11th May 2015

Saudi king pulls out of US-Gulf meet

  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has designated his newly appointed crown prince to attend a summit hosted by US president Obama. The leaders of Gulf nations are unnerved by international nuclear talks with their rival Iran. Instead of the Saudi … Continued

10th May 2015

Yemen: Houthi allies ‘accept Saudi ceasefire proposal’

  Yemeni troops fighting alongside Houthi rebels have reportedly agreed to a ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia. The deal follows intense bombing of rebel positions in the north of the country. Yemen has accepted a five-day ceasefire that had been … Continued

9th May 2015

Saudi cease-fire in Yemen to begin on May 12

[Photo: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) news conference with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh March 5, 2015]   Saudi Arabia has announced a five-day humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen starting from next … Continued

8th May 2015

US training Syrian fighters in Jordan to tackle Islamic State

  A first group of 90 Syrian fighters have begun training with US troops in Jordan. The Pentagon forecasts it will take three years to train and arm thousands of moderate Syrian forces. A spokesman for the government of Jordan … Continued

5th May 2015

UN condemns Saudi attacks on Yemen

  The UN has asked the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to stop its strikes on airports in Yemen. The bombings hinder the delivery of aid and humanitarian personnel, the organization has said. The United Nations condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s … Continued

4th May 2015

Afghanistan: Civilian killed, 15 injured in Kabul suicide bombing

  KABUL, (Xinhua): One civilian was killed while 15 others were wounded after a suicide bomber targeted a government bus in the Afghan capital on Monday morning, sources and witnesses said. “The attacker detonated his suicide vest close to the … Continued

4th May 2015

Iraq: Twin bombings target northern Damascus, 5 injured

[Archive photo] DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): Two explosions took place in a northern district in Damascus on Monday morning, followed by an exchange of fire, a source told Xinhua. Five civilians were injured by the explosions. The first blast, caused by an … Continued

3rd May 2015

Yemen: ‘Limited’ Saudi led ground force in Aden, more coming

  A “limited” Saudi-led force is on the ground in Yemen’s strategic port of Aden and more troops are on their way, a government official has confirmed to AFP. About 20 troops have landed in the city for a “reconnaissance” … Continued

3rd May 2015

Syria: More than 60 possibly killed in US-led airstrikes

[File photo]   Dozens of people have been killed in a US-led air raid against jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Activists say it is the biggest loss of civilian life in a single strike since they began … Continued

3rd May 2015

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes used illegal cluster munitions

[Generic photo of air force dropping illegal cluster bombs]   Beirut, (HRW): Credible evidence indicates that the Saudi-led coalition used banned cluster munitions supplied by the United States in airstrikes against Houthi forces in Yemen, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. … Continued

2nd May 2015

Yemen: Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes, officials say

[Archive Photo: civilian destruction in Sana’a ] By Hakim Almasmari and Melissa Gray, CNN   Sana’a, (CNN): A series of Saudi airstrikes hit a hospital and medical camp in southwestern Yemen on Friday, killing at least 58 civilians and injuring … Continued

2nd May 2015

UN: Security Council fails to agree on Yemen

  [photo archive: Saudi airstrikes killing civilians]   The UN Security Council has held closed-door meetings on the conflict in Yemen, where fuel shortages are threatening aid efforts, six weeks into a Saudi bombing campaign against the country’s Houthi rebels. … Continued

29th Apr 2015

Saudi Arabia: King Salman names new crown prince

  Saudi Arabia’s king Salman sacked his younger half brother Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud as heir to the throne, state television has said. Muqrin was the last top official from the era of late King Abdullah. King Salman’s … Continued

27th Apr 2015

Afghanistan: 11 soldiers, 41 militants killed within a day

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Afghan army has pressed on to clear the militants in restive provinces and killed 41 militants in the latest operations, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday morning. “A total of 41 militants were killed, 28 wounded and … Continued

25th Apr 2015

Canada: John Kerry urges Houthis to come to negotiating table

After former President Saleh called for reconciliation, John Kerry has urged the Houthi rebels to join peace negotiations. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in Saudi airstrikes targeting the rebels this month. US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the … Continued

24th Apr 2015

Saudi Arabia: PM Sharif holds talks with King Salman, President Hadi

[Photo:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Palace in Riyadh on Thursday.—Picture released by PID] By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Saudi Arabia treated on Thursday a crucial visit by Prime Minister Nawaz … Continued

24th Apr 2015

Yemen: Saudi Arabia launches deadly airstrikes despite agreement

  Saudi-led warplanes have launched more airstrikes in Yemen, as both sides call for talks but press on with military action. The World Health Organization has said the death toll since March has topped 1,000. The latest wave of airstrikes … Continued

23rd Apr 2015

Pakistan: PM Nawaz, Army Chief depart for Riyadh on Yemen crisis

[Photo: Trip is aimed at limiting damage caused by Islamabad’s wavering over issue of committing troops for Saudi-led strikes in Yemen: PPI/File] Mateen Haider ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday departed for the Saudi capital Riyadh on a … Continued

23rd Apr 2015

Yemen: Houthis call for UN peace talks, end to Saudi bombing

[Photo: Saudi Arabia air bombing kills civilians] Yemen’s Houthi rebels have said they want to participate in UN-sponsored peace talks, but only after a complete ceasefire. Saudi-led airstrikes against the group continued Wednesday, despite Riyadh’s plan to stop them. Houthi … Continued

23rd Apr 2015

Iraq: 10 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims killed in two bomb attacks

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 10 people were killed and 35 others wounded in two bomb attacks in central Iraq on Wednesday, a police source said. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest blew himself up near a bus stop in … 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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