1st Sep 2014

Germany to supply arms to Kurds fighting ‘IS’ militants

    Chancellor Angela Merkel is to address parliament to explain a decision to supply German weapons to Kurdish forces fighting “IS” militants in Iraq. The decision marks a major policy shift and is not universally popular. Chancellor Merkel is … Continued

1st Sep 2014

Palestine: Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja arrested at Bahrain airport

      Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja was arrested on Saturday at Bahrain’s international airport when she tried to visit her imprisoned father, fellow Bahraini activists said. Khawaja was traveling back to Bahrain to visit her father, jailed … Continued

31st Aug 2014

Afghanistan: 23 dead in W Afghan traffic accident

  HERAT, (Xinhua):  At least 23 people were killed and four others wounded when a bus collided with a truck in western Afghan Herat province Sunday morning, sources said. “A bus crashed with a truck head-on along Herat-Islam Qala highway … Continued

31st Aug 2014

Syria: UNDOF staff freed from Syria rebels in Golan Heights

  Several peacekeepers trapped in the Golan Heights are now safe. The men had come “under attack” by rebels in Syria’s civil war at a UN encampment at around 6 a.m. local time, and several peacekeepers remain in danger. There … Continued

30th Aug 2014

US sanctions businesses, networks for helping Iran

  The United States has slapped sanctions on more than 25 individuals and businesses linked with Iran. The US suspects them of having helped Tehran expand its nuclear program – or evade existing sanctions. The US Treasury announced sanctions against … Continued

29th Aug 2014

Syria: 43 UN peacekeepers detained by “armed elements” in Golan Heights

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): Forty-three peacekeepers of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) operating in the Golan Heights separation area between Syria and Israel were detained by “armed elements” early Thursday after a heavy fighting between the Syrian armed forces and … Continued

29th Aug 2014

Turkey: Erdoğan sworn in as Turkey’s 12th President

    [Former President Abdullah Gül (2nd R) gestures as he and his wife Hayrünnisa Gül (R) welcome new President Tayyip Erdogan (2nd L) and his wife Emine Erdoğan (L) before the handover ceremony ‘We are now in the era … Continued

29th Aug 2014

Syria: Half of Syrians are displaced, UN says

  The United Nations says more than three million Syrians have become refugees fleeing the civil war that is devastating their country. It said 6.5 million more are displaced within Syria itself.   The number of Syrians registered as refugees … Continued

28th Aug 2014

Syria: Syrian rebels seize Golan crossing, Israeli soldier injured by stray fire

    Syrian rebels, including the Nusra Front, seized control of the Syrian crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, a pro-opposition monitoring group said. “Al-Nusra Front and other rebel groups took the Quneitra crossing, and heavy fighting with … Continued

23rd Aug 2014

Iraq: 32 killed in attacks in eastern Iraq

    BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 32 people were killed and 12 others wounded on Friday in bombings and shootings in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, police sources said. Five people were killed and 12 others injured, all of them … Continued

23rd Aug 2014

Iraq: Ayatullah Sistani calls for lifting Amerli siege

    [Photo: Ayatullah Ali Sistani] (Friends of Ahlulbayt:): Ayatullah Ali Sistani, Shi’a Muslims world’s most influential scholar, said through his representative, Abd al-Mehdi al-Karbalai, “We appeal to the relevant sides to work sincerely in breaking the siege. [We also … Continued

22nd Aug 2014

Yemen on high alert as rebels push to overthrow government

  Tens of thousands of Shiite rebel supporters are in the capital Sanaa in a bid to topple the government. Thousands of armed rebels strengthened their position on Wednesday as they pressed on with their campaign. Led by heavily armed … Continued

22nd Aug 2014

Iraq: IS threat ‘must be defeated’ says Pentagon

  Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel addressing the press on Thursday said the threat posed by IS terrorism was imminent and that the group was “tremendously well funded,” and “as sophisticated a group as we have seen.” He said the US … Continued

20th Aug 2014

Iraq: US seeks verification of ‘Islamic State’ beheading of journalist James Foley

    The White House has said it is assessing the validity of a video purporting to show the murder of a US journalist by “Islamic State” militants. The group says it has beheaded the missing freelance reporter James Foley. … Continued

19th Aug 2014

Iraq: Obama says Mosul Dam retaken from extremists with US help

    US President Barack Obama has said that Kurdish fighters and Iraqi troops have retaken the Mosul Dam from “Islamic State” militants. This followed earlier conflicting statements about who was in control of the facility. The United States president … Continued

18th Aug 2014

Syria: Airstrikes kill 31 terrorists in Raqqa city

  DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): The Syrian air force on Sunday struck positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants in the country’s northern province of Raqqa, killing 31 radical fighters, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based watchdog group. The 31 … Continued

17th Aug 2014

Iraq: US confirms airstrikes near Mosul dam and Irbil

    The US military has confirmed that it carried out airstrikes against “Islamist State” targets near the Kurdish capital, Irbil, and Iraq’s largest dam. Officials said the strikes were in US and humanitarian interests. The Pentagon confirmed that the … Continued

16th Aug 2014

Lebanon: Hizbullah leader claims battles would have reached Beirut if party had not intervened in Syria

    Al-Akhbar conducted an exclusive six-hour-long interview with Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. In a multi-part series published over the last two days, journalists Ibrahim al-Amin, Wafic Qanso, Hassan Ileik and Maha Zureikat sat down with the party’s … Continued

15th Aug 2014

Iraq: Germany to send airlift, US to continue airstrikes

  Germany has announced it would airlift goods to people stranded in the Sinjar mountains, while US President Barack Obama has pledged to continue airstrikes against IS militants in Iraq. Germany plans to send aid to northern Iraq on Friday, … Continued

15th Aug 2014

Iraq: International praise for Iraqi PM al-Maliki’s resignation

  The United Nations and Washington have praised Nouri al-Maliki for stepping down as Iraq’s prime minister. He bowed to domestic and international pressure, announcing his departure in a televised speech. The UN’s top envoy in Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, praised … 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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