9th Feb 2014

Saudi Arabia: Madinah hotel blaze kills 15 pilgrims

  [People watch as fire rages on the ground floor of the hotel] [People are seen on the ledges of the hotel with eye witnesses say some people jumped. (Arab News Photo)]   [The aftermath of the fire on the … Continued

9th Feb 2014

Syria: Mortar fire breaks Homs ceasefire

Syrian activists and officials said mortars were fired early on Saturday in the besieged Old Homs despite a ceasefire intended to allow the evacuation of civilians and delivery of aid to people trapped in the city’s central neighborhoods. There were … Continued

8th Feb 2014

Yemen: Clashes between rebels and tribesmen reignite after mediator’s resignation

Fresh clashes between rebels and tribesmen erupted near the Yemeni capital on Friday, the rebel Ansarullah group said, a day after a government mediator resigned. The rebels have been advancing from their mountain stronghold in the far north to other … Continued

8th Feb 2014

Syria: Civilians begin evacuating Homs

Syrian state television said on Friday that the evacuation of civilians from a besieged area of the city of Homs had begun under a humanitarian deal agreed this week. The evacuation began as Russia announced that Syria’s warring parties had … Continued

8th Feb 2014

Saudi Arabia: Saudis abandon their fighters

By Fouad Al-Ibrahim   (Al-Akhbar): The recent announcement by Saudi Arabia concerning its fighters in Syria is no mere detail to gloss over. It is a decidedly serious indicator of the extent of pressure exerted by the United States, including … Continued

7th Feb 2014

Yemeni rebels agree to truce with pro-government tribes

Yemeni rebels clashed with pro-government tribes close to the capital on before agreeing to a truce on Thursday, tribal sources said. The Huthi rebels have attempted to expand their hoped-for autonomous unit in a promised federal Yemen, but they were … Continued

7th Feb 2014

Syria: UN, Syrian government reach agreement over besieged Homs

The United Nations and Syria have reached a deal to allow civilians to leave areas of Homs under army siege for more than 18 months, the city’s governor said Thursday. “The governor of Homs, Talal Barazi, told (state news agency) … Continued

6th Feb 2014

Iraq: Deadly explosions killed 24 in Baghdad

Three explosions in Baghdad, including one opposite the foreign ministry, killed 24 people on Wednesday, the latest in the country’s worst surge of violence in nearly six years. The attacks, which wounded dozens more, come as security forces battle militants … Continued

5th Feb 2014

Germany: Local elections will be crucial test for AKP: Turkish PM Erdoğan

BERLIN, (Hurriyet Daily News): Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has identified the upcoming local elections on March 30 as a crucial test for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), speaking on his official visit to Germany on Feb. 4. … Continued

5th Feb 2014

Al-Qa’ida and ISIS: Renunciation of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

  By Radwan Mortada   (Al-Akhbar): The Islamic State of Iraq, which later became the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was never really a subordinate of al-Qaeda. The groups’ relationship dates back to 2003, when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi … Continued

5th Feb 2014

Russian FM meets with Syrian opposition over peace talks

Syria’s opposition leader met Russia’s top diplomat on Tuesday in a bid to persuade Moscow to push its ally Damascus to agree to a transitional government for the war-scarred nation. Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov announced that the … Continued

4th Feb 2014

Iraq: Baghdad attacks kill 16 as Iraq presses Anbar assault

A series of attacks in and around Baghdad, including a spate of car bombings, killed 16 people Monday as Iraqi forces pressed an assault against militant-held areas of Anbar province. The latest bloodshed comes amid a surge in violence that … Continued

3rd Feb 2014

Iraq: 21 killed, 26 wounded in attacks across Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 21 people were killed and 26 others wounded in violent attacks in Iraq on Sunday, police said. A suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car into a base of a government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group in the … Continued

3rd Feb 2014

Yemen: Two powerful blasts rock Sana’a

SANA’A, (Xinhua): Two powerful blasts rocked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Sunday night, police sources told Xinhua. The first blast hit a residential area near the eastern gate of the headquarters of the Defense Ministry in Bab al-Yemen quarter … Continued

3rd Feb 2014

Yemen: Huthi rebels take over tribal strongholds in northern Yemen

Huthi rebels have overrun strongholds of powerful tribes in northern Yemen, witnesses said Sunday, in a major advance following weeks of combat that have left scores dead. The rebels have been pushing out from their stronghold in the mountains of … Continued

2nd Feb 2014

Afghanistan: Campaign aides of Afghan presidential candidate shot dead

Two aides to Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah have been assassinated. Their deaths come on the eve of the beginning of two months of election campaigning.  A campaign spokesman said the two campaign workers were killed on Saturday evening as … Continued

2nd Feb 2014

Lebanon: Islamic Front plot to assassinate Najib Mikati

  The Government Guard has stepped up its security measures over the past two days in the vicinity of Mikati’s home in Tripoli, and those of his family. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)   Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (ISF) have circulated a … Continued

2nd Feb 2014

Lebanon: Car bomb in Hermel kills several people

   A car bomb killed at least four people Saturday near a gas station in eastern Lebanon’s town of Hermel, according to caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel. Speaking to al-Manar television channel, the minister stated that the blast was carried … Continued

1st Feb 2014

EU confirms date for fresh talks on Iran’s nuclear program

  EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton has confirmed Iran nuclear talks will begin in Vienna in February. It’s hoped a deal will be struck to curb Iran’s atomic program in exchange for reduced sanctions.  Following talks with Iran’s Foreign … Continued

31st Jan 2014

Iraq: Eight killed in crossfire between Iraqi forces and gunmen in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Six gunmen and two security members were killed when gunmen stormed a government building in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday, an interior ministry source said. The attack occurred before noon when four gunmen and two suicide … 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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