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

Rohingya Council calls for Rohingya ‘genocide’ inquiry
3rd Nov 2015

Rohingya Council calls for Rohingya ‘genocide’ inquiry

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun   ANKARA (AA): The European Rohingya Council has underlined its support for a report that claims that Myanmar’s government, army and police are responsible for genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, and has reiterated its call for an investigation by the United Nations. … Continued

Indonesia: Fire kills 17 at Indonesian karaoke bar
26th Oct 2015

Indonesia: Fire kills 17 at Indonesian karaoke bar

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA (AA): A fire at an Indonesian karaoke bar has left 17 people dead and 71 injured in northern Manado City. Detik.com also reported that the crowded venue had only one accessible door toward which people … Continued

Indonesia fires continue to wreak havoc 10 killed
25th Oct 2015

Indonesia fires continue to wreak havoc 10 killed

By Ainur Rohmah     JAKARTA (AA): Smoke from forest fires in Sumatra and Indonesian Borneo that has been causing havoc across Southeast Asia for more than three months has now killed at least 10 people locally. National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson … Continued

Indonesia: Forest fire kills 7 hikers on mountain
20th Oct 2015

Indonesia: Forest fire kills 7 hikers on mountain

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA,  (AA): Seven climbers have been killed in a forest fire that hit the slopes of Mount Lawu in Indonesia’s Java island, leaving two other with serious burns. Johanson Ronald Simamora, Magetan Regency police chief, told … 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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