6th Sep 2014

Lebanon: ISIS allegedly beheads second Lebanese soldier

    [Thousands of angry mourners at funeral of Lebanese soldier beheaded by ISIS]     The Lebanese army is investigating photographs purportedly showing a second soldier who had been beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a military … Continued

6th Sep 2014

Lebanon: One killed when Israel detonates spy device in southern Lebanon

    [A photo posted to social media shows smoke emerging from the site of the blast]   Israel, not Hezbollah, was behind the explosion that killed a civilian in southern Lebanon Friday, the Lebanese army said in a statement. … Continued

5th Sep 2014

Saudi Arabia: Prophet dome removal reports rubbished

  ByIrfan Mohammed & Ibrahim Naffee Jeddah: The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques has strongly denied reports that surfaced in Western media outlets claiming that the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Madinah may be … Continued

5th Sep 2014

Iraq: ISIS terrorists kidnap dozens in north Iraq

      The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants kidnapped 40 men from a town in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Thursday, dragging the men into cars before driving off, residents said. It is not the … Continued

5th Sep 2014

Yemen: Coup against the Muslim Brotherhood: scenarios of war and reconciliation in Sana’a

  [Photo: Yemeni Salafists]   By: Mona Safwan   (Al Akhbar): It seems that multiple interests have converged to topple the Islamic Reform Party (al-Islah), the strongest party that had emerged from the revolution of 2011 in Yemen with the … Continued

4th Sep 2014

Bosnia arrests 16 suspected extremists

      Bosnian police arrested 16 people Wednesday on charges of joining European-based Islamists and helping them travel to fight in Syria and Iraq. “Sixteen people were arrested” in an operation across the capital Sarajevo and several other Bosnian … Continued

4th Sep 2014

Obama orders 350 more US troops to Iraq

  American President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to safeguard American diplomats in the Iraqi capital, increasing the US military presence to more than 1,000 forces. The move comes after a request last … Continued

3rd Sep 2014

Yemen: Houthis tighten their control over Sanaa

Mona Safwan Al Akhbar: Sana’a is about to fall in the hands of the Houthis. It is true they reached the city three times before and each time they would retreat at the last minute. But this time seems different. … Continued

3rd Sep 2014

Yemen: President to dissolve government after mass protests

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is to replace Yemen’s unity government and cut a controversial fuel price hike, two demands of Houthi rebels, in an initiative announced Tuesday that was quickly rejected by the opposition which felt it didn’t go far … Continued

3rd Sep 2014

Lebanon: Families of Lebanese abductees kidnap 18 Syrians

    Relatives of the 28 Lebanese soldiers and policemen being held by jihadist militants on Lebanon’s northeastern border with Syria abducted 18 Syrians and locked them in a warehouse Tuesday, state media reported. But the abductees managed to knock … Continued

2nd Sep 2014

Syria: Fiji says rebels in Golan want removal from terror list

  Fiji says Islamist fighters who abducted 45 Fijian soldiers last week in the Golan Heights have issued conditions on their release. It comes amid clashes where the peacekeepers were taken. Fiji’s military commander said the Nusra Front group, which … Continued

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

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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