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

Germany to boost support for int’l anti-Daesh coalition
2nd Dec 2015

Germany to boost support for int’l anti-Daesh coalition

BERLIN (AA) – German government has decided to provide additional military support to international coalition against Daesh by sending warplanes to fly reconnaissance missions, a tanker aircraft and a warship to the Middle East. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday the … Continued

NATO extends troop deployment in Afghanistan beyond 2016
2nd Dec 2015

NATO extends troop deployment in Afghanistan beyond 2016

BRUSSELS (AA) – NATO foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to extend the deployment of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016 and provide at least $3 billion in funding to Afghan security forces until 2020. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned that NATO … Continued

Turkey: Bomb explosion injures 5 near Istanbul subway station
2nd Dec 2015

Turkey: Bomb explosion injures 5 near Istanbul subway station

ISTANBUL (AA) – A roadside pipe bomb exploded near a central Istanbul subway station Tuesday, injuring five persons, police sources said. The bomb exploded at an intersection in Bayrampasa district on the European side at around 6.00 p.m. local time (1600GMT) during … Continued

UK: Text of Syria airstrike motion to be debated in the House
1st Dec 2015

UK: Text of Syria airstrike motion to be debated in the House

Full text of the motion that has been tabled in the House for debate tomorrow ISIL IN SYRIA (UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2249) The Prime Minister The Chancellor of the Exchequer Secretary Theresa May Secretary Philip Hammond Secretary Michael … Continued

UK announces Wednesday vote for Syria airstrikes
1st Dec 2015

UK announces Wednesday vote for Syria airstrikes

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s parliament will debate and vote on plans for airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday. In a broadcast that ended weeks of speculation over whether he would call a vote, Cameron said … Continued

UAE: Israel to open diplomatic mission in UAE
30th Nov 2015

UAE: Israel to open diplomatic mission in UAE

RAMALLAH, (AA) – Israeli affairs experts on Saturday described the anticipated inauguration of an Israeli office at the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as a “visa” for Israel to the states of the Arabian Gulf. Israeli daily Haaretz said … Continued

UK: Thousands rally against Syria airstrikes
29th Nov 2015

UK: Thousands rally against Syria airstrikes

LONDON (AA) – Thousands gathered across the UK on Saturday in rallies organized by the Stop The War coalition to stand against British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal for airstirkes in Syria. The main protest took place at  Downing Street in Central London. Protestors … Continued

Syria: YPG-allied group kills 20 civilians in Aleppo
28th Nov 2015

Syria: YPG-allied group kills 20 civilians in Aleppo

ALEPPO, (AA): Twenty civilians, including women and children, were killed Friday when the Revolutionaries Army (Jaysh al-Thowwar) attacked a village in Aleppo province, a Syrian Civil Defense source told Anadolu Agency. The source said the armed group, which is cooperating with the … Continued

Turkey: Children die as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast
27th Nov 2015

Turkey: Children die as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast

MUGLA,  (AA) – Two Syrian children have died after a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s southwest coast early Friday. The boat is the latest to go down in the waters off the Bodrum peninsula, where refugees gather to make … 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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