Indonesia: 140 people killed in Sumatra air force crash
1st Jul 2015

Indonesia: 140 people killed in Sumatra air force crash

[Photo: Rescuers at the Indonesian air force crash in N Sumatara. Photo: Sutanta Aditya/Anadolu Agency]   By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA (AA): The day after an Indonesian Air Force plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after takeoff, search and rescue teams have removed 135 … Continued

Indonesia: Air force plane crash kills 5
30th Jun 2015

Indonesia: Air force plane crash kills 5

[File Photo: Residents in a village in Karo district North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photographer: Kharisma Tarigan/AA]   By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA (AA) : An Indonesian air force plane crashed Tuesday in a residential area of North Sumatra province’s capital, leaving at least five people dead. … Continued

Indonesia to tackle touchy subject of quieter mosques
29th Jun 2015

Indonesia to tackle touchy subject of quieter mosques

[Photo: Muslims perform first ‘Tarawih’ prayer on eve of Ramadan at Islamic Centre in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia, on June 17, 2015. Photo: Azwar/AA] By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA (AA): The call to prayer may be music to the ears of the faithful, but in Indonesia some … Continued

12th Jun 2015

Nepal: Landslides in northeastern Nepal kill 55

  [Photo: Police personnel transfer injured victims from the landslide site to Dharan B.P. Koirala Memorial Hospital in Taplejung district, Nepal, on June 11. (Xinhua/APF)]   KATHMANDU, (Xinhua): At least 55 have been killed in several landslides that hit Taplejung … Continued

9th Jun 2015

South Korea: MERS infections rise to 95 with 8 new cases

[Photo: Tourists walk with masks at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)]   SEOUL, (Xinhua): Eight infections with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were added in South Korea Tuesday, raising the total contagion number to 95 … Continued

6th Jun 2015

Malaysia: More quake dead on Mount Kinabalu

  The bodies of at least nine earthquake victims have been recovered from Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu on Borneo Island. Eight more people are still missing after the region was struck by a magnitude 5.9 quake. The toll from Friday’s earthquake … Continued

22nd May 2015

Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees

[Photo: Mynewshub]   Myanmar leaders are to attend a regional conference on the migrant crisis next week. The decision comes as Malaysia begins search and rescue operations for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea. Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman … Continued

21st May 2015

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya

[Photo: Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar leading to becoming refugees, The world looks on]   The US has announced its intentions to assist Indonesia and Malaysia in implementing their program to shelter Rohingya refugees. A US delegation is also … Continued

20th May 2015

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore

[Photo: A Rohingya refugee woman holding a child cries as she stands on a drifting boat]   More than 350 migrants have come ashore in Indonesia after drifting for several weeks at sea with little food and water. Most of the … Continued

15th May 2015

Thai navy turns back boat carrying Rohingya Muslim migrants

  The Thai navy has pushed a boat with at least 300 migrants on board back out to sea – after giving them supplies. Authorities in Thailand have decided against a plan to set up official camps for the migrants. … Continued

11th May 2015

Indonesia: 600 mainly Rohingyas rescued in boats off northern Indonesia

  Boats carrying almost 600 migrants have arrived in Indonesia, most of those on board being members of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. The group has repeatedly been the victim of religious and ethnic violence. Authorities said on Sunday that nearly 600 … Continued

11th Apr 2015

Thailand: Bombing on resort island Samui wounds several

  A car bomb at a shopping mall on a Thai resort island has hurt seven people. The attack comes as the ruling junta tries to reassure tourists that the country is safe following a coup last May. Seven people … Continued

29th Mar 2015

Indonesia: 6 killed, 4 missing in landslide

  JAKARTA, (Xinhua): Rescuers have found six bodies and are searching for four others after a landslide hit Sukabumi district of West Java Saturday night, an Indonesian official said on Sunday. Soldiers, volunteers and policemen are searching for the missing … Continued

14th Mar 2015

Myanmar: 33 die in ferry accident

    YANGON: A crowded double-decker passenger ferry capsized in northwestern Myanmar after being slammed by huge waves, killing 33 people and leaving at least a dozen missing, officials said on Saturday. Rescuers pulled 167 survivors from the sea and … Continued

5th Mar 2015

South Korea: US ambassador attacked & wounded in Seoul

  The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been injured by an armed attacker in Seoul. The bleeding envoy was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Pictures broadcast by Yonhap News Agency showed Lippert, bleeding from his … Continued

10th Feb 2015

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in sodomy trial

  Malaysia’s top court has upheld sodomy charges against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, his sentencing is expected later on Tuesday. Anwar’s supporters claim that the charges against him are politically motivated. Federal Court Judge Arin Zakat read out Tuesday’s verdict … Continued

7th Jan 2015

Indonesia: Tail for AirAsia jet found

  [Photo released by Indonesia’s search and rescue agency shows debris of AirAsia Flight QZ8501.  (Xinhua)]   JAKARTA, (Xinhua): Indonesia’s search and rescue team has located the tail for the crashed AirAsia plane underwater, an official in charge said here Wednesday. “We … Continued

5th Jan 2015

Indonesia: Ony 34 bodies recovered in AirAsia crash

  The search area for debris and bodies from AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been widened, as divers attempt to get a closer look at objects located on the sea bed. Investigators have yet to detect any signals from the wreckage. … Continued

31st Dec 2014

Indonesia: Debris, bodies found in waters off Kalimantan

    By Hans Nicholas Jong,   Jakarta, (The Jakarta Post): After two days of fruitless effort, the search and rescue operation discovered on Tuesday debris and bodies from AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Karimata Strait, the waters that separate … Continued

29th Dec 2014

Indonesia search chief claims AirAsia jet likely ‘at bottom of sea’

  A top figure in the search for a Singapore-bound AirAsia jet says it’s likely the plane has crashed, and that the wreckage is lying on the seabed. Search efforts involving several nations are continuing for a second day. The … 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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