Indonesia: Air force plane crash kills 5
30th Jun 2015

Indonesia: Air force plane crash kills 5

[File Photo: Residents in a village in Karo district North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photographer: Kharisma Tarigan/AA]   By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA (AA) : An Indonesian air force plane crashed Tuesday in a residential area of North Sumatra province’s capital, leaving at least five people dead. … Continued

Pakistan: 20 killed in tribal clashes in Baluchistan
30th Jun 2015

Pakistan: 20 killed in tribal clashes in Baluchistan

[Map of Balochistan in red, part of Pakistan. Wikimedia] By Aamir Latif KARACHI, (AA): More than 20 separatists were killed in bloody clashes between two rival groups in Pakistan’s violence-plagued Baluchistan province on Monday, police said. Fighting between the Baluchistan Liberation Army and … Continued

Israel intercepts Third Gaza Freedom Flotilla
30th Jun 2015

Israel intercepts Third Gaza Freedom Flotilla

[Photo: One of boats from ‘Third Freedom Flotilla’ which was set to sail to Gaza to penetrate Israeli blockade, is seen after Israeli forces seized and forced to dock at the Israeli port of Ashdod, on June 29. Nir Kafri/AA] By Muhammed Bilal … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian assaulted in E Jerusalem settler attack
30th Jun 2015

Palestine: Palestinian assaulted in E Jerusalem settler attack

  IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli settlers assaulted a Palestinian man Saturday night in the Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, his family says. Ashraf al-Alami told Ma’an News Agency that three Israeli settlers assaulted his brother Ibrahim, 31, on … Continued

Indonesia to tackle touchy subject of quieter mosques
29th Jun 2015

Indonesia to tackle touchy subject of quieter mosques

[Photo: Muslims perform first ‘Tarawih’ prayer on eve of Ramadan at Islamic Centre in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia, on June 17, 2015. Photo: Azwar/AA] By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA (AA): The call to prayer may be music to the ears of the faithful, but in Indonesia some … Continued

Pakistan: Heatwave death toll tops 1,400
29th Jun 2015

Pakistan: Heatwave death toll tops 1,400

[Photo: Pakistani People cool off themselves in a canal at Lahore, where temperature reached 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit), June 28. Photographer: Rana Irfan Ali/AA]   By Aamir Latif   KARACHI,  (AA): There has been no let-up in deaths caused by a blistering … Continued

Greece: Banks, stock exchange shut until referendum
29th Jun 2015

Greece: Banks, stock exchange shut until referendum

[Photo: People withdrawing money from cash machines in Athens on 28 June. AA]   By Magda Panoutsopoulou ATHENS, (AA):  The Greek government closed  banks and imposed capital controls on withdrawals leading panicked savers forming lines at ATMs to pull as much of their funds as possible. … Continued

Palestine: Israeli soldiers detain Palestinian woman near Al-Aqsa
29th Jun 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers detain Palestinian woman near Al-Aqsa

[Photo: Al-Aqsa mosque]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday, a Palestinian woman while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Chain Gate, in occupied Jerusalem, and took her to an interrogation facility in the Old City. The WAFA … Continued

Mali: Six killed in gunbattle
28th Jun 2015

Mali: Six killed in gunbattle

[Photo: Members of the security forces stands near La Terrace restaurant, in Bamako. File photo. Photographer: Baba Ahmed/AA]   By Hatice Kesgin BAMAKO,  (AA): Mali’s military has claimed at least six people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes with armed groups … Continued

28th Jun 2015

Greek parliament votes for referendum on bailout deal

[Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a parliament session in Athens. Photographer: Ayhan Mehmet/AA]   By Magda Panoutsopoulou ATHENS, (AA): The Greek parliament early on Sunday voted by a large majority to hold a referendum on continuing the country’s bailout … Continued

Palestine: Israeli army detains 4 children in Jerusalem
28th Jun 2015

Palestine: Israeli army detains 4 children in Jerusalem

[File photo: Image Wadi Hilweh Information Center]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers kidnapped, late on Saturday and on Sunday at dawn, at least four Palestinian children after the army invaded various neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem. Soldiers also kidnapped … Continued

Palestine: Israeli forces shoot teen in Kafr Qaddum
28th Jun 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces shoot teen in Kafr Qaddum

[Photo: Israel Defense Forces from Israel: Women from the Paratroopers Brigade serving as lookouts in Nablus during Operation Defensive Shield. File photo] IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli forces shot and injured a 14-year-old Palestinian boy with live ammunition on Saturday … Continued

Qatar to employ 20,000 Palestinians
28th Jun 2015

Qatar to employ 20,000 Palestinians

[Photo: Qatar Airways: Lars Plougmann from London] BETHLEHEM (Ma’an): Qatar is to create work opportunities for up to 20,000 Palestinians, the Palestinian ambassador to Qatar said Saturday. Munir Ghannam told Ma’an that “practical steps have started to embrace Palestinian workers … Continued

