11th Jul 2013

US: Alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to all 30 charges against him. He entered his plea in a federal court in Boston. The 19-year-old man accused of involvement in the fatal bombing at the Boston Marathon … Continued

8th Jul 2013

Canada: Quebec death toll rises to 5 and 40 missing from oil train wreck

As the search for victims continues, authorities in Quebec are investigating Sunday’s derailment of a runaway freight train carrying oil. Firemen have managed to put out a raging fire caused by an explosion. Officials said on Sunday five bodies had … Continued

7th Jul 2013

US: 2 die, 305 survive after airliner crashes, burns at San Francisco airport

By Greg Botelho (CNN):  It had been an uneventful 10-plus hour flight from Seoul, approaching San Francisco’s airport on a clear summer day. Then, in a few horrifying seconds, that calm was shattered. A fireball erupted after the Boeing 777 … Continued

7th Jul 2013

Canada: Massive explosion kills one after runaway oil train derails in Quebec

A driverless freight train has exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of a small Quebec town, with one dead and an unknown number of people missing. Canadian officials fear some wagons remain at risk of exploding. The disaster … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Trinidad and Tobago:Thousands march for workers’ rights

PORT OF SPAIN, (Xinhua): Over 7,000 people took to the street on Friday here in the capital of Trinidad and Tobago to protest government’s failure in enhancing workers’ rights. Under heavy police security, demonstrators marched with placards calling for an … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Nicaragua willing to grant Snowden asylum

MANAGUA, (Xinhua): Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Friday his government would be willing to grant political asylum to Edward Snowden, the U.S. intelligence whistleblower, “if conditions permit.” Ortega also confirmed that his government had received a formal asylum request from … Continued

5th Jul 2013

EU threatens end to US data deals over Snowden revelations

The European Parliament has called on the US to reveal the extent of its electronic spying operations in Europe. The debate came in the wake of revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden on the PRISM spy operation. The European Parliament has … Continued

4th Jul 2013

Bolivia President Morales calls plane incident “open provocation” to South America

President Evo Morales has returned to Bolivia after his plane was rerouted in Europe on suspicions whistle-blower Edward Snowden was aboard. He called the affair an “open provocation” to South America. Morales arrived in Bolivia around midnight Wednesday (0400 GMT … Continued

1st Jul 2013

US: 19 firefighters die battling Arizona wildfire

At least 19 elite firefighters have been killed in the US state of Arizona, while battling a fierce wildfire. Much of the western US has experienced record temperatures in recent days. According to authorities, the firefighters died on Sunday afternoon … Continued

30th Jun 2013

EU: United States’ NSA spied on European Union offices

 [Photo: DPA. National Security Administration headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland: The NSA conducted digital eavesdropping against EU facilities.]   By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosebach, Fidelius Schmid and Holger Stark   Spiegel On Line: America’s NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the European … Continued

28th Jun 2013

US: Grand jury indicts accused Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev

Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, accused of carrying out April’s Boston Marathon Bombing, has been indicted. The 19-year-old could face life in prison or the death penalty if found guilty. A United States grand jury indicted Tsarnaev on 30 counts, according to federal … Continued

28th Jun 2013

US Senate approves immigration reform bill

The President Barack Obama was quick to welcome the 68-32 vote to approve the landmark legislation. It includes reform of legal immigration and a major investment of $46 billion (33 billion euros) into border security. Fourteen Republicans joined a unanimous … Continued

25th Jun 2013

Snowden elusive, Germany queries Britain’s Tempora tapping program

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden remains elusive after missing his aircraft booking from Moscow to Cuba. Germany, meanwhile, wants answers from Britain on an alleged spy program called “Tempora.” Aeroflot flight SU150 left Moscow on Monday bound for Cuba without … Continued

24th Jun 2013

Snowden running, US asks Russia for help, scolds Hong Kong

The White House expects Russia to “look at all options available” to extradite Edward Snowden to the United States to face espionage charges. The former security contractor is reported to be seeking asylum in Ecuador. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

US: Building collapses in Texas university, 4 injured

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): A university building under construction collapsed in the U.S. state of Texas on Saturday, leaving four workers injured — one critically, according to local media reports. The incident occurred before 11:00 a.m. at the Texas A&M University in … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

Hong Kong: Snowden leaves Hong Kong

The former US intelligence official Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong, a media report says. It comes after US officials contacted Hong Kong to request his extradition. The South China Morning Post reported on Sunday that Snowden had left Hong … Continued

22nd Jun 2013

Brazil: 10 arrested in Rio mass protests

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): At least 10 people have been arrested when protestors clashed with police in a mass street demonstration demanding better public services, police said Friday. Meanwhile, state Security Secretary Jose Mariano Beltrame said the army in Brazil’s … Continued

22nd Jun 2013

US charges, seeks extradition of alleged NSA-leaker Snowden

Officials have charged Edward Snowden and demanded his return to the United States. The former NSA employee allegedly leaked details about a top-secret surveillance program, sparking public uproar across the US. Prosecutors filed a sealed criminal complaint against Snowden and … Continued

21st Jun 2013

Brazil: One million protest against World Cup costs in Brazil

At least one million people have taken to the streets of Brazil, protesting everything from corruption and poor public services to the costs of the 2014 World Cup. The wave of protests hit at least 80 cities. The largest demonstration … Continued

19th Jun 2013

US to hold peace talks with Afghan Taliban in Doha

After 12 years of war, the US and the Taliban have announced that they will seek a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan. The announcement came after the Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. US President Barack Obama … 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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