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

UK: EXCLUSIVE: Record 13 Muslim MPs elected, 8 of them women
8th May 2015

UK: EXCLUSIVE: Record 13 Muslim MPs elected, 8 of them women

London, (The Muslim News):  A record of 13 Muslim MPs, up from 8 in 2010, have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim MPs are women. “It is great … Continued

7th May 2015

Canada stunned as oil-rich Alberta votes in leftist Govt

  Canada’s federal Conservatives are tallying the damage a day after Alberta ended the 44-year rule of its sister party, in what is the nation’s most conservative province. The left-leaning New Democrats surged to power. More than four decades of … Continued

1st May 2015

UK audience grills Cameron, Miliband, Clegg in Question Time ‘debate’

[Photo: David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband]   Members of the public in Leeds posed the questions in the last televised round of UK leader “debates,” ahead of next week’s general election. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all … Continued

Muslims should not be viewed through prism of security, says Cameron in an exclusive interview
28th Apr 2015

Muslims should not be viewed through prism of security, says Cameron in an exclusive interview

[Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi, interviewing Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the Conservative Party Headquarters] By Ahmed J Versi Prime Minister, David Cameron, insists that it is not his view to see Britain’s Muslim community through the … Continued

28th Apr 2015

UK: Future of NHS could decide election

  The latest polls show that the UK’s National Health System (NHS) is the most important issue for half of British voters – ahead of the economy, immigration and the benefits system. Mike Power reports from London. It’s a blazingly … Continued

26th Apr 2015

UK: Election polls show Conservative & Labour parties in close tie

[Photo: Labour Leader Ed Miliband and Conservative Leader & PM David Cameron] The latest opinion polls indicate Conservatives and Labour separated only by a few percentage points. More than a third of voters have turned away from the big two … Continued

19th Apr 2015

UK: No party likely to win majority, say opinion polls

  Neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party are likely to win an overall majority in UK’s elections on May 7. Both parties are nearly level with around 30 percent support. UK is going to the polls on May 7, … 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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