Kuwait: 24 killed in suicide attack on Shia Muslim mosque
26th Jun 2015

Kuwait: 24 killed in suicide attack on Shia Muslim mosque

[Photos show the inside of the mosque. Photos from sources in Kuwait]   KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (AA & The Muslim News): 24 people were killed and 50 injured during a suicide bombing targeting a Shia Muslim mosque in the Kuwaiti capital during … Continued

22nd Jun 2015

Afghanistan: Casualties feared as blasts hit near Parliament

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Casualties are feared as blasts shocked Kabul city, gun battle continues near Afghan parliament, local media reported Monday. The blasts, according to local media, happened Monday next to the fortified entry gate of the parliament. Gun battle … Continued

21st Jun 2015

Yemen: Car bomb hits mosque in Sana’a, 3 killed

  SANA’A, (Xinhua): A mosque controlled by the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen’s capital Sanaa was hit by a car bomb on Saturday, killing at least three people, a security official told Xinhua. “At least three people were confirmed killed … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Saudi Arabia: Makkah glows after sunset

[Public parks, traffic roundabouts and tunnels in Makkah light up after the Maghreb prayer during Ramadan, adding to the holy city’s aura. (AN photos by Ahmed Hashad)]   JEDDAH, (Arab News): Makkah has been illuminated with thousands of clear and … Continued

19th Jun 2015

Turkey: Bittersweet Ramadan joy of Syrians on Turkish border

[Photo: A baker makes breads at a bakery, the last working bakery in the town serves varied Kurdish groups fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in border town of Kobani of Aleppo, Syria on November … Continued

18th Jun 2015

Yemen: Car bombs in Shia Muslim mosques kill dozens in Sana’a

[Photo: Screenshot from Ruptly video] SANAA, June 17 (Xinhua and Agencies): At least 31 people were killed on Wednesday and dozens wounded in five simultaneous blasts at Shia mosques and a house in the rebel-held Yemeni capital, Sana’a on the eve … Continued

11th Jun 2015

Saudi airport staff to be lashed for abusing Iranian boys

  Two Saudis who sexually harassed two Iranian teenagers have been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and four years in prison, a security official has said. The Iranians were on their way home after visiting Mecca. A criminal court in the … Continued

11th Jun 2015

US: Obama’s unauthorized, incomplete Iraq war strategy

  More than nine months, 2,000 airstrikes and 3,000 military advisors later, Congress still has not authorized the US war against the “Islamic State.” The White House now wants to deploy 450 advisors closer to the front The American bombs … Continued

10th Jun 2015

Iraq: Baghdad targeted by deadly bomb blasts

[Archive photo CNN]   A string of explosions across the Iraqi capital has killed dozens, according to police and medical sources. The bombings follow a deadly attack on a government office by “Islamic State” militants in Anbar province. At least … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Turkey: AKP party suffers major setback in elections

[President Erdoğan casts his vote at a school building in İstanbul’s Üsküdar district. Photo HDA]   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major setback in parliamentary elections, with the ruling AKP party failing to win an absolute majority. … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Egypt: No unity among Syria’s opposition groups

  [Photo: Gerard Direct] A Cairo-organized conference of Syria’s opposition has excluded major players. Rebels question Egypt’s motives, as some say exclusionary politics risk further dividing a fractured opposition. Kristen McTighe reports. In the past few months, Syrian rebels fighting … Continued

7th Jun 2015

Iraq: 14 killed in suicide car bomb attack in Diyala

BAQUBA, (Xinhua): At least 14 people were killed and 18 others wounded late on Saturday in a suicide car bomb attack at a market in town of Balad Ruz of Diyala province, east of Iraq. Amer al-Kilani, a member of … Continued

7th Jun 2015

Turkey: 53 million voters head for key parliamentary polls

Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News)  A total of 53,741,838 voters in Turkey go to the ballot boxes on June 7, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to cast their votes, which will reshuffle the 550-seat parliament and also define the new government … Continued

6th Jun 2015

Yemen: Houthis & exiled President to attend UN-brokered peace talks

[Saudi Airforce]   Houthi Shiite rebels and Yemen’s exiled government have agreed to attend UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva later this month. The UN has described the humanitarian situation in Yemen as “catastrophic.” The talks are aimed at ending weeks … Continued

3rd Jun 2015

US, UN push Houthis for renewed Yemen peace talks

  The US State Department has revealed it held talks with Houthi rebels in Yemen last week, pushing them to negotiate a hostage release and to discuss a solution to the conflict in Yemen. The UN has echoed the calls. … Continued

1st Jun 2015

Afghanistan: 19 injured by Taliban attack on police station

[File photo: Afghan soldiers hand out supplies to Afghans who had been evicted from their villages by Taliban. US army photo] JALALABAD, (Xinhua) : Three Taliban militants were killed while 19 people wounded after militants attacked a police station in Jalalabad … Continued

29th May 2015

Iraq: Two car bombs kill 10 people in two Baghdad hotels

[Car bombing File Photo Press TV] BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Two car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital, have killed at least 10 people and wounded 27 others, security sources said. A security official in Baghdad told … Continued

28th May 2015

Yemen: 80 people killed in Saudi-led airstrikes

Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen. Houthi rebels seized Sanaa … Continued

27th May 2015

German court to begin hearing in Yemen drone case

  A Cologne court is set to begin hearing a case regarding two Yemenis who were killed in a US drone attack in 2012. The complainants allege that Germany should not allow drone attacks to be steered from its territory. … Continued

27th May 2015

Afghanistan: Taliban claims latest attack on Kabul guesthouse

  An all-night siege in Kabul ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers. No civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, according to an Afghan official. The siege began late … 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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