29th Mar 2015

Pakistan rejects rumours of sending troops to Yemen

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Pakistan’s Foreign Office has rejected rumours of sending Pakistani troops to join a Saudi-backed coalition forces fighting Houthi rebels in war-stricken Yemen.   “These are several reports in the media which are completely baseless,” Foreign Secretary … Continued

29th Mar 2015

Syria: Idlib capital falls to al Qa’ida terrorists

  The Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda has assumed control of Idlib, the second provincial capital lost by the government, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. This followed days of heavy fighting. “Al-Nusra Front and its allies have … Continued

28th Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 34 civilians, incl children

  [Photo: Yemenis in the Bani Hewat district of the capital Sana’a search for survivors under the rubble after Saudi Arabian planes bombed the area on March 26. Almigdad Mogali/IRIN]   Beirut, (HRW): The Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries that conducted … Continued

27th Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes civilians

RT/IRIN: Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.” According … Continued

25th Mar 2015

Obama backs Ghani’s leadership, agrees to slower withdrawal from Afghanistan

  US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have demonstrated a renewed commitment to bilateral security cooperation. At Ghani’s request, Obama has agreed to slow the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani secured an agreement … Continued

25th Mar 2015

US-Israeli relations hit another low

  Revelations that Israel may have leaked sensitive information to Republicans about the American negotiations with Iran have further damaged what some already perceived as the worst ever relations between the two allies. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that … Continued

24th Mar 2015

Afghanistan: US drone strike near Khyber border kills nine

  By Akbar Ali   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least nine suspected militants, including the driver of Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) chief Mangal Bagh, were killed in a US drone strike in Nazyan district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, near the Pak-Afghan border in … Continued

24th Mar 2015

Afghanistan: Gunmen kill 13 in Wardak province

  MAIDAN SHAR, (Xinhua): Some 13 passengers were killed and two others wounded after gunmen shot at three vehicles in the eastern Afghan province of Wardak early Tuesday morning, an official source said. “Gunmen shot at three vehicles, including a … Continued

24th Mar 2015

Yemen: Arab neighbors called to intervene against Houthis

  [Houthi supporters]   Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Monday asked the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone from the airports seized by rebels, as well as urging Gulf Arab countries to intervene militarily against Houthi fighters. … Continued

22nd Mar 2015

UK: West, Iran cite progress in nuclear talks

    [Photo:The foreign ministers of Germany, the US, UK, and France met in London to discuss the situation with Iran]     In London, Western officials have announced “substantial progress” in talks with Iran, while also pledging that any … Continued

22nd Mar 2015

Yemen: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting

  [Archive Photo: pro-Houthi protests]   The UN Security Council is to convene in an emergency session on Yemen, where a separatist movement and terrorism threaten to set off a civil war. US troops aiding anti-al Qaeda efforts have already … Continued

21st Mar 2015

Syria: Twin blasts target Kurdish New Year’s Eve festivities

  Twin bombings have targeted Syria’s Kurdish minority as it prepares to ring in the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Observers believe “IS” was the culprit given its recent losses to Kurdish fighters. In the early hours … Continued

21st Mar 2015

Yemen: 140 Shia Muslims killed in mosque bombings

  There are reports of up to 142 people having been killed in twin suicide bombings at mosques in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Friday. An unverified claim of responsibility has been made by extremist group Islamic State. Authorities say at … Continued

20th Mar 2015

Obama urges Iran to take advantage of ‘best opportunity in decades’

  US President Barack Obama has told Iran that nuclear talks present “the best opportunity in decades” for the two countries to pursue a better relationship. He warned, however, that there was still much work to do. In his annual … Continued

18th Mar 2015

Syria says it shot down a US drone

  Syrian state media says government forces have downed a US surveillance drone over the coastal province of Latakia. Damascus has mostly refrained from attacking coalition aircraft since the anti-IS strikes began. The United States lost contact with an unarmed … Continued

17th Mar 2015

Switzerland: Cautious optimism as Iran & US edge closer to a deal

  Iran’s foreign minister has said that he and US counterpart John Kerry have come closer to an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program. But a Saudi prince has warned that a deal could spark a nuclear technology race. Iranian Foreign … Continued

16th Mar 2015

Syria: Conflict enters 5th year amid growing humanitarian crisis

  Syria’s bloody civil conflict is entering its fifth year amid a major humanitarian emergency. With no end to the fighting in sight, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is willing to negotiate with Assad. Syria has … Continued

15th Mar 2015

Iraq: IS using ‘weaponised’ chlorine

  Iraq’s Kurdish authorities say they have evidence “Islamic State” has used chlorine gas as a weapon against Kurdish fighters. The accusation comes as Iraqi soldiers attempt to drive the militants out of Tikrit. The Security Council of the semi-autonomous … Continued

13th Mar 2015

Iraq: ‘Islamic State’ prepares for last stand in Tikrit

  Members of the militant group “Islamic State” in Tikrit are preparing to stage their last stand, as Iraqi forces and Shiite militia tighten their grip on the city. The Islamist group has played down their losses. Iraqi forces were … Continued

12th Mar 2015

Aid organizations issue failing grade to UNSC efforts in Syria

  A new report has been released on the humanitarian crisis in Syria four years after the start of the country’s civil war. It calls on the United Nations to show commitment to ending the Syrian conflict. A new report … Continued


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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