Jammu & Kashmir: Eleven killed in India-Pakistan border shelling
29th Aug 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Eleven killed in India-Pakistan border shelling

By Zahid Rafiq and Aamir Latif   SRINAGAR, J&K, India, (AA): Cross-border firing killed at least eleven people on the India-Pakistan frontier Friday. Both sides claimed the other initiated the firing. Pakistan said eight civilians were killed and 46 injured by … Continued

Pakistan: Police kill wife, 2 children of ‘militant’
28th Aug 2015

Pakistan: Police kill wife, 2 children of ‘militant’

KARACHI,  (AA): Police killed the wife and two children of a suspected militant in an alleged exchange of fire in northeastern Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday, police and local media said. Pakistani police claimed that the critically injured suspected militant, … Continued

India: Nine dead in protests in Indian PM’s home state
27th Aug 2015

India: Nine dead in protests in Indian PM’s home state

By Mubasshir Mushtaq   MUMBAI, (AA): At least nine people have died in India’s western state of Gujarat which witnessed incidents of violence and rioting in many districts on Wednesday as a protest to demand government jobs turned violent, Indian … Continued

Pakistan: 11 killed in clashes in South Waziristan
21st Aug 2015

Pakistan: 11 killed in clashes in South Waziristan

By Aamir Latif   Karachi, (AA): Ten suspected Taliban and a soldier have been killed in a clash in restless South Waziristan tribal area, a former headquarters of Pakistani Taliban, raising the total number of militant casualties in the region to … Continued

India asks Pakistan not to meet Kashmiri leaders
21st Aug 2015

India asks Pakistan not to meet Kashmiri leaders

By Zahid Rafiq SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir (AA): India has asked Pakistan to call off talks with leaders from Indian-held Kashmir as tensions between the two countries build ahead of bilateral security talks Sunday. In a series of tweets Friday, India’s foreign … Continued

Pakistan: Punjab Home Minister among 10 dead in suicide bombing
16th Aug 2015

Pakistan: Punjab Home Minister among 10 dead in suicide bombing

By Aamir Latif KARACHI, (AA):  A suicide bomb blast killed 10 people and left dozens trapped under rubble at the office of a senior official in Pakistan’s northeastern Punjab province on Sunday, police said. Punjab Home Minister Col. Shuja Khanzada … Continued

Pakistan child abuse scandal exposes lack of protection
13th Aug 2015

Pakistan child abuse scandal exposes lack of protection

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): Outrage over a scandal involving the abuse of hundreds of children has propelled Pakistani child rights activists to push for new child protection laws. The small northeastern town of Hussein Khanwala, not far from … Continued

India: Temple stampede kills 11 in eastern India
10th Aug 2015

India: Temple stampede kills 11 in eastern India

By Mubasshir Mushtaq   MUMBAI, (AA): 11 Hindu pilgrims were killed and 50 others injured on Monday morning at a stampede outside a famous temple in eastern India. The stampede happened in Jharkhand state’s Baidyanath temple as pilgrims scrambled for priority after … Continued

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four in North Waziristan after 2 month break
7th Aug 2015

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four in North Waziristan after 2 month break

KARACHI,  (AA): At least four suspected militants were killed in an alleged U.S. drone strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday, a Pakistani army official said. A senior army official said that two missiles fired from a U.S. drone … Continued

India: Double train accident kills 27 in Madhya Pradesh
5th Aug 2015

India: Double train accident kills 27 in Madhya Pradesh

By Mubasshir Mushtaq   MUMBAI, (AA): At least 27 people were killed as two passenger trains derailed in central India on Tuesday night. India’s railway ministry said within minutes of one train derailing as it crossed flooded tracks in Madhya Pradesh … Continued

Nepal: Monsoon rains trigger landslides killing 17
30th Jul 2015

Nepal: Monsoon rains trigger landslides killing 17

By Deepak Adhikari   KATHMANDU, (AA): Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains buried houses in Nepal’s mountainous midwestern region, killing 17 people, police said on Thursday. The landslides struck the villages of Chapakot and Lumle, near popular tourist town Pokhara … Continued

India’s ex-president ‘missile man’ Kalam passes away
28th Jul 2015

India’s ex-president ‘missile man’ Kalam passes away

MUMBAI, (AA): Former Indian president and reputed scientist APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on Monday evening in the northeastern city of Shillong after suffering a heart attack. Kalam, a popular and inspirational figure for Indian students, was delivering a speech at … Continued

Pakistan: Floods kill 30 in Chitral valley
25th Jul 2015

Pakistan: Floods kill 30 in Chitral valley

By Aamir Latif KARACHI, (AA): Raging floods have killed 30 people in northwest Pakistan in the last six days as weather experts have issued a fresh warning for severe rains on Sunday, officials and local media said on Saturday. Rescue workers found … Continued

Bangladesh: Bus collision kills 15
19th Jul 2015

Bangladesh: Bus collision kills 15

By Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, (AA):A collision between two buses killed at least 15 people, including the drivers, Sunday morning, in northern Bangladesh, officials said. The crash occurred west of Bangabandhu bridge –Bangladesh’s biggest bridge on the Jamuna river which runs north … Continued

Bangladesh court orders new war crimes death sentence
16th Jul 2015

Bangladesh court orders new war crimes death sentence

    By Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA,  (AA): A Bangladeshi special court has handed down the latest in a line of death sentences to a former political activist prosecuted for war crimes. On Thursday, the International Crimes Tribunal, a domestic court, found Forkan Malik guilty of … Continued

10th Jul 2015

Bangladesh: Crush at charity distribution event kills 23

    By Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) – A crush at a Ramadan charity distribution event in Bangladesh has killed 23 people on Friday. Apart from one boy, all of the victims were women crushed at the early … Continued

Nepal’s Christians, Muslims slam draft constitution
7th Jul 2015

Nepal’s Christians, Muslims slam draft constitution

[Nepalese walk at Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Ali Kemal Akan/ Anadolu Agency]   Deepak Adhikari KATHMANDU, Nepal (AA):  Nepali Christian and Muslim leaders have protested a draft of a long-delayed republican constitution for failing to honor pledges made by previous governments … Continued

5th Jul 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Two militants, Indian soldier killed in gunfight

[Archive photo: Indian Central Reserve Police Force stand guard near site of a grenade attack in Srinagar’s city centre Lal Chowk on November 29, 2014. Photographer: Ahmer Khan/Anadolu Agency]   SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir (AA): Two suspected militants and a soldier of the Indian army … Continued

Pakistan: 19 killed in train crash
3rd Jul 2015

Pakistan: 19 killed in train crash

[Pakistani rescue workers takes part in a rescue operation after train compartments fell into a canal following the partial collapse of a bridge in Wazirabad in the Punjab province, Pakistan on July 2, 2015. Photographer: Rana Irfan Ali/Anadolu Agency]   … Continued

Pakistan: 20 killed in tribal clashes in Baluchistan
30th Jun 2015

Pakistan: 20 killed in tribal clashes in Baluchistan

[Map of Balochistan in red, part of Pakistan. Wikimedia] By Aamir Latif KARACHI, (AA): More than 20 separatists were killed in bloody clashes between two rival groups in Pakistan’s violence-plagued Baluchistan province on Monday, police said. Fighting between the Baluchistan Liberation Army and … 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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