US: Hundreds protests Gray case in Philadelphia
1st May 2015

US: Hundreds protests Gray case in Philadelphia

  In downtown Philadelphia, hundreds of protestors are marching through the streets over the Freddie Gray case. Police have said no curfew will be imposed as long as the demonstration remains peaceful. Live images from the northeastern city, which lies … Continued

30th Apr 2015

US: Japanese PM Abe makes historic speech to US Congress

  Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has addressed both houses of the US Congress (photo above) making him the first Japanese prime minister in history to do so. In his speech he offered “eternal condolences” for Japan’s actions in World War II. … Continued

US: Protests across US over Baltimore police custody death
30th Apr 2015

US: Protests across US over Baltimore police custody death

  There have been marches in a number of US cities and Baltimore to protest the death in police custody of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 of a fatal but unexplained spinal injury. In Washington, a … Continued

US: Baltimore curfew amid reports of protests in Ferguson
29th Apr 2015

US: Baltimore curfew amid reports of protests in Ferguson

  A curfew enforced following two days of riots in the US city of Baltimore has been largely followed. Social media users and local media, however, have reported protests reignited violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Authorities imposed the emergency seven-hour at … Continued

US: ‘Thugs’ ransack Baltimore on heels of peaceful protests for Gray
28th Apr 2015

US: ‘Thugs’ ransack Baltimore on heels of peaceful protests for Gray

  A state of emergency is in place in Baltimore after unrest erupted to coincide with the funeral of Freddie Gray. Local officials have attributed the violence to opportunistic “thugs.” Tensions remained high on the streets of Baltimore into Tuesday … Continued

US: Court gives ex-CIA boss Petraeus 2 years probation for sharing secrets
24th Apr 2015

US: Court gives ex-CIA boss Petraeus 2 years probation for sharing secrets

Former CIA director David Petraeus has been sentenced to two years probation for sharing military secrets, after a plea deal. The ex-four-star army general’s career was ruined when details of his affair came to light. A federal court in Charlotte, … Continued

US accused of double standards on civilians killed by drones
24th Apr 2015

US accused of double standards on civilians killed by drones

[US drone attacks kills civilians in Pakistan] President Barack Obama has publicly acknowledged that a US drone strike killed two Western aid workers. But hundreds of civilian deaths in similar strikes across the Muslim world remain shrouded in official secrecy. … Continued

Iran dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal
16th Apr 2015

Iran dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal

  Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (photo above) has downplayed the role of the US Congress in Tehran’s final nuclear agreement with the world powers. He said his country is not only negotiating with the US. President Rouhani said his administration was … Continued

Iraq: No additional US military assistance for Iraq
15th Apr 2015

Iraq: No additional US military assistance for Iraq

  [US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi]   Washington has pledged $200 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq, however, there hasn’t been any promise for more military aid. The Iraqi PM did not ask … Continued

US: White House, Congress compromise on Iran deal
15th Apr 2015

US: White House, Congress compromise on Iran deal

  [Photo: US Sec of State John Kerry and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif]   Senators from both sides of the aisle have compromised over a bill allowing congressional review of any final nuclear deal with Iran. The measure … Continued

Summit of the Americas opens with historic handshake
11th Apr 2015

Summit of the Americas opens with historic handshake

[U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro shake hands] Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands at the opening of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, marking the first time in more than 50 … Continued

US: White police officer charged with murdering black motorist
8th Apr 2015

US: White police officer charged with murdering black motorist

    Local authorities on Tuesday charged North Charleston police officer Michael Slager of shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott on April 4. A video of the incident showed Slager shooting the man who appeared to be fleeing from him (above photo) … Continued

US: Obama: Nuclear deal can’t depend on Iran recognizing Israel
7th Apr 2015

US: Obama: Nuclear deal can’t depend on Iran recognizing Israel

  US President Barack Obama has said it would be a “fundamental misjudgment” to ask Iran to recognize Israel as part of the nuclear deal. Israel says it is still thinking of military action against the Iran pact. Barack Obama … Continued

Iran rejects US spokeswoman’s statements on suspension of sanctions
4th Apr 2015

Iran rejects US spokeswoman’s statements on suspension of sanctions

  TEHRAN (FNA): Iranian Deputy Lead Negotiator (in talks with the six world powers) Seyed Abbas Araqchi (pictured above)  dismissed as “wrong interpretation” the recent statements made by US State Department’s Spokeswoman Marie Harf about the Lausanne statement issued by … Continued

US man freed after 30 years on death row
4th Apr 2015

US man freed after 30 years on death row

  [Photo: Anthony Ray Hinton being greeted by relatives. AL.COM /Landov]   A man who spent 30 years on death row in the US state of Alabama for crimes he did not commit has been released. The case spotlights failings … Continued

LIVE The Muslim News Awards
26th Mar 2015

LIVE The Muslim News Awards

Latest Tweets The Muslim News @themuslimnews Drinks are ready and guests have started to arrive. #inspiringmuslims http://t.co/J9QupvGvYP 20 mins ago The Muslim News @themuslimnews Only 20 minutes until guests arrive for the Awards for Excellence #inspiringmuslims http://t.co/cF5fBtTYcN 55 mins ago … Continued

Obama backs Ghani’s leadership, agrees to slower withdrawal from Afghanistan
25th Mar 2015

Obama backs Ghani’s leadership, agrees to slower withdrawal from Afghanistan

  US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have demonstrated a renewed commitment to bilateral security cooperation. At Ghani’s request, Obama has agreed to slow the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani secured an agreement … Continued

US-Israeli relations hit another low
25th Mar 2015

US-Israeli relations hit another low

  Revelations that Israel may have leaked sensitive information to Republicans about the American negotiations with Iran have further damaged what some already perceived as the worst ever relations between the two allies. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that … Continued

Obama urges Iran to take advantage of ‘best opportunity in decades’
20th Mar 2015

Obama urges Iran to take advantage of ‘best opportunity in decades’

  US President Barack Obama has told Iran that nuclear talks present “the best opportunity in decades” for the two countries to pursue a better relationship. He warned, however, that there was still much work to do. In his annual … Continued

Brazil: More than a million rally against the president
16th Mar 2015

Brazil: More than a million rally against the president

  Mass rallies calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff have swept dozens of cities in Brazil. Demonstrators accuse the president of knowing about the corruption at state oil company Petrobras. A general view of thousands of people during … Continued


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