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

Myanmar: Suu Kyi warns against race, religious divisions
18th Oct 2015

Myanmar: Suu Kyi warns against race, religious divisions

YANGON (AA): Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on voters Saturday not to be influenced by divisions over race and religion during her first visit to conflict-stricken Rakhine state in 15 years. However, she her and other parties … Continued

Cambodia PM warns Muslims of danger of return to past
15th Oct 2015

Cambodia PM warns Muslims of danger of return to past

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH (AA): Cambodia’s leader has warned the country’s Muslim population of a dangerous return to the past if they don’t vote for his political party, in what has been seen as a very early move to court the Cham vote as he prepares for elections. The … Continued

Thailand: 3 shot dead in Muslim majority south
5th Oct 2015

Thailand: 3 shot dead in Muslim majority south

By CS Thana BANGKOK (AA): Three people have been shot dead by suspected insurgents in Thailand’s Muslim south, an official confirmed Sunday. An official from the army’s Internal Security Operations Command, who requested anonymity due to ongoing investigations, told Anadolu … Continued

Indonesia searches for missing small passenger plane
3rd Oct 2015

Indonesia searches for missing small passenger plane

By Ainur Rohmah   JAKARTA (AA): Indonesian rescue teams continued to search Saturday for a small passenger plane that went missing with 10 people on board, focusing on a mountainous area in eastern Sulawesi island. Brig. Gen. Ivan Ahmad Riski, … Continued

Cambodia: Muslim says Khmer Rouge threat forced her to deny Islam
30th Sep 2015

Cambodia: Muslim says Khmer Rouge threat forced her to deny Islam

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH (AA): A Cham Muslim woman who took the stand at the Khmer Rouge tribunal Tuesday used her impact statement to describe the wide-ranging suffering inflicted upon her and other Muslims under Pol Pot’s dystopian regime. … Continued

Myanmar: Doubts mount about country’s election as Muslims excluded
28th Sep 2015

Myanmar: Doubts mount about country’s election as Muslims excluded

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON,  (AA): Myanmar election officials have released the final list of candidates to stand in a highly anticipated general election on Nov. 8. However, more than a hundred including many Muslims were controversially excluded from the … Continued

Myanmar: Handful of Muslim candidates win appeal to run in election
26th Sep 2015

Myanmar: Handful of Muslim candidates win appeal to run in election

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar’s election commission has made a partial U-turn on its decision to bar dozens of Muslim candidates from a Nov. 8 ballot following pressure from several foreign governments, local media reported Friday. Eleven of … Continued

Myanmar: Muslim first to be charged under new religious laws
19th Sep 2015

Myanmar: Muslim first to be charged under new religious laws

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON,  (AA): A Myanmar Muslim man faces up to seven years in prison on being the first to be charged under a set of religious laws passed recently after a campaign by ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks, local media reported Friday. … Continued

Thailand: Muslim leader shot dead in Pattani
6th Sep 2015

Thailand: Muslim leader shot dead in Pattani

By Max Constant BANGKOK (AA): A Muslim leader in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south who had survived a previous attack was shot dead Saturday in Pattani province, according to local media. Dormeng Benjaewan, the 76-year-old imam of the Payonok Mosque in Saiburi … Continued

Malaysia: Protesters rally to demand ouster of Malaysian PM
29th Aug 2015

Malaysia: Protesters rally to demand ouster of Malaysian PM

By P Prem Kumar   KUALA LUMPUR (AA): Protesters are gathering in the center of Malaysia’s capital for a rally — already declared unlawful — demanding institutional reforms and the ouster of Prime Minister Najib Razak. While the protests organized by … Continued

Thailand: Tourists among 27 killed by bomb near Hindu shrine
18th Aug 2015

Thailand: Tourists among 27 killed by bomb near Hindu shrine

By Max Constant BANGKOK (AA) – A powerful bomb that shook a Hindu sanctuary frequented by tourists in downtown Bangkok on Monday evening killed at least 27 people and injured 117 others, according to figures given by the Thai health ministry. Local media reported that many Chinese … 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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