirkuk
22nd Oct 2016

Iraq: 15 Shia Muslim women killed, dozens wounded in air raid near Kirkuk

Kirkuk, Iraq: An airstrike left 15 Shia Muslim women dead and 50 injured after it hit a Shi’a Muslim shrine near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to AFP reports, citing a local official and medic. “Fifteen women were killed … Continued

Iraq: US, Turkey agree ‘in principle’ on Mosul battle
22nd Oct 2016

Iraq: US, Turkey agree ‘in principle’ on Mosul battle

By Kasim Ileri   WASHINGTON (AA): There is “an agreement in principle” to include Turkey in the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter reportedly said Friday. Turkey should “appropriately have a … Continued

Iraq: 7 killed, 19 injured in bomb blasts around Baghdad
21st Oct 2016

Iraq: 7 killed, 19 injured in bomb blasts around Baghdad

By Gulsen Topcu   BAGHDAD (AA): At least seven people were killed and 19 others injured in three separate bomb attack in and around Iraq’s capital Baghdad late Thursday, according to a security source. A device was detonated as a … Continued

Malaysia on alert as Mosul offensive in Iraq may bring home Daesh fighters
18th Oct 2016

Malaysia on alert as Mosul offensive in Iraq may bring home Daesh fighters

By P Prem Kumar   KUALA LUMPUR (AA) – Malaysia has been placed on its highest security setting after intelligence reports suggested thousands of Daesh members may try and return home as a military operation closes in on Mosul — … Continued

Iraq: Shia Muslim militia convoy attacked in Baghdad, 11 killed
18th Oct 2016

Iraq: Shia Muslim militia convoy attacked in Baghdad, 11 killed

By Ibrahim Saleh   BAGHDAD (AA): Eleven people were killed and another 23 injured on Monday when a convoy of Shia Muslim militiamen was targeted by a suicide car-bomber in Baghdad’s southern Al-Yousifiya district, according to a local police source. … Continued

Qatari emir meets Hamas leaders in Doha
18th Oct 2016

Qatari emir meets Hamas leaders in Doha

By Ahmed Yousuf   DOHA (AA): Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday met with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and deputy Ismail Haniyeh in capital Doha, according to Qatar’s official news agency. “The two sides discussed recent … Continued

Iraq: Offensive begins to liberate Mosul from Daesh
17th Oct 2016

Iraq: Offensive begins to liberate Mosul from Daesh

BAGHDAD (AA): A much-anticipated Mosul offensive to liberate the city from Daesh began midnight Sunday, according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. In an address on state television, Abadi said only the army and police would be in the city. … Continued

Syria: Russian airstrike kills 11 in Idlib
16th Oct 2016

Syria: Russian airstrike kills 11 in Idlib

By Halit Suleyman   IDLIB, (AA): At least 11 people were killed and 25 others injured Saturday when Russian fighter jets struck an opposition-held neighborhood in western Syria’s Idlib province, according to a local civil defense official. The Russian strike … Continued

Iraq: Five killed in spate of Baghdad bombings
15th Oct 2016

Iraq: Five killed in spate of Baghdad bombings

By Ibrahim Saleh   BAGHDAD (AA): Five people were killed in three separate bomb blasts that shook Iraqi capital Baghdad on Friday, according to a local police source. Baghdad Police Colonel Salem al-Nuuman told Anadolu Agency that two people were … Continued

Yemen bracing for US military intervention in support of Saudi Arabia
15th Oct 2016

Yemen bracing for US military intervention in support of Saudi Arabia

By Zakaria al-Kamaali and Murad al-Arifi   SANA’A (AA): The leader of the Ansar Allah [Houthi] group on Thursday accused the U.S. of planning an attack on Yemen’s Al-Hodeida province following a U.S. cruise missile strike one day earlier that … Continued

Syria: 15 killed in bomb attack in northwestern Syria
14th Oct 2016

Syria: 15 killed in bomb attack in northwestern Syria

By Halit Suleyman   AZAZ,  (AA): At least 15 people were killed late Thursday when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded in the northwestern Syrian province of Aleppo, according to initial reports. According to local security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity … Continued

US: Anger greets US Navy’s Ottoman tweet
14th Oct 2016

US: Anger greets US Navy’s Ottoman tweet

WASHINGTON (AA) – There has been upset after the U.S. Navy tweeted an historical image depicting American sailors killing troops under the Ottoman flag. The navy tweeted the celebratory message to mark its 241st anniversary Thursday. A caption on the … Continued

Syria: Russian jets bomb rebel-held Aleppo, killing 81
13th Oct 2016

Syria: Russian jets bomb rebel-held Aleppo, killing 81

By Halit Suleiman   ALEPPO, (AA):  Eighty-one people were killed Wednesday when Russian warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo, according to a local civil defense official. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Beibars Meshaal, a pro-opposition civil defense … Continued

Afghanistan: 14 Shia Muslims killed, 36 wounded in Ashura attack
12th Oct 2016

Afghanistan: 14 Shia Muslims killed, 36 wounded in Ashura attack

By Sayed Khodaberdi Sadat   KABUL, (AA): At least 14 people were killed and 36 others wounded when a gunman attacked a Shia Muslim shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul, authorities said Tuesday. Police also said two grenades had been detonated … Continued

Erdogan says Turkey will not take orders from Iraq
11th Oct 2016

Erdogan says Turkey will not take orders from Iraq

By Diyar Guldogan   ANKARA (AA) – Turkey will not take instructions from Iraq on Bashiqa Camp, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday. In his address to the 9th Eurasian Islamic Council in Istanbul, Erdogan told Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar … Continued

Yemen: 140 mourners killed, dozens injured by Saudi-led airstrikes
8th Oct 2016

Yemen: 140 mourners killed, dozens injured by Saudi-led airstrikes

Yemeni security officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has targeted a funeral hall packed with mourners in the capital, Sana’a on Saturday. More than 140 people are reported to have died and dozens injured. The funeral was held … Continued

Turkey: Muslim leaders warn Al-Aqsa Mosque ‘is in danger’
8th Oct 2016

Turkey: Muslim leaders warn Al-Aqsa Mosque ‘is in danger’

By Ilker Girit   ISTANBUL (AA): More than 500 Muslim leaders and clerics from 30 countries met in Istanbul on Friday to warn that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site that is located in Jerusalem, was in danger. The … Continued

Turkey: Blast near police station in Istanbul injures 10 people
7th Oct 2016

Turkey: Blast near police station in Istanbul injures 10 people

ISTANBUL (AA): The suspected PKK terrorist who detonated a bomb-laden motorcycle that injured nearly a dozen victims in Istanbul has been captured, a security source said Friday. The suspect was caught with a fake ID card at a security check … 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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