28th Aug 2014

Indonesia: 32 seriously injured as ferry catches fire in waters off Jakarta

  [Photo: Medical workers carry a victim to the ambulance during the evacuation of ship KM PAUS SATU which caught fire on the sea of Thousand Islands in Jakarta, (Xinhua/Veri Sanovri)]   JAKARTA, (Xinhua): As many as 32 people suffering from serious … Continued

13th Aug 2014

South Korea: 4 killed, 3 missing in boat sinking

SEOUL, (Xinhua): A fishing boat capsized on Tuesday in waters off the South Korean southern city of Geoje, leaving four dead and three missing, Yonhap news agency reported. The 59-ton fishing boat, with 11 crew members on board, capsized after hitting … Continued

13th Jul 2014

Pakistan: Four accused killed in two separate alleged encounters in Karachi

    KARACHI, (The News): Four accused were killed in two separate alleged encounters in Karachi on late Saturday night, Geo News reported.   Police said two gang war accused, involved in more than 20 cases, were killed during search … Continued

18th Jun 2014

Malaysia: Scores feared drowned as immigrant boat capsizes off Malaysia

    Some 66 people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank off Malaysia’s western coast, officials say. Those on board the overloaded vessel were believed to have traveled from Indonesia.   Malaysian officials said … Continued

31st May 2014

Thailand: Head of military rules out fresh elections for a year or more

      The head of the military junta that seized power in Thailand last week has said elections will not be held for at least a year. He also repeated a warning against renewed protests or dissent.  Speaking in … Continued

28th May 2014

South Korea: Hospital fire in South Korea kills elderly patients

    A fire at a South Korean hospital for chronically ill elderly patients has killed 21 people. The cause is not yet known.  The fire began around midnight on Wednesday at a hospital in the southwestern county of Jangseong. … Continued

23rd May 2014

Thailand: Thai military leaders summon ousted Govt after military coup

    The new military junta in Thailand has summoned the country’s deposed leaders to a meeting a day after seizing power in a bloodless coup. Several countries have condemned the takeover.  Leaders of Thailand’s military coup on Friday summoned … Continued

20th May 2014

Thailand army declares martial law, denies coup

Bangkok Proteste 22.01.2014   Thailand’s military has declared martial law. The surprise announcement follows months of civil unrest over political corruption, which has led to deadly clashes. However, the army denied there had been a coup d’ état. In a … Continued

11th May 2014

Myanmar: Chinese tensions dominate ASEAN summit

    The ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met on Sunday at a historic summit hosted for the first time by Myanmar — formerly known as Burma — in its remote showpiece capital Naypyidaw. Concerns over a stand-off … Continued

10th May 2014

Indonesia: Party of former President Sukarnoputri wins Indonesia elections

    Indonesia’s biggest opposition party has narrowly won last month’s legislative elections, but with a slender portion of votes. In a tight race, four parties won double-digit returns, but none took even 20 percent.   On Friday, General Elections … Continued

7th May 2014

Thailand: Court finds PM Yingluck guilty

    A Thai court has found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of abuse of power charges, which she had denied. The ruling means she will be removed from office along with nine members of her Cabinet.  Thailand’s Constitutional Court … Continued

6th May 2014

Thailand: Quake in N. Thailand kills 1, injures 20

  BANGKOK, (Xinhua): At least one person was killed and 20 others injured in a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that occurred in northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai province on Monday evening, local media reported Tuesday. As of 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, at … Continued

1st May 2014

South Korea: Death toll rises to 213 in S. Korean ferry sinking disaster

    JINDO, (Xinhua): Death toll rose Thursday to 213 in a South Korean ferry disaster where the 6,825-ton passenger ship capsized and sank off the country’s southwestern coast. As of Thursday afternoon, 213 people have been confirmed dead, leaving … Continued

23rd Apr 2014

South Korea: Death toll rises to 150 in sunken ferry disaster

[South Korean coast guard officers and divers get off the boat after a search mission in Jindo  (Xinhua/Peng Qian) ]  JINDO, (Xinhua): Death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry rose to 150 on Wednesday as hundreds of divers speed up … Continued

22nd Apr 2014

South Korea: Official death toll tops 100 in South Korea ferry disaster

  The confirmed number of fatalities in South Korea’s ferry disaster has topped 100, with nearly 200 people still missing. Dive teams have ramped up their search efforts after finding a way into the ship over the weekend.   Despite … Continued

21st Apr 2014

South Korea: Radio transcript shows panic aboard South Korean ferry

    A transcript of radio messages from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol has been released, apparently suggesting confusion over the ship’s evacuation procedure. It is feared the final death toll could exceed 300. The transcript released on Sunday, … Continued

20th Apr 2014

South Korea: Families of South Korean ferry victims protest as recovery operation goes on

    [Photo: Students at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, hold messages for fellow students]   As the death toll from the capsized South Korean ferry rose above 50, the families of victims began a protest march to … Continued

18th Apr 2014

South Korea: Divers enter sunken ferry, 28 confirmed dead

[Helicopters fly above a sinking South Korean passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea (Xinhua/Newsis)] SEOUL, (Xinhua): South Korean coast guard and navy divers succeeded Friday in entering into the hull of a sunken ferry, two days … Continued

16th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Investigators seeking radar data from 15 countries as search expands

  [Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (second from right) and acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (second from left) announcing yesterday that search for MH370 would now expand to areas beyond Thailand to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in the north … Continued

15th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Plane’s disappearance ‘deliberate action’

[A map of the South China Sea, posted on the website of the Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China, notes the possible location of a seismic tremor on the … Continued

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The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

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