9th Jun 2015

South Korea: MERS infections rise to 95 with 8 new cases

[Photo: Tourists walk with masks at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)]   SEOUL, (Xinhua): Eight infections with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were added in South Korea Tuesday, raising the total contagion number to 95 … Continued

1st May 2015

US: NASA spacecraft Messenger ends its voyage on planet Mercury

  NASA’s spacecraft Messenger has crashed into the surface of Mercury, a planet it orbited for four years. During its eleven year voyage through space, the craft set a number of space records. The unmanned spacecraft, Messenger, just three meters … Continued

29th Mar 2015

Guinea declares 45-day Ebola ‘health emergency’

  In a bid to curb the spread of Ebola, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions of the epidemic-hit nation. The chances of an Ebola-free West Africa remain uncertain. In a statement published … Continued

7th Mar 2015

US: NASA spacecraft enters orbit around dwarf planet Ceres

    The US space agency has confirmed that its space probe Dawn is in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. Scientists are hoping it will provide more information on how planets are created. The probe Dawn entered orbit around … Continued

7th Feb 2015

Saudi Arabia: MERS claims lives of 2 Saudis, 3 more infected

. By Md Rasooldeen   Riyadh: The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has killed three more people and infected four others over the past few days, the Ministry of Health announced Friday.   This comes in the wake of … Continued

19th Jan 2015

Mali declared Ebola-free

  The sixth West African nation to record cases of Ebola has been declared free of the virus. The epidemic, which has killed thousands in the past year, appears to be on the decline. The Malian government along with the … Continued

30th Sep 2014

Global wildlife numbers ‘halved in four decades’

    [Photo: Marine decline matched that on land, while freshwater populations were worst-hit]     A WWF study has found that the world’s wildlife population has dropped by more than a half in the past four decades – a … Continued

22nd Sep 2014

UN: Global grassroots protest on climate change

  Protestors demanding action from world leaders on climate change have massed in 158 countries, culminating in a large march in New York. It’s the venue of a special UN climate summit due on Tuesday. Massed calls were made on … Continued

30th Aug 2014

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

  Senegal has recorded its first case of Ebola in an outbreak that continues to spread through West Africa, Dakar’s health ministry said on Friday. The disease has now killed more than 1,500 people this year. Health Minister Awa Marie … Continued

28th Aug 2014

Liberia: US health director says Liberia Ebola outbreak to get worse

  Liberia’s Ebola epidemic is set to get worse, the head of the US’s top public health body says. Many cases of the deadly virus have not been included in the official tally. The director of the US Centers for … Continued

27th Aug 2014

UK: First Ebola-infected Briton receives experimental drug ZMapp

    The first British citizen to contract the deadly Ebola virus has been given the experimental drug ZMapp in London. Two US patients recovered after taking the drug, though an infected Liberian doctor died. British nurse, William Pooley, is … Continued

16th Aug 2014

Ebola threatens to leave 1 million without food

      Ebola threatens to leave 1 million in need of food in west African countries hit by the deadly virus. New fears have arisen after Doctors Without Borders warned the outbreak could last another six months. Ebola, which … Continued

15th Aug 2014

UN: Magnitude of Ebola virus death toll “vastly underestimated”

  According to the World Health Organization, evidence suggests the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is vastly underestimated. The UN agency said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months. The numbers of reported … Continued

9th Aug 2014

Nigeria: Ebola epidemic prompts Nigeria to declare state of emergency

  Nigeria has declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of the Ebola virus. Hundreds have died since the outbreak started in Guinea in February. Nigeria’s president declared a national emergency on Friday over the deadly Ebola … Continued

12th Jul 2014

WHO warns ebola deaths on the increase

  The WHO says the ebola virus is continuing to spread in West Africa. In its latest report on the epidemic, the UN agency said there were high numbers of new cases and deaths in the region.   The World … Continued

4th Jun 2014

Saudi Arabia: Data review raises total MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabian health officials have announced that far more people have died from the MERS virus than previously thought. This came a day after the sacking of the country’s deputy health minister.  A statement issued by the Saudi … Continued

29th May 2014

Saudi Arabia: MERS snuffs out six more lives

  By Md Rasooldeen Riyadh, (Arab News): The MERS coronavirus has killed a further six people and infected three others, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday. MERS has now killed 186 since September 2012, with most of the deaths … Continued

9th May 2014

Sweden: ‘Pfizer didn’t live up to its promises': Reinfeldt

  Sweden’s prime minister has said that a Pfizer takeover of AstraZeneca could slash jobs, undermine research, and offer little value for money for Swedish citizens whose taxes have been invested in the life sciences.   “We’ve devoted huge resources … Continued

28th Apr 2014

Saudi Arabia: MERS death toll passes 100 mark

    Jeddah, (Arab News): The death toll from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Kingdom reached 102 on Sunday with 10 new deaths during the past 24 hours as authorities scrambled to reassure an increasingly edgy population. … Continued

18th Apr 2014

Earth-like planet found in ‘habitable zone’

Astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet yet in what they say is a “habitable zone.” It resides in a temperate region where water could exist in liquid form, meaning it could sustain life. According to research published in the … 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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