20th May 2015

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a

  Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa has been pummeled by Saudi-led airstrikes, two days after the expiry of a truce. Aid agencies say they have little time to deliver “desperately needed” food and medicines. Dozens of families fled homes in … Continued

18th May 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume after 5-day ceasefire

  Following a five-day humanitarian armistice, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Shiite rebels have resumed in Yemen’s port city of Aden. United Nations envoys have called for an extension to the ceasefire. According to Yemeni security officials, the coalition airstrikes hit … Continued

18th May 2015

Iraq: US contests Islamic State claim of full control in Ramadi

  ‘Islamic State’ (IS) militants have claimed full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi. The loss of the key military base in the city would represent the biggest defeat for the Iraqi government since last summer. In a … Continued

17th May 2015

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber strikes near Kabul airport

[Archive photo]   A car bomb has exploded on a road near the main airport in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul killing at least two people. Reports suggest the bomb was targeting vehicles of the European Union police training mission. At least … Continued

17th May 2015

Syria: Islamic State terrorists seize parts of ancient city Palmyra

  “Islamic State” extremists have gained control over the northern part of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Authorities are worried the terror group may destroy the city’s historical legacy, as it has at other sites. The ruins of Palmyra lie … Continued

16th May 2015

US: Obama: War in Syria will not end before I leave office

[Photo: President Obama flanked by Kuwait’s emir, Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah, and Secretary of State John F. Kerry during a summit with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland]   In an interview … Continued

15th May 2015

US reassures Persian Gulf allies amid Iran alleged fears

  US President Barack Obama has reassured Persian Gulf allies of US support in the event of external aggression. Sunni Arab leaders have expressed concern about the ambitions of Iran, especially in Shiite-Sunni hotspots. In a closing press conference after … Continued

14th May 2015

Afghanistan: Siege on Kabul guesthouse ends with five killed

  A multi-hour siege on a Kabul guesthouse that was taken by gunmen has ended with five dead. All of the assailants have been killed by Afghan security forces and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Armed … Continued

13th May 2015

Germany: 4 German warships for Israel

  Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is in Germany on the anniversary of German-Israeli relations. In the port of Kiel, four warships will soon be built for Israel – and an Arab company will make money on the deal. The official … Continued

13th May 2015

US-Gulf summit: Obama’s balancing act

[Archive photo: Obama in Saudi Arabia earlier on]   Saudi King Salman’s last-minute cancellation has overshadowed US President Barack Obama’s summit with the Gulf states. The Saudis are responding to Obama’s rapprochement with Iran. Gero Schliess reports from Washington. “A … Continued

12th May 2015

US: Obama’s Gulf Summit at Camp David missing monarchs

  The two-day meeting at the Presidential country-retreat of Camp David in the Maryland mountains northwest of Washington, is a rare invitation from Obama to the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). But the rulers of Saudi Arabia, … Continued

11th May 2015

Saudi king pulls out of US-Gulf meet

  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has designated his newly appointed crown prince to attend a summit hosted by US president Obama. The leaders of Gulf nations are unnerved by international nuclear talks with their rival Iran. Instead of the Saudi … Continued

10th May 2015

Yemen: Houthi allies ‘accept Saudi ceasefire proposal’

  Yemeni troops fighting alongside Houthi rebels have reportedly agreed to a ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia. The deal follows intense bombing of rebel positions in the north of the country. Yemen has accepted a five-day ceasefire that had been … Continued

9th May 2015

Saudi cease-fire in Yemen to begin on May 12

[Photo: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) news conference with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh March 5, 2015]   Saudi Arabia has announced a five-day humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen starting from next … Continued

8th May 2015

US training Syrian fighters in Jordan to tackle Islamic State

  A first group of 90 Syrian fighters have begun training with US troops in Jordan. The Pentagon forecasts it will take three years to train and arm thousands of moderate Syrian forces. A spokesman for the government of Jordan … Continued

5th May 2015

UN condemns Saudi attacks on Yemen

  The UN has asked the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to stop its strikes on airports in Yemen. The bombings hinder the delivery of aid and humanitarian personnel, the organization has said. The United Nations condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s … Continued

4th May 2015

Afghanistan: Civilian killed, 15 injured in Kabul suicide bombing

  KABUL, (Xinhua): One civilian was killed while 15 others were wounded after a suicide bomber targeted a government bus in the Afghan capital on Monday morning, sources and witnesses said. “The attacker detonated his suicide vest close to the … Continued

4th May 2015

Iraq: Twin bombings target northern Damascus, 5 injured

[Archive photo] DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): Two explosions took place in a northern district in Damascus on Monday morning, followed by an exchange of fire, a source told Xinhua. Five civilians were injured by the explosions. The first blast, caused by an … Continued

3rd May 2015

Yemen: ‘Limited’ Saudi led ground force in Aden, more coming

  A “limited” Saudi-led force is on the ground in Yemen’s strategic port of Aden and more troops are on their way, a government official has confirmed to AFP. About 20 troops have landed in the city for a “reconnaissance” … Continued

3rd May 2015

Syria: More than 60 possibly killed in US-led airstrikes

[File photo]   Dozens of people have been killed in a US-led air raid against jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Activists say it is the biggest loss of civilian life in a single strike since they began … 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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