Myanmar: Protests at Buddhist monks forced closure of madrasahs
1st Jun 2017

Myanmar: Protests at Buddhist monks forced closure of madrasahs

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Muslim residents in Myanmar’s largest city Wednesday protested the closure of their two religious schools as they have fewer place for worship in the month of Ramadan — the ninth and holiest … Continued

Indonesia: 3 killed in suicide bombing in Jakarta
25th May 2017

Indonesia: 3 killed in suicide bombing in Jakarta

By Ainur Rohmah   TUBAN, Indonesia (AA): Three policemen were killed Wednesday and 10 other people were injured when two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up near a bus terminal in the capital city of Jakarta, authorities said. “We must … Continued

Myanmar: EU urges humanitarian access to Rakhine state
16th May 2017

Myanmar: EU urges humanitarian access to Rakhine state

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA) – A top EU official on Monday called on Myanmar’s government to grant full humanitarian access to the western Rakhine state, decrying the worsening situation since the military locked down the area … Continued

Myanmar: Buddhist monks forces closure of 2 Muslim schools
30th Apr 2017

Myanmar: Buddhist monks forces closure of 2 Muslim schools

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Fearing violence, two Muslim religious schools in Myanmar’s largest city were closed after an anti-Muslim Buddhist mob claimed they were being operated as mosques, a police source said Saturday. More than 100 … Continued

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe
13th Mar 2017

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe

By Busra Selvi Ogutcan   ANKARA, Turkey (AA): A group representing Rohingya in Europe has called on the European Union to support a UN investigation into “Myanmar’s Crimes against Rohingya.” The European Rohingya Council, or ERC, said in a statement … Continued

Myanmar army ‘systematically’ abused Rohingya Muslims: report
28th Feb 2017

Myanmar army ‘systematically’ abused Rohingya Muslims: report

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Myanmar’s military committed “systematic” abuses against Rohingya Muslims during recent operations in troubled Rakhine State, according to a report released Monday. The rape of more than 70 Rohingya women and girls by … Continued

Myanmar: 4 Rohingya Muslims found dead in Rakhine state
22nd Feb 2017

Myanmar: 4 Rohingya Muslims found dead in Rakhine state

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): The government of Myanmar said on Tuesday that four Rohingya villagers were found dead in a conflict-torn area of country’s western Rakhine state. The Office of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi … Continued

Myanmar:  UN expert warns of reprisals following Myanmar visit
25th Jan 2017

Myanmar: UN expert warns of reprisals following Myanmar visit

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar on Tuesday warned about possible reprisals against people she met during her recent visit to the country. “There is one word that has hung heavily … Continued

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

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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