29th Mar 2013

North Korea issues US threat after stealth bombers arrive

North Korean state media have reported that leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his top generals to put missile units on stand-by. The claim follows the deployment of two US B-2 stealth bombers to the region.   The report from the … Continued

China: Shoe factory collapse kills 9 in east China
5th Jul 2015

China: Shoe factory collapse kills 9 in east China

[Photographer: Mahmut Atanur/Anadolu Agency]   By Ekip BEIJING (AA) : A shoe factory in China’s eastern Zhejiang province has collapsed, killing nine workers. State news agency Xinhua cited the Wenling city government as saying Sunday that rescue teams had managed … 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

12th Jun 2015

Australia: PM sidesteps accusations of paying off people smugglers

  Australian Prime Minister Abbott [photo] as sidestepped accusations that officials paid the crew of a boat carrying 65 migrants to turn back to Indonesia. The move has been slammed by opposition parties and foreign governments. Australian Prime Minister Tony … Continued

3rd Jun 2015

China: 14 rescued in Yangtze sinking, over 430 missing

[Photo taken on June 2, 2015 shows the airview of the rescue site of the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China’s Hubei Province.  (Xinhua/Ye Haitao)]   WUHAN, (Xinhua): Fourteen people have been … Continued

2nd Jun 2015

China: President Xi urges all-out rescue efforts after ship with 458 people sinks

[Photo: Rescuers work near the ship sinking site in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River on June 25. Photo taken with a mobile phone. (Xinhua)]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts after a passenger ship … Continued

30th May 2015

Philippines: 18 injured in twin explosions in Jolo

    ZAMBOANGA, (Xinhua):  At least 18 people were injured Friday night in twin explosions that hit a compound near a police headquarters in the southern Philippine city of Jolo, security officials said Saturday. Security officials blamed the Abu Sayyaf … Continued

15th May 2015

China: India, China to manage differences with maturity

[Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (HT Photo)]   By Sutirtho Patranobis   Beijing, (Hindustan Times): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the Chinese leadership to adopt … Continued

30th Apr 2015

Australia: UN condemns Australia for deporting Muslim scholar to Iran

  AUSTRALIA violated the rights of an Iranian man forced from the country he had lived in for 16 years over vague national security concerns, a UN watchdog said. Australia’s decision to deny Mansour Leghaei a permanent visa “constituted arbitrary … Continued

30th Apr 2015

US: Japanese PM Abe makes historic speech to US Congress

  Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has addressed both houses of the US Congress (photo above) making him the first Japanese prime minister in history to do so. In his speech he offered “eternal condolences” for Japan’s actions in World War II. … Continued

17th Apr 2015

Australia: Toowoomba mosque fire: ‘God forgive them,’ Islamic leader says

  [Photo: Inside the fire-ravaged Toowoomba mosque. Photo: The Toowoomba Chronicle]   By Jorge Branco [Sydney Morning Herald]: A Toowoomba mosque suffered extensive damage after another suspected arson attack early Friday morning. Toowoomba’s mayor has condemned the suspected arson attack … Continued

16th Apr 2015

Australia: Muslim woman who was being verbally abused on Sydney train defended

[Video still of a woman who carried on with a racist tirade against a Muslim woman on a Sydney train. Picture: Facebook / Stacey Eden Source: Facebook] WHEN Stacey Eden saw a Muslim woman being subjected to vicious verbal attack … Continued

16th Mar 2015

Vanuatu struggling to asses scale of devastation after cyclone

  [Photo: Unicef]   Officials in Vanuatu are struggling to assess the scale of devastation after Cyclone Pam slammed into the remote archipelago over the weekend. Aid agencies warn it could take days to distribute urgently needed supplies. Authorities on … Continued

14th Mar 2015

Vanuatu: Cyclone Pam devastation amid fears of large death toll

  Relief workers are set for a large-scale relief operation after huge Cyclone Pam wrought havoc in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Officials say the storm may have been one of the worst ever in the region. Dozens of … Continued

11th Mar 2015

Philippines: 25 killed in S Philippine skirmishes

  MANILA, (Xinhua): Twenty-five people, including two soldiers and 23 Muslim militants, have been killed in the series of firefights in southern Philippine province of Maguindanao since late Tuesday afternoon, the military said Wednesday. The intense fighting occurred in areas … Continued

8th Mar 2015

Philippines: 4 killed in Southern Philippines clash

    [Bangsamoro freedom fighters]   COTABATO CITY, (Xinhua): Government forces killed at least four members of Muslim rebels on Saturday as they intensified the all-out-offensive in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao, military said on Sunday. Lt. Col Willy … Continued

15th Feb 2015

Japan offers $15m in aid to fight terrorism

  [Photo: Japan PM Shinzo Abe]   Japan, reeling from the murder of two nationals by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremists, will offer an extra $15 million in aid to fight terrorism in Middle East and … Continued

29th Jan 2015

Australia cafe siege victim killed by police bullet fragments

An inquest into the siege at a Sydney cafe in December has found that one of two hostages who died was hit by police bullet ricochets. The second victim was killed by the gunman responsible for taking the hostages. The … Continued

26th Jan 2015

Philippines: 30 police commandos killed in clash with MILF rebels

  MANILA, (Xinhua, AP): At least 30 Philippine policemen were killed in a gunbattle with alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the south province of Maguindanao in the biggest single-day … Continued

20th Jan 2015

Philippines: 11 killed, 4 injured in N Philippines wall collapse

    [Archive photo]   MANILA, (Xinhua): Eleven people were killed and four others were injured as a concrete wall of an under-construction warehouse collapsed in northern Philippines of Bulacan on Monday afternoon, a local official said. The incident occurred … Continued

18th Jan 2015

Japan pledges $2.5b in non-military aid to Middle East

  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday $2.5 billion in non-military aid for the Middle East as he launched a regional tour. In a speech in Cairo, Abe also pledged $200 million in non-military assistance for countries affected 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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