Indonesia: 23 dead, 17 missing in tourist boat fire
1st Jan 2017

Indonesia: 23 dead, 17 missing in tourist boat fire

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, Indonesia (AA): At least 23 people have been confirmed dead after a fire broke out on a large boat carrying tourists to islands north of the Indonesian capital, while 17 others remain missing and more … Continued

Myanmar: Rohingya tell rights group of Myanmar army abuses
23rd Dec 2016

Myanmar: Rohingya tell rights group of Myanmar army abuses

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun   YANGON, (AA): An international rights group accused Myanmar’s military Thursday of carrying out a campaign of arson, killings and rape against Rohingya Muslims in recent operations in troubled Rakhine State. A statement released by Human … Continued

Myanmar invites neighbours to discuss Rakhine/Rohingya concerns
13th Dec 2016

Myanmar invites neighbours to discuss Rakhine/Rohingya concerns

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar has invited foreign ministers from Southeast Asian nations for talks in an effort to reduce regional concerns over a situation in western Rakhine State in which anything from 76 to 400 Rohingya … Continued

Myanmar: Int’l cooperation ‘critical’ to resolve Rohingya crisis
7th Dec 2016

Myanmar: Int’l cooperation ‘critical’ to resolve Rohingya crisis

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan has called on the international community to cooperate further with Myanmar’s government to resolve conflicts between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in the country’s troubled Rakhine State. … Continued

Indonesia: 52 dead after quake rocks Aceh
7th Dec 2016

Indonesia: 52 dead after quake rocks Aceh

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, (AA): A strong earthquake shook the north of Indonesia’s Sumatra island Wednesday morning, killing at least 52 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse. National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a … Continued

Thailand: Soldier killed, 3 injured in bomb attack in south
1st Dec 2016

Thailand: Soldier killed, 3 injured in bomb attack in south

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA): One soldier was killed and three others were injured Wednesday in an early morning explosion in Thailand’s Muslim majority south. The incident was the latest in a series of violent attacks in the insurgency-plagued … Continued

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown
25th Nov 2016

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): A United Kingdom-based Rohingya organization has called on the United Nations and international community for urgent action in pressing Myanmar’s government to lift all restrictions on humanitarian aid in western Rakhine State. … Continued

UK group delivers Rohingya petition to Myanmar embassy
23rd Nov 2016

UK group delivers Rohingya petition to Myanmar embassy

LONDON (AA): A U.K.-based pressure group has delivered a thousands-strong petition to Myanmar’s London embassy calling on the country’s government to confront the crisis plaguing the Rohingya minority. Burma Campaign U.K. said Tuesday it delivered 3,164 signatures on a petition … Continued

Myanmar again urged to allow Rakhine rights abuse probe
17th Nov 2016

Myanmar again urged to allow Rakhine rights abuse probe

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): An international rights group called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to immediately allow independent monitors and journalists to verify reports of mass destruction and other rights abuses in western Rakhine State. The army-run Myawaddy … Continued

Myanmar: US urges Govt to prevent violence in Rakhine; 70 Rohingya Muslims killed
16th Nov 2016

Myanmar: US urges Govt to prevent violence in Rakhine; 70 Rohingya Muslims killed

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. on Tuesday urged the government of Myanmar to do more to stem violence in western Rakhine state where nearly 70 Rohingya Muslims have been killed by security forces in the past … Continued

Myanmar reports more fatal clashes in Rakhine
14th Nov 2016

Myanmar reports more fatal clashes in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar’s military has killed at least 28 suspected attackers during fresh fighting in troubled Rakhine State, according to official media Monday. Since last month’s fatal attacks on police, dozens of people — including … Continued

Indonesia: Blast outside church injures 4
13th Nov 2016

Indonesia: Blast outside church injures 4

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, (AA): Indonesian police have arrested a suspect following an explosion outside a church in East Kalimantan province that left four children injured. The police chief of provincial capital Samarinda told Anadolu Agency that they are … Continued

Myanmar: Int’l Rohingya Muslim groups need urgent help in Rakhine
28th Oct 2016

Myanmar: Int’l Rohingya Muslim groups need urgent help in Rakhine

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun   ANKARA (AA) – Rohingya advocacy groups worldwide are calling for an international push to allow humanitarian aid to get through to western Rakhine State and stem what they refer to as the mass starvation of … Continued

Myanmar urged to probe new rights violations in Rakhine
26th Oct 2016

Myanmar urged to probe new rights violations in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): United Nations human rights experts have called on Myanmar to address growing reports of violations in western Rakhine State after areas housing the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority were torched following fatal attacks on … Continued

Myanmar military detains 11 more for Rakhine attacks
20th Oct 2016

Myanmar military detains 11 more for Rakhine attacks

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): A further 11 people have been arrested in military clearance operations in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State following raids on police outposts earlier this month in which nine officers died. Two of those held … Continued

Malaysia on alert as Mosul offensive in Iraq may bring home Daesh fighters
18th Oct 2016

Malaysia on alert as Mosul offensive in Iraq may bring home Daesh fighters

By P Prem Kumar   KUALA LUMPUR (AA) – Malaysia has been placed on its highest security setting after intelligence reports suggested thousands of Daesh members may try and return home as a military operation closes in on Mosul — … Continued

Thailand: Arrests of 48 students from south worry Thai Muslims
16th Oct 2016

Thailand: Arrests of 48 students from south worry Thai Muslims

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA): Thai Muslim organizations have denounced a series of recent “arbitrary arrests” by Bangkok police of youths from the country’s insurgency-plagued south, after information emerged earlier this month of an alleged bomb plot, local media … Continued

Myanmar Muslims condemn fatal attacks in Rakhine
15th Oct 2016

Myanmar Muslims condemn fatal attacks in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Muslims in Myanmar have condemned recent fatal attacks on police station outposts in troubled western Rakhine State which the government has blamed on a little-known extremist group. About 40 people — including nine … Continued

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims
11th Oct 2016

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Police have tightened security in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State after three people were killed in a clash Monday as troops hunted for a group who stormed police border points Sunday killing nine police … Continued

Thailand: 3 security officials killed by bomb in the south
24th Sep 2016

Thailand: 3 security officials killed by bomb in the south

By Max Constant and CS Thana   BANGKOK (AA): A remote-controlled bomb killed three security officials Friday in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued majority Muslim south. Police captain Pongsak Khaonawon, deputy-chief investigator at Krongpinang police station in Yala province, told Anadolu Agency, “the … 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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