Myanmar welcomes first democratic gov’t in 50 years
2nd Feb 2016

Myanmar welcomes first democratic gov’t in 50 years

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   NAY PYI TAW (AA) – Almost three months after the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in Myanmar’s national elections, its members finally took their seats in parliament Monday — row upon … Continued

Thailand:  Muslim HR appointee raises plight of disappeared
26th Jan 2016

Thailand: Muslim HR appointee raises plight of disappeared

By Max Constant BANGKOK (AA) – Twelve years after her husband was forced into a waiting car, never to be seen again, a newly elected Muslim member of Thailand’s human rights commission says she has made the fight against such … Continued

Indonesia: Quake kills 1, injures 22 in Maluku islands
18th Jan 2016

Indonesia: Quake kills 1, injures 22 in Maluku islands

By Ainur Rohmah JAKRTA (AA) – An earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Maluku islands has left at least one person dead and 22 others injured in Buru, where hundreds were displaced as residents continued feeling aftershocks the following day. Sutopo Purwo … Continued

Malaysian police nab suicide bomber hours before attack
16th Jan 2016

Malaysian police nab suicide bomber hours before attack

By P Prem Kumar   KUALA LUMPUR (AA) — Malaysian police say they have nabbed a suspected Daesh-linked militant in capital Kuala Lumpur, just hours before a planned suicide attack. Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement Saturday … Continued

Indonesia: 7 dead in blasts at Jakarta shopping center
14th Jan 2016

Indonesia: 7 dead in blasts at Jakarta shopping center

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA (AA): Indonesian police confirmed Thursday that at least seven people were killed after multiple explosions rocked a popular shopping center in Jakarta. Anton Charliyan, National Police spokesperson, was quoted by news broadcaster Kompas as saying … Continued

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge beheaded Muslim captives
13th Jan 2016

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge beheaded Muslim captives

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH (AA) – A Muslim witness has told Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal how captives pleaded with members of the dystopian regime not to rape them before they were brutally beheaded and tossed in a shallow pit. Testifying … Continued

Myanmar authorities ban mosque’s jubilee celebrations
4th Jan 2016

Myanmar authorities ban mosque’s jubilee celebrations

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Authorities have banned a mosque on the outskirts of commercial capital Yangon from celebrating its platinum jubilee on Monday, following complaints from the country’s firebrand nationalist monk Wirathu. A caretaker at the mosque told Anadolu Agency by phone that Muslim followers had planned … Continued

Indonesia: Up to 55 bodies found from sunken boat
24th Dec 2015

Indonesia: Up to 55 bodies found from sunken boat

By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA (AA) – Up to 55 bodies have been recovered after a passenger boat sank off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi over the weekend, leaving more than 20 people still missing, according to officials Thursday. A spokesperson … Continued

Thailand: Blast injures 7 Thai soldiers in Patani
23rd Dec 2015

Thailand: Blast injures 7 Thai soldiers in Patani

By CS Thana   BANGKOK (AA) – Seven Thai soldiers have been injured in an overnight bomb attack in an insurgency-plagued province in the Muslim south, local media reported Wednesday. Seven soldiers were injured after a bomb planted near their … Continued

Indonesia: More than 70 still missing after boat sinks
21st Dec 2015

Indonesia: More than 70 still missing after boat sinks

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA (AA) – Indonesia teams continued searching Monday for more than 70 people missing after a passenger boat sank off southern Sulawesi island. A total of 39 people have been rescued and three found dead since … Continued

Indonesia: 20 rescued, 2 dead after boat sinks
20th Dec 2015

Indonesia: 20 rescued, 2 dead after boat sinks

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA (AA) – At least 20 people have been rescued and two confirmed dead after a passenger boat carrying more than 115 people sank after encountering large waves in waters off Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. Israel, a … Continued

Thailand: Muslim Thai officer killed in blast at cemetery
13th Dec 2015

Thailand: Muslim Thai officer killed in blast at cemetery

By CS Thana   BANGKOK (AA): A Thai army officer was killed and his father seriously wounded Sunday morning when a bomb went off at a cemetery in the country’s insurgency-plagued Muslim south. A police official in Yala province who … Continued

Myanmar gov’t accused of denying 12 Muslims fair trial
7th Dec 2015

Myanmar gov’t accused of denying 12 Muslims fair trial

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA):  An international human rights organization has slammed the Myanmar government for denying fair trial to 12 Muslim men accused of receiving training from a so-called “Myanmar Muslim Army”. Defense lawyers for the men along with security experts … Continued

Indonesia: 18 people die as train smashes into bus
7th Dec 2015

Indonesia: 18 people die as train smashes into bus

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA (AA) – A commuter train has smashed into a minibus on a level crossing in Indonesia’s capital leaving 18 people dead. Jakarta Police Senior Commissioner Musyafak told Kompas.com that all of those who lost their lives Sunday were on the bus, while six other passengers … Continued

Myanmar rejects campaign to strip Muslims of citizenship
26th Nov 2015

Myanmar rejects campaign to strip Muslims of citizenship

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA) – Myanmar’s deputy immigration minister has rejected an appeal by nationalists to strip hundreds of Muslims of citizenship, local media reported Wednesday, marking a rare show of government defiance of Buddhist hardliners. Just over 200 Muslims … Continued

Indonesia: Motorbike taxis launched for Muslim women
23rd Nov 2015

Indonesia: Motorbike taxis launched for Muslim women

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA, (AA): A new motorcycle-taxi service has been launched in Indonesia to cater to Muslim women who have reservations about riding with men they are not married to, while also helping those fed up with sexual harassment … Continued

US concerned about Muslims barred from Myanmar elections
11th Nov 2015

US concerned about Muslims barred from Myanmar elections

WASHINGTON (AA): A U.S. official on Tuesday expressed concerns about Myanmar polls where hundreds of thousands of Muslims were barred from voting and running in the elections. “We have raised our concerns about the removal of voting rights from individuals previously afforded … Continued

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role
10th Nov 2015

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON (AA): A team of European Union officials has hailed the Myanmar election process as going better than expected, but underlined that future polls could be improved by including more female and Muslim candidates. While Chief Observer Alexander Graf Lambsdorff told international … Continued

Myanmar: Opposition confident of election victory
9th Nov 2015

Myanmar: Opposition confident of election victory

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): Senior officials in Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy were confident Monday of victory in a historic general election as unofficial results suggested huge gains for the party. Spokesperson Win Htein said the party … Continued

Myanmar: Fears remain over exclusions days before vote
5th Nov 2015

Myanmar: Fears remain over exclusions days before vote

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): With just three days to go before voters take to the polls in Myanmar, concerns continue to be raised about barriers to participation. When election officials released the final list of candidates to stand in the Nov. … 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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