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

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

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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