Arab world condemns Kuwait mosque attack
27th Jun 2015

Arab world condemns Kuwait mosque attack

[Photo of carnage inside Imam Al-Sadiq mosque after the suicide bombing Friday prayers]   By Mahmoud Barakat   ANKARA (AA): Many Arab countries and Islamic organizations denounced Friday’s suicide attack on a Shia Muslim mosque in Kuwait. At least 27 people were … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian taxi driver killed by Israeli army
27th Jun 2015

Palestine: Palestinian taxi driver killed by Israeli army

[Photo: Hammad Jom’a Romanim]   IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Friday afternoon, that a young Palestinian Taxi driver was shot and killed by Israeli army fire on the Al-Hamra Roadblock, between the West Bank districts of … Continued

Tunisia: 27 killed, 6 injured in tourist hotel attack
26th Jun 2015

Tunisia: 27 killed, 6 injured in tourist hotel attack

[Photographer: Ahmet Burak Özkan. GRAPHIC: Ahmet Burak Özkan]   SOUSSE, (AA): An armed attack on a tourist hotel in Sousse, east Tunisia, left at least 27 people dead, including foreigners, and injured six others on Friday, the Tunisian Interior Minister spokesman said. The spokesman added … Continued

Kuwait: 24 killed in suicide attack on Shia Muslim mosque
26th Jun 2015

Kuwait: 24 killed in suicide attack on Shia Muslim mosque

[Photos show the inside of the mosque. Photos from sources in Kuwait]   KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (AA & The Muslim News): 24 people were killed and 50 injured during a suicide bombing targeting a Shia Muslim mosque in the Kuwaiti capital during … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Flood fear haunts Kashmir again
26th Jun 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Flood fear haunts Kashmir again

  [Photo: Aman Farooq/GK]   By Khalid Gul / Showket Dar Islamabad/Anantnag, J & K, India, (Greater Kashmir): Incessant rains wreaked havoc in many parts of South Kashmir on Thursday, causing damage to private property, bridges and road infrastructure, reports … Continued

Pakistan: More than 1000 killed by heatwave
26th Jun 2015

Pakistan: More than 1000 killed by heatwave

[Photo: An Army doctor treats a patient affected by heatwave at heat stroke centre in Karachi on June 24. Photographer: Sabir Mazhar/AA] By Aamir Latif KARACHI, (AA): A four-day long heatwave in Pakistan has killed more than 1000 people. Health officials told reporters on … Continued

Ivory Coast: Death toll from floods rises to 10
26th Jun 2015

Ivory Coast: Death toll from floods rises to 10

[Photo: Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara. Photographer: Murat Kaynak]   By Hatice Kesgin   ABIDJAN, (AA): Ten people have been killed so far by floods across the Ivory Coast, officials said Thursday. The floods were triggered by heavy rainfall that has been ongoing … Continued

Brussels: EU leaders agree on plan for migrants
26th Jun 2015

Brussels: EU leaders agree on plan for migrants

[Photo: EU leaders pose following EU summit, at EU Council in Brussels, Belgium, on June 25, 2015. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA] By Magda Panoutsopoulou ATHENS,  (AA): After seven hours of debate from Thursday to early Friday morning in Brussels, EU leaders agreed to … Continued

Palestine: Palestinian woman injured by settler’s car in Jerusalem
26th Jun 2015

Palestine: Palestinian woman injured by settler’s car in Jerusalem

[Archive Photo – Silwanic.net]   IMEMC News: Medical sources have reported that a Palestinian woman was injured, late on Thursday evening, after being struck by a settler’s car, in Sultan Suleiman Road, in occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said a speeding Israeli … Continued

Brussels: After late Greek plan, no deal in bailout talks
26th Jun 2015

Brussels: After late Greek plan, no deal in bailout talks

[Photo: Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras holds a press conference at the European Union headquarters after the Euro Summit discussing the situation of Greece, in Brussels on June 22. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA]   By Andrew Jay Rosenbaum ANKARA, (AA): Greek … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Kashmir University shut after police, students clash
26th Jun 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Kashmir University shut after police, students clash

[Photo: Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard on a deserted street during a curfew in Srinagar, Kashmir on December 8, 2014. Photographer: Ahmer Khan]   By Shazia Yousuf SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir, (AA): Police in the Indian-held Kashmir on Thursday stormed Kashmir … Continued

Philippines lauds Turkey’s involvement in peace talks
25th Jun 2015

Philippines lauds Turkey’s involvement in peace talks

[Photo: Head of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines, MILEF, Hajj Murad Al-Ebrahim. Photographer: Turgut Alp Boyraz]/AA] By Hader Glang and Satuk Bugra Kutlugun ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/ANKARA (AA): The Philippines is lauding Turkey’s involvement in peace talks between the government … Continued

Netherlands: Anti-Islam Dutch politician airs Muhammad cartoons on TV
25th Jun 2015

