India successfully test-fires nuke-capable missile
15th Mar 2016

India successfully test-fires nuke-capable missile

NEW DELHI (AA) – India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I missile from an island off the country’s eastern Odisha State. Capable of hitting targets at a distance of 700 kilometers, the missile was launched as part of a … Continued

Pakistan: 20 killed as rains, flashfloods hit across Pakistan
13th Mar 2016

Pakistan: 20 killed as rains, flashfloods hit across Pakistan

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): Torrential rains accompanied by flashfloods have killed at least 20 people over the last two days in northwestern and southwestern Pakistan, officials and local media reported on Saturday. Most of the fatalities have been … Continued

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader
9th Mar 2016

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): Bangladesh’s top court on Tuesday upheld a death sentence handed down against a member of the country’s largest Islamic party for alleged war crimes committed during the nation’s 1971 independence war. The court … Continued

Pakistani media outlets attacked for ignoring execution
6th Mar 2016

Pakistani media outlets attacked for ignoring execution

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): Protesters on Friday attacked the offices of several Pakistani newspapers and television channels to protest the failure of the latter to cover the funeral of a former police commando who was executed earlier this … Continued

Nepal plane crash kills all 23 people aboard
25th Feb 2016

Nepal plane crash kills all 23 people aboard

By Deepak Adhikari   KATHMANDU (AA) – A small plane carrying Nepalese passengers and two foreign nationals crashed in Nepal Wednesday morning, killing everybody on board, local officials have said. The Tara Air twin otter, carrying 20 passengers and three … Continued

India: Govt agrees to meet Jat protesters’ demands, 12 killed
23rd Feb 2016

India: Govt agrees to meet Jat protesters’ demands, 12 killed

By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI, (AA): Violent protests in India’s Haryana State appeared to draw to a close on Sunday after New Delhi agreed to change the official status of the state’s large Jat community. For the last eight … Continued

Jammu Kashmir: 5 Indian troops killed as Srinagar standoff enters 2nd day
22nd Feb 2016

Jammu Kashmir: 5 Indian troops killed as Srinagar standoff enters 2nd day

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir, India (AA): Five Indian security personnel have been killed so far in an ongoing firefight with pro-independence militants who since yesterday have been holed up in a building in Srinagar’s Pampore district. On … Continued

Jammu Kashmir: Two civilians killed by Indian forces
15th Feb 2016

Jammu Kashmir: Two civilians killed by Indian forces

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir, India (AA) – Two Kashmiri civilians were killed and seven wounded on Sunday when security forces opened fire on a group of protesters in Indian-administered Jammu Kashmir. The civilians were protesting in Pulwama … Continued

Thailand: Thai forces seize insurgent camp in southern jungle
11th Feb 2016

Thailand: Thai forces seize insurgent camp in southern jungle

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Thai security forces have overrun a well-organized insurgent camp hidden in the jungles of the country’s troubled Muslim south and arrested one rebel after a brief clash, local media reported Thursday. A commander … Continued

Indian-held Jammu Kashmir paralyzed by general strike
10th Feb 2016

Indian-held Jammu Kashmir paralyzed by general strike

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir (AA): Indian-held Jammu Kashmir on Tuesday saw a complete general strike organized to commemorate the third anniversary of the death of Afzal Guru, who was hanged by the Indian authorities for his alleged … Continued

India: Jammu Kashmir locked down on eve of India’s Republic Day
25th Jan 2016

India: Jammu Kashmir locked down on eve of India’s Republic Day

[Photo: Earlier, protestors cover themselves as Indian policemen fires a teargas towards protesters after the funeral ceremony of Shakir Ahmad of Hizbul Mujahideen, on the trees in Pulwama, some 30 kilometers from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir … Continued

Pakistan: 21 people killed, 60 injured in campus attack
20th Jan 2016

Pakistan: 21 people killed, 60 injured in campus attack

By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan (AA & Agencies) – Several people were killed and scores injured Wednesday in a gun-and -bomb attack on a university campus in northwest Pakistan. 21 people have been killed and more than 60 injured, some … Continued

Pakistan: 14 killed at polio vaccination centre in Quetta
13th Jan 2016

Pakistan: 14 killed at polio vaccination centre in Quetta

By Aamir Latif   Karachi, (AA): At least 14 people, including 12 policemen, were killed in a bomb blast Wednesday in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, officials said. The bomb struck a police van outside a polio vaccination center in the … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh fails to draw Pakistan into row with Tehran
11th Jan 2016

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh fails to draw Pakistan into row with Tehran

KARACHI, (AA): Mohammad bin Salman, deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to seek Pakistan’s support in its ongoing diplomatic spat with Iran. He was the second high-profile Saudi visitor in less than three days: earlier … Continued

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief
7th Jan 2016

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami blasts decision to execute chief

[Photo: Motiur Rahman Nizami] Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, (AA): The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party on Wednesday condemned a court decision to uphold the death penalty against its party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami. Acting party chief Maqbul Ahmed and acting secretary-general Shafiqur Rahman issued … Continued

India: 11 killed in ongoing fighting in Punjab state
4th Jan 2016

India: 11 killed in ongoing fighting in Punjab state

By Ahmad Adil   CHANDIGARH, (AA): At least 11 people have been killed in ongoing gun battles between Indian security forces and suspected Pakistani militants following an attack on an Indian Air Force base in the Pathankot area of India’s … Continued

India: Attack on Indian air base near Pakistani border kills 7
2nd Jan 2016

India: Attack on Indian air base near Pakistani border kills 7

By Ahmad Adil   CHANDIGARH, (AA): Seven people were killed, including four militants, after a group of suspected Pakistani militants launched an attack at an Indian Air Force (IAF) base, leading to a fierce gunbattle between the militants’ and the security … Continued

Pakistan: 6 dead, 50 injured in suicide blast
30th Dec 2015

Pakistan: 6 dead, 50 injured in suicide blast

KARACHI, (AA): At least 26 people were killed and more than 50 were injured after a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden motorbike into a government building in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, police said. The bomber struck a government registration office … Continued

27th Nov 2015

Pakistan: Federal minister survives attack in NW Pakistan

KARACHI, (AA) – A roadside bomb that targeted a federal minister killed two policemen and injured three others — while leaving the minister unharmed — in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, local officials said. The attack occurred in Federal Minster Akram Khan … Continued

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders
22nd Nov 2015

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA) – Bangladesh on Sunday hanged two well-known opposition figures convicted of war crimes during the country’s war of independence from Pakistan in 1971, depsite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed. Bangladesh … 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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