Scrolling news:

5th Dec 2013

Libyan assembly votes to base all legislation on Shari’a

Libya’s national assembly voted on Wednesday to make sharia – Islamic law – the basis of all legislation and for state institutions in a decision that may impact banking, criminal and financial laws. Two years after the NATO-backed uprising that … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

Somalia’s parliament votes out Prime Minister

Somalia’s parliament has ousted Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon in a vote of confidence. Politicians blame wrangling over corruption allegations and personal loyalties.  Abdi Farah Shirdon, prime minister of the Horn of Africa nation for just over a year, lost … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

Egypt draft constitution approved for referendum

Egypt’s draft constitution has been approved for a referendum, but part of it is raising uncertainty over the country’s political transition. It came as police in Cairo used tear gas on protesters in Tahrir Square. A 50-member panel tasked with … Continued

30th Nov 2013

Mali’s separatists end ceasefire following clashes with army

A rebel separatist group in Mali has declared an end to a five-month ceasefire pact with the government following clashes in the city of Kidal. It follows elections marking a transition to democracy after a 2012 coup. Mali’s ethnic Tuareg … Continued

30th Nov 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at Egyptian protesters defying ban

Police fired tear gas Friday at Islamists who demonstrated in Egypt, defying a new law banning unauthorized protests that has also angered secular activists following the beating and arrest of a leading blogger. The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to go ahead … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Libya: 10 killed in ammunition depot blast in S Libya

TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): Explosion at ammunition depot killed 10 people and injured 15 in the Libyan Southern District of Brak Wadi Shati on Thursday, as military governor of the district, Brigadier Mohamed Al Dahabyi, told Xinhua. Al Dahabyi said “At least … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Mali parliamentary elections inconclusive, headed for second round

  No party has won an absolute majority in Mali’s parliamentary elections, triggering a second round of voting. The polls were to mark Mali’s transition to democracy, but the low turnout has left many disappointed.  Provisional results released Wednesday show … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Tunisia: Fifty policemen injured in Tunisia after clashes with protesters

Fifty Tunisian policeman were injured in clashes with demonstrators in the marginalized town of Siliana where a general strike degenerated into violence, the interior ministry said Thursday. The violence broke out on Wednesday as the town observed a strike to … Continued

29th Nov 2013

Egyptian protester killed, as police officers acquitted in torture trial

One protester was killed in clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi and security forces at Cairo University on Thursday, medical sources said. Meanwhile, a court acquitted on Thursday three police officers on charges of torturing five Islamist … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Egypt jails 14 female Brotherhood members for being in a “terrorist” group

Egyptian authorities Wednesday jailed 14 women said to be Muslim Brotherhood members for 11 years, and ordered the arrest of two leading activists for demonstrating against a disputed protest law. A court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria sentenced the … Continued

Libya: Nine killed, 51 wounded in Benghazi clashes
26th Nov 2013

Libya: Nine killed, 51 wounded in Benghazi clashes

  Libyan people destroy a vehicle of the Salafi militia Ansar Al Sharia in Benghazi (Xinhua/Mohammed El Shaiky)   TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed and 51 others wounded in the heavy clashes that erupted on Monday in … Continued

25th Nov 2013

Mali polls marred by low turnout and unrest

Parliamentary polls in Mali have taken place, marred by apathy and unrest. The vote is seen as key in restoring political stability, following a military coup and an insurgency in the north of the country.   Heavy security surrounded the vote … Continued

24th Nov 2013

Egypt expels Turkish ambassador over critical remarks by PM Erdogan

Egypt decided Saturday to expel Turkish Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali after remarks made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Cairo deemed as being “provocative,” the foreign ministry said. Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said Cairo took three decisions on Saturday … Continued

23rd Nov 2013

Egypt: Clashes erupt, 2 killed

[Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood march through streets of Alexandria, costal city of Egypt, Nov.22. (Xinhua/Asmaa Abdelatif)]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): Clashes erupted on Friday between Islamist protesters and security forces across Egypt, leaving at least … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Egypt: Unrest kills student in Cairo, troops in Sinai

Clashes at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University between police and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi have left one student dead. The incident follows a bombing on the Sinai Peninsula that killed 11 soldiers. Egypt’s state newspaper al-Ahram said early Thursday that … Continued

20th Nov 2013

Egypt: Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai

CAIRO, (Xinhua & The Muslim News): At least ten soldiers were killed and 49 others injured on Wednesday in a bomb attack in Egypt’s Rafah city bordering Israel. The off-duty soldiers were on their way home when an explosive device blew up … Continued

20th Nov 2013

Egypt riot police storm Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Egyptian police have fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing protesters gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The rally was commemorating the two-year anniversary of the deaths of dozens of anti-military protesters. Several hundred riot police backed by armored vehicles stormed Tahrir … Continued

18th Nov 2013

27 killed, 32 injured in train collision in Egypt

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least 27 people were killed and 32 others injured when a freight train crashed into a mini-bus and a truck near the Egyptian capital of Cairo in the early hours of Monday, the head of the Ambulance … Continued

17th Nov 2013

Sudan: 100 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): At least 100 people were killed in the latest clashes between Messiria and Salamat tribes in Sudan ‘s Darfur region, official Sudan Radio reported Saturday. “Clashes broke out between Messiria and Salamat tribes in Um Dokhon area in … Continued

17th Nov 2013

Libya buries 32 after deadly Tripoli clashes

The Libyan capital prepared Saturday to bury its dead after 32 people were killed and almost 400 wounded when a residents’ revolt against militia rule degenerated into armed clashes. After blasts and gunfire rocked several areas throughout the night, a … Continued

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.


Latest Tweets

The Muslim News

awards

Awards for Excellence

Read more