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

Myanmar: Illegal mosques to be demolished in Rakhine
21st Sep 2016

Myanmar: Illegal mosques to be demolished in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): A senior government official in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State has pledged to tear down all illegally constructed buildings including mosques and Muslim religious schools, according to a report Wednesday. More than 3,000 structures … Continued

Thailand: 18 killed in Thai Muslims tourist boat sinking
19th Sep 2016

Thailand: 18 killed in Thai Muslims tourist boat sinking

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA): The death toll from a boat sinking during an annual ceremony at a mosque in central Thailand has risen to 18 with 10 others still missing and 46 injured, local media reported Monday. Authorities … Continued

Myanmar Muslims combat nationalist pressure on Eid
14th Sep 2016

Myanmar Muslims combat nationalist pressure on Eid

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Thousands of Muslims have defied pressure from hardline Buddhist monks to crowd a muddy cemetery in Myanmar’s commercial capital to await the ritual slaughter of Eid al-Adha livestock. Unlike most Muslim countries, Eid … Continued

Thailand: Car bomb kills 1, injures 29 in Thai Muslim south
24th Aug 2016

Thailand: Car bomb kills 1, injures 29 in Thai Muslim south

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA): A powerful car bomb has left one person dead and 29 others injured in front of a hotel in Thailand’s majority Muslim far South, less than two weeks after a series of explosions rocked … Continued

Thailand: Series of fatal bombings kill 4, injure 35
12th Aug 2016

Thailand: Series of fatal bombings kill 4, injure 35

By Max Constant and CS Thana   BANGKOK (AA): Thai police said Friday that a series of bomb blasts that killed at least four people and injured around 35 were not related to terrorism. In the past, Thai governments have … Continued

Myanmar: Knife-wielding mob destroys mosque in N Myanmar
3rd Jul 2016

Myanmar: Knife-wielding mob destroys mosque in N Myanmar

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON,  (AA): A riotous mob has set fire to a mosque in Myanmar’s north and razed it to the ground after local Muslims refuse to comply with a nationalist group’s demolition order. The incident was … Continued

Indonesia: More than 60 dead in floods, landslides
24th Jun 2016

Indonesia: More than 60 dead in floods, landslides

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, (AA): An Indonesian official confirmed Friday that more than 60 people have been killed and thousands displaced in floods and landslides in the Indonesian islands of Java and Sulawesi over the past week. Sutopo Purwo … Continued

Myanmar: Muslim injured in attack on mosque by Buddhists
24th Jun 2016

Myanmar: Muslim injured in attack on mosque by Buddhists

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   WAW,  (AA): A Muslim man has been injured after a Buddhist mob destroyed a mosque in Myanmar’s south-central Bago region following an argument over the construction of a new religious school. Htay Khaing, an officer-in-charge … Continued

Myanmar: Suu Kyi, UN human rights envoy discuss Rakhine Muslims
21st Jun 2016

Myanmar: Suu Kyi, UN human rights envoy discuss Rakhine Muslims

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and a United Nations human rights envoy, Yanghee Lee, have discussed how to address the situation in the country’s troubled Rakhine State, state media reported Tuesday. … Continued

Indonesia: 35 dead after floods, landslides in Central Java
20th Jun 2016

Indonesia: 35 dead after floods, landslides in Central Java

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, (AA): Floods and landslides have left at least 35 people dead and 25 missing in Indonesia’s central Java province. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the national disaster management agency, told Anadolu Agency on Sunday that … Continued

Cambodia: Muslims among many ‘smashed’ by Khmer Rouge
9th Jun 2016

Cambodia: Muslims among many ‘smashed’ by Khmer Rouge

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH, (AA): Kaing Guek Eav, chairman of the Khmer Rouge’s most notorious prison, told the Khmer Rouge tribunal Wednesday of a group of Muslims who were “smashed” at the site in the Cambodian capital in … Continued

Thailand: Village chief, assistant killed in Muslim south
8th Jun 2016

Thailand: Village chief, assistant killed in Muslim south

By CS Thana   BANGKOK (AA) – A village chief and his assistant have been killed in Thailand’s Muslim south in an attack by suspected insurgents in troubled Narathiwat province. An army captain who requested anonymity citing ongoing investigations told … Continued

Myanmar: Suu Kyi urges for space to address ‘Rohingya’ issue
23rd May 2016

Myanmar: Suu Kyi urges for space to address ‘Rohingya’ issue

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the international community to give her administration “enough space” to solve the issue of Rohingya Muslims in western Rakhine State. The statement came Sunday, … Continued

Myanmar monks & nationalists march to ban ‘Rohingya’
14th May 2016

Myanmar monks & nationalists march to ban ‘Rohingya’

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA):- Several hundred nationalists have taken to the streets of Myanmar’s second largest city to call on the government to declare within three days that there is no Rohingya ethnicity in the country. Protesters … Continued

Malaysia’s ruling party sails home in crucial vote
8th May 2016

Malaysia’s ruling party sails home in crucial vote

By P Prem Kumar   KUALA LUMPUR (AA): Malaysia Premier Najib Razak’s Barisan Nasional (BN) party has won 72 of the 82 seats up for grabs in a state election in Sarawak — seen as a crucial test of the … Continued

Myanmar: Boat disaster victims Muslim, but which ones?
3rd May 2016

Myanmar: Boat disaster victims Muslim, but which ones?

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON,  (AA): A minority ethnic group has denied that its members perished in a recent boat disaster off Myanmar despite evidence to the contrary, raising the suggestion that one Muslim group may be posing as … Continued

Myanmar Muslim leader urges calm amid ‘incitement’ by Buddhist monk
27th Apr 2016

Myanmar Muslim leader urges calm amid ‘incitement’ by Buddhist monk

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): One of Myanmar’s top Muslim leaders urged calm Tuesday, after he accused a militia-style monk and his disciples of trying to incite violence by building an unauthorized Buddhist structure in the shadow of … Continued

Myanmar: Muslim activists jailed on allegation of migration offenses
9th Apr 2016

Myanmar: Muslim activists jailed on allegation of migration offenses

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Two Muslim activists were sentenced Friday to two years prison on charges of contacting a blacklisted organization under Article 17 of Myanmar’s Unlawful Association Act. A court in Chanayetharzan Township in Mandalay, the … Continued

South Korea welcomes new halal certification system
7th Apr 2016

South Korea welcomes new halal certification system

By Alex Jensen   SEOUL (AA): South Korea is encouraging local restaurants to serve up halal food by introducing a new certification system, according to the country’s tourism agency Thursday. An official at the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) revealed to … 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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