11th Dec 2014

Abu Ali al-Shishani: From pastry chef to ‘Islamic State’ emir

  [Photo: Anas Sharkas, aka Abu Ali al-Shishani. Al-Akhbar/Radwan Mortada] By Radwan Mortada   (Al Akhbar): Anas Sharkas, aka Abu Ali al-Shishani, lost it as soon as he heard the news of the arrest of his 22-year-old wife Ola al-Oqaili. … Continued

10th Dec 2014

UAE sentences 11 people to life in prison

    A top Emirati court on Tuesday sentenced 11 Islamists to life imprisonment for their alleged links to Islamist militant groups in Syria, official media reported. The Federal Supreme Court convicted them of bomb-making as well as joining and … Continued

8th Dec 2014

Syria accuses Israel of launching airstrikes near Damascus

  Syria has accused Israel of launching airstrikes near its capital Damascus, causing damage but no casualties. Israel has not commented on the claim. The accusation came in a statement issued by the Syrian military via the country’s official SANA … Continued

8th Dec 2014

Iraq: ISIS executes 13 Iraqi tribesmen

[ISIS executes tribe members. Archive photo] Anadolu, AFP, Al-Akhbar:The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executed at least 13 members of an Iraqi tribe in Anbar’s Ramadi district, a tribal leader said on Sunday. Naim al-Keud, one of the … Continued

7th Dec 2014

Syria: ISIS seizes eastern Syria air base

    Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group seized part of the key government air base in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria in fierce fighting on Saturday, a monitoring group said. “(ISIS) mounted a dawn … Continued

7th Dec 2014

Yemen: US, South African hostages killed in failed rescue mission

    An American journalist and a South African teacher were killed on Saturday during a failed attempt by US forces to rescue the two hostages from al-Qaeda militants in Yemen. Luke Somers’s death was announced by US Defense Secretary … Continued

7th Dec 2014

Lebanon: Nusra Front claims to have executed Lebanese policeman

    Anger erupted in eastern Lebanon early Saturday after Al Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadist group al-Nusra Front said it had killed a captured Lebanese policeman to avenge the arrest of Islamic militants’ wives and children. Families of Lebanese soldiers held … Continued

6th Dec 2014

Yemen: US journalist dies in rescue operation

  American photojournalist Luke Somers has died in an attempted rescue raid by US and Yemeni forces. Alleged al Qaeda members had been holding him captive for more than a year. Journalist Luke Somers died in a joint US-Yemeni operation … Continued

4th Dec 2014

Syria: Assad: US-led airstrikes against ISIS in Syria ineffective

      The US-led strikes in Syria have made no difference, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a French magazine Wednesday, as he accused Turkey of supporting terrorism. The US-led coalition of around 60 mainly Western and Arab states was … Continued

3rd Dec 2014

Iran carries out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq

  The Pentagon has said that Iranian fighter jets have struck Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq. The attacks, however, were “not coordinated” with the US. In recent days, Iran has conducted airstrikes against the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (IS) terror … Continued

3rd Dec 2014

Lebanon: Terrorists ambush kills seven army soldiers in northeast Lebanon

    Militants ambushed a Lebanese army unit on the outskirts of Ras Baalbeck Tuesday, killing seven, sources told Al-Akhbar. For the past few months, the military has been coming under increasing armed attacks, mainly in the country’s northeastern region. … Continued

2nd Dec 2014

Bahrain: Prominent activist Maryam al-Khawaja sentenced to one year

A Bahraini court on Monday sentenced in absentia prominent rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja to one year in jail for assaulting police officers, her lawyer said. Mohammed al-Jishi told AFP that the verdict was announced in Khawaja’s absence, who said on … Continued

2nd Dec 2014

Yemen: Al-Q’aida bomb attack kills two soldiers

    A bomb attack blamed on al-Qaeda killed two soldiers and wounded two more in southern Yemen on Monday, while a Houthi leader got shot in the central province of Ibb. The blast targeted a 39th armored brigade checkpoint … Continued

1st Dec 2014

Saudi Arabia: Rain paralyses Riyadh

. [In many neighborhoods, people had to wade through ankle deep water to reach home. (AN photo by Khaled Al-Khamis)]   By MD RASOOLDEEN Riyadh, Qassim, Hofuf and the Eastern Province experienced rainfall throughout the day on Sunday. For Monday, … Continued

1st Dec 2014

Syria: 50 IS fighters killed in Ayn al-Arab

      DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): At least 50 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed over the weekend during the strikes by the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition and clashes with Kurdish militants near the border with Turkey, a monitoring group reported Sunday. … Continued

30th Nov 2014

Syria: ISIL attacks Kurdish-held post on Syria-Turkey border

    [Isis bomb from Turkey on Kabani. DHA photo] ANKARA/ BEIRUT, (Hurriyet Daily News):  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants attacked a Kurdish-controlled post on the Syrian-Turkish border Nov 29 for the first time, a monitor and … Continued

30th Nov 2014

Arab League backs plan to seek Palestinian statehood in UN Security Council

     The Arab League has backed a plan by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to seek international approval for a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council. Member state Jordan is due to present the draft resolution. A general view … Continued

28th Nov 2014

Iraqi forces hold off ISIS assault on Anbar’s Ramadi

    Iraqi security forces held off a jihadist assault on government headquarters in the troubled Anbar province, deploying reinforcements in the key battleground against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, officers said Thursday. Pro-government troops, backed … Continued

27th Nov 2014

Afghanistan: British embassy vehicle hit in deadly Kabul suicide attack

  Afghan officials say several people have been killed and wounded in a suicide attack on a British embassy car in Kabul. The attack is the latest in a wave of bombings amid a withdrawal of foreign troops. A suicide … Continued

27th Nov 2014

Bahrain jails 12 as authorities continue crackdown on protesters

    A Bahraini court has sentenced two former inmates who escaped from Jau prison in April and four accomplices to up to 15 years in prison, Northern Governorate Attorney General Hussein al-Bouali said in a statement on Tuesday’s sentencing. … 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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