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

4th Jun 2014

Syrians vote in presidential election

  Syrian refugees return to their country through the Masnaa Border Crossing between Lebanon and Syria to participate in the presidential election on June 3, 2014. (Photo: Osama Kadiri)   By Rana Harbi   Al-Akhbar: Syrians lined up outside polling … Continued

3rd Jun 2014

Iraq attacks leave nine dead

  Attacks across Iraq, including in the normally peaceful south, killed nine people Monday after unrest a day earlier left 40 dead, the latest in a protracted surge in nationwide bloodshed. The violence comes as political leaders jostle to build … Continued

2nd Jun 2014

Qatar denies latest allegations of corruption surrounding 2022 World Cup bid

      The organizers of the World Cup in Qatar have denied any wrongdoing in the bid that won them the 2022 tournament. The latest allegations came in a report by a British Sunday paper.  The Qatar 2022 Supreme … Continued

2nd Jun 2014

Afghanistan: Taliban US swap deal angers Karzai

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has reacted angrily to a United States deal to swap five senior Taliban militants at Guantanamo Bay for an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for five years. The Afghan detainees were released from the … Continued

1st Jun 2014

British newspaper Sunday Times alleges corruption in Qatari World Cup bid

    A British newspaper has alleged that a former FIFA executive committee member paid millions to gain support for Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The report comes less than two weeks before the World Cup in … Continued

31st May 2014

Afghanistan: 12 Afghan civilians killed in roadside bombing

  GHAZNI, (Xinhua): Twelve civilians were killed while two others wounded Saturday when a minibus set off a roadside bomb in eastern Ghazni province, an official said. “Twelve passengers, including seven women, lost their lives in a roadside bomb explosion … Continued

31st May 2014

Lebanon: Arsonists set fire to six cars in southern Lebanon

  Unidentified arsonists set fire to six vehicles on the eastern outskirts of Lebanon’s southern city of Tyre Friday overnight, state media reported. The National News Agency said civil defense forces had rushed in to douse the flames which left … Continued

30th May 2014

Iraq: 32 killed in separate violent attacks across Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): A total of 32 people were killed and ten others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Thursday, security and medical sources said. In Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, Iraqi security forces carried out an offensive against … Continued

28th May 2014

US: Obama outlines Afghanistan plans post 2014

Nearly 10,000 US troops will remain in Afghanistan after the US ends its combat mission there at the end of this year. President Barack Obama says those that remain will be gradually scaled back over the next two years. President … Continued

26th May 2014

Afghanistan: Five Afghan soldiers killed in bomb attacks within day

KABUL, (Xinhua): Five Afghan soldiers have been killed in separate bombings within 24 hours across the country, said the country’s Defense Ministry on Monday. “Five Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel were martyred in roadside bomb attacks over the past 24 … Continued

26th May 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Pro-Israeli project against Resistance is crumbling

  By Chloe Benoist The axis of resistance will achieve victory against its opponents in Lebanon and in Syria, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech on Sunday. “The project against the resistance is crumbling. The resistance axis will … Continued

25th May 2014

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain’s rights activist, freed

  Bahrain released one of the Arab world’s best-known activists on Saturday after he served a two-year jail sentence for his role in pro-democracy protests in the US-allied kingdom, his son said and his lawyer said. Nabeel Rajab, co-founder and … Continued

24th May 2014

Turkey: Okmeydanı violence takes dangerous turn as two killed in clashes

  Istanbul, (Today’s Zaman) Violence which has flared up in Okmeydanı, an İstanbul neighborhood which is home to an Alevi community, between balaclava-clad and stone-wielding protesters and the police since Thursday has reached an alarming state, with two people dead … Continued

25th May 2014

Yemen: Al-Qa’ida ambush kills 30

  At least 30 people were killed in an overnight raid by gunmen on a city in southeastern Yemen, residents and a local official said on Saturday, as al-Qaeda continues its fightback against a government offensive in the country. Armed … Continued

23rd May 2014

Iraq: Attacks in Baghdad kill 11 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims

  [Archive photo]   BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 11 Shiite pilgrims were killed and 43 others wounded in three attacks in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad on Thursday, a police source said. Seven Shiite pilgrims were killed and 21 others … Continued

21st May 2014

Bahrain sacks MP for criticizing prison conditions

  Bahrain’s parliament on Tuesday sacked an MP who had criticized conditions at a prison where inmates are mostly anti-government activists held over protests. Parliament speaker Khalifa al-Dhahrani said 31 MPs out of the 40-member chamber voted to eject Osama … Continued

20th May 2014

The Netherlands: Dutch Govt rushing envoy to Saudi Arabia over anti-Islam spat

   [Photo:  Geert Wilders] By P K Abdul Ghafour Jeddah, (Arab News): The Dutch government is sending an envoy to Riyadh this week for high-level talks after the Kingdom slapped indirect sanctions on the European country because a far-right Dutch … Continued

20th May 2014

Iraq: Maliki wins largest share of parliamentary seat

  Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki won the largest share of Iraqi parliamentary seats in last month’s national elections, according to preliminary results released on Monday. The results dealt a blow to rivals seeking to prevent him serving a third term. … 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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