23rd Dec 2014

Yemen: One killed in clashes between army, south separatists

    A civilian was killed and another injured Monday in clashes when police intervened to disperse protesters observing a day of civil disobedience in the formerly independent region, witnesses and a medic claimed. Clashes erupted in Ataq, the main … Continued

22nd Dec 2014

Iraq: First Western journalist granted access to ‘Islamic State’ returns to Germany

  Jürgen Todenhöfer has returned to Germany from “Islamic State” territories. In an interview with German website TZ, he says IS is “much stronger and much more dangerous” than the West realizes. Following seven months of negotiations with leaders of … Continued

21st Dec 2014

Afghanistan: 7 civilians killed in E. Afghan roadside bombing

  ASADABAD, (Xinhua): Seven civilians have been killed by a roadside bombing in eastern Afghan province of Kunar, the provincial governor said on Sunday morning. “A vehicle touched off a roadside bombing on Saturday evening, killing seven civilians, including three … Continued

21st Dec 2014

UN votes for Israel to compensate Lebanon for 2006 oil spill

    Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during the July 2006 war. The non-binding vote, which passed 170-6 with three abstentions, asks Israel … Continued

19th Dec 2014

Iraq: Kurds break Mount Sinjar siege against ‘Islamic State,’ free Yazidis

  It has been deemed ‘the most successful’ offensive to date against the “Islamic State.” Kurdish forces announced Thursday they have broken the siege on Mount Sinjar and recaptured territory in a two-day assault. Kurdish forces, pressing deep into “Islamic … Continued

19th Dec 2014

Yemen: Ansar al-Sharia claims responsibility for twin car bombs

    Twin car bomb attacks by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Sharia group in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah targeting Houthi militiamen left dozens of people dead and wounded on Thursday, a security official said. “The two explosions were the … Continued

18th Dec 2014

Yemen: Houthis tighten grip on key institutions

    Yemen’s Houthi movement sacked top managers of the country’s second largest port and the main oil company on Wednesday, staff said, in the group’s latest move to consolidate its hold on state institutions. Houthis established themselves as Yemen’s … Continued

17th Dec 2014

Yemen twin car bombs kill 25, including 15 children

  [Photo: Wave of car bombings hit central Sanaa on December 8, 2014. Anadolu / Mohammed Hamoud]   At least 25 people, including 15 children, died when two car bombs exploded in Radaa city in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda, … Continued

16th Dec 2014

Iraq says 2700 missing since ISIS onslaught in June

    At least 2,700 people, mostly soldiers, are missing as a result of attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Iraq, the human rights ministry said on Monday. More than half of those registered … Continued

15th Dec 2014

Syria: UN envoy visits Syria for Aleppo truce talks as Kurds attack ISIS positions

    A senior UN official arrived in Syria Saturday for talks on a plan to suspend fighting between government and rebel forces in the country’s second city Aleppo, as Kurdish forces and militants clash northeast the war-torn country. Ramzi … Continued

14th Dec 2014

Yemen: Five suspected al-Qa’ida members killed by security forces

    Yemeni troops on Saturday shot dead five al-Qaeda suspects disguised as women who fired at a soldier during a checkpoint inspection of their Saudi-bound bus, officials said. Another suspect was wounded along with the driver in the shooting … Continued

13th Dec 2014

Afghanistan: Suicide attack against army bus wounds 14 in Kabul

KABUL, (Xinhua): A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a bus carrying army personnel in Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, injuring 14 people, a local television channel Tolo reported. “It is said that 14 persons were injured as a … Continued

13th Dec 2014

Iraq: Over 54 killed in bombings, clashes with IS in Iraq

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): More than 54 people were killed in bomb attacks and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militant group across Iraq on Friday, security sources said. In Iraq’s northern central province of Salahudin, the security forces backed by Shiite militias and … Continued

13th Dec 2014

Oman arrests human rights activist

  [Human Rights activist Saed Jadad arrested]   Omani authorities have arrested a human rights defender who led protests in the sultanate in 2011, a regional rights group said Friday. Security forces arrested Saed Jadad Wednesday at his home in … Continued

11th Dec 2014

Afghanistan: Taliban suicide attack in Kabul kills 6, wounds 11

    KABUL, (Xinhua): More than a dozen Afghan army personnel were killed and injured as a suicide bomber targeted a bus of national army in Kabul on Thursday, officials confirmed. “A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a … Continued

11th Dec 2014

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran

    Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on Wednesday on unknown charges, her husband said, weeks after she was barred from practicing for three years. The couple’s car was surrounded by intelligence agents on a highway … Continued

11th Dec 2014

Iraq: Car bomb kills 9 in Tikrit as millions of Muslim pilgrims head to Karbala

    [Archive photo: Tikirit car bombing, November 2, 2013]   A suicide car bomb killed nine pro-government fighters in an attack near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday. The attack comes in the light of an announcement by … Continued

11th Dec 2014

Abu Ali al-Shishani: From pastry chef to ‘Islamic State’ emir

  [Photo: Anas Sharkas, aka Abu Ali al-Shishani. Al-Akhbar/Radwan Mortada] By Radwan Mortada   (Al Akhbar): Anas Sharkas, aka Abu Ali al-Shishani, lost it as soon as he heard the news of the arrest of his 22-year-old wife Ola al-Oqaili. … Continued

10th Dec 2014

UAE sentences 11 people to life in prison

    A top Emirati court on Tuesday sentenced 11 Islamists to life imprisonment for their alleged links to Islamist militant groups in Syria, official media reported. The Federal Supreme Court convicted them of bomb-making as well as joining and … Continued

8th Dec 2014

Syria accuses Israel of launching airstrikes near Damascus

  Syria has accused Israel of launching airstrikes near its capital Damascus, causing damage but no casualties. Israel has not commented on the claim. The accusation came in a statement issued by the Syrian military via the country’s official SANA … 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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