1st Mar 2015

Iraq: 41 killed in bomb attacks and clashes across Iraq

[File photo] BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Bomb attacks and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on Saturday left a total of 41 people killed and some 102 others injured in central and eastern Iraq, security sources said. The deadliest attacks occurred in … Continued

28th Feb 2015

Yemen’s Hadi meet UN Envoy in Aden

[Photo: UN secretary-general’s special envoy to Yemen, Jamal bin Omar, delivers a speech in Aden city of Yemen on February 26. Anadolu/Fadıl Mübarek Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Thursday met the UN envoy in Aden, as political confrontations … Continued

28th Feb 2015

Iraq: Bombs and rockets on Baghdad kill eight

At least eight people were killed by bombs and rocket fire in Baghdad on Friday, police and medical sources said. They said a bomb exploded in the neighborhood of al-Saydiya, in southern Baghdad, killing three civilians while two Katyusha rockets … Continued

28th Feb 2015

US spy chief: Fighting ISIS not Turkish priority

Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said Thursday. “Public … Continued

27th Feb 2015

Afghanistan: Death toll of snowfall, avalanches rise to 216

  KABUL, (Xinhua): The number of those who have lost their lives in the snowfall and avalanches in Afghanistan have soared to 216, chief of Natural Disaster Management Authority ( NDMA) Deam Kakar said Friday. “Our data collected so far … Continued

27th Feb 2015

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong to oppose negotiations with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program. “He was wrong. And today he’s saying, ‘Oh, we should extend that interim agreement,’” Kerry … Continued

26th Feb 2015

Yemen: Houthis seize special forces base in Sanaa

[Photo: Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Sanaa to the southern city of Aden earlier this week, deploy supporters and private guards around presidential palaces in Yemen’s southern Aden province on February 24. Anadolu/Majid Shuaibi] Armed men from Yemen’s Houthi group took … Continued

26th Feb 2015

Iraq: US says 30% of ISIS-held territory recaptured in Iraq

Iraq has recaptured roughly a third of its territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. Kerry’s statement comes as Kurds in neighboring Syria advanced further against the militant group, … Continued

26th Feb 2015

Syria: Death: the only reliable news in Aleppo

[Archive photo] Suhaib Anjarini (Al-Akhbar): Battles are raging in the Aleppo countryside, but the residents of the city itself have stopped following the news of the fighting. There are many reasons behind this apparent indifference, including the news of more … Continued

25th Feb 2015

Iraq: Explosions kill 8 in Salahuddin Province, 10 in Baghdad

  At least 10 people were killed and 30 others were wounded Tuesday in multiple explosions in and around the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police said. Meanwhile, at least eight people, including four pro-government fighters, were killed and 19 others were … Continued

24th Feb 2015

How Turkish troops entered Syria with ISIS, Kurdish assistance

    [Photo: Suleiman Shah tomb] By: Elie Hanna   Al-Akhbar: Turkish troops entered Syria, as part of a well-planned operation, to relocate the remains of Suleiman Shah. The “seamless” operation relied on alliances and understandings forged by Ankara with … Continued

23rd Feb 2015

Kuwait: US commanders convene to assess anti-IS campaign

  Top US commanders are due to meet in Kuwait on Monday to assess the multinational campaign against “Islamic State” jihadists in Syria and Iraq. New US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter [seen above] will convene the meeting. Carter flew to … Continued

22nd Feb 2015

Yemen: Hadi says he remains President

    Yemen’s ousted president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi [pictured above] appeared to rescind his resignation and attempted to reclaim his position in a statement on Saturday after escaping house arrest by the Houthi militia in the capital Sanaa and … Continued

22nd Feb 2015

Turkey evacuates troops at historic tomb in Syria

    [Photo: PM Davutoğlu said Feb. 22 Turkish army took control of another area inside Syria, raising the flag, for the future transfer of Süleyman Şah artifacts. Citing international treaties, Turkey recognizes the land around the tomb as its … Continued

21st Feb 2015

UAE: Firefighters extinguish blaze in Dubai Torch residential tower

  A fire in a Dubai skyscraper that caused hundreds to be evacuated has been extinguished, with no reported casualties. The tower, called The Torch, is one of the world’s tallest residential buildings. The fire, which broke out on Saturday … Continued

20th Feb 2015

Turkey, US sign deal to train Syria rebels

  The United States and Turkey have signed an agreement to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the “Islamist State” group. Washington and Ankara have been in talks about such a pact for several months. “The agreement was signed … Continued

20th Feb 2015

Yemen: 8 soldiers killed in Dawan region oil field

  [Photo: Yemenis stage a protest against the Houthis on February 18, 2015 in the western cicy of al-Hudaydah, Yemen. Anadolu/Abdu Mohammed Yahya Haydar]   Eight Yemeni soldiers guarding oil installations were killed on Wednesday during a gunfight with tribesmen … Continued

20th Feb 2015

Lebanon: 3 Syrian children killed after tent caught fire

    Three Syrian refugee children died Thursday in the north Lebanese village of Bahnin-Denniyeh when their tent caught fire after coming in contact with live electric wires, a Lebanese National News Agency correspondent reported. The bodies of Rawaa, Talal … Continued

19th Feb 2015

US says Israel ‘distorted’ its position in Iran nuclear negotiations

    [Photo: Obama and Netanyahu]   The United States has accused Israel of mischaracterizing its position in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. A White House spokesman said information had been “cherry-picked” to give a distorted view. Israel’s … Continued

19th Feb 2015

Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt over Libya airstrikes

    [Photo: Statements at the Arab League, pictured here, regarding Egypt’s airstrikes in Libya set off the row]     Amid disputes over Egyptian air strikes in Libya, Qatar has recalled its ambassador in Cairo for consultations. “Islamic State” … 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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