Germany: World powers call for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria
12th Feb 2016

Germany: World powers call for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

By Ayhan Simsek with additional reporting by Michael Hernandez in Washington   MUNICH (AA) — World and regional powers agreed Thursday to take steps toward halting the fighting in Syria with the goal of achieving a durable “cease-fire” in the … Continued

Syria: Number of besieged Syrians larger than UN estimates
10th Feb 2016

Syria: Number of besieged Syrians larger than UN estimates

WASHINGTON (AA) — More than 1 million Syrians live in besieged areas, much more than previous UN estimates, a new report revealed Tuesday. The Siege Watch report, released jointly by the Netherlands-based nonprofit PAX and the Washington-based Syria Institute, has … Continued

Iraq: 10 people killed in Baghdad terror attacks
9th Feb 2016

Iraq: 10 people killed in Baghdad terror attacks

By Ibrahim Saleh & Suleiman al-Qubaisi   BAGHDAD (AA) – Ten people were killed in a spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday. A roadside bomb went off at a police patrol in southern Baghdad, killing a … Continued

Canada to end coalition bombing Daesh
9th Feb 2016

Canada to end coalition bombing Daesh

By Barry Ellsworth with additional reporting from Michael Hernandez in Washington   TRENTON, Ont. (AA) — Canada announced Monday that it will pull out of an air coalition bombing Daesh and replace its airplanes with more ground troops. Prime Minister … Continued

Palestine: Hamas, Fatah to discuss Palestinian reconciliation in Doha
8th Feb 2016

Palestine: Hamas, Fatah to discuss Palestinian reconciliation in Doha

By Ola Attalah   GAZA CITY (AA) – Hamas and Fatah representatives are set to meet in Qatari capital Doha on Sunday to discuss implementation of a reconciliation deal signed in 2014 between the rival Palestinian movements. “This meeting will … Continued

UAE ready to send troops to Syria to fight Daesh
8th Feb 2016

UAE ready to send troops to Syria to fight Daesh

ANKARA , Turkey, (AA): United Arab Emirates said Sunday it is ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of the international efforts to fight Daesh terrorist group. The Emirates News Agency WAM quoted the Minister of State for … Continued

Iraq: Daesh attacks kill 37 in Ramadi & Fallujah
7th Feb 2016

Iraq: Daesh attacks kill 37 in Ramadi & Fallujah

ANBAR,(AA): Thirty-seven people were killed Saturday in Iraq in a string of terrorist attacks on security forces by Daesh. Ismail al-Mihlavi, Anbar operations commander of the Iraq, army, told Anadolu Agency that Daesh launched an offensive on three army headquarters … Continued

Syria: Russian airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Aleppo
5th Feb 2016

Syria: Russian airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Aleppo

By Halit Suleyman   ALEPPO,  (AA): Twenty-five civilians were killed and another 60 injured Thursday when Russian warplanes struck six districts in Aleppo northern city, Syrian Civil Defense said. Mohamed Yehia, official of Syrian Civil Defense in the city, told … Continued

UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges
5th Feb 2016

UK: UN chief hails $10bn in Syria donor pledges

LONDON (AA) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed Thursday a London conference for generating in excess of $10 billion in pledges to aid the Syrian people. The single-day Syrian Donors Conference — jointly hosted by Britain, Germany, Norway, Kuwait … Continued

Switzerland: UN suspends Syria peace talks in Geneva
4th Feb 2016

Switzerland: UN suspends Syria peace talks in Geneva

GENEVA (AA) – The UN has suspended Syria peace talks in Geneva on Wednesday. UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced a “temporary pause” in peace talks due to intensified fighting in Syria. “This is not the end, and … Continued

Syria: Twin Damascus blasts kill 71 near Sayyida Zaynab shrine
1st Feb 2016

Syria: Twin Damascus blasts kill 71 near Sayyida Zaynab shrine

By Mohamed Misto   DAMASCUS (AA) – More than 70 people were killed on Sunday by twin suicide bombings that targeted Sayyida Zaynab shrine south of Damascus. Daesh has claimed responsibility. According to local sources, a car bomb exploded at … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Suicide attack kills 4, injure 18 near Shia Muslim mosque
30th Jan 2016

Saudi Arabia: Suicide attack kills 4, injure 18 near Shia Muslim mosque

By Eman Nassar   AL-AHSA,  (AA): Four people were killed and 18 others were injured in a suicide attack that targeted a Shia Muslim mosque during Friday prayer in the eastern province of al-Ahsa, the Saudi Ministry of Interior said … Continued

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey
30th Jan 2016

Turkey: Ten dead as refugee boat sinks off western Turkey

CANAKKALE (AA) – Ten people, including five children, drowned off Turkey’s western coast Saturday, the Turkish Coast Guard said, in what is the latest loss of refugees in the region. Their boat was heading for Lesbos, one of the main … Continued

Switzerland: US welcomes Syrian opposition at Geneva talks
30th Jan 2016

Switzerland: US welcomes Syrian opposition at Geneva talks

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. on Friday welcomed the decision by a main opposition group to attend Syrian peace talks already in progress and hosted by the UN in Geneva. “The United States also reiterates that UN Security Council Resolution 2254 … Continued

France, Iran sign multi-billion dollar trade deals
29th Jan 2016

France, Iran sign multi-billion dollar trade deals

PARIS (AA) – France and Iran heralded a series of major deals thought to be worth billions of dollars on Thursday as the two countries resealed trade ties following the lifting of sanctions against Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, visiting … Continued

Turkey: Seven die as boat sinks off western Turkey
28th Jan 2016

Turkey: Seven die as boat sinks off western Turkey

By Sinan Ozmus, Ali Balli   MUGLA, (AA) – Seven refugees, including children, have drowned in the Aegean Sea after their boat sank, according to official sources. The Turkish Coast Guard said that the boat, which left from western province … Continued

Turkey:  Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey
27th Jan 2016

Turkey: Four die after boat sinks off western Turkey

By Bahri Aikk, Suat Deniz   ISTANBUL (AA) – At least four people, including three children, drowned Tuesday in the Aegean Sea after their boat sank off the Didim district of the western Turkish province of Aydin. While patrolling that … Continued

Canada to lift sanctions on Iran, reopen embassy
27th Jan 2016

Canada to lift sanctions on Iran, reopen embassy

[Photo Canada PM Justin Trudeau opening diplomatic relations with Iran. Photograph: Alex Guibord/Creative-Commons] Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Ont. (AA) — Canada announced Tuesday that it will comply with a United Nations request and lift sanctions against Iran as well as reopen … Continued

Syria: Car bomb kills 18 in Aleppo
26th Jan 2016

Syria: Car bomb kills 18 in Aleppo

ALEPPO, (AA): Eighteen people were killed, including children, when a car bomb rocked the Al-Sukkari neighborhood of Syria’s northern city of Aleppo on Monday. A pro-opposition Civil Defense source told Anadolu Agency that the car bomb was detonated near a … Continued

Yemen: Saudi led strikes in Saada wound dozens, kill six, incl ambulance driver
24th Jan 2016

Yemen: Saudi led strikes in Saada wound dozens, kill six, incl ambulance driver

MSF: At around 4pm local time yesterday afternoon, 21 January, the ambulance service of the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-supported Al Gomhoury Hospital in Saada governorate, Yemen, was hit by an airstrike, killing one Ministry of Health staff member. … 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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