US: Most Muslim voters plan to vote in presidential primaries
2nd Feb 2016

US: Most Muslim voters plan to vote in presidential primaries

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – Seventy-three percent of registered American Muslim voters say they will vote in this year’s presidential primary elections with 67 percent backing Democratic candidates, according to a survey published Monday. A little more … Continued

Myanmar welcomes first democratic gov’t in 50 years
2nd Feb 2016

Myanmar welcomes first democratic gov’t in 50 years

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   NAY PYI TAW (AA) – Almost three months after the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in Myanmar’s national elections, its members finally took their seats in parliament Monday — row upon … Continued

US primaries: Cruz wins Iowa, Democrats in virtual tie
2nd Feb 2016

US primaries: Cruz wins Iowa, Democrats in virtual tie

WASHINGTON (AA) – Sen. Ted Cruz won big Monday night while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders were virtually tied in tightly contested races hours after Iowa caucuses concluded. While the Republican and Democratic contests were fiercely contested, the … Continued

Spanish PM gains minority, but no clear winner in elections
21st Dec 2015

Spanish PM gains minority, but no clear winner in elections

By Alyssa McMurtry   MADRID (AA) – Spanish voters delivered a knock-out punch to traditional Spanish politics in Sunday’s general elections, with the ruling government losing its majority and two new parties emerging in a long-running bipartisan system. The Popular Party, … Continued

Venezuela: Opposition defeats Maduro’s Socialists
8th Dec 2015

Venezuela: Opposition defeats Maduro’s Socialists

SAO PAULO (AA) — Venezuela’s opposition coalition ended more than 15 years of parliamentary control by President Nicolas Maduro’s Socialists after winning a majority of seats, authorities confirmed early Monday. More than 60 parties stood in the National Assembly vote, broadly split into two opposing groups — one led by … Continued

Burkina Faso: Voting begins in general election
30th Nov 2015

Burkina Faso: Voting begins in general election

OUAGADOUGOU,  (AA) – Voting in Burkina Faso’s general election has begun, with more than five million people headed to the polls. Voters are going to elect a new president from among 14 candidates as well as choosing MPs for the … Continued

Myanmar: Opposition confident of election victory
9th Nov 2015

Myanmar: Opposition confident of election victory

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): Senior officials in Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy were confident Monday of victory in a historic general election as unofficial results suggested huge gains for the party. Spokesperson Win Htein said the party … Continued

India: PM Modi’s BJP loses key state election
9th Nov 2015

India: PM Modi’s BJP loses key state election

By Mubasshir Mushtaq   MUMBAI, (AA): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday appeared set to lose elections in the key East Indian state of Bihar, according to early data released by the country’s official electoral … Continued

Myanmar: Fears remain over exclusions days before vote
5th Nov 2015

Myanmar: Fears remain over exclusions days before vote

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON, (AA): With just three days to go before voters take to the polls in Myanmar, concerns continue to be raised about barriers to participation. When election officials released the final list of candidates to stand in the Nov. … Continued

Turkey: Erdogan’s party AKP wins majority seats
2nd Nov 2015

Turkey: Erdogan’s party AKP wins majority seats

ANKARA (AA): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the nation favored stability in Sunday’s general election. In remarks made to reporters in Istanbul Monday, Erdogan also expressed his gratitude. “National will favored stability on Nov. 1…I want to especially thank … Continued

Tanzania’s governing party to extend 54-year rule
29th Oct 2015

Tanzania’s governing party to extend 54-year rule

By Peter Saramba Ongiri   ARUSHA, (AA): While early results indicate that the party that has ruled Tanzania for 54 years will emerge as the official winner, several irregularities in Tanzanian archipelago Zanzibar have thrown a new twist to the … Continued

Canada: Liberals surge to stunning election win
20th Oct 2015

Canada: Liberals surge to stunning election win

By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, (AA): Canada was a sea of red from coast to coast Monday as Justin Trudeau and his Liberals swept into power with a majority government. It was stunning reversal of the Liberals disastrous defeat in … Continued

Cambodia PM warns Muslims of danger of return to past
15th Oct 2015

Cambodia PM warns Muslims of danger of return to past

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH (AA): Cambodia’s leader has warned the country’s Muslim population of a dangerous return to the past if they don’t vote for his political party, in what has been seen as a very early move to court the Cham vote as he prepares for elections. The … Continued

UK: Jeremy Corbyn wins opposition leadership
13th Sep 2015

UK: Jeremy Corbyn wins opposition leadership

LONDON (AA): Britain’s opposition Labour Party took a decisive move towards the left on Saturday by electing a Jeremy Corbyn, who has never previously held a role in government. In a result that few observers would have predicted three months … Continued

UK: Gordon Brown: Labour must be ‘credible once more’
17th Aug 2015

UK: Gordon Brown: Labour must be ‘credible once more’

LONDON (AA): Former British prime minister Gordon Brown finally intervened in the Labour Party’s leadership contest on Sunday, saying the four-way fight need not be “an abandonment of principles to seek power”. Brown’s highly anticipated comments are being viewed as critical … Continued

UK: Cameron alienating Muslims, say Labour leaders, in exclusive interviews
15th Aug 2015

UK: Cameron alienating Muslims, say Labour leaders, in exclusive interviews

  London, (The Muslim News): Candidates standing to be the next leader of the Labour Party have criticised Prime Minister, David Cameron, for effective demonising the entire Muslim community in Britain and attempting to deny them the right of having … Continued

19th Jun 2015

Denmark: Danish PM concedes election defeat, says to resign

[Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt [left] concedes to Lars Loekke Rasmussen] COPENHAGEN, (Xinhua): Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Friday conceded defeat in Thursday’s parliamentary election and said she would step down as chairwoman of the Social Democratic Party. Denmark’s opposition coalition, … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Turkey: AKP party suffers major setback in elections

[President Erdoğan casts his vote at a school building in İstanbul’s Üsküdar district. Photo HDA]   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major setback in parliamentary elections, with the ruling AKP party failing to win an absolute majority. … Continued

7th Jun 2015

Turkey: 53 million voters head for key parliamentary polls

Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News)  A total of 53,741,838 voters in Turkey go to the ballot boxes on June 7, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to cast their votes, which will reshuffle the 550-seat parliament and also define the new government … Continued

9th May 2015

UK: Cameron retains foreign, finance ministers after electoral triumph

  Britain’s PM David Cameron [photo] has decided to keep a number of his ministers in their posts after his Conservative Party’s electoral success. World leaders have congratulated Cameron on his re-election. George Osborne and Philip Hammond will retain their … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

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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