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Bahraini court dissolves main Shia Muslim group
18th Jul 2016

Bahraini court dissolves main Shia Muslim group

By Ahmed al-Masri   DOHA (AA): A Bahrain court on Sunday ordered the country’s main Shia Muslim group dissolved and its assets seized. The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments said the ruling to dissolve Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society … Continued

Palestine: Israeli human rights violations 30 June to 13 July
15th Jul 2016

Palestine: Israeli human rights violations 30 June to 13 July

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (30 June – 13 July 2016): Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories continued during the reporting period (30 June – 13 July … Continued

US: Tensions rising after black man killed by police
7th Jul 2016

US: Tensions rising after black man killed by police

NEW YORK (AA) – The governor of Louisiana said Wednesday that he has “very serious concerns” about the fatal shooting of a black man by police in Baton Rouge that has set off civil rights protests in the city. John … Continued

Bahrain revokes citizenship of prominent Shia Muslim scholar
21st Jun 2016

Bahrain revokes citizenship of prominent Shia Muslim scholar

By Ahmad al-Masri   DOHA, Qatar (AA): Bahraini authorities on Monday revoked the citizenship of Ayatullah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim, the country’s leading Shia Muslim scholar and the spiritual leader of Al-Wefaq, Bahrain’s largest opposition movement. Ayatullah Qassim’s ancestors are … Continued

Palestine: Israeli rights group gives up on military legal system
26th May 2016

Palestine: Israeli rights group gives up on military legal system

.By Kaamil Ahmed   JERUSALEM (AA) – Israel’s most prominent human rights group said it has given up on referring alleged abuses by Israeli soldiers to the military legal system, accusing it of being a “whitewash” for the Israeli occupation. … Continued

Pakistan: Taliban kill prominent rights activist in Karachi
9th May 2016

Pakistan: Taliban kill prominent rights activist in Karachi

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): The Taliban have claimed responsibility for killing prominent blogger and rights activist Khurram Zaki, who was gunned down in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi late Saturday night. He was killed just after he had … Continued

Myanmar: New Myanmar minister scolded over ‘anti Muslim’ comment
4th Apr 2016

Myanmar: New Myanmar minister scolded over ‘anti Muslim’ comment

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Muslim officials in Myanmar jumped to the defense of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Sunday after its new religious affairs minister appeared to make comments detrimental to the country’s Muslims. The National … Continued

Myanmar: Muslim activists’ trial postponed for new charges
4th Mar 2016

Myanmar: Muslim activists’ trial postponed for new charges

[Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party coming to power has not improved human rights abuses against Myanmar Muslims. Photographer: Alexandra Radu/AA] By Kyaw Ye Lynn YANGON, (AA) – The trial of two Myanmar Muslims — already … Continued

US: Obama sends Congress plan to shutter Gitmo
24th Feb 2016

US: Obama sends Congress plan to shutter Gitmo

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA) — The Obama administration on Tuesday sent Congress a plan to shutter the prison at Guantanamo Bay, setting the stage for a showdown with lawmakers. “It’s been clear that the detention facility at Guantanamo … Continued

India: Govt agrees to meet Jat protesters’ demands, 12 killed
23rd Feb 2016

India: Govt agrees to meet Jat protesters’ demands, 12 killed

By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI, (AA): Violent protests in India’s Haryana State appeared to draw to a close on Sunday after New Delhi agreed to change the official status of the state’s large Jat community. For the last eight … Continued

US: 8 civilians killed in strikes in Syria, Iraq
16th Jan 2016

US: 8 civilians killed in strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (AA) – American warplanes have killed at least eight civilians and injured three others in Iraq and Syria between last April and July, a US CENTCOM report said Friday. However, the U.K.-based Syrian Network for Human Rights reports 125 … Continued

Nigeria: Demand for probe into ‘massacre’ of Nigerian Shia Muslims
15th Dec 2015

Nigeria: Demand for probe into ‘massacre’ of Nigerian Shia Muslims

LAGOS, (AA): Rights groups in Nigeria on Monday called for an investigation into the alleged killing of dozens of Shia Muslims by the army, including senior members of the sect, over the weekend. On Saturday, the army opened fire on … Continued

Myanmar gov’t accused of denying 12 Muslims fair trial
7th Dec 2015

Myanmar gov’t accused of denying 12 Muslims fair trial

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA):  An international human rights organization has slammed the Myanmar government for denying fair trial to 12 Muslim men accused of receiving training from a so-called “Myanmar Muslim Army”. Defense lawyers for the men along with security experts … Continued

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders
22nd Nov 2015

Bangladesh executes two senior opposition leaders

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA) – Bangladesh on Sunday hanged two well-known opposition figures convicted of war crimes during the country’s war of independence from Pakistan in 1971, depsite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed. Bangladesh … Continued

UK not ignoring China’s human rights record
22nd Oct 2015

UK not ignoring China’s human rights record

LONDON (AA): British prime minister has rejected claims U.K. is overlooking difficult issues with China for the sake of stronger trade ties. Speaking on the second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the U.K. on Wednesday, Prime … Continued

Germany: Council of Europe warns Germany over rise of racism
2nd Oct 2015

Germany: Council of Europe warns Germany over rise of racism

BERLIN (AA): The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights has praised Germany’s efforts in helping thousands of refugees but also warned authorities about the rise of racism and intolerance in the country. “Germany has made remarkable efforts to protect … Continued

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters
29th Jul 2015

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): Wrapping up a five-day visit to Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday in Addis Ababa, where he urged African countries to democratize, respect human rights and ensure the continent’s leaders abided by presidential term limits. Obama … Continued

Thailand: 90 Uighur Muslims ‘sent back’ to China
9th Jul 2015

Thailand: 90 Uighur Muslims ‘sent back’ to China

[People walk at the streets of Kashgar city, in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on July 08, 2015. Mahmut Atanur/Anadolu Agency]   By CS Thana and Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA): The Thai government confirmed Thursday that it had deported 90 … Continued

Nepal’s Christians, Muslims slam draft constitution
7th Jul 2015

Nepal’s Christians, Muslims slam draft constitution

[Nepalese walk at Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Ali Kemal Akan/ Anadolu Agency]   Deepak Adhikari KATHMANDU, Nepal (AA):  Nepali Christian and Muslim leaders have protested a draft of a long-delayed republican constitution for failing to honor pledges made by previous governments … Continued

Palestine: Britain still arming Israel despite targeting of Gazans
3rd Jul 2015

Palestine: Britain still arming Israel despite targeting of Gazans

[Image Creative Commons 15 July 2014 Gaza attack]   IMEMC News & Agencies: The British government has been accused of ignoring evidence that its weaponry may have been used by Israel in its assault on Gaza, last year, after fresh … 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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