Iraqi forces ‘liberate’ strategic Kokjeli district of Mosul
2nd Nov 2016

Iraqi forces ‘liberate’ strategic Kokjeli district of Mosul

By Ahmed Qassim, Ibrahim Salih and Haydar Hadi   NINEVEH, (AA): Iraqi counter-terrorism forces on Tuesday captured Mosul’s eastern Kokjeli district from members of the Daesh terrorist group, according to an Iraqi army source. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Lieutenant-General Abdel-Wahab … Continued

Iraqi army, allies retake 5 more villages near Mosul
1st Nov 2016

Iraqi army, allies retake 5 more villages near Mosul

By Ibrahim Saleh and Ahmed Qasim   BAGHDAD (AA): The Iraqi army and its allies on Monday announced the recapture of five more villages near the northern city of Mosul, according to official statements. The assertions come hours after the … Continued

Yemen: UN envoy unveils details of peace plan
1st Nov 2016

Yemen: UN envoy unveils details of peace plan

By Zakaria Al Kamali   SANA’A, (AA): The UN Special Envoy for Yemen on Monday released details of a proposed “roadmap” to resolve the two-year conflict. In a briefing by Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed before a UN Security Council meeting, … Continued

Yemen: 60 people were killed in Saudi led airstrike on prison
31st Oct 2016

Yemen: 60 people were killed in Saudi led airstrike on prison

By Zakaria al-Kamali   SANA’A (AA):  Over 60 of people were reportedly killed and many injured on Saturday in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a prison compound in western Yemen. Hours before the strikes in Al Hudaydah, at … Continued

Iraqi army takes 2 more villages from Daesh
31st Oct 2016

Iraqi army takes 2 more villages from Daesh

By Ahmed Qasim and Ibrahim Salih   NINEVEH, Iraq (AA): Iraqi forces have captured two more villages near the northern city of Mosul from Daesh terrorists, according to an Iraqi army officer. Ahmed al-Shemari, a captain in the Iraqi army’s … Continued

Iraqi army says 3 more villages captured from Daesh
29th Oct 2016

Iraqi army says 3 more villages captured from Daesh

By Ahmed Kasim   NINEVEH, Iraq (AA): Three more villages west of Mosul have been recaptured from the Daesh terrorist group, military sources said Saturday. Faisal Yasin, a captain in the Iraqi army’s Nineveh Operations Command, told Anadolu Agency that … Continued

US-led coalition undercounting civilian deaths, hundreds killed
27th Oct 2016

US-led coalition undercounting civilian deaths, hundreds killed

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition is significantly undercounting the number of civilians killed in airstrikes as it seeks to rout the extremist group in Syria, a report released Wednesday alleged. An investigation by Amnesty International … Continued

Iraqi forces capture strategic town near Mosul
25th Oct 2016

Iraqi forces capture strategic town near Mosul

By Jamal Badrani   NINEVEH, (AA): The Iraqi army Monday recaptured from Daesh the Christian town of Qaraqosh near Mosul, according to an army officer. “The Iraqi joint forces have carried out combing operations in the town, which was totally … Continued

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

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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