Syria: Multiple blasts rock Homs, kill 30 people
28th Dec 2015

Syria: Multiple blasts rock Homs, kill 30 people

HOMS, (AA) – Thirty people were killed and scores more injured in three explosions which hit a government-held district in central Homs, local sources have told Anadolu Agency. The sources said the first blast on Monday took place when a suicide … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 25 dead, 119 injured in Jazan hospital fire
25th Dec 2015

Saudi Arabia: 25 dead, 119 injured in Jazan hospital fire

RIYADH,  (AA,, Arab News): Twenty five people lost their lives and 119 others were injured late Wednesday when a fire broke out in southwestern Saudi Arabia, the country’s Civil Defense authorities said. The blaze broke out in the intensive care department of … Continued

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead
25th Dec 2015

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead

IZMIR,  (AA): At least twenty people, including 11 children, have drowned off the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. A wooden vessel carrying refugees sank early Thursday, according to the Turkish Coast Guard. Coast guard teams launched search-and-rescue efforts for the packed boat that … Continued

Yemen: Arab coalition blamed for most attacks on civilians
23rd Dec 2015

Yemen: Arab coalition blamed for most attacks on civilians

NEW YORK (AA) – A “disproportionate amount” of attacks on civilian areas in Yemen appears to have been carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, the UN human rights chief said Tuesday. Speaking at the UN Security Council’s first public meeting on Yemen … Continued

Afghanistan: 6 NATO service members killed
22nd Dec 2015

Afghanistan: 6 NATO service members killed

WASHINGTON /KABUL (AA): At least six NATO-led coalition troops were killed as a result of suicide car bombing near Bagram airfield, the biggest U.S. base in Afghanistan on Monday afternoon as the security situation has deteriorated in other parts of the … Continued

Syria: Hizbullah commander killed in Damascus airstrike
21st Dec 2015

Syria: Hizbullah commander killed in Damascus airstrike

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AA): Samir Kuntar, a Hezbollah military commander, was killed on Sunday by an airstrike — for which the group has blamed Israel — in the Al-Homsi district outside Syrian capital Damascus. The airstrike reportedly targeted an apartment building … Continued

Iraqi troops killed in US friendly fire
20th Dec 2015

Iraqi troops killed in US friendly fire

WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S.-led coalition aircraft struck an Iraqi army fighting position Friday near central Iraqi city of Fallujah, in what Pentagon chief reportedly called “a mistake that involved both sides”. The airstrike killed nine Iraqi service members, the Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed … Continued

UN Security Council adopts roadmap for Syria peace
19th Dec 2015

UN Security Council adopts roadmap for Syria peace

NEW YORK (AA) – The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution endorsing a peace plan set out during three rounds of international talks to foster an end to the Syria civil war. The unanimously adopted resolution asks UN Secretary-General … Continued

Turkey, Israel holding talks to normalize relations
18th Dec 2015

Turkey, Israel holding talks to normalize relations

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey and Israel are holding talks to normalize relations more than five years after Israeli troops stormed a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in international waters, Turkish diplomatic sources confirmed on Thursday. Asked about Israeli media reports suggesting that an … Continued

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc
17th Dec 2015

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Pakistan has expressed its surprise to hear that Saudi Arabia this week had declared it a part of a recently-formed 34-nation alliance against terrorism. Malyasia and Indonesia have also denied they will join the alliance. Pakistani Foreign … Continued

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast
16th Dec 2015

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast

IZMIR,  (AA): The bodies of two children, thought to be refugees, were found washed up on Turkey’s west coast on Tuesday, the coast guard said. They were wearing life jackets when they were found by fishermen near Cesme in the … Continued

Saudi Arabia: 34 Muslim countries unite to fight terrorism
16th Dec 2015

Saudi Arabia: 34 Muslim countries unite to fight terrorism

ISTANBUL (AA) – Thirty-four Muslim countries decided Monday night to establish an anti-terrorism alliance with headquarters in Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi Press Agency. SPA said the coalition comes within the context of an anti-terrorism agreement signed by member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide bombers attack Spanish embassy kills six
12th Dec 2015

Afghanistan: Suicide bombers attack Spanish embassy kills six

By Zabihullah Tamanna   KABUL, (AA, ): A large explosion rocked Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Friday evening, police said. Six people  were killed and many injured in the attacks. Officials said the attackers reportedly targeted the Spanish embassy and had entered a … Continued

Iraqi PM: No solution without Turkish troop withdrawal
11th Dec 2015

Iraqi PM: No solution without Turkish troop withdrawal

BAGHDAD (AA) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said the solution of Iraqi-Turkey “crisis” over the deployment of Turkish troops near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul could only be solved only by a “full withdrawal of Turkish troops from Iraqi territory”.   … Continued

US urges calm over Turkey’s troops inside Iraq without Iraq’s permission
9th Dec 2015

US urges calm over Turkey’s troops inside Iraq without Iraq’s permission

NEW YORK (AA) – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday urged political dialogue between Turkey and Iraq to defuse a row over the presence of Turkish troops in northern Iraq. Samantha Power told reporters in New York that it … Continued

Syria airstrikes kill 53 people in E Ghouta
5th Dec 2015

Syria airstrikes kill 53 people in E Ghouta

DAMASCUS (AA) – Syrian regime warplanes killed 53 civilians late Friday in the opposition-held region of Eastern Ghouta, Syrian Civil Defense sources told Anadolu Agency. The sources said the regime air raids targeted a local market in Kafr Batna and … Continued

Yemen: 9 wounded in Saudi-led coalition airstrike on MSF clinic
4th Dec 2015

Yemen: 9 wounded in Saudi-led coalition airstrike on MSF clinic

Yemen, (MSF): An airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition has hit a clinic in southern Yemen run by international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), wounding nine people, including two MSF staff. According to local sources, at … Continued

Turkey gets FIFA’s ‘Best Mover of the Year’ award
4th Dec 2015

Turkey gets FIFA’s ‘Best Mover of the Year’ award

ANKARA (AA) – FIFA has given Turkey’s national football team the “Best Mover of the Year” award after it earned 329 points within the last 12 months, the global football governing body announced on its website Thursday. FIFA said that Turkey … Continued

US: IAEA report ‘consistent’ with US assessment of Iran
3rd Dec 2015

US: IAEA report ‘consistent’ with US assessment of Iran

WASHINGTON (AA) — The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s recent report on Iranian nuclear activities is consistent with what the U.S. has “long assessed with high confidence”, a spokesman said Wednesday. “The IAEA has confirmed that Iran met its commitments to provide responses to … Continued

Turkey: 30 missing as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast
2nd Dec 2015

Turkey: 30 missing as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast

ANKARA (AA) – At least 30 people are missing after a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s western coast on Tuesday, the Coast Guard said. The boat, which was carrying around 35 people, had been heading for the Greek island of Chios … 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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