11th May 2015

Pakistan: Bomb kills six including tribal leader in Bajaur

    KHAR, (The News): A bomb explosion on Monday killed at least six people including a pro-government tribal elder in restive Bajaur tribal agency near the Afghan border, officials said.   The attack took place in the village of … Continued

9th May 2015

Pakistan: Seven killed as two armed groups clash in NWA

  BANNU, (The News): At least seven people were killed in a clash between two armed groups in North Waziristan, sources said Saturday.   The sources said that the clash took place in Datta Khel area of the tribal belt … Continued

8th May 2015

Nepal: Death toll from deadly quake soars to 8,413

KATHMANDU, (Xinhua): The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal soared to 8, 413 on Wednesday, the update from the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) said. The earthquake response 2015 report of NRCS said a total 17,576 others were … Continued

7th May 2015

Pakistan: Shia identity column in Hajj form is 20 years old

Photo: Sardar Mohammed Yusuf By Mirza Khurram Shahzad   SOCIAL Media is abuzz with criticism of a column in the Haj application form that seeks the identity of Shia Muslims. Many people insist that asking an applicant to reveal his … Continued

4th May 2015

Pakistan: Passenger vehicle crashes into shop in Peshawar, 5 killed

  PESHAWAR, (The News): A passenger vehicle crashed into a shop here on Monday.   Rescue officials said the crash led to the roof of the shop collapsing resulting in the death of five people.   Our correspondent says the … Continued

3rd May 2015

Nepal: Death toll in earthquake surpasses 7,000

    Officials in Nepal have said more than 7,000 people have been killed in the country’s earthquake. Survivors are facing a shortage of shelter while the main airport’s runway is struggling to cope with aid deliveries. Nepal’s authorities requested … Continued

1st May 2015

Pakistan: Three police officers killed in Karachi firing

    [Photo: Police personnel cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway. PPI]   KARACHI: At least three policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), were killed on Friday when armed men opened fire … Continued

30th Apr 2015

Nepal: Death toll soars to 5,489 in earthquake

[Photo: People remove debris after earthquake in Lalitpur, Nepal, April. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)]   KATHMANDU, (Xinhua): The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Nepal climbed to 5,489 and a total of 10,965 others were injured, the Home Ministry said on Thursday. … Continued

29th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Karachi university professor shot dead in Karachi

    [Photo: Professor Wahidur Rahman was an instructor at the Karachi University’s mass communication department]   By Mohammad Raza   KARACHI, (Dawn): Assailants on Wednesday shot dead an assistant professor of the University of Karachi (KU) in Federal B … Continued

28th Apr 2015

Nepal: Govt declares 3 days of mourning after deadly quake

  As the search for survivors continues, Nepal’s government has declared three days of mourning. More than 4,000 people died in the massive earthquake at the weekend, with eight million affected across the region. Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Home … Continued

27th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Activist’s murder spotlights army’s abuses in Balochistan

  Pakistani military’s alleged rights abuses in western Balochistan province have come under scrutiny after the killing of activist Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi. Mahmud held a talk on the issue right before she was shot dead. The murder of Sabeen … Continued

27th Apr 2015

Pakistan: With 44 killed, more rains forecast in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least 44 people were killed and more than 200 wounded when a mini-cyclone, described by Met Office as the third worst in the country’s history, struck Peshawar and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday. Most … Continued

27th Apr 2015

Nepal: Death toll surges to over 3,000 in earthquake

  The death toll in Nepal’s worst earthquake in decades has risen to more than three thousand. The UN has made an urgent appeal for international aid as it warned of a humanitarian disaster in the Himalayan country. The death … Continued

26th Apr 2015

Nepal earthquake death toll climbs over 1,900

As the death toll following a devestating earthquake continues to climb, Nepal is imploring foreign countries to send aid. Hospital workers struggling to aid the injured have described scenes of pure “chaos.” Rescuers in Nepal combed desperately through rubble Sunday … Continued

25th Apr 2015

Nepal: 150 people killed in earthquake in Kathmandu

    [A victim’s body is carried out from a collapsed building in Kathmandu April 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhou Shengping)]     A powerful earthquake has struck in Nepal, put at a magnitude of 7.9 by the US Geological Survey. The epicenter … Continued

24th Apr 2015

Saudi Arabia: PM Sharif holds talks with King Salman, President Hadi

[Photo:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Palace in Riyadh on Thursday.—Picture released by PID] By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Saudi Arabia treated on Thursday a crucial visit by Prime Minister Nawaz … Continued

23rd Apr 2015

Pakistan: PM Nawaz, Army Chief depart for Riyadh on Yemen crisis

[Photo: Trip is aimed at limiting damage caused by Islamabad’s wavering over issue of committing troops for Saudi-led strikes in Yemen: PPI/File] Mateen Haider ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday departed for the Saudi capital Riyadh on a … Continued

23rd Apr 2015

Pakistan: Seven minor siblings die as truck rams into a house

    JHANG, (The News): Seven minors died and their parents and two siblings injured when a truck rammed into their one-room house of a labourer at Ring Road.   Rescue sources said a truck loaded with vegetables went out … Continued

20th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Chinese president arrives in Islamabad on historic visit

    [Chinese president was received at the Noor Khan airbase by President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Defence Minister Khwaja Asif and members of the prime minister’s cabinet. —DawnNews screengrab]   ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived … Continued

17th Apr 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Syed Ali Geelani under house arrest

  SRINAGAR, J & K, India, (The News):  Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was placed under house arrest on Thursday a day after Pakistani flag was waved and slogans in its favour were chanted at a rally taken out … 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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