Thailand: Muslim Pattani longs for peace, freedom in Thailand
20th Sep 2020

Thailand: Muslim Pattani longs for peace, freedom in Thailand

By Pizaro Gozali Idrus   JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): The Thai government last Sunday met a delegation of Muslim groups in southern Thailand to hear their aspirations amid ongoing violence in the region. The Southern Thai Peace Delegation was led by … Continued

UN welcomes Indonesia’s acceptance of Rohingya refugees
8th Sep 2020

UN welcomes Indonesia’s acceptance of Rohingya refugees

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Monday welcomed the landing of approximately 300 Rohingya refugees on the northern coast of Aceh, Indonesia, after seven months at sea. An unknown number of the refugees need … Continued

Myanmar: Deep reforms must end vicious violence against Rohingya minority
31st Aug 2020

Myanmar: Deep reforms must end vicious violence against Rohingya minority

By Merve Aydogan   (AA): The International Crisis Group (ICG) has called for dialogue and deep reform to address issues of citizenship, improve the administrative structure, and rein in the increasing violence in Myanmar. Ethnicity and conflict are inextricably linked … Continued

UN: New solutions needed 3 years after Rohingya crisis
22nd Aug 2020

UN: New solutions needed 3 years after Rohingya crisis

By Peter Kenny GENEVA (AA): The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, called Friday for renewed solutions for displaced and stateless Rohingya communities inside and outside Myanmar. The agency said nearly 900,000 are refugees in Bangladesh, three years after a crisis there … Continued

Myanmar: Soldiers’ court-martial latest sham, say Rohingya groups
5th Jul 2020

Myanmar: Soldiers’ court-martial latest sham, say Rohingya groups

By Md. Kamruzzaman   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): Rohingya rights groups have denounced the recent court-martial of three Myanmar army officers as “a miscarriage of justice” and another of the country’s “sham attempts” to mislead the international community. The three officers … Continued

Malaysia, Thailand urged to rescue stranded Rohingya Muslims
12th Jun 2020

Malaysia, Thailand urged to rescue stranded Rohingya Muslims

By Riyaz ul Khaliq   (AA): Malaysia and Thailand were urged on Friday to rescue the stranded Rohingya Muslims with immediate aid and access to asylum. In a statement, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Malaysian authorities had detained 269 … Continued

Malaysia: Ex-Malaysıan premier Mahathir expelled from party
29th May 2020

Malaysia: Ex-Malaysıan premier Mahathir expelled from party

By Burak Dag (AA): Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, with four other MPs, on Thursday was expelled from the political party which he co-founded, according to local media. In a statement, the ruling Bersatu Party (United Indigenous Party) of … Continued

COVID-19: Pakistan to allow mosque congregational prayers in Ramadan
19th Apr 2020

COVID-19: Pakistan to allow mosque congregational prayers in Ramadan

By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): The government in Pakistan decided to conditionally allow congregational prayers in mosques during the holy month of Ramadan, official media said Saturday. The decision was made during a meeting that involved religious scholars … Continued

Myanmar Muslims offer mosques to help fight coronavirus
25th Mar 2020

Myanmar Muslims offer mosques to help fight coronavirus

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): The Muslim community in Myanmar on Wednesday called for a unity in fighting the coronavirus as the country reported three positive cases of COVID-19, so far. Tin Maung Than, secretary of Islamic … Continued

Myanmar: 3 Rohingya Muslims killed by Arakan armed militia
1st Mar 2020

Myanmar: 3 Rohingya Muslims killed by Arakan armed militia

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): At least three Rohingya Muslims were killed and at least 10 other villagers injured after an artillery shell hit a village in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state on Saturday, an official said. The … Continued

Bangladesh: 16 Rohingya Muslims die after boat capsizes, 40 missing
11th Feb 2020

Bangladesh: 16 Rohingya Muslims die after boat capsizes, 40 missing

By Md. Kamruzzaman   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): At least 16 Rohingya Muslim refugees died early Tuesday when their boat capsized near Saint Martin’s island in the Bay of Bengal, said an official. “We have initially come to know that all … Continued

Myanmar: Artillery shells kill 2 Rohingya Muslim women
26th Jan 2020

Myanmar: Artillery shells kill 2 Rohingya Muslim women

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): At least two Rohingya Muslim women were killed after artillery shells hit a village in the Myanmar’s western Rakhine state on Friday, according to media reports and a lawmaker. Narinjara, a local … Continued

Indonesia: Jakarta flooding kills 60
5th Jan 2020

Indonesia: Jakarta flooding kills 60

By Jeyhun Aliyev   (AA): The death toll from severe flooding and landslides that struck the Indonesian capital Jakarta over the New Year rose to 60, the state-run disaster management authority said Sunday. The capital city of Jakarta, West Java … Continued

Thailand: Assailants kill 15 in Muslim-majority southern Thailand
6th Nov 2019

Thailand: Assailants kill 15 in Muslim-majority southern Thailand

By Riyaz ul Khaliq   (AA) : At least 15 people were shot dead and four injured in an overnight assault when unknown gunmen launched a scathing armed attack on security deployment in southern Thailand, local media reported on Wednesday. … Continued

UN says Myanmar uses sexual violence as weapon of war
24th Aug 2019

UN says Myanmar uses sexual violence as weapon of war

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): A UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar said Thursday that the military’s use of rape and other forms of sexual violence is so routine it “reflects a widespread culture of tolerance towards humiliation.” The mission … Continued

Bangladesh: Fearful, Rohingya Muslim refugees reject repatriation
23rd Aug 2019

Bangladesh: Fearful, Rohingya Muslim refugees reject repatriation

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): The planned repatriation of some 3,500 Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh to Myanmar on Thursday did not happen, said officials, as the members of the persecuted group were unwilling to return due to safety … Continued

Myanmar: Rakhine not conducive for Rohingya return says UN
24th Jul 2019

Myanmar: Rakhine not conducive for Rohingya return says UN

By SM Najmus Sakib   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): The situation in Rakhine state of Myanmar is not conducive for Rohingya Muslim repatriation, according to UN secretary general’s special envoy on Myanmar. After paying a 10-day visit to Myanmar, Christine Schraner … Continued

Myanmar: Rohingya Muslim schools, shops set on fire
11th May 2019

Myanmar: Rohingya Muslim schools, shops set on fire

By Md. Kamruzzaman   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): An extremist group allegedly set Rohingya shops and schools on fire in the Kun Taing village in Myanmar’s Buthidaung township late Thursday, according to a report. “This is a Muslim village. We have … Continued

Indonesia: 70 dead, 59 injured in floods in Papua
18th Mar 2019

Indonesia: 70 dead, 59 injured in floods in Papua

By Mahmut Atanur   JAKARTA (AA): At least 70 people have died and 59 others injured in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua, the country’s national disaster agency said on Sunday. The severe … Continued

Thailand: Muslim schools under scrutiny
26th Feb 2019

Thailand: Muslim schools under scrutiny

By Riyaz ul Khaliq   (AA): – Thailand has ordered the profiling of Cambodian Muslim students enrolled in religious seminaries in the country, media reports said on Monday. Authorities have scheduled a meeting of representatives of more than 600 privately-run … 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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