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

India: Rains in Tamil Nadu kill 71
17th Nov 2015

India: Rains in Tamil Nadu kill 71

By Mubasshir Mushtaq   MUMBAI, (AA): Heavy rains continued to hit many parts of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Monday for the second consecutive day killing 71 people in the state as authorities in the capital city of Chennai … Continued

India: PM Modi’s BJP loses key state election
9th Nov 2015

India: PM Modi’s BJP loses key state election

By Mubasshir Mushtaq   MUMBAI, (AA): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday appeared set to lose elections in the key East Indian state of Bihar, according to early data released by the country’s official electoral … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Hundreds detained, one shot dead, during Modi visit
8th Nov 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Hundreds detained, one shot dead, during Modi visit

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir, India [J&K] (AA & Greater Kashmir): Amid a severe curfew imposed by Indian authorities in Jammu Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the disputed region Sunday to address a rally in the heavily … Continued

Pakistan: 25 killed in factory building collapse
6th Nov 2015

Pakistan: 25 killed in factory building collapse

KARACHI, (AA, The News): Rescuers on Thursday pulled out over 100 laborers from under the rubble of a factory building that collapsed Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 50, officials said. Victims had been trapped for at … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Two Indian troops killed on Kashmir’s Line of Control
4th Nov 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Two Indian troops killed on Kashmir’s Line of Control

By Ahmad Adil   SRINAGAR, Jammu & Kashmir, India, (AA): Two Indian soldiers were killed on Monday along the Line of Control (LoC) in the northern part of the disputed Kashmir region, with New Delhi accusing Pakistan of violating the ceasefire … Continued

Pakistan: Four killed in railway blast in Balochistan
2nd Nov 2015

Pakistan: Four killed in railway blast in Balochistan

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): At least four passengers were killed and another 10 wounded Sunday when a bomb was detonated by remote control along a railway line in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, which shares borders with both Iran and … Continued

Bangladesh: Publisher hacked to death
1st Nov 2015

Bangladesh: Publisher hacked to death

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): Publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan was killed in a knife attack Saturday at his office in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police said. Dipan, 43, had published a book authored by secular blogger Avijit Roy, who … Continued

Pakistan: 13 killed in election violence in Faisalabad
1st Nov 2015

Pakistan: 13 killed in election violence in Faisalabad

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): A deadly clash between two rival political groups during the local bodies elections in southern Pakistan has left 12 people dead and 15 others wounded on Saturday, police said. Another person died in election-related … Continued

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

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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