23rd Jan 2015

Syrian National Coalition receives $6m in US aid

    The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said on Thursday it had received $6 million from the United States in the first direct US financial support for the rebel body. The money is for development and relief projects in … Continued

23rd Jan 2015

Yemen: President, Houthis reach agreement

Reuters, AFP, Al-Akhbar: A senior official of Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Thursday that a statement by President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi aimed at defusing a political crisis was acceptable because it confirmed the terms of a power-sharing agreement signed in … Continued

22nd Jan 2015

Yemen leader expected to accept Houthis demands

  [Houthi movement’s leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi]   Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was expected to yield to demands on Wednesday for constitutional change and power sharing with Houthi rebels who took up positions outside his home after defeating his guards … Continued

21st Jan 2015

UN: ISIS executing “educated women” in Iraq

    The United Nations on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk. The jihadist group is showing a … Continued

21st Jan 2015

Yemen: Houthis seize Presidential palace

    Houthi militants stormed the Yemeni presidential complex in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday as heavy clashes broke out inside, witnesses said. Guards at the presidential palace housing the main office of President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi said they handed … Continued

20th Jan 2015

Syria: Israeli airstrike kills 6 Hizbullah fighters, Iranian Gen

  [Photo: Hizbullah supporters gather in Beirut’s southern suburbs for the funeral of Jihad Mughniyeh, a Hizbullah fighter who was killed in southern Syria by an Israeli airstrike. Al-Akhbar/Haithaim Moussawi]   Israeli airstrike on the Syrian city of Quneitra near the … Continued

20th Jan 2015

Yemen army, Houthis clash near Presidential palace

    The Yemeni army and Houthi fighters waged artillery and gun battles near the presidential palace in Sanaa on Monday, in the most intense clashes since the Houthis, also known as Ansarullah, took control of the capital in September. … Continued

18th Jan 2015

Syria: Israel strike in Syria kills Mughniyeh’s son, 9 others

  BEIRUT, (Daily Star): n Israeli helicopter strike on Syria’s Golan Heights Sunday killed the son of slain Hezbollah top commander Imad Mughniyeh and 9 other fighters, a Lebanese security source told The Daily Star. Jihad Mughniyeh [photo above], field … Continued

17th Jan 2015

Arab League condemns Hizbullah intervention in Syria

    Lebanon on Thursday refused to comment on the statement made by the Arab ministers of foreign affairs condemning Hezbollah’s intervention in Syria saying it had “made it a field for violence and war.” At a special meeting in … Continued

17th Jan 2015

How Jordanians came to dominate al-Nusra Front

    By: Suhaib Anjarini   Al-Akhbar: Jordanians have played a central role in al-Nusra Front since its inception. After the “jihadist divorce” between al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Jordanian emigrants have enjoyed the lion’s … Continued

15th Jan 2015

Iraq: 36 IS militants killed in clashes, airstrikes across Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in clashes and air strikes across Iraq Wednesday, a security source said. In Iraq’s province of Anbar, U.S.-led coalition warplanes pounded a school building used as IS headquarters, leaving 13 … Continued

15th Jan 2015

Turkey bans publication of reports on Syria rebel arms delivery

  Social media sites Twitter and Facebook, along with many other websites, have been blocked in Turkey after anonymous accounts published new evidence in an ongoing case accusing Turkey of illegal arms shipments to Islamist rebels in Syria, according to … Continued

14th Jan 2015

Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 3, wounds 13 in Samarra

    A suicide bomber on Monday killed three pro-government fighters in the Iraqi city of Samarra and wounded 13 others in an attack on a checkpoint outside a school in the city center that the fighters were using as … Continued

13th Jan 2015

US partners conduct 27 airstrikes against IS in Syria, Iraq

  WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The United States and its allies conducted a total of 27 airstrikes against Islamic State ( IS) forces in Syria and Iraq within a 24-hour period, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement Monday. In … Continued

13th Jan 2015

Turkey: Erdogan blasts Netanyahu & ‘West’s hypocrisy’ over Paris attack

Turkish Preisdent Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the West of hypocrisy in its response to the attack on Charlie Hebdo. He said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had no business at the memorial in Paris. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, … Continued

13th Jan 2015

Syria: Death toll snow storm hits 11

    Five more people have died of freezing temperatures in Syria, bringing the country’s death toll to 11 in a week-long storm battering the region, a monitoring group claimed Monday. Seven children, including twin baby girls, were among the … Continued

12th Jan 2015

Bahrain summons Lebanon Ambassador over Nasrallah remarks

    The Bahraini regime on Sunday summoned Lebanon’s ambassador to Manama over remarks made by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah regarding the arrest of a prominent Bahraini opposition leader. In a speech on Friday, Nasrallah criticized the Bahraini … Continued

12th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Twin suicide bombing kills nine in Jabal Mohsen

  Two Lebanese suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded cafe in the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Saturday night, killing nine civilians and wounding 37 others. A security source, who spoke on … Continued

9th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Establishing ‘Islamic State of Qalamoun’

  [Photo: Militants in Qalamoun, Lebanon. Al-Akhbar/Radwan Mortada] By: Radwan Mortada (Al-Akhbar): Spanning hundreds of square kilometers, from the Zabadani Mountains to the Halayem Mountains near Ras Baalbek, al-Qaa, and Ersal in Lebanon, through the Rankous plains, the “Islamic State … Continued

8th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Three Syrian refugees freeze to death in brutal storm

    Three Syrian refugees, including a five-year-old, have reportedly frozen to death in Lebanon as a major storm dumped snow and rain on the country, sources told Al-Akhbar on Wednesday. Three refugees, 5-year-old Majd Kheir al-Badawi, 33-year-old Ammar Ahmed … 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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