Myanmar: New Myanmar minister scolded over ‘anti Muslim’ comment
4th Apr 2016

Myanmar: New Myanmar minister scolded over ‘anti Muslim’ comment

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Muslim officials in Myanmar jumped to the defense of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Sunday after its new religious affairs minister appeared to make comments detrimental to the country’s Muslims. The National … Continued

Pakistan: Five killed in coal mine explosion
3rd Apr 2016

Pakistan: Five killed in coal mine explosion

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): At least five miners were killed and six others injured in a coal mine explosion in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, officials said. At the time of explosion, 11 workers were present in the coalmine … Continued

Pakistanis mourn victims of deadly Lahore blast
29th Mar 2016

Pakistanis mourn victims of deadly Lahore blast

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA) – Grieving Pakistanis held special prayers and memorial services on Monday to mourn the victims of Sunday’s massive suicide blast in Lahore, as expressions of solidarity poured in from around the world. A suicide … Continued

Pakistan: At least 69 killed by suicide blast in Lahore
28th Mar 2016

Pakistan: At least 69 killed by suicide blast in Lahore

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded park in Lahore on Sunday evening, killing at least 69 people and injuring 300 others, Salman Rafiq, health minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has said. … Continued

India: 2 killed, incl 13-year-old in suspected anti-Muslim hate crime
20th Mar 2016

India: 2 killed, incl 13-year-old in suspected anti-Muslim hate crime

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir (AA) – Two Muslim cattle-herders, including a 13-year-old boy, were reportedly hanged to death in the Lateher district of India’s eastern Jharkhand State in an attack some believe may have been religiously motivated. … Continued

Pakistan: Bus bomb blast kills 15 in Peshawar
16th Mar 2016

Pakistan: Bus bomb blast kills 15 in Peshawar

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): At least 15 people were killed and over 30 injured Wednesday after a bomb exploded on a bus in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said. Police said the explosive device was planted … Continued

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

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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