Egypt: Three policemen injured in Cairo blast
11th Aug 2015

Egypt: Three policemen injured in Cairo blast

CAIRO (AA): Three policemen were injured in a bomb blast near a courthouse in eastern Cairo on Monday, the Interior Ministry said. An explosive device went off inside a traffic sentry post in Heliopolis district, injuring two traffic officers and … Continued

Mali: 10 killed in fresh N Mali attack
10th Aug 2015

Mali: 10 killed in fresh N Mali attack

BAMAKO, (AA):  At least ten people were killed on Sunday in a fresh militant attack in northern Mali, two days after an attack on a hotel left 12 people dead, according to a Malian military spokesman. The spokesman, who insisted on anonymity, … Continued

Mali: Hostages freed following deadly standoff at Byblos hotel in Sevare
8th Aug 2015

Mali: Hostages freed following deadly standoff at Byblos hotel in Sevare

BAMAKO, Mali (AA): Four UN workers who had been taken hostage by militants at a hotel in central Mali were freed on Saturday following a deadly standoff with security forces, according to a Defense Ministry official and a UN spokesperson. At least … Continued

Egypt: Sisi launches Suez Canal expansion project
7th Aug 2015

Egypt: Sisi launches Suez Canal expansion project

CAIRO (AA): Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday officially opened a new shipping route of the Suez Canal. At a lavish ceremony attended by a host of foreign leaders, Sisi inaugurated the project, which the government hopes will double Egypt’s … Continued

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army base
4th Aug 2015

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army base

TIMBUKTU, (AA): At least 10 Malian soldiers were killed on Monday in an attack on a National Guard base, local security sources told Anadolu Agency. According to the sources, who requested anonymity, at least 10 unidentified attackers assaulted the camp – located in Mali’s … Continued

Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist
4th Aug 2015

Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): An Ethiopian court on Monday slapped four leaders of a local Muslim group, a journalist and 13 others with hefty jail terms for “incitement” and “terrorism”. All of those sentenced, who have remained in police custody for … Continued

Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week
3rd Aug 2015

Egypt: 200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week

CAIRO (AA): Security forces have rounded up 19 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in fresh security sweeps, bringing the total number of group members detained over the past week to 200, according to Egypt’s Interior Ministry. In a statement … Continued

Chad army kills 117 Boko Haram militants in 2 weeks
1st Aug 2015

Chad army kills 117 Boko Haram militants in 2 weeks

N’DJAMENA, (AA): The Chadian army announced on Friday that it has killed more than 100 suspected Boko Haram fighters in the past two weeks during an ongoing offensive in four villages in the Lake Chad Basin region.  “We killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in … Continued

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters
29th Jul 2015

: Obama talks rights, democracy at African Union headquarters

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): Wrapping up a five-day visit to Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday in Addis Ababa, where he urged African countries to democratize, respect human rights and ensure the continent’s leaders abided by presidential term limits. Obama … Continued

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14
27th Jul 2015

Cameroon: Blast in far north kills 14

YAOUNDE, (AA):  Fourteen people were killed and 20 injured late Saturday when a female bomber blew herself up in Maroua city, capital of Cameroon’s Far North Region, a government spokesman has said. The attack was carried out by a 13-year-old girl, … Continued

Nigeria: 14 killed by suicide blast in Yobe State
27th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 14 killed by suicide blast in Yobe State

By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI,  (AA):At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb tore through a market on Sunday morning in the town of Damaturu in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe State, according to police sources. A female suicide … Continued

Algeria: 9 soldiers killed, 2 injured in al-Qaida attack
20th Jul 2015

Algeria: 9 soldiers killed, 2 injured in al-Qaida attack

ALGIERS, (AA): The Algerian Ministry of Defense said Sunday that nine soldiers were killed and two others were injured in an attack carried out by militants against an army unit Friday. The attack reportedly took place in the Souk al-Ataf district … Continued

Nigeria: 12 killed in attack in Borno state
16th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 12 killed in attack in Borno state

  By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGURI,  (AA):At least 12 people were killed late Tuesday night in an attack on a local community in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, a local chief and military source said Wednesday. The attackers – thought to be … Continued

Tanzania: Gunmen kill seven in police station raid
14th Jul 2015

Tanzania: Gunmen kill seven in police station raid

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 23 November 2007. Photographer: Ali Damji, Creative Commons] By Peter Saramba Ongiri ARUSHA,  (AA): At least seven people, including four police officers were killed when gunmen raided a police station in Tanzania’s business capital of Dar … Continued

Egypt: Cairo blast kills 1, wounds 7
11th Jul 2015

Egypt: Cairo blast kills 1, wounds 7

[Photo: Egypt security forces inspect the area behind security cordon following following an explosion near the Italian consulate in downtown Cairo, killing at least 1 person and injured seven people on July 11, 2015. Photographer: ِِAhmed Hendawy/AA]   CAIRO (AA): A bomb … Continued

Nigeria: 30 feared dead in NW Nigeria after attack on villages
6th Jul 2015

Nigeria: 30 feared dead in NW Nigeria after attack on villages

Archive photo: Burnt out parts of a bomb-vehicle is seen at the scene after the Boko Haram suicide attack killing scores in Zabarmari village of Maiduguri, Nigeria on July 4, 2015. Photographer: Mohammed Abba/Anadolu Agency]   By Rafiu Oriyomi Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens feared dead in ‘mosque massacre’
2nd Jul 2015

Nigeria: Dozens feared dead in ‘mosque massacre’

{Photo archive: An inside view of the damaged mosque after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Maiduguri, Nigeria on May 30. Photo: AA] By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Dozens of civilians, some fear as … Continued

Egypt: 70 troops killed in militant attacks in Sinai
2nd Jul 2015

Egypt: 70 troops killed in militant attacks in Sinai

[A picture taken from Gaza part of Rafah shows smke rising as Egyptian troops and militants in Rafah in North Sinai and Egypt’s eastern border with the Gaza strip on July 1, 2015. Photographer: Abed Rahim Khatib]   By Mohamed Sabry … Continued

Nigeria: Five killed in twin suicide blasts in Maiduguri
2nd Jul 2015

Nigeria: Five killed in twin suicide blasts in Maiduguri

[Photo: Muhammadu Buhari President of Nigeria promises to defeat Boko Haram. Image by Anadolu Agency]   By Rafiu Oriyomi Ajakaye     LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Five people were killed in suicide attacks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Wednesday, where the Nigerian vice president … Continued

Burundi: 10,000 refugees flee Burundi amid rising tensions
1st Jul 2015

Burundi: 10,000 refugees flee Burundi amid rising tensions

[Photo: Burundi refugees at the Mahama refugee camp, Rwanda./Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Thomas Conan/Creative Commons]   ANKARA (AA) : At least 10,000 refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before the government closed all its borders ahead of Monday’s legislative election, a statement by … 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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