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  • Nigeria: Gunmen attack mosque in northern Nigeria, killing 18

    By Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu   KANO, Nigeria (AA): At least 18 worshippers were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a mosque in northern Nigeria during morning prayers, leaving several others wounded. The incident occurred in Mazakuka village in the Mashegu local … Continued The post Nigeria: Gunmen attack mosque in northern Nigeria, killing 18 appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Sudan: Military arrests members of govt, places premier under house arrest

    By Mohammed Amin   KHARTOUM, Sudan (AA): Sudan’s military arrested members of the civilian government and leaders of the ruling coalition of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), officials in the capital Khartoum announced early on Monday. The officials, … Continued The post Sudan: Military arrests members of govt, places premier under house arrest appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Pakistan accuses US of trying to derail China economic corridor project

    By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan has accused the US of colluding with its longtime rival India to sabotage the multibillion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. The rare direct charge came from the head of the local … Continued The post Pakistan accuses US of trying to derail China economic corridor project appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • UN concerned by Israel labeling Palestinian rights groups terror organizations

    By Mustafa M. M. Haboush and Muhammed Semi   RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): The UN said Friday it is worried about Israel declaring six Palestinian rights groups terror organizations. The UN Human Rights Office in the occupied Palestinian territory said in … Continued The post UN concerned by Israel labeling Palestinian rights groups terror organizations appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Greek court ‘shelves’ prison term of Mufti of Komotini, Western Thrace

    By Tevfik Durul and Derya Gulnaz Ozcan   ATHENS (AA): A Greek court on Thursday “shelved” the prison term of a religious leader from the country’s Muslim-Turkish community. The 80-day prison sentence given by the lower court in northern port … Continued The post Greek court ‘shelves’ prison term of Mufti of Komotini, Western Thrace appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Jammu & Kashmir: 4 militants, Indian soldier killed in gunfights

    By Hilal Mir   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): Four militants and a soldier were killed in gunfights in the Shopian and Kulgam districts of Indian-administered Kashmir, which has witnessed a surge in violence recently, police said Wednesday. In … Continued The post Jammu & Kashmir: 4 militants, Indian soldier killed in gunfights appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Bangladeshi police arrest Hindu teen for post against Islam’s holiest site

    By Md. Kamruzzaman​​​​​​​   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): Police in Bangladesh arrested a Hindu teenager Monday for an allegedly offensive post on Facebook against Islam’s holiest site, the Ka’bah, that went viral, triggering communal violence in the country. Paritosh Sarkar demeaned … Continued The post Bangladeshi police arrest Hindu teen for post against Islam’s holiest site appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Nigeria: Gunmen kill at least 43 in Sokoto State

    By Adam Abu-Bashal   ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): At least 43 people were killed when suspected gunmen stormed a marketplace in northern Nigeria on Monday, according to a local official. Traders and buyers at the Goronyo weekly market were among those … Continued The post Nigeria: Gunmen kill at least 43 in Sokoto State appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Hamas hails efforts to revoke Israel’s African Union observer status

    By Mohammad Majid GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Sunday welcomed a decision to postpone the approval of Israel’s observer status in the African Union (AU). “The decision by the AU Executive Council to postpone taking a … Continued The post Hamas hails efforts to revoke Israel’s African Union observer status appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Netherlands: Dutch municipalities secretly probing mosques

    By Selman Aksunger   AMSTERDAM (AA): Some city governments in the Netherlands have been secretly investigating mosques and Muslim institutions through private companies, local media reported on Saturday. Dutch daily NRC reported that at least 10 municipalities in the country … Continued The post Netherlands: Dutch municipalities secretly probing mosques appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Afghanistan: 47 killed during Friday prayers in Fatimiya mosque bombing in Kandahar

    By Mehmet Alaca, Bilal Guler, Sayed Khodaiberdi Sadat, and S. K. Khan   KANDAHAR/KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): The death toll from a bomb blast that hit a Shia Muslim mosque in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province during Friday prayers rose to 47, … Continued The post Afghanistan: 47 killed during Friday prayers in Fatimiya mosque bombing in Kandahar appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Norway: 5 killed in bow-&-arrow attack – act of terror: police

    News from Agencies: A bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people near the Norwegian town of Kongsberg Wednesday was labeled an act of terrorism, Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) said Thursday. Four women and a man — all between the ages … Continued The post Norway: 5 killed in bow-&-arrow attack – act of terror: police appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Niger: Mosque attack in western Niger leaves 10 dead

    By James Tasamba   KIGALI, Rwanda (AA): At least 10 people were killed when suspected terrorists attacked a mosque in western Niger, the country’s defense minister said Wednesday. The attack took place Monday in the village of Tizigorou in a … Continued The post Niger: Mosque attack in western Niger leaves 10 dead appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • Iraq: For 1st time, women secure 97 parliament seats

    By Ali Jawad   BAGHDAD (AA): Women have won 97 seats in Iraq’s 329-member parliament in this week’s early parliamentary elections, according to the Iraqi cabinet on Tuesday. The cabinet said in a statement that women candidates gained 29.4% of … Continued The post Iraq: For 1st time, women secure 97 parliament seats appeared first on The Muslim News.

  • India: Sikhs & Hindus help build mosque serves a ‘lesson of love’

    By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI (AA): An old village in India continues to defy the rising tide of religious polarization in the country, taking another step to further its legacy of communal harmony by building a mosque for its … Continued The post India: Sikhs & Hindus help build mosque serves a ‘lesson of love’ appeared first on The Muslim News.

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