Pakistan: Doctors on hunger strike over lack of PPE
28th Apr 2020

Pakistan: Doctors on hunger strike over lack of PPE

By Kiran Butt   LAHORE, Pakistan (AA): More than 30 doctors are on hunger strike in northeastern Punjab province for two weeks, protesting lack of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE), said an official on Monday. More than 150 doctors and health … Continued

Zimbabwe: Challenges for Muslims in Ramadan
26th Apr 2020

Zimbabwe: Challenges for Muslims in Ramadan

By John Cassim   HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA): Muslims in Zimbabwe have ushered in Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, amid a pandemic that has brought life to a halt in the country and around the world. For the first … Continued

UK: Ramadan fasting exemptions for COVID-19 NHS workers
22nd Apr 2020

UK: Ramadan fasting exemptions for COVID-19 NHS workers

By Cllr Rabina Khan London, (The Muslim News):  Whilst we welcome the month of Ramadan, this year presents exceptional challenges for Muslim health care professionals who will be working in the NHS while fasting (abstaining from food and water from … Continued

UK: Virtual Parliament set to hold Government to account
21st Apr 2020

UK: Virtual Parliament set to hold Government to account

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in House of Commons last month. MPs are seen sitting 2 meters apart during the session. (Credit: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament) By Hamed Chapman London, (The Muslim News): MPs are set to back unique plans for … Continued

Ethiopia: Muslims, Christians join to fight COVID-19
17th Apr 2020

Ethiopia: Muslims, Christians join to fight COVID-19

  By Seleshi Tessema ADDIS ABABA-Ethiopia (AA): While in other parts of the world, authorities labored to convince some religious groups about the dangers of the pandemic, in Ethiopia two major religions Christianity and Islam took no time to join … Continued

COVID-19: More recovered in Germany than still infected
13th Apr 2020

COVID-19: More recovered in Germany than still infected

BERLIN (AA): Germany registered on Sunday for the first time more fully recovered coronavirus patients than people still infected with the virus, according to the country’s disease control agency. The Robert Koch Institute reported 60,200 recoveries as of Sunday, compared … Continued

Pakistan confirms over 5,000 coronavirus cases
12th Apr 2020

Pakistan confirms over 5,000 coronavirus cases

By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD (AA):  The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan passed the 5,000 mark as the country reported 254 new cases in the last 24 hours, health authorities said on Sunday. The total number of cases is … Continued

EU grants €71M in aid to Palestine to fight COVID-19
11th Apr 2020

EU grants €71M in aid to Palestine to fight COVID-19

By Said Ibicioglu and Hamdi Yildiz   JERUSALEM (AA): The European Union announced a 71 million euro ($77 million) financial aid package Thursday for Palestine to fight the novel coronavirus. The EU said in a statement that the pledge was … Continued

Saudi Arabia announces Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic
9th Apr 2020

Saudi Arabia announces Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic

By Ali Semerci   ISTANBUL (AA): Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces declared Wednesday a two-week long cease-fire in Yemen starting from Thursday amid coronavirus outbreak, according to local media. The unilateral cease-fire could be extended, the official SPA news agency quoted … Continued

Coronavirus continues spreading in Arab countries
8th Apr 2020

Coronavirus continues spreading in Arab countries

By Safiye Karabacak, Gulsen Topcu, Serdar Bitmez, Said Ibicioglu, Halime Afra Aksoya and Ali Semerci   ISTANBUL/RABAT/CAIRO/RIYADH (AA): Health authorities in several Arab countries confirmed new cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. In Qatar, the Health Ministry … Continued

WHO slams French scientists for Africa coronavirus vaccine testing notion
7th Apr 2020

WHO slams French scientists for Africa coronavirus vaccine testing notion

By Peter Kenny & Ahmed J Versi   GENEVA (AA)/ LONDON (The Muslim News):  The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) condemned on Monday in the “strongest possible terms” two French scientists who suggested Africa be used as a … Continued

COVID-19: Call to prayer gesture in heart of Europe
4th Apr 2020

COVID-19: Call to prayer gesture in heart of Europe

By Cuneyt Karadag and Abdullah Asiran   BERLIN (AA): Nearly 100 mosques in Germany and the Netherlands on Friday rang out with the sound of the call to prayer, as a gesture of support for Muslims amid the coronavirus pandemic. … Continued

Hamas blames Israel for coronavirus outbreak in Gaza
3rd Apr 2020

Hamas blames Israel for coronavirus outbreak in Gaza

By Mohammad Abu Don   GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): The Hamas movement said on Friday that Israel alone bares the responsibility for the repercussions of coronavirus outbreak in Gaza due to the blockade and restrictions imposed. “Israel does not address … Continued

UK: COVID-19 outbreak to worsen: PM
29th Mar 2020

UK: COVID-19 outbreak to worsen: PM

By Hasan Esen LONDON (AA): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send every household in the country a letter to warn that the coronavirus outbreak is likely to worsen, the government said in a statement on Sunday. “It’s important for me to … Continued

Israel confiscates Palestinian clinic tents designated for coronavirus treatment
28th Mar 2020

Israel confiscates Palestinian clinic tents designated for coronavirus treatment

B’tselem (Israeli human rights group): Israel confiscated materials used to build a field clinic designated for coronavirus treatment for Palestinians. On Thursday, 26 March, at around 7:30 am, officials from Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank arrived with a … Continued

China’s richest man sends medical supplies to Cameroon
27th Mar 2020

China’s richest man sends medical supplies to Cameroon

ANKARA, Turkey, (AA): Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has donated medical supplies to Cameroon as part of efforts to help Africa combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, Cameroon Radio Television said Thursday. The supplies arrived today at Cameroon’s Yaounde Nsimalen Airport, it … Continued

UK: Muslim Hands joins forces with 30 charities to help with Coronavirus emergency
26th Mar 2020

UK: Muslim Hands joins forces with 30 charities to help with Coronavirus emergency

By Elham Asaad Buaras London, The Muslim News: Nottingham-based Muslim Hands charity has joined forces with thirty-five other charities and NGOs in one the biggest coordinated multi-agency alliance in response to the Coronavirus pandemic in the Midlands city. Muslim Hands, … Continued

Myanmar Muslims offer mosques to help fight coronavirus
25th Mar 2020

Myanmar Muslims offer mosques to help fight coronavirus

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): The Muslim community in Myanmar on Wednesday called for a unity in fighting the coronavirus as the country reported three positive cases of COVID-19, so far. Tin Maung Than, secretary of Islamic … Continued

Israeli rights group warns of disaster in Gaza from COVID-19
24th Mar 2020

Israeli rights group warns of disaster in Gaza from COVID-19

By Gulsen Topcu   GAZA, Palestine (AA): An Israeli rights group said late Monday that the spread of the novel coronavirus in Gaza would be a “massive disaster” due to the blockade imposed by Israel. According to a written statement … Continued

Jammu and Kashmir: COVID-19 information blackout by Indian govt hitting Kashmir hard
22nd Mar 2020

Jammu and Kashmir: COVID-19 information blackout by Indian govt hitting Kashmir hard

By Nusrat Sidiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): Anxiety and fear is gripping residents of Indian-administered Kashmir after the first coronavirus case was found in the region’s main city, Srinagar, yesterday, yet a lid is still being kept … 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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