14th Jan 2015

Egypt: Court overturns Mubarak’s prison sentence

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted president Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial. A lower court had handed down the jail term in May last year after convicting him … Continued

13th Jan 2015

Libya: ISIS claims abduction of 21 Egyptians

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group’s branch in Libya claimed the abduction of 21 people, a monitor reported Monday, as Egypt confirmed that 20 of its citizens were being held in the country. “Urgent. … Continued

10th Jan 2015

Over 7,000 flee to Chad after violence in Nigeria

[Photo: Nigerian refugees arrive on Lake Chad islands in Niger after fleeing attacks in Doron Bagga in Borno state, Nigeria.]     UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): Around 7,300 Nigerian refugees fled attacks in northeastern Nigeria to Chad over the past 10 … Continued

5th Jan 2015

Somalia: Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for bomb attack

[File photo]   MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least 6 people and injured several others. “We are targeting convoy of special forces units Alpha … Continued

5th Jan 2015

Libya militants abduct 20 Egyptians

    Islamist militants abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said on Saturday, while militants who claimed to belong to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group killed … Continued

1st Jan 2015

Egypt court orders retrial for jailed Al Jazeera journalists

[Photo: Baher Mohamed, Mohammed Fahmy and Peter Greste in court in Cairo in March] An appeals court in Egypt has ordered a retrial in the case of three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned there for more than a year. They were … Continued

31st Dec 2014

Libya: Suicide car bomb targets parliament in Tobruk

    [ Photo: © Salwa MZLibya, Twitter shows Libyan parliament in Tobruk after suicide bombing]   A suicide bomber detonated a car laden with explosives in front of a hotel where Libya’s elected parliament was in session in the eastern city of … Continued

28th Dec 2014

Cameroon: 100 suspected Boko Haram militants killed by Cameroonian army

YAOUNDE, (Xinhua): More than 100 suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram militants were killed and over 200 arrested during an operation conducted by Cameroonian army on Friday night in Far-North Region of Cameroon, an army source told Xinhua over phone … Continued

24th Dec 2014

Libya fighting has killed hundreds of civilians

      Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning commanders of armed groups that they could face prosecution for possible war crimes including executions and torture. … Continued

24th Dec 2014

Tunisians fear the return of the Ben Ali era after Essebsi’s victory

    Tunisia’s presidential vote has been hailed as a landmark, but some veterans of the 2011 revolution fear the victory of an 88-year-old from the old guard will bring a return to repression. For his opponents, Beji Caid Essebsi’s … Continued

20th Dec 2014

Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members

    Egyptian security forces detained 102 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in raids across five provinces, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday. The detainees were involved in “terrorist” attacks targeting policemen, judges and infrastructure, the statement … Continued

19th Dec 2014

Tunisia: ISIS-linked group claims 2013 murders of secular Tunisian politicians

      Jihadists who have since joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group claimed the 2013 murders of two secular politicians (pictured above) that plunged Tunisia into crisis, warning of more killings just days before a presidential … Continued

15th Dec 2014

DR Congo: 126 dead, 221 rescued after boat capsizes

  KINSHASA, (Xinhua): At least 126 people died and 221 people were rescued after a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika on Thursday in the southern Katagna province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a local radio station reported … Continued

15th Dec 2014

Egypt bars entry of former US diplomat as crackdown on dissent continues

  [Photo: Egyptians took to the streets in protest of a court decision sentencing 188 people to death in Giza, Egypt on December. Anadolu / Ahmed el-Hussini]   US scholar and former diplomat Michele Dunne, known for her staunch criticism … Continued

12th Dec 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in twin explosions in Jos

  [File Photo: Bombing in Jos in May 2014]   More than 30 people have been killed in two blasts which rocked the city of Jos in central Nigeria. Authorities believe that the attacks may be the work of the … Continued

12th Dec 2014

Egypt jails minister for 10 years for helping broadcast of pro-Mursi protests

    An Egyptian court sentenced Thursday a former minister to 10 years in jail for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel broadcasting demonstrations backing ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi. Salah Abdel Maqsud (pictured above), who was tried … Continued

9th Dec 2014

Egypt indicts 71 students accused of joining Brotherhood

  [Egyptians protest Mubarak’s acquittal verdict in the Zeitoun district of Cairo, Egypt on December 1. Anadolu / Ahmed al-Hussini]   Egypt’s prosecutor general Monday referred to trial 71 students of al-Azhar University on charges of joining the outlawed Muslim … Continued

5th Dec 2014

Egypt to try 31 for killing top Shi’a Muslim scholar in 2013

[Photo: Egyptians protest outside the Egyptian Embassy in London against Shia Muslims killings in Cairo.in 2013] Thirty-one defendants are to go on trial in Egypt later this month on charges related to the 2013 brutal killings of four Shia men … Continued

2nd Dec 2014

Kenya: Gunmen kill 36 Kenya quarry workers

  More than 30 quarry workers have been killed by gunmen in northeastern Kenya. There are fears others may have been abducted. According to a Kenyan news outlet, the victims were all non-Muslims. Gunmen killed 36 workers in an attack … Continued

2nd Dec 2014

Morocco: Seven more dead in flash floods

      Foul weather in Morocco has killed up to seven people a week after a previous storm left 36 dead, media reports said on Monday. Storms again lashed the south of the kingdom, with the resort of Agadir … 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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