26th Jun 2014

Lebanon: Suicide bomber detonates self inside Beirut hotel, one killed

    [Firefighters put out flames after a suicide bomber ignited himself on the third floor of the Duroy Hotel in Beirut  (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)]   A suicide bomber blew himself up as security forces raided his hotel room in … Continued

25th Jun 2014

Iraq: US advisers begin their mission in Iraq amid ISIS insurgency

    The first of up to 300 US military advisers have begun their mission in Iraq. They have been tasked with evaluating the state of the Iraqi forces in their battle against Sunni militants.   The Pentagon on Tuesday … Continued

25th Jun 2014

Lebanon: France confirms citizen arrested in Beirut hotel raid

    France confirmed Tuesday one of its nationals had been arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of planning an attack. Lebanese security forces on Friday detained 17 people in two hotels in Beirut following a tip-off that attacks by a … Continued

24th Jun 2014

ISIS sets its sights on Jordan

      By Abdul-Rahman Abu Sneineh   (Al-Akhbar): The ramifications of ISIS’ recent victories [in Iraq] did not take long to reach Jordan, in particular the southern Maan region, a hotbed of tension where a few days ago dozens … Continued

24th Jun 2014

Iraq: Kerry travels to Kurdistan to talk inclusive government amid Iraq crisis

      US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region. There he hopes to convince leaders to help form a more inclusive government in a bid to prevent war in … Continued

24th Jun 2014

Lebanon: Car bomb kills one at checkpoint in southern Beirut

    [Photo: Car bomb in the southern Beirut suburb of Tayouneh]   A car bomb shook southern Beirut on Monday night, residents said. Initial reports by Al-Jadeed said that the explosion was caused by a car bomb at a … Continued

23rd Jun 2014

Iraq: Nine killed in attacks across Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): A total of nine people were killed and 16 others wounded in separate bombings and shootings in Iraq on Sunday, police sources said. A car bomb exploded late Sunday near a funeral of Colonel Majid al-Fahdawi, commander of … Continued

23rd Jun 2014

Israel strikes Syrian targets in retaliation at boy’s death

Israeli warplanes bombed a series of targets inside Syria early Monday, the Israeli military announced. The attacks came in response to an attack that killed an Israeli teenager on Sunday. Israel’s Defense Ministry said that nine military targets had been … Continued

22nd Jun 2014

Yemen: Houthi rebels attack police patrols in Sana’a

SANAA, (Xinhua): Houthi rebels attacked police patrols in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, wounding 17 policemen before the rebels held them hostages, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. “A group of Shiite Houthi gunmen intercepted two police … Continued

22nd Jun 2014

Lebanon: ISIS’ victories revive fears of Islamic emirate in north Lebanon

Abdel-Kafi al-Samad Al-Akhbar: Informed Islamist sources told Al-Akhbar about a discussion that took place between Islamist groups and cells in Lebanon after the recent developments in Iraq. They pointed out that some of them proposed again the idea of establishing … Continued

21st Jun 2014

Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills policeman at East Lebanon checkpoint

  [Photo: Security forces secure the site of a suicide blast in East Lebanon (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar)]   A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police checkpoint in eastern Lebanon Friday, killing one policeman and injuring over 30 … Continued

20th Jun 2014

Iraq: US willing to “share information” with Iran over Iraq crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States is interested in communicating with Iran to share information about the jihadist insurgency spreading across Iraq, but Washington is not seeking to work together with Tehran to address the crisis. … Continued

20th Jun 2014

Kuwaiti Instagram vigilantism: Hunting for runaway domestic workers

[A cartoon depicting a maid chained to a woman happily chatting on her telephone was posted to Mn7asha’s Instagram. Mn7asha was started to hunt down runaway migrant workers in Kuwait. (Source: Instagram)] Yazan al-Saadi Al-Akhbar: On June 7, a Kuwaiti … Continued

19th Jun 2014

Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demands vote counting be stopped

      Abdullah Abdullah, presidential candidate seeking to take longtime President Hamid Karzai’s spot, has demanded ballot counting be halted, alleging voter fraud. But the Electoral Commission has rejected his demand.  Former Afghan Foreign Minister and contender for the … Continued

18th Jun 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: ISIS would be in Beirut if not for Hizbullah intervention

  [ISIS capture Iraqi soldiers later were killed]   ISIS forces marching towards Baghdad would today be in Beirut had Hezbollah not intervened in the war in Syria, party chief Hassan Nasrallah was quoted as saying by As-Safir newspaper Tuesday. … Continued

18th Jun 2014

Iraq: Battles over northern Iraq Turkmen towns kill dozens

  ISIS fighters attacked a northern Iraqi village inhabited by ethnic Turkmens but were repelled, police said on Tuesday, highlighting an upsurge of violence after stunning advances by the extremist rebels. The militants were beaten back from the village of Basheer, … Continued

17th Jun 2014

US: Obama said troops being deployed to protect US embassy in Iraq

    [Photo: US embassy in Baghdad]   US President Barack Obama has told Congress that the US is to deploy up to 275 troops to Iraq, to support diplomatic staff in the capital, Baghdad. Once there, their mission will … Continued

16th Jun 2014

Iraq: Once foes, US and Iran assess Iraq

    The Wall Street Journal has fueled speculation that the US might open talks with its longtime foe Iran on how to halt the Sunni militant advance in neighboring Iraq. The White House says no such talks have taken … Continued

17th Jun 2014

Iraq: Signs of disagreement emerge between ISIS and Baath

  By Mostafa Nasser Baghdad, (Al-Akhbar): The mask has fallen. Mosul is governed by former officers of the old army and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) controls the top administrative positions in the city. Three days were … Continued

15th Jun 2014

Iraq: ‘Regaining the initiative,’ says Iraq’s military

    The advance by Sunni insurgents across swathes of northern Iraq appears to have slowed. The government says it has regained towns around Samarra, northeast of Baghdad, as volunteer Shiite fighters flocked to the capital.   Iraqi generals said … 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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