1st Mar 2014

Myanmar orders Doctors without Borders to cease activities

Myanmar’s government has ordered Doctors without Borders to halt all of its work in the country. The order came after the humanitarian group treated Rohingya Muslims injured in communal violence. Doctors without Borders said on Friday that it was “deeply … Continued

24th Feb 2014

Thailand: Yingluck condemns violencewhich killed two in Bangkok

BANGKOK, (Xinhua): Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday condemned the two attacks in Bangkok’s rally sites which killed two, including a four-year-old child and injuring 22 others. Yingluck posted a message on her Facebook wall that she was sad … Continued

18th Feb 2014

Thailand: Police officer killed in operation to retake government offices

A police officer has been killed during an operation by Thai police to reclaim occupied government sites. Authorities have vowed to regain control of Bangkok after protesters seized key institutions. A police officer has reportedly been killed after Thailand’s caretaker … Continued

17th Feb 2014

Thailand: Protesters surround government headquarters

Thai opposition protesters have surrounded the seat of government in Bangkok to prevent Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from returning to her headquarters. Demonstrators have vowed never to let her work there again.   Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched on Government … Continued

14th Feb 2014

Indonesia: Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts

By Bintang Senandung Nacita, Agence France-Presse, Blitar   Jakarta Post: A spectacular volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed at least two people and forced mass evacuations, disrupting long-haul flights and closing international airports Friday. Mount Kelud, considered one of the … Continued

2nd Feb 2014

Indonesia: 14 dead, 3 injured as Mt Sinabung erupts

[Medics stand near the bodies of the victims in the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano at a hospital in Kabanjahe, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (Xinhua/Jefri Tarigan)] By Apriadi Gunawan, Karo, North Sumatra, (The Jakarta Post): At least 14 people were killed, … Continued

26th Jan 2014

Thailand: Protesters disrupt advance voting by blocking polling stations

At least one person has died in clashes as anti-government protesters in Thailand blocked several polling stations to prevent voters casting advance ballots. The violence casts a further shadow over upcoming elections.  Thai police say a man was shot dead … Continued

17th Jan 2014

Thailand: 20 injured in blast at Bangkok protesters’ procession

BANGKOK, (Xinhua): Twenty people have been injured in a bomb explosion in Bangkok on Friday, said the Erawan Emergency Center of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Eight anti-government protesters were earlier reported to have been hurt by the explosion. The injured … Continued

14th Jan 2014

Thailand ‘shutdown’ protesters march on ministries

Thai protesters have marched on government offices and ministries as part of their “Bangkok shutdown” campaign to oust embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Major intersections in the capital remain blocked. On Tuesday morning, thousands of protesters peacefully marched on ministries, … Continued

13th Jan 2014

Thailand: Protesters converge as Bangkok ‘shutdown’ begins

Protesters in Thailand have amassed to implement a threatened “shutdown” in Bangkok aimed at thwarting elections planned for February. Shots were fired overnight, before demonstrators began to block major roads. Opposition protesters began implementing a planned shutdown of Bangkok, on … Continued

12th Jan 2014

Myanmar: Rohingya parties call for change to census categories

By Tim McLaughlin Myanmar Times: Two Rohyinga political parties are calling on the government to amend a question on the upcoming national census to recognise the minority Muslim group. They argue that the current version of the census could be used … Continued

8th Jan 2014

Thailand: Hundreds of Thai politicians facing possible bans

    Thailand faces more uncertainty ahead of an election unwanted by the opposition after its anti-graft panel ruled that hundreds of pro-government politicians acted illegally during a failed bid to amend the constitution.  Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission said Tuesday … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Thailand: Police officer killed in new anti-government protests

A police officer has died after security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in Bangkok, according to the hospital to which he was taken. The protest had been held to disrupt election preparations. Police had used tear gas and rubber bullets … Continued

26th Dec 2013

Thailand: Violence flares in new anti-government protests

Police have used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters attempting to disrupt preparations for Thailand’s elections. It is the latest confrontation between police and anti-government demonstrators. A crowd of around 500 gathered outside a sports stadium on Thursday where … Continued

14th Dec 2013

Malaysia: PAS is Sunni as inscribed in constitution, says president

[PAS President, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. – Picture by Saw Siow Feng ] By Zurairi AR KUALA LUMPUR, (The Malay Mail): Not a single PAS member can be a Shi’ite as the Islamist party’s constitution clearly subscribes to only the Sunni … Continued

13th Dec 2013

North Korea executes Jang Song-Thaek, uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un

North Korea has executed Jang Song-Thaek, uncle of the country’s leader Kim Jong-Un. The announcement comes just days after Pyongyang confirmed Jang was dismissed from his office for “criminal acts.”  The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported early on … Continued

9th Dec 2013

Malaysia: Unconstitutional to redefine Islam as ‘Sunni’ in constitution, lawyers say

By Boo Su-lyn   Kuala Lumpur : It would be unconstitutional to specify “Islam” in the Federal Constitution as the Sunni denomination as it violates the basic structure of the law of the land, several legal experts told Putrajaya. Criticising the … Continued

9th Dec 2013

Thailand: PM Yingluck Shinawatra pledges dissolution of parliament, elections

Thailand’s prime minister has appeared on television, saying she would dissolve parliament and hold elections “as soon as possible.” Yingluck Shinawatra was responding to prolonged protests from opposition supporters. Yingluck Shinawatra issued a televised address on Monday, as thousands of … Continued

8th Dec 2013

Thailand: Thai opposition Democrat MPs resign en masse

BANGKOK, (Xinhua): Thai opposition Democrat Party’s members of parliament on Sunday resolved to resign en masse to join the anti-government rally. The Democrat MPs unanimously agreed to resign because they believed the parliament now controlled by the “Thaksin regime” was … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

Thai government lifts barricades to ease tensions with protesters

Thai police have allowed opposition protesters through barricades outside the government and metropolitan police headquarters. The government has said the move was made to avoid futher violence and confrontation. Hundreds of anti-government protesters crossed fortified barriers on Tuesday reaching the … Continued

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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