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

15th Jun 2014

Iraq: Understanding the coup in Mosul and its consequences

  [Photo: Mosul was a “special kind of military coup” that the faction led by Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former Ba’athist commander]   By Alaa Al-Lami There is a huge difference between the conspiratorial interpretation of events and the interpretation of … Continued

14th Jun 2014

Iraq: Hundreds killed in Iraq, US urges al-Maliki to do more to fight sectarian violence

The UN’s Human Rights Office warns of “acute vulnerability” for civilians in Iraq as hundreds have reportedly died. The US has called on Iraq’s prime minister to do more to fight sectarian violence.   “Reports suggest the number of people … Continued

14th Jun 2014

US: Obama rules out sending US troops to Iraq, considers other options

      US President Barack Obama has said he is not considering sending troops back to Iraq. Obama emphasized that potential US action could only work if Iraq was committed to do its part.   “We will not be … Continued

13th Jun 2014

Iraq: ISIS seizes Iraq’s Tikrit as US mulls drone intervention

  [Photo: Refugees from Mosul] Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a jihadi offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the rebels. … Continued

13th Jun 2014

Iraq: ISIS “success” facilitated by betrayal, Iraqi government inadequacies

    By: Elie Chalhoub   Al-Akhbar: Baghdad is in a state of panic. The streets are empty. Gunmen are 20 kilometers (12.42 miles) away from the capital. Popular forces armed by the state are deployed around the city to … Continued

12th Jun 2014

Iraq: ISIL seizes Turkish consulate in Mosul, takes diplomats captive

  Ankara, Turkey, (Today’s Zaman): An al-Qaeda splinter group seized the Turkish consulate in Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul on Wednesday and took 49 Turkish citizens captive, including the Turkish consul general. Turkish Foreign Ministry said militants from the Islamic … Continued

12th Jun 2014

Iraq: Terrorists seize Iraqi city of Tikrit, prompt international concern

  Militants have overrun the Iraqi city of Tikrit, after seizing the northern city of Mosul. The mounting rebel offensive has also closed in on an oil refinery and triggered international concern. Islamist offensive in Iraq rolls south Fighters from … Continued

11th Jun 2014

Saudi Arabia: ‘Hands off Islamic law’

   [Photo: Justice Minister Mohammed Al-Eissa] Jeddah, (Arab News): Justice Minister Mohammed Al-Eissa has denounced international rights groups for attacking the Kingdom’s judiciary, saying laws in this country are based on divine precepts contained in the Holy Qur’an. “Any attack … Continued

11th Jun 2014

Iraq: Terrorists in full control of northern Iraq province

  Terrorists seized all of Iraq’s Nineveh province in the North, which includes the country’s second largest city Mosul, parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi said on Tuesday. “All of Nineveh province fell into the hands of militants,” Nujaifi told a news conference. … Continued

10th Jun 2014

Afghanistan: Five NATO soldiers die

    KABUL, (Xinhua): Five soldiers of the NATO-led coalition forces died in southern Afghanistan on Monday, the coalition forces confirmed on Tuesday. “Five International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members died in southern Afghanistan yesterday,” the NATO-led ISAF said … Continued

10th Jun 2014

Turkey: Rouhani visit landmark for relations with Iran, says Gul

    [President Rouhani (left) and President Gul]   ANKARA, (Anadolu Agency): The first official visit of an Iranian president to Turkey in just under two decades, President Hassan Rouhani’s two day visit marks the beginning of a closer relationship between the two … Continued

9th Jun 2014

Qatar: World Cup sponsors pressure FIFA after latest Qatar 2022 bribery allegations

      World Cup sponsors Sony and Adidas have voiced concern over new allegations that bribes were paid to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. The controversy comes less than a week before the 2014 tournament kicks off in … Continued

9th Jun 2014

Iraq: Seventeen dead in bombings

  A car bomb explosion followed by a suicide bombing hit the offices of a Kurdish political party and security forces in Iraq on Sunday, killing killed 17 people, police said. The blasts in the town of Jalawla, north of … Continued

8th Jun 2014

US, Iranian diplomats to meet for the first time in decades in Geneva

[Abbas Araqchi from Iran will lead meeting with US officials in Geneva Monday] New York, (IRNA): US State Department declared on Saturday that two American diplomats will go to Switzerland to talk with Iranian officials about  continuation of nuclear negotiations between Iran … Continued

8th Jun 2014

Iraq: ISIS terrorists storm Iraq university, Baghdad blasts kill more than 60

  [Students climbing a wall at Anbar university to escape ISIS terrorist group takeover] A wave of car bombs exploded across Baghdad on Saturday, killing more than 60 people, and militants stormed a university campus in western Iraq, security and … Continued

7th Jun 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah says Syria’s election exposed Western hypocrisy

  Syria’s presidential election exposed the hypocrisy of Western powers who preach democracy, but did everything in their power to prevent Syrians from voting, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Friday. And by boycotting the election, the Syrian opposition missed out … Continued

6th Jun 2014

Iraq: 80 killed as security forces re-take city of Samarra

    BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): A total of 80 people were killed and some 88 wounded in separate attacks in Iraq on Thursday as Iraqi security forces re-took control of the city of Samarra in Salahudin province which was seized by … Continued

5th Jun 2014

Syrian President al-Assad re-elected for third term

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won 88.7 percent of votes in a presidential election, securing a third term in office. The vote only took place in government-held areas and has been widely condemned as a farce. Syria’s parliament … Continued

4th Jun 2014

Saudi Arabia: Data review raises total MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabian health officials have announced that far more people have died from the MERS virus than previously thought. This came a day after the sacking of the country’s deputy health minister.  A statement issued by the Saudi … 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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