310 killed as powerful quake rocks Pakistan, Afghanistan
27th Oct 2015

310 killed as powerful quake rocks Pakistan, Afghanistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Scores of people were killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan — mostly in the former’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province — after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook southern Asia on Monday afternoon (9:32 GMT). According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was … Continued

S. Asia quake kills scores in Pakistan, Afghanistan
26th Oct 2015

S. Asia quake kills scores in Pakistan, Afghanistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Scores of people have been killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan — mostly in the former’s Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) province — after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook southern Asia on early Monday afternoon (9:32 GMT). According to the U.S. … Continued

UK: Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’
26th Oct 2015

UK: Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’

LONDON (AA): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized for “mistakes” made in the 2003 invasion of Iraq in an interview to be broadcast Monday. Blair also acknowledged for the first time a link between the war and the … Continued

Russia: Syrian president meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow
22nd Oct 2015

Russia: Syrian president meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow

MOSCOW (AA): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin late Tuesday in Moscow, the Kremlin said Wednesday. “The Syrian President, al-Assad, visited Moscow yesterday night and met President Putin,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow. … Continued

US, Russia sign deal on Syrian airspace
21st Oct 2015

US, Russia sign deal on Syrian airspace

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. and Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to deconflict air operations above Syrian airspace, according to the Pentagon. The memorandum of understanding is the result of three separate conversations between military officials from both countries but a … Continued

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast, 12 dead
17th Oct 2015

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast, 12 dead

CANAKKALE, (AA):  At least 12 people have drowned after a boat carrying refugees attempting to reach the Greek island of Lesbos sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish official said on Saturday. Canakkale Governor Hamza Erkal said the boat carrying more than 48 refugees — most … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 5 Shia Muslims killed in Husayniyya in Saihat
17th Oct 2015

Saudi Arabia: 5 Shia Muslims killed in Husayniyya in Saihat

RIYADH, (AA): The Daesh [IS] group claimed responsibility for Friday’s rampage attack that left five dead and nine injured in the Shia-majority province of al-Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia. The Shia Muslims were commemmorating the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn, grandson of Prophet … Continued

Ukraine: Meskhetian Turks, fleeing Ukraine war, migrate to Turkey
17th Oct 2015

Ukraine: Meskhetian Turks, fleeing Ukraine war, migrate to Turkey

ANKARA (AA): At least 150 people from the Turkish-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine, known as Meskhetian Turks, will flee to Turkey’s eastern region next week under Turkish asylum measures enacted in April, the general secretary of World Meskhetian Turks Association said on Friday. … Continued

US troops in Afghanistan not in ‘combat role’
16th Oct 2015

US troops in Afghanistan not in ‘combat role’

WASHINGTON (AA): The White House said Thursday that the U.S. is not currently “in a combat role” in Afghanistan. “The U.S. military personnel inside Afghanistan, while operating in a dangerous place, are not in a combat role there, and that is … Continued

UK cancels Saudi prison deal after human rights concerns
14th Oct 2015

UK cancels Saudi prison deal after human rights concerns

LONDON (AA): Britain has cancelled a multimillion pound bid to provide prison services to Saudi Arabia following a row over the Gulf state’s human rights record. Ministers were reported to be divided over the withdrawal, which came after newspapers claimed … Continued

Iraq: Daesh encircled by Iraqi troops in Ramadi
14th Oct 2015

Iraq: Daesh encircled by Iraqi troops in Ramadi

WASHINGTON (AA): Iraqi forces trained by the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition have advanced 15 kilometers (10 miles) into Ramadi, encircling the militants holding the key city for months. “We now believe that battlefield conditions are set for the ISF [Iraqi Security … Continued

Turkey: 95 killed in blasts at Ankara train station
11th Oct 2015

Turkey: 95 killed in blasts at Ankara train station

ANKARA (AA): At least 95 people have been killed and 246 others wounded in Saturday’s twin bombings that targeted a peace rally in Turkish capital Ankara, the prime minister’s office has said. Forty-eight people remain in intensive care, according a statement from … Continued

Turkey: Dozens of casualties in blasts at Ankara train station
10th Oct 2015

Turkey: Dozens of casualties in blasts at Ankara train station

ANKARA (AA):  Two explosions hit Ankara train station Saturday morning leaving dozens of people dead and injured, according to sources. An Anadolu Agency correspondent at the scene said there were bodies and wounded people lying in front of the station on … Continued

US: Turkish scientist among Nobel Prize chemistry laureates
8th Oct 2015

US: Turkish scientist among Nobel Prize chemistry laureates

ANKARA (AA):  A Turkish scientist was among three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for their work on DNA repair. Dr. Aziz Sancar, of the University of North Carolina in the U.S., was honored alongside Tomas Lindahl and Paul Modrich, … Continued

Afghanistan: Obama apologises to aid group for deadly airstrike
8th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: Obama apologises to aid group for deadly airstrike

WASHINGTON (AA) : President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders International President Joanne Liu during a phone call Wednesday morning, following a deadly strike on one of the group’s medical facilities in Afghanistan. Obama “assured Dr. Liu that the Department … Continued

Syria: Russian bombs kill children in Anadan
7th Oct 2015

Syria: Russian bombs kill children in Anadan

ANKARA (AA): Two children were killed in Russian airstrikes on a Syrian town on Tuesday, health workers said. The attacks on a residential area of Anadan, to the northwest of Aleppo, left many civilians injured, according to medical staff at a … Continued

Afghanistan: US Gen shifts hospital bombing blame to Afghans
6th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US Gen shifts hospital bombing blame to Afghans

WASHINGTON (AA): Deadly U.S. airstrikes on a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan were not requested by U.S forces but by Afghan troops under a Taliban attack, a top U.S. general said Monday. “We have now learned that on Oct. 3, Afghan forces … Continued

Afghanistan: US Kunduz hospital bombing deaths increase to 22
5th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US Kunduz hospital bombing deaths increase to 22

ANKARA (AA): The death toll from Saturday’s bombing of a hospital in northern Afghanistan has risen to 22, operator Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said Sunday.  “It is 12 MSF staff members and 10 patients, including three children, who were killed … Continued

Afghanistan: US airstrikes on hospital kills 19, incl 3 children, in Kunduz
4th Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US airstrikes on hospital kills 19, incl 3 children, in Kunduz

KABUL/NEW YORK (AA): US airstrikes in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on hospital killed 19 and wounded 37 people early Saturday morning, Afghan health officials said. Although the country’s interior ministry said Taliban militants were targeted, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said at least 12 … Continued

Afghanistan: US airstrike on hospital kills 9, injures dozens
3rd Oct 2015

Afghanistan: US airstrike on hospital kills 9, injures dozens

By Zabihullah Tamanna   JALALABAD, (AA): An Afghan health official has said a U.S. air strike on a hospital early Saturday morning in northern Kunduz city has killed and wounded dozens of people. Although the country’s interior ministry said Taliban militants … 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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