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

Thailand: Army attack in south puts peace talks in doubt
7th Apr 2016

Thailand: Army attack in south puts peace talks in doubt

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA): A suspected insurgent was killed early Thursday during a military operation in Thailand’s majority Muslim south, amid increasing skepticism about the credibility of ongoing peace talks between the military government and rebel groups. The … Continued

Thailand:  Junta to place ‘re-education camps’ in Muslim south
2nd Apr 2016

Thailand: Junta to place ‘re-education camps’ in Muslim south

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – The Thai junta is to place some of its “re-education training courses” in military camps in the Thai south — a region destabilized by a violent insurgency led by Malay Muslim groups. The … Continued

Thailand: 3 policemen die, 6 injured in attack in south
30th Mar 2016

Thailand: 3 policemen die, 6 injured in attack in south

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Three policemen have been killed and six injured in a brazen midday attack by Muslim insurgents in Thailand’s troubled south. Police colonel Pakdi Preechachon, chief of the Chanae police station, told Anadolu Agency … Continued

Thailand: 2 soldiers killed in majority Muslim south
28th Mar 2016

Thailand: 2 soldiers killed in majority Muslim south

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Two Thai soldiers were gunned down Sunday in the country’s insurgency-plagued majority Muslim south, despite the ruling junta’s claims that conditions in the region are under control and improving. The chief of the … Continued

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge cadre charged with genocide of Cham Muslims
15th Mar 2016

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge cadre charged with genocide of Cham Muslims

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH, (AA): The international co-investigating judge at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal forged ahead with his work on a government-opposed case Monday, laying extra charges on the former deputy secretary of the regime’s Central Zone. In … Continued

Thailand: New probe urged into Thai Muslim lawyer’s disappearance
12th Mar 2016

Thailand: New probe urged into Thai Muslim lawyer’s disappearance

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Twelve years after the disappearance of a prominent Thai Muslim human rights lawyer, a United States-based rights group called on Thailand’s military government Friday to reopen the investigation into the case and to … Continued

Thailand: Two killed, three injured in bombing in Thai south
10th Mar 2016

Thailand: Two killed, three injured in bombing in Thai south

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Two soldiers were killed and three others injured Wednesday when a remote controlled bomb exploded near a military unit in the far south of Thailand. Destabilized for decades by an insurgency waged by … Continued

Myanmar: Muslim activists’ trial postponed for new charges
4th Mar 2016

Myanmar: Muslim activists’ trial postponed for new charges

[Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party coming to power has not improved human rights abuses against Myanmar Muslims. Photographer: Alexandra Radu/AA] By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, (AA) – The trial of two Myanmar Muslims — already … Continued

Indonesian military plane crashes into house killing 4
11th Feb 2016

Indonesian military plane crashes into house killing 4

By Ainur Rohmah   MALANG, (AA)  Four people died when a military plane crashed into a house Wednesday in Indonesia’s East Java province — the latest in a series of accidents involving the country’s air force. Air Force Chief Marshal … Continued

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

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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