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

Turkey-Iran gas pipeline blown up in Agri province
28th Jul 2015

Turkey-Iran gas pipeline blown up in Agri province

ANKARA (AA): The Turkey-Iran natural gas pipeline has been blown up in eastern Turkey’s Agri province, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said late Monday. According to a statement released by the Turkish Energy Ministry, Yildiz said that the … Continued

Turkey: Protesters, police clash in eastern Turkey
26th Jul 2015

Turkey: Protesters, police clash in eastern Turkey

MARDIN/SIRNAK,  (AA): Protesters clashed with riot police late Saturday night in the eastern provinces of Mardin and Sirnak over airstrikes against illegal Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in Iraq. Masked protesters rallied in Nusaybin district of Mardin to demonstrate protesting Turkey’s air campaign … Continued

Belgium: Two Syrian groups agree on roadmap to end war
25th Jul 2015

Belgium: Two Syrian groups agree on roadmap to end war

BRUSSELS (AA): Two main Syrian opposition groups have agreed on a political roadmap to end the ongoing civil war in Syria. Officials from the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNC) and the National Coordination Commission for Democratic … Continued

Turkey jets bomb Daesh, PKK in Syria
25th Jul 2015

Turkey jets bomb Daesh, PKK in Syria

ANKARA (AA): Turkish fighter jets are involved in a campaign targeting terrorist organizations Daesh and the PKK beyond the country’s borders, sources from the Prime Ministry said Friday night. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is holding a late-hour high-level meeting on the campaign … Continued

UN Security Council endorses Iran nuclear deal
21st Jul 2015

UN Security Council endorses Iran nuclear deal

NEW YORK (AA): The UN Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution endorsing a deal that placed long-term curbs on Iran’s nuclear program and starts a process to remove UN sanctions against the country. The unanimously adopted resolution will terminate all previous UN resolutions, imposing stringent sanctions that the country’s leaders say … Continued

Turkey: 31 killed as blast hits Suruk
21st Jul 2015

Turkey: 31 killed as blast hits Suruk

SANLIURFA, (AA) : At least 31 people were killed in a possible suicide bomb attack in southern Turkey on Monday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. “One of our compatriots died in the evening. So we have lost 31 citizens,” he said from Sanliurfa province, … Continued

Yemen: Exclusive: 120-year-old Shi’a Muslim mosque bombed by Saudi airforce
18th Jul 2015

Yemen: Exclusive: 120-year-old Shi’a Muslim mosque bombed by Saudi airforce

By Abdullah Crater Aden, (The Muslim News): According to sources in Crater Aden in the District of Aden Governorate, few days ago, Saudi led air force bombed 120-year-old Shi’a Muslim mosque in the city. No one was killed or injured. However, … Continued

Iraq: Car bomb attack kills 90 in Diyala
18th Jul 2015

Iraq: Car bomb attack kills 90 in Diyala

    DIYALA,  (AA): A car bomb attack killed at least 90 people, including 15 children in Iraq’s eastern Diyala city on Friday, security sources said. Sadik Al-Husayni, head of the province’s security committee, told Anadolu Agency the bomb exploded at a market in … Continued

Turkish island gathers Muslims and Christians for iftar
16th Jul 2015

Turkish island gathers Muslims and Christians for iftar

    CANAKKALE, Turkey (AA): Muslim and Christian Turkish citizens have gathered on Turkey’s Aegean Sea island of Gokceada on Wednesday for an iftar (breaking of fast) meal. The iftar, organized by the Gokceada Municipality was attended by around 3,000 people  who were treated … Continued

Turkey: 6 killed, 37 injured in bus crashes
15th Jul 2015

Turkey: 6 killed, 37 injured in bus crashes

    BOLU,  (AA): Six people have died in a major traffic accident on one of Turkey’s main highways. Two buses were involved in two collisions in the early hours of Wednesday morning on Turkey’s Trans-European Motorway; 37 people were … Continued

World leaders welcome Iran nuclear deal
15th Jul 2015

World leaders welcome Iran nuclear deal

[Photo:  (R-L) US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign … Continued

Austria: No extention in nuclear talks beyond Monday: Iranian FM
13th Jul 2015

Austria: No extention in nuclear talks beyond Monday: Iranian FM

[Photo: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R), Deputy for Legal and International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi (L), Hussein Feridun (2nd L), the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and negotiator Mohammed Niya (3rd L) are seen … Continued

Iraq: Bomb attack kills six, injures 21 in Baghdad
13th Jul 2015

Iraq: Bomb attack kills six, injures 21 in Baghdad

[Archive photo: Iraqi security forces and Shia Hashdi Shabi forces attack Falluja in Al-Anbar Province with heavy weapons in order to liberate it from Daesh [Islamic State] on July 12, 2015. Photographer: Ali Mohammed/Anadolu Agency]   BAGHDAD (AA): At least six … Continued

Afghanistan bomb attacks leave 30 civilians dead
13th Jul 2015

Afghanistan bomb attacks leave 30 civilians dead

[Archive photo: Afghans look at the body of a victim after a bomb attack targeted police headquarters in Helmand, Afghanistan on June 30, 2015. Photographer: Abdul Hadi Roshan/Anadolu Agency]   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): A total of 30 civilians were killed … Continued

Yemen: Suicide attack at mosque leaves 10 dead
9th Jul 2015

Yemen: Suicide attack at mosque leaves 10 dead

[Houthi fighters inspect wreckage of car at the site of a previous attack near of Qubbat al-Mahdi Mosque on June 20, 2015 in Sana’a. Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency]   By Mahmoud Barakat   SANAA, Yemen (AA): At least 10 people were killed late Tuesday … Continued

Iraqi warplane accidentally kills 4 in Baghdad
7th Jul 2015

Iraqi warplane accidentally kills 4 in Baghdad

[Photo: Iraqi search and rescue teams evacuate bombing victims after Iraqi warplane accidentally bombed 3 residential houses in Baghdad’s Nairiyye neighbourhood on July 06. Anadolu Agency] Karim Adel El-Sayed Tair El-Bar BAGHDAD (AA): An Iraqi warplane on Monday accidentally bombed a … Continued

Turkey: Fifth day of protests against China fasting ban
6th Jul 2015

Turkey: Fifth day of protests against China fasting ban

[Photo: Turkish people march to Chinese Embassy in Istanbul to voice their anger at China’s perceived discrimination against Muslims on fasting during Ramadan on July 5. Photographer: Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency]   By Handan Kazanci ISTANBUL (AA): Nearly 2,000 people gathered in Istanbul’s northernmost … 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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