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

24th May 2015

Iraq: IS seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria

RAMADI, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday took control of al-Walid border crossing point with the neighboring Syria in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, after clashes with the security forces, a provincial security source and an official said. … Continued

22nd May 2015

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes at Shia Muslim mosque several casualties

  [Photo: Suicide bomber kills dozens during Friday Prayer in Qatif injured being taken away.]   RIYADH, (Agencies): A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding … Continued

22nd May 2015

Russia: Moscow offers Baghdad military aid, investment

  Iraq’s leader has begun a two-day visit to Russia to cement further support against “Islamic State.” The terrorists’ assault on Ramadi has proved a major setback to the government in Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Russia’s … Continued

21st May 2015

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers

  Rights organization Amnesty International has accused Qatar of promising little and delivering less in terms of labor reforms ahead of the 2022 World Cup. More than a million migrants are working in construction. In a report published Thursday, Amnesty … Continued

21st May 2015

Yemen: UN to launch Yemen peace talks in Geneva

[Photo: Saudi air force bombing civilian areas]   The UN has announced the launch of Yemen peace talks. The Houthi movement’s leader has said his group will attend, but doubts loom over the participation of Yemeni President Hadi’s exiled government. … Continued

20th May 2015

Iraqi forces repel IS attacks, as they prepare for major offensive

  RAMADI,  (Xinhua): Iraqi security forces on Tuesday repelled the Islamic State (IS) attacks in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, while military preparations continued for a major counter-offensive to recapture the provincial capital city of Ramadi that fell in the … Continued

20th May 2015

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a

  Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa has been pummeled by Saudi-led airstrikes, two days after the expiry of a truce. Aid agencies say they have little time to deliver “desperately needed” food and medicines. Dozens of families fled homes in … 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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