Netherlands: Anti-Islam Dutch politician airs Muhammad cartoons on TV

[Photo: Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), is seen during a joint press conference with Marine Le Pen (not seen), president of the National Front, in Brussels, Belgium on June 16, 2015. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA]   By Fatjon … Continued

Palestine: Israeli air force targets Gaza
25th Jun 2015

Palestine: Israeli air force targets Gaza

[Maan archive image]   IMEMC News & Agencies: The Israeli air force attacked a target in the northern Gaza Strip in the early hours of Wednesday after another missile fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area near the town … Continued

Palestine: 7 minors detained by Israeli army
25th Jun 2015

Palestine: 7 minors detained by Israeli army

[PNN archive image]   IMEMC News & Agencies: Israeli police last, night abducted seven Palestinian minors while they were leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque compound following Taraweeh (Ramadan night prayers), according to local sources. The children were identified as Noor-Eddin Abu … Continued

Ramadan message from Sadiq Khan MP
24th Jun 2015

Ramadan message from Sadiq Khan MP

Ramadan message from Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP Member of Parliament for Tooting   Ramadan is a time to cherish our families, our friends and our faith. As we come together each day to break the fast, let us use … Continued

UN gets claims of child abuse by peacekeepers in Africa
24th Jun 2015

UN gets claims of child abuse by peacekeepers in Africa

[Photo: UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA patrol on the streets after a Muslim man was burnt to death by a Christian mob on Tuesday, Bangui, Central Africa Republic on 9 October 2014. Photo: AA]   By Izabela Kuczynska NEW YORK (AA): The United … Continued

Pakistan: Heatwave has killed 782 in 3 days
24th Jun 2015

Pakistan: Heatwave has killed 782 in 3 days

[Photo: Pakistani relatives shift a heatstroke victim to a hospital in Karachi, on June 24. Photo Sabir Mazhar, AA]   By Hasan Mansoor KARACHI, (Dawn): While prolonged power cuts and the harsh heatwave persisted across Sindh, another 337 people — 311 in … Continued

24th Jun 2015

UK online snooping against Pakistan ‘alarming’

[Photo: GCHQ. Photo by GCHQ]   By Hassan Belal Zaidi   ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Digital rights activists and lawmakers appear equally concerned by recent claims that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) gained access to Pakistan’s Internet Exchange under its computer network … Continued

24th Jun 2015

Palestine: Israeli soldiers detain 4 Palestinians in Bethlehem

[File photo]   IMEMC & Agencies: Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men in the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and handed three from Bethlehem, military warrants for interrogation. Local … Continued

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French Presidents for years
24th Jun 2015

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French Presidents for years

  Before a parliamentary vote on a new surveillance bill, WikiLeaks has published a report on how the NSA had spied on three French Presidents. French President Hollande called an emergency meeting for Wednesday. WikiLeaks published a series of documents … Continued

US: Remarks by President Obama at Iftar Dinner
24th Jun 2015

US: Remarks by President Obama at Iftar Dinner

    THE PRESIDENT:  Welcome to the White House.  Now, I know that these are the longest days of the year, which is why I’m so glad that they put the first course down right away.  (Laughter.)  I know you’re … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Forces kill civilian in Khudwani

[Photo: Mir Wasim/GK ] By Khalid Gul Kulgam, (J & K, India): Massive protests rocked Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kaimoh tehsil after government forces killed a local youth on Monday. The slain civilian was identified as Asif Rashid Tantray … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Saudi Arabia: Makkah glows after sunset

[Public parks, traffic roundabouts and tunnels in Makkah light up after the Maghreb prayer during Ramadan, adding to the holy city’s aura. (AN photos by Ahmed Hashad)]   JEDDAH, (Arab News): Makkah has been illuminated with thousands of clear and … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Pakistan: Relief from heatwave as parts of Karachi receive rain

    KARACHI, (The News, Xinhua): Residents of the city have been struggling with the worst heatwave in decades and now they can breathe a sigh of relief. Parts of the city received light rain on Monday turning the weather … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers chop down 70 olive trees in Salfit, Nablus

(MaanImages/File) SALFIT (Ma’an): Israeli settlers chopped down more than 70 olive trees between the towns of Yasuf and Jammain in the northern West Bank districts of Salfit and Nablus on Monday. Palestinian farmers said the trees, which lay close to … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Palestine: Israeli forces shoot, injure 2 Palestinians in Gaza

(MaanImages/File) GAZA CITY (Ma’an): Israeli forces, deployed on the southern Gaza border, shot and injured two young Palestinian men east of Khuzaa on Monday evening, local sources told Ma’an. Medical sources said that after they were shot they were left … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Germany releases Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt extradition case

  The Berlin state prosecutor’s office has confirmed the release of Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour. He had been remanded in custody by a German judge after being detained at a Berlin airport at Egypt’s request. “Thanks to people around … Continued


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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