3rd Feb 2015

Yemen: US drone strike kills four people

    A drone strike killed at least four al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen on Monday, tribal sources said, the third attack in a week after Washington vowed to pursue its anti-jihadist campaign in the Arabian Peninsula. The unmanned aircraft, which … Continued

2nd Feb 2015

Saudi Arabia: Militants wound 2 US military contractors

  [Alleged photo from the scene of the shooting]   A US defense contractor said Sunday that two of its American employees came under fire in the latest attack against Westerners in Saudi Arabia. It was the second time in … Continued

2nd Feb 2015

Iraq: Violence in kills at least 1375 in January

      Fighting and other violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in January, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement on Sunday. The dead included 585 members of the … Continued

1st Feb 2015

World condemns IS beheading of Japanese journalist Goto

  [Photo: Journalist Kenji Goto murdered by IS]   The beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto drew by “Islamic State” terrorists drew condemnation from the international community. Japan’s prime minister has vowed to pursue justice against the perpetrators. Reactions to … Continued

1st Feb 2015

Yemen: Six killed, nine wounded in clashes

  [Photo: Security forces are seen as a pro-revolutionary group march towards municipality building during a protest against Houthi rebels at the Taiz street in Ibb, Yemen on January 31, 2015. Anadolu/Adel al-Sharee.]   Three army personnel and three Houthis … Continued

31st Jan 2015

Iraq: Attacks kill 21, wound 105 in 3 Cities

  [Wreckage of a car is seen after a suicide attack affiliated with ISIS outside the Qasr Hotel in Kirkuk, Iraq on January 30, 2015. Anadolu]   Strikes and suicide attacks in Baghdad, Samarra and Kirkuk killed at least 21 … Continued

31st Jan 2015

Syria: Nusra pushes out Western-backed rebels from Aleppo, Idlib

  Fighting between the Syrian arm of al-Qaeda and Western-backed rebels in northern Syria spread from Aleppo province into neighboring Idlib on Friday, the rebel group and an organization monitoring the civil war said. Clashes began on Thursday when al-Qaeda’s … Continued

31st Jan 2015

Saudi Arabia: King Salman fires late King’s sons

    [Photo: King Salman]   Two days after meeting with US President Barack Obama in Riyadh, and only six days after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman on Thursday further cemented his hold … Continued

31st Jan 2015

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Rules of engagement with Israel are over

[Photo: A Hezbollah supporter with the words “time for retribution” written on her hand attends a memorial ceremony to honor six Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria by an Israeli airstrike, during which Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah made a televised speech. … Continued

30th Jan 2015

Iraq: Double suicide attack kills 6, wounds 28 in Baghdad

    [Photo: Funeral of Shia Muslims killed by ISIS in Diyala province ]   A double suicide attack on a base housing militia groups fighting alongside the government north of Baghdad killed at least six people on Thursday, medical sources said. “The car … Continued

30th Jan 2015

Iraq to investigates massacre in newly liberated Diyala

  The Iraqi government said on Wednesday it was opening a probe into the killings of civilians that happened on Monday in the eastern village of Barwanah. “The prime minister has ordered an urgent investigation and we are awaiting the … Continued

30th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Spain blames Israel for UN Peacekeeper’s killing

  Spain on Wednesday said Israeli fire had killed a Spanish UN peacekeeper serving in South Lebanon and called on the United Nations to fully investigate the violence, a day after Israeli prime minister vowed that Hezbollah would “pay the … Continued

29th Jan 2015

Bahrain opposition Chief goes on trial, rejects all charges

[Photo: Sheikh Ali Salman denies all charges] Bahraini opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, arrested for allegedly trying to overthrow the kingdom’s regime, rejected the charge as his trial opened Wednesday, a judicial source said. The judge decided to keep Salman … Continued

29th Jan 2015

Israel attacks S Lebanon after Hizbullah targets army convoy

Israel hit Lebanon with a number of rockets after an anti-tank missile was fired at an Israel Occupation Forces (IOF) convoy in the Israeli-occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms on Wednesday. The Israeli army said on its Twitter feed that an “initial … Continued

28th Jan 2015

Yemen: US drone strike kills 11-year-old boy

    A Yemeni rights group said on Tuesday a sixth grade student was killed in a US drone strike east of the capital Sanaa, an assertion that could raise fresh concern over Washington’s campaign against suspected militants. The National … Continued

27th Jan 2015

Syria: Kurds expel ISIS from Kobane as Iraqi army retakes Diyala

  A Kurdish militia has driven Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobane after months of heavy fighting, a monitor and spokesman said Monday, dealing a crucial blow to the jihadists. … Continued

25th Jan 2015

Iraq: ISIS lost 1 % of territory after months of airstrikes

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has lost only a tiny fraction of captured territory in Iraq after five months of US-led airstrikes, the Pentagon said on Friday. Kurdish peshmerga forces and Iraqi government troops have … Continued

25th Jan 2015

Syria: 92 killed in military operations across country

  [Archive photo]   At least 92 people were killed Friday after Syrian military operations across the country, according to a written statement made by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). Government forces attacked cities controlled by rebels, according … Continued

24th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Clashes in E Lebanon leave 5 soldiers dead

    The Lebanese military said in a statement late Friday that five soldiers, including an officer, were killed in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border. “The Lebanese army… is mourning a number of troops who were martyred in … Continued

24th Jan 2015

Yemen: Thousands rally against Houthis amid power struggle

  [Photo: Yemenis gather at Ibb University shout slogans and hold banners during a protest against Houthis in Ibb, Yemen on January 24, 2015. Anadolu/Adel es-Sharee]   Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the largest demonstration … 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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