Rescue efforts underway as S Asia quake leaves 385 dead
28th Oct 2015

Rescue efforts underway as S Asia quake leaves 385 dead

By Aamir Latif and Zabihullah Tamanna   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): A powerful earthquake that rocked Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday has left hundreds dead. Officials from both countries put the combined death toll at 385 on Tuesday. In northwestern Pakistan, rescue workers … Continued

310 killed as powerful quake rocks Pakistan, Afghanistan
27th Oct 2015

310 killed as powerful quake rocks Pakistan, Afghanistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Scores of people were killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan — mostly in the former’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province — after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook southern Asia on Monday afternoon (9:32 GMT). According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was … Continued

S. Asia quake kills scores in Pakistan, Afghanistan
26th Oct 2015

S. Asia quake kills scores in Pakistan, Afghanistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Scores of people have been killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan — mostly in the former’s Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) province — after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook southern Asia on early Monday afternoon (9:32 GMT). According to the U.S. … Continued

Maldives vice president arrested on ‘treason’ charges
25th Oct 2015

Maldives vice president arrested on ‘treason’ charges

By Daniel Bosley   MALÉ, (AA): Maldivian Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was arrested Saturday in relation to an assassination attempt on President Abdulla Yameen last month. Police officials confirmed that Adeeb was arrested after returning from Singapore, with the Home Minister … Continued

Bangladesh blast at Shia Muslim Ashura gathering kills one, injures 87
24th Oct 2015

Bangladesh blast at Shia Muslim Ashura gathering kills one, injures 87

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA,  (AA): A triple bomb blast at a Shia Muslim gathering in Bangladesh left one person dead and 87 injured in the early hours of Saturday in capital Dhaka. The attack took place at Hussaini … Continued

Pakistan: Blast kills 22 Shia Muslims Ashura procession in Sindh
24th Oct 2015

Pakistan: Blast kills 22 Shia Muslims Ashura procession in Sindh

By Aamir Latif     KARACHI, (AA): At least 22 people were killed and dozens of other people were injured in a suspected suicide blast at a Shia procession in southern Pakistan’s Sindh province Friday evening, police said. The Muslims were … Continued

India writers, intellectuals protest mounting ‘intolerance’ under Modi
23rd Oct 2015

India writers, intellectuals protest mounting ‘intolerance’ under Modi

By Ahmad Adil     SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): Mounting intolerance in India — and perceived government silence in regards to it — has triggered a vertical divide in the country’s intellectual class. As a way of registering … Continued

US, Pakistan discuss additional efforts to fight terror
22nd Oct 2015

US, Pakistan discuss additional efforts to fight terror

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have discussed the need for broader efforts to defeat terrorism in the region. “The two leaders discussed the need for additional efforts to target all terrorists … Continued

India: Two young children gang-raped in New Delhi
18th Oct 2015

India: Two young children gang-raped in New Delhi

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI, (AA): Two minors were gang-raped in separate incidents in the Indian capital New Delhi on Friday evening, police said. In the first incident, a two-year-old girl was picked up by two men on a motorbike from the … Continued

India: Court backs beef ban during Eid
22nd Sep 2015

India: Court backs beef ban during Eid

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): A court in Mumbai has rejected calls for the relaxation of a beef ban for a four-day period over this week’s Muslim Eid celebrations. Petitions from Muslim groups had called for the Bombay … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Gunmen kill toddler sitting on father’s lap
21st Sep 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Gunmen kill toddler sitting on father’s lap

By Ahmad Adil SRINAGAR, Jammu & Kashmir, India (AA): The disputed Kashmir region is experiencing a lockdown after the shooting dead of a three-year-old boy on Friday. Burhan Bhat and his father Bashir Ahmad were killed outside their house in Sagipora … Continued

Pakistan: 29 killed by terrorists at air force base
19th Sep 2015

Pakistan: 29 killed by terrorists at air force base

By Sardar Hussain   PESHAWAR, (AA): As many as 29 people, including an army captain, were killed in a Friday attack on a heavily guarded Pakistan Air Force base. Confirming the death toll, DG ISPR (Inter Services Public Relations) said Taliban gunmen … Continued

Pakistan: Blast kills 10 in Multan
14th Sep 2015

Pakistan: Blast kills 10 in Multan

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA & Dawn): At least ten people have been killed and 50 others injured in a powerful blast in an auto rickshaw in Pakistan’s northeastern Multan city on Sunday, police said. “We are investigating the … Continued

India: Explosion kills 40, injures 35 in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh
12th Sep 2015

India: Explosion kills 40, injures 35 in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh

The blast site on Petlavad Road, near Setjia Restaurant in Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh. PTI: At least 40 people were killed and 35 others injured when explosives kept inside a building went off at Petlwad town in Jhabua district of … Continued

Bangladesh: Student protesters force capital standstill
11th Sep 2015

Bangladesh: Student protesters force capital standstill

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA,  (AA): Bangladesh’s already heaving capital was brought to a standstill on Thursday as thousands of students from private universities protested a move to charge them extra taxes. The students were angered by a government … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Anger as Indian court enforce ban of beef in Kashmir
11th Sep 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Anger as Indian court enforce ban of beef in Kashmir

By Ahmad Adil   SRINAGAR, Indian held Kashmir (AA):  Muslim leaders in Indian-held Kashmir have been angered by an Indian court’s orders to enforce a strict ban on the sale of beef in the Muslim-majority region. The Indian High Court … Continued

Pakistan: Urdu on way to becoming Pakistan’s official language
9th Sep 2015

Pakistan: Urdu on way to becoming Pakistan’s official language

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): Urdu is on its way to becoming Pakistan’s official language, replacing “colonial” English, after a Supreme Court order was issued Tuesday. Three judges passed the judgment following a petition by a local lawyer. “In … Continued

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

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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