Philippines: Muslim majority Bangsamoro region seeks assistance amid Covid-19 pandemic
19th Sep 2020

Philippines: Muslim majority Bangsamoro region seeks assistance amid Covid-19 pandemic

By Riyaz ul Khaliq (AA): Most of the budget allotted to the autonomous Muslim majority Bangsamoro in the southern Philippines has been spent to fight the novel coronavirus, the region’s top official said on Thursday, as he sought assistance from … Continued

Philippines: Twin blasts kill 15, hurt 40 in Muslim majority Bangsamoro
25th Aug 2020

Philippines: Twin blasts kill 15, hurt 40 in Muslim majority Bangsamoro

By Riyaz ul Khaliq and Pizaro Gozali Idrus   JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA) : At least 15 people were reported dead and dozens injured in twin blasts that rocked southern Philippines Monday, local media reported. Two explosions hit Jolo in Sulu … Continued

Philippines: Covid-19: Muslim majority region, Bangsamoro short of vital supplies
17th May 2020

Philippines: Covid-19: Muslim majority region, Bangsamoro short of vital supplies

By Riyaz ul Khaliq   (AA): Bangsamoro, the Philippines’ autonomous Muslim-majority region, is running low on food supplies and medical equipment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the area’s top administrator said on Friday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency over phone, Murad Ebrahim, … Continued

Philippines: Official flag of Bangsamoro in Mindanao adopted
25th Aug 2019

Philippines: Official flag of Bangsamoro in Mindanao adopted

By Ahmet Furkan Mercan   (AA): The official flag of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao was adopted Friday following a historic referendum that shaped the future of Moro Muslims living in the southern Philippines. According to Lanang Ali, … Continued

Philippines: Muslims accept transition plan for autonomous region of Bangsomoro
23rd May 2019

Philippines: Muslims accept transition plan for autonomous region of Bangsomoro

[Photo:  Philippines Cotabato Moro Muslims seen during Autonomy law meet on 28 July 2018. Photographer: Mahmut Atanur/ AA] Riyaz ul Khaliq ANKARA (AA): The provisional government in the newly-autonomous southern region of Bangsamoro in the Philippines has accepted a proposal for … Continued

Philippines: 2.8M Filipino Muslims to decide Bangsamoro Law fate
21st Jan 2019

Philippines: 2.8M Filipino Muslims to decide Bangsamoro Law fate

By Anna Tarhata Basman reporting from Manila for The Muslim News Manila, Philippines (The Muslim News)  After a decades-long armed struggle in the Southern part of the Philippines – Mindanao – a law accepted by Muslim resistance groups such as Moro … Continued

Philippines: Death toll from typhoon rises to 64
17th Sep 2018

Philippines: Death toll from typhoon rises to 64

By Adem Salvarcioglu   TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AA): At least 64 people were killed by Typhoon Mangkhut in northern Philippines on Sunday, according to the local media. 36 people are feared buried under thick mud in mining town of Itogon in … Continued

Philippines:  Peace process milestone as Govt signs Bagsamoro Organic Law
8th Aug 2018

Philippines:  Peace process milestone as Govt signs Bagsamoro Organic Law

By Maecy Alviar   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA)  In a significant milestone in the peace process between the Philippine government and the “Bangsamoro” — a collective term for Filipino Muslims — President Rodrigo Duterte oversaw Monday the ceremonial signing of the Bangsamoro … Continued

Philippines: Fire destroys 3,000 homes in Muslim majority Sulu province
25th Jul 2018

Philippines: Fire destroys 3,000 homes in Muslim majority Sulu province

By Maecy Alviar   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): A fire broke out Tuesday and destroyed more than 3000 homes in the town of Jolo, the capital of predominantly Muslim Sulu province in the southern Philippines. 5,000 families have lost homes … Continued

Philippines rolls out red carpet for Muslim liberation movt
13th Jul 2018

Philippines rolls out red carpet for Muslim liberation movt

By Maecy Alviar   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): High-ranking officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) visited the Philippine military’s headquarters in the capital Thursday, marking another milestone in the peace process between the government and the Bangsamoro people. … Continued

Philippines: Moro groups form alliance against Daesh
9th Jan 2018

Philippines: Moro groups form alliance against Daesh

By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): The country’s two major Muslim revolutionary organizations have formed an alliance against ISIS or Daesh-inspired militant groups operating in southern Philippines. In a joint statement issued on Monday, Mohaqher Iqbal of the Moro … Continued

Philippines: Deaths from typhoon Vinta in Mindanao more than 200
24th Dec 2017

Philippines: Deaths from typhoon Vinta in Mindanao more than 200

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): More than 200 people were killed as tropical storm Vinta unleashed strong winds and heavy widespread rain across southern Philippines Mindanao islands. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, in a … Continued

Philippines: Deadly typhoon kills over 130 in Mindanao
23rd Dec 2017

Philippines: Deadly typhoon kills over 130 in Mindanao

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA):  More than 130 people have been killed as tropical storm Vinta, also known as Tembin, caused massive landslides and flash floods in various parts of southern Philippines, local officials said Saturday. Vinta … Continued

Philippines: Mindanao Muslims celebrate autonomous region anniversary
22nd Nov 2017

Philippines: Mindanao Muslims celebrate autonomous region anniversary

By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA) – A representative of the Philippines’ one-time largest Muslim rebel group on Monday joined the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in commemorating its 28th founding anniversary. The attendance of Moro Islamic Liberation … Continued

Philippines: ASEAN raises concern over plight of Rohingya Muslims
14th Nov 2017

Philippines: ASEAN raises concern over plight of Rohingya Muslims

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Delegates to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plenary summit on Monday expressed deep concern over the plight of Rohingya Muslims, officials said. At a press conference on the sidelines … Continued

Philippines: Southern Philippine town ends decades-old clan feuds
25th Aug 2017

Philippines: Southern Philippine town ends decades-old clan feuds

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Decades-old bloody clan war settled in Buldon, Thursday, according to Atty Ishak Mastura, chairman of the Regional Board of Investments – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) He expressed hope that the … Continued

Philippines: Fighting between Moro groups kills 25
15th Aug 2017

Philippines: Fighting between Moro groups kills 25

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): At least 25 people have been killed in fighting between Moro armed men and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao. Twenty of the fatalities are … Continued

Philippines: Military kills terrorists in gunfights
10th Aug 2017

Philippines: Military kills terrorists in gunfights

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): Philippine military forces continued their offensive against Daesh-linked terror groups in Marawi on Thursday, the military said. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson for the Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command, told Anadolu Agency at … Continued

Philippines: Fire destroys 200 mainly Muslim homes in Basilan province
31st Jul 2017

Philippines: Fire destroys 200 mainly Muslim homes in Basilan province

  More than 1,000 mostly Muslim families homeless By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA) – A mysterious early Sunday fire destroyed 200 homes in a village on the Island of Malamawi, in the southern province of Basilan. The fire … Continued

Philippines: Muslim-only ID discriminatory, military says
11th Jul 2017

Philippines: Muslim-only ID discriminatory, military says

By Roy Ramos   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): A proposed identification system for Muslims is discriminatory, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Monday. Authorities want identification for “everyone, not just a certain sector of the society”, according to military … 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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