Turkey: Flood, landslides kill seven in province of Artvin
25th Aug 2015

Turkey: Flood, landslides kill seven in province of Artvin

ARTVIN, (AA): Flood and landslides in northeastern Turkish province of Artvin claimed at least seven lives, said provincial governor on Monday. “Medical teams have managed to revive one person; so far we have lost seven of our citizens,” Kemal Cirit told Anadolu … Continued

US rules out opening embassy in Iran after UK move
25th Aug 2015

US rules out opening embassy in Iran after UK move

WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. announced Monday that it has “no intention” to reopen an embassy in Tehran, just one day after United Kingdom reopened its diplomatic mission in the Iranian capital. A potential thaw in ties between Washington and Tehran began to receive more … Continued

Lebanon: Beirut sanitation crisis triggers protests, clashes
24th Aug 2015

Lebanon: Beirut sanitation crisis triggers protests, clashes

By Ahmed Badawy   BEIRUT, (AA):  Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrators on Saturday evening began an open-ended sit-in near government headquarters in downtown Beirut to protest perceived government corruption and an ongoing sanitation crisis. The demonstration led to clashes with security … Continued

Iraq: Hundreds of Iraqis storm government building in Karbala
24th Aug 2015

Iraq: Hundreds of Iraqis storm government building in Karbala

By Ali Abo-Rezeg   KARBALA, (AA): Hundreds of angry demonstrators stormed a government building in the Shia-dominated Iraqi province of Karbala on Sunday. “The protesters stormed the administrative building of al-Hindiyyah district and destroyed the windows of the building because the … Continued

Iran: Zarif, Hammond praise reopening of UK, Iranian embassies
24th Aug 2015

Iran: Zarif, Hammond praise reopening of UK, Iranian embassies

TEHRAN, (AA): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have said the reopening of their respective embassies in Tehran and London marks the first step in the rebuilding of bilateral ties. The two ministers’ comments came … Continued

Afghanistan: Taliban deny responsibility in Kabul suicide bombing killing 12
23rd Aug 2015

Afghanistan: Taliban deny responsibility in Kabul suicide bombing killing 12

  KABUL, (AA): The Taliban militant group have denied their involvement in Saturday’s deadly suicide car bomb attack that targeted a NATO contractors convoy in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The blast, which took place on a busy road near a … Continued

UK-Iran soon to re-establish relations
20th Aug 2015

UK-Iran soon to re-establish relations

By Ahmed J Versi   The UK and Iran are due to restore diplomatic relations following last month’s agreement in Vienna on the long standing dispute over the country’s nuclear programme though moves to renew them started two years ago. … Continued

US: We try to avoid civilian deaths in Syrian airstrikes, as civilians killed
13th Aug 2015

US: We try to avoid civilian deaths in Syrian airstrikes, as civilians killed

WASHINGTON (AA): US.-led coalition forces have taken every effort to avoid civilian casualties in conducting airstrikes in northern Syria, the State Department said Wednesday. Spokesman Mark Toner said he was “not aware” of attacks in the village of Atmeh in which … Continued

Iraqi parliament approves PM’s reform package
12th Aug 2015

Iraqi parliament approves PM’s reform package

BAGHDAD (AA): Iraq’s parliament on Tuesday approved a raft of reforms proposed two days earlier by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and endorsed the same day by Iraq’s council of ministers. In a statement released by the prime minister’s office, al-Abadi … Continued

Iraq: 42 killed in separate Diyala attacks
11th Aug 2015

Iraq: 42 killed in separate Diyala attacks

By Felix Nih and Ahmed Badawy   DIYALA, (AA): At least 42 people were killed and 87 were injured in two seperate bombings in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province on Monday, Iraqi medical and security sources told Anadolu Agency. In the first incident, a … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide bomb near airport jolts city, kills 4
11th Aug 2015

Afghanistan: Suicide bomb near airport jolts city, kills 4

By Zabihullah Tamanna   KABUL (AA): A suicide bomber killed at least four people Monday after detonating an explosive-laden car at a checkpoint outside the Kabul airport in the Afghan capital. Health Ministry spokesman Waheedullah Mayar said 18 people were also wounded … Continued

Turkey: Bomb attack injures 10 in Istanbul
10th Aug 2015

Turkey: Bomb attack injures 10 in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (AA): At least 10 people, including three police officers, have been injured in a bomb attack in a police station in Istanbul early Monday morning, security sources said. “One deputy police chief, two police officers and seven people were slightly injured in an … Continued

Turkey: 9 Syrians die as overcrowded minibus crashes
8th Aug 2015

Turkey: 9 Syrians die as overcrowded minibus crashes

BALIKESIR, Turkey (AA): Nine Syrian nationals have died when an overcrowded minibus they were travelling in hit a wall in the north-western Turkish province of Balikesir on Saturday. Havran district governor Yasin Ozturk told Anadolu Agency that nine people died and … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Suicide attack at mosque leaves 13 dead
7th Aug 2015

Saudi Arabia: Suicide attack at mosque leaves 13 dead

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (AA): Thirteen people were killed Thursday, 10 of whom were special emergency forces, in a suspected suicide attack targeting a mosque in southwestern Saudi city of Abha, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced. The official Saudi News Agency quoted … Continued

US explicitly warns Damascus not to attack its rebels
5th Aug 2015

US explicitly warns Damascus not to attack its rebels

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. directly stated Tuesday that it would protect its nascent force of Syrian rebels from Syrian government attacks. “What we are trying to convey is that we’ll also do defensive efforts in case or in the hypothetical … Continued

Syria: US supporting Syrian anti Assad rebels with airpower
4th Aug 2015

Syria: US supporting Syrian anti Assad rebels with airpower

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. is now providing airpower to Syrian rebels trained by Washington and its allies, and will do so against competing rebels as well as Syrian government forces. The decision by President Barack Obama could potentially further Washington’s … Continued

Afghanistan: Clash between Afghan Taliban fighters leaves nine dead
3rd Aug 2015

Afghanistan: Clash between Afghan Taliban fighters leaves nine dead

By Zabihullah Tamanna KABUL, (AA): Fighting between two groups of Taliban in northern Afghanistan on Sunday left at least nine dead in the first possible sign of division among the organization’s rank-and-file following news of Mullah Muhammed Omar’s death. A … Continued

Turkey: Tatars call for intervention in Crimea
3rd Aug 2015

Turkey: Tatars call for intervention in Crimea

ANKARA (AA): Crimean Tatars called for “international intervention” against the Russian occupation of their homeland on Sunday. In a statement issued at the end of a two-day meeting in Turkish capital Ankara, the forum of 184 Tatar groups from 12 … Continued

Taliban loses icon following Mullah Omar’s death
30th Jul 2015

Taliban loses icon following Mullah Omar’s death

By Shadi Khan Saif KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): A black and white photo of the one-eyed Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar was one of the most striking images of a decade of the U.S.-led “war on terror”. The FBI wanted poster, which … Continued

Iraq: It is time to open a new page in the region: Iranian FM
28th Jul 2015

Iraq: It is time to open a new page in the region: Iranian FM

BAGHDAD, (AA): All countries must cooperate with each other in the fight against extremism, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Monday. At a joint press conference in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Zarif said: “[It is] time to … 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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