12m children out of school due to virus, conflict in Sahel
20th Oct 2020

12m children out of school due to virus, conflict in Sahel

By Rodrigue Forku   YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AA): Twelve million children have been forced out school in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, as well as widespread conflict, across Africa’s Central Sahel region, a humanitarian group said Monday. In a … Continued

UK: Tougher Covid-19 restrictions to be imposed in London
16th Oct 2020

UK: Tougher Covid-19 restrictions to be imposed in London

By Karim El-Bar   LONDON (AA): Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on Thursday announced that the British capital will move from Tier 1 to Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions, to be effective from Saturday, and warned that the virus was “spreading … Continued

UK: Manchester leads north England revolt against lockdowns
16th Oct 2020

UK: Manchester leads north England revolt against lockdowns

By Karim El-Bar   LONDON (AA): The mayor of Greater Manchester is leading a revolt in northern England against local lockdown measures the national government in London wants to impose, saying the north of England would not be a “sacrificial … Continued

UK: PM announces 3-tier local lockdown system
13th Oct 2020

UK: PM announces 3-tier local lockdown system

By Karim El-Bar   LONDON (AA):– British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in parliament on Monday a new three-tier lockdown system in England to “simplify and standardize” local coronavirus restrictions. Steve Powis, the medical director of England’s National Health Service said … Continued

Africa: Covid-19 cases pass 1.55m, deaths near 38,000
11th Oct 2020

Africa: Covid-19 cases pass 1.55m, deaths near 38,000

By Addis Getachew and Rodrigue Forku   ADDIS ABABA (AA): Coronavirus cases in Africa are now over 1.55 million (1,556,262), the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said in an update on Saturday. At least 37,922 people … Continued

Scotland hits pubs & restaurants with more virus restrictions
8th Oct 2020

Scotland hits pubs & restaurants with more virus restrictions

By Karim El-Bar   LONDON (AA): The Scottish government on Wednesday banned pubs and restaurants from serving alcoholic beverages indoors as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the measures … Continued

UK: PM Johnson says Coronavirus trigger for social & economic change
7th Oct 2020

UK: PM Johnson says Coronavirus trigger for social & economic change

By Karim El-Bar   LONDON (AA): In a speech at the virtual Conservative Party conference on Tuesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK was and would continue to be “the greatest place on Earth” and that it was … Continued

COVID-19 may have infected 10% of world: WHO
6th Oct 2020

COVID-19 may have infected 10% of world: WHO

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): Around 10% of the world’s population may have already been infected with COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s chief of emergencies said Monday. Speaking at a 34-member WHO executive board meeting on COVID-19, Dr. Mike … Continued

Saudi Arabia resumes Umrah after 6-month hiatus
4th Oct 2020

Saudi Arabia resumes Umrah after 6-month hiatus

By Ali Semerci MAKKAH (AA):  Saudi Arabian authorities on Sunday re-opened the Muslim holy places for Umrah pilgrimage on Sunday after a six-month hiatus due to the novel coronavirus. Following coronavirus protocols, the first batch of Umrah pilgrims arrived in … Continued

Wales: Major changes needed to address BAME health inequalities, says Drakeford
25th Sep 2020

Wales: Major changes needed to address BAME health inequalities, says Drakeford

By Hamed Chapman   London, (The Muslim News): The Welsh Government has admitted that there is still a “long way to go” to address entrenched inequalities experienced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, highlighted by the disproportionate impact … Continued

UK: Chancellor unveils Winter Economy Plan
24th Sep 2020

UK: Chancellor unveils Winter Economy Plan

By Karim El-Bar LONDON (AA): British Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a range of economic measures on Thursday to deal with the continuing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. He cancelled his scheduled Autumn Budget, and announced a Winter Economy Plan instead. … Continued

Palestine says 100,000 virus swabs damaged by Israel
23rd Sep 2020

Palestine says 100,000 virus swabs damaged by Israel

By Qais Abu Samra   RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kailah on Tuesday accused Israel of damaging 100,000 swabs for coronavirus by hindering the passage of clinical materials from Jordan to the West Bank. Speaking to the official … Continued

Turkey: 104-year-old woman recovers from COVID-19
22nd Sep 2020

Turkey: 104-year-old woman recovers from COVID-19

By Emin Tezerdi   ADIYAMAN, Turkey (AA): A 104-year-old Turkish woman successfully recovered from the coronavirus after 19-day treatment. Beyaz Kaplan was discharged from the hospital on Monday as she tested negative almost three weeks after contracting the novel coronavirus, … Continued

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

Pakistan reopen schools, universities, as Covid-19 shows downward trend
14th Sep 2020

Pakistan reopen schools, universities, as Covid-19 shows downward trend

By Islamuddin Sajid ISLAMABAD (AA): Thousands of schools and colleagues across Pakistan will reopen from Tuesday, ending a six-month long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Pakistani Education Ministry, all higher education institutions in the country will … Continued

India: Court drops case against ‘scapegoated’ Muslims on spreading coronavirus
23rd Aug 2020

India: Court drops case against ‘scapegoated’ Muslims on spreading coronavirus

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): A court in western India quashed criminal proceedings Saturday against foreign and Indian nationals accused of snubbing precautions against the novel coronavirus by attending a Muslim congregation in a mosque, saying they were … Continued

WHO chief warns against Covid-19 ‘vaccine nationalism’
19th Aug 2020

WHO chief warns against Covid-19 ‘vaccine nationalism’

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The WHO chief on Tuesday called on countries to share their supplies to fight COVID-19 strategically and globally, warning against “supply nationalism” around the development of vaccines and medicines. “While there is a wish … Continued

Phase 3 vaccine trials ‘no silver bullet’ for virus:WHO
4th Aug 2020

Phase 3 vaccine trials ‘no silver bullet’ for virus:WHO

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): Despite several vaccines now in phase three clinical trials for COVID-19, there is currently no silver bullet, and there might never be, for the virus, the head of the WHO said Monday. WHO Director-General … Continued

UK: PM puts brakes on eased England lockdown
1st Aug 2020

UK: PM puts brakes on eased England lockdown

By Karim El-Bar   LONDON (AA): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that a relaxation of lockdown rules in England set for Aug. 1 will be postponed by at least two weeks as the rate of coronavirus’ transmission … Continued

India: Somber Eid for Muslims during pandemic
30th Jul 2020

India: Somber Eid for Muslims during pandemic

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): This year the Meerut district’s animal market in India’s most populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh is deserted. With days before the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha, the biggest animal market in western Uttar … 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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