17th Oct 2014

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98

    Four car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, and a mortar attack killed at least 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours in Baghdad Thursday, police and medical sources said. Two car bombs near … Continued

17th Oct 2014

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence

    [Protesters hold pictures of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a rally at Qatif, against Sheikh Nimr’s execution] By: Mariam Abdallah   No one knows or can predict the possible repercussions of the death sentence passed against Saudi cleric Nimr al-Nimr, … Continued

16th Oct 2014

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets

  The US military says multiple airstrikes have been carried out on “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Syria and Iraq. Activists say “small advances” have been made by Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani. The US military’s Central … Continued

16th Oct 2014

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested

    Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days after a judge accused her of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Zainab, who is … Continued

16th Oct 2014

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death

      A Saudi judge on Wednesday sentenced to death an outspoken Shia cleric who has called for greater rights for Saudi minorities, the cleric’s brother Mohamed al-Nimr, said on his Twitter account. The family of al-Nimr have said … Continued

15th Oct 2014

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS

    United States President Barack Obama has attempted to rally allied commanders around his strategy to defeat “Islamic State” jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Current US-led air raids have been stepped up in northern Syria. Coalition jets on Tuesday … Continued

15th Oct 2014

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks

    A suicide car bomb killed at least 18 people and wounded 51 others at a checkpoint entrance to the neighborhood of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police official and a medical official said. The blast happened … Continued

14th Oct 2014

Iran: Khamenei said America, Zionism, and Britain created ISIS

      Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the “wicked” British government for creating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month. … Continued

14th Oct 2014

France: ‘Roads of Damascus': How Elysee manipulated chemical weapons reports

  [Photo: Former French President Sarkozy and Syrian President Assad in Paris] By: Sabah Ayoub   Scandals mentioned in the French book Les Chemins de Damas (The Roads of Damascus) published a few days ago have begun to unfold, revealing … Continued

13th Oct 2014

Iraq: Bomb attacks kill at least 38 across Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): A total of 38 people, including two senior police officers, were killed and some 141 others wounded in separate bomb attacks across Iraq on Sunday, security sources said. The deadliest attack occurred before noon in Iraq’s eastern … Continued

12th Oct 2014

Iraq: Bombs rock Baghdad, executions grip Mosul

  Car bombs have killed at least 35 people in Shiite parts of Baghdad and on its outskirts. The US military says it has dropped supplies to Iraqi troops in northern Iraq and made airstrikes against “Islamic State” units. An … Continued

12th Oct 2014

Yemen: Roadside bomb kills two soldiers in southeastern Yemen

    Two Yemeni soldiers were killed on Saturday when a roadside bomb exploded in the restive southeastern province of Hadramawt, a military source, said blaming Al-Qaeda for the attack. At least three other soldiers were wounded in the bombing … Continued

11th Oct 2014

Turkey: Death toll in Turkey climbs to 37

        [Photo: Police used tear gas and water cannon in Ankara to disperse demonstrators protesting against attacks launched by Islamic State]   Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): Interior Minister Efkan Ala counts the cost of Turkey’s recent unrests, revealing 351 … Continued

11th Oct 2014

Iraq: Nine people executed by ISIS in northern Iraq

  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters executed nine people on Friday in two northern Iraqi towns on suspicion of ties to anti-jihadist grassroots organizations, security sources and witnesses said. In the town of Al-Zab, 90 kilometers west … Continued

10th Oct 2014

Iraq: 10 killed in suicide bombing in Baquba

    A suicide car bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Baquba Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded 11, security and medical sources said. “At least 10 people, including seven policemen, were killed … Continued

10th Oct 2014

Yemen: At least 67 killed in suicide attacks

  [Photo: A group of Yemenis tend to a wounded man following the suicide bomb attack in Tahrir]   Suicide bombers targeting Yemen’s Houthi group and an army camp killed at least 67 people in two separate attacks on Thursday, … Continued

10th Oct 2014

Lebanon: Hizbullah, allies prevent cross border attack by extremist groups

  [Militants remain active in the Qalamoun region of Syria on the Lebanese border. (Photo: Radwan Mortada)]   After four intense clashes with al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and their allies, Hezbollah and the … Continued

9th Oct 2014

Syria: Conflicting reports dispute extent of ISIS control of Kobane

    While some reports said jihadists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group withdrew from some parts of the embattled Syrian town of Kobane overnight, Turkey’s president claimed Tuesday that the town “is about to fall.” … Continued

8th Oct 2014

Turkey: More than 10 killed in ISIL protests across Turkey as curfew declared in six provinces

  [Photo: Protesters allegedly attempted to set fire to the local Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) building in Istanbul’s Bağcılar district after shots were fired from it. ] Istanbul/Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): Protesters allegedly attempted to set fire to the local … Continued

8th Oct 2014

Syria: US-led airstrikes on ISIS positions in Kobane have “little effect”: activist

  [A Syrian Kurdish girl along with a child, fled from clashes between ISIS militants and pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces, in Kobane on October 1, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu – Rauf Maltaş)]   Fresh airstrikes by the US-led coalition … Continued


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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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