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US to send special operations forces to Syria
31st Oct 2015

US to send special operations forces to Syria

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. will send less than 50 Special Forces troops to Syria to advise, assist and train moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting Daesh, the White House said Friday. Spokesman Josh Earnest maintained that the American troops will not … Continued

Syria: No return to pre-war status quo, says US
29th Oct 2015

Syria: No return to pre-war status quo, says US

WASHINGTON (AA): There cannot be a return to the pre-war status quo in Syria after so much bloodshed, the White House said Wednesday. The U.S. is ready, however, to work with any nation – including Russia and Iran – to resolve … Continued

Russia: Syrian president meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow
22nd Oct 2015

Russia: Syrian president meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow

MOSCOW (AA): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin late Tuesday in Moscow, the Kremlin said Wednesday. “The Syrian President, al-Assad, visited Moscow yesterday night and met President Putin,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow. … Continued

European leaders change tough stand on Ukraine, Syria
16th Oct 2015

European leaders change tough stand on Ukraine, Syria

By Zaiki Shaikh and Andrew Jay Rosenbaum     LONDON (AA) : European leaders are changing their tough stand on the Ukraine conflict, softening their tone with Moscow. Many analysts now predict that EU leaders will compromise with Russia on … Continued

Syria: Russian bombs kill children in Anadan
7th Oct 2015

Syria: Russian bombs kill children in Anadan

ANKARA (AA): Two children were killed in Russian airstrikes on a Syrian town on Tuesday, health workers said. The attacks on a residential area of Anadan, to the northwest of Aleppo, left many civilians injured, according to medical staff at a … Continued

Syria: Trained Syrian rebels turns over arms to al-Nusrah Front
26th Sep 2015

Syria: Trained Syrian rebels turns over arms to al-Nusrah Front

WASHINGTON (AA): A group of U.S.-trained Syrian fighters surrendered ammunition and vehicles to an al-Qaeda affiliate in exchange for safe re-entry to Syria, the U.S. military said Friday. “Today the NSF [New Syrian Front] unit contacted coalition representatives and informed … Continued

US willing to work with Russia in Syria under conditions
25th Sep 2015

US willing to work with Russia in Syria under conditions

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. will cooperate with Russia in Syria if Moscow agrees to work on a political solution in the war-torn country and simultaneously fight against Daesh, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday. “The U.S. and Russia share two interests [in Syria]; the … Continued

US: 4 or 5 US-trained rebels still fighting in Syria
17th Sep 2015

US: 4 or 5 US-trained rebels still fighting in Syria

WASHINGTON (AA): Only “four or five” troops from the first batch of 54 U.S.-trained and equipped Syrian rebels are still actively fighting in Syria, the head of U.S. Central Command said Wednesday. Gen. Lloyd Austin told the Senate Armed Services … Continued

Syria: Bomb attacks kill 12 in Damascus, Idlib
7th Sep 2015

Syria: Bomb attacks kill 12 in Damascus, Idlib

DAMASCUS/IDLIB, (AA): At least 12 people were killed Sunday when the Syrian regime targeted opposition-held towns in the provinces of Damascus and Idlib with vacuum bombs and explosive-laden waste containers, according to civil defense sources. At least six civilians were killed, and … Continued

UNICEF: 13m children out of school in Mideast, N Africa
4th Sep 2015

UNICEF: 13m children out of school in Mideast, N Africa

GENEVA (AA): About 13 million children are out of school due to conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said Thursday. The UNICEF report “Education under Fire” has underlined the impact of violence on school children … Continued

US: We try to avoid civilian deaths in Syrian airstrikes, as civilians killed
13th Aug 2015

US: We try to avoid civilian deaths in Syrian airstrikes, as civilians killed

WASHINGTON (AA): US.-led coalition forces have taken every effort to avoid civilian casualties in conducting airstrikes in northern Syria, the State Department said Wednesday. Spokesman Mark Toner said he was “not aware” of attacks in the village of Atmeh in which … Continued

US explicitly warns Damascus not to attack its rebels
5th Aug 2015

US explicitly warns Damascus not to attack its rebels

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. directly stated Tuesday that it would protect its nascent force of Syrian rebels from Syrian government attacks. “What we are trying to convey is that we’ll also do defensive efforts in case or in the hypothetical … Continued

Syria: US supporting Syrian anti Assad rebels with airpower
4th Aug 2015

Syria: US supporting Syrian anti Assad rebels with airpower

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. is now providing airpower to Syrian rebels trained by Washington and its allies, and will do so against competing rebels as well as Syrian government forces. The decision by President Barack Obama could potentially further Washington’s … Continued

Belgium: Two Syrian groups agree on roadmap to end war
25th Jul 2015

Belgium: Two Syrian groups agree on roadmap to end war

BRUSSELS (AA): Two main Syrian opposition groups have agreed on a political roadmap to end the ongoing civil war in Syria. Officials from the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNC) and the National Coordination Commission for Democratic … Continued

Turkey jets bomb Daesh, PKK in Syria
25th Jul 2015

Turkey jets bomb Daesh, PKK in Syria

ANKARA (AA): Turkish fighter jets are involved in a campaign targeting terrorist organizations Daesh and the PKK beyond the country’s borders, sources from the Prime Ministry said Friday night. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is holding a late-hour high-level meeting on the campaign … Continued

19th Jun 2015

Turkey: Bittersweet Ramadan joy of Syrians on Turkish border

[Photo: A baker makes breads at a bakery, the last working bakery in the town serves varied Kurdish groups fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in border town of Kobani of Aleppo, Syria on November … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Egypt: No unity among Syria’s opposition groups

  [Photo: Gerard Direct] A Cairo-organized conference of Syria’s opposition has excluded major players. Rebels question Egypt’s motives, as some say exclusionary politics risk further dividing a fractured opposition. Kristen McTighe reports. In the past few months, Syrian rebels fighting … 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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