17th Apr 2015

UK: Opposition leaders general election battle it out in final TV debate

  [From left, Ed Miliband, Leanne Wood, Nicola Bennett and Nigel Farage are taking]   With three weeks to go before the UK general election, the leaders of the five main opposition parties took part in a final live TV … Continued

13th Apr 2015

Nigeria: Buhari’s party consolidates in regional election

  The party of Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained control of Lagos state governorship, according to the electoral commission. Violence and allegations of vote rigging marred ballots in several states. Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party retained control … Continued

12th Apr 2015

Nigeria: Several killed in state governors election violence

  Clashes and protests have disrupted voting in many districts of Nigeria’s southern oil-rich Rivers state. The elections will choose state governors, some of the most powerful politicians in the West African country. At least nine people have been killed … Continued

9th Apr 2015

UK: Opinion poll gives Labour Party lead over Conservatives

  An opinion poll has put support for the Labour Party at one point ahead of the ruling Conservatives. Election debate has centered on tax benefits for UK residents with foreign passports and wealth held worldwide. The poll of 1,672 … Continued

3rd Apr 2015

UK: No decisive winner after party leaders slug it out in TV debate

  The main players in the British election campaign have clashed on issues including debt, public spending and immigration – but largely avoided talking foreign policy. The vote, set to be a close-run affair, is on May 7. Prime Minister … Continued

1st Apr 2015

Nigeria: Historic election won by retired general Buhari

  A former military dictator has won Nigeria’s presidential election. Standing on an anti-corruption ticket, Muhammadu Buhari [photo above]¬†swept to power with over two million more votes than the incumbent president. President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari on … Continued

30th Mar 2015

Nigerians vote in tense elections marred by violence

  Ballots have started being counted after thousands of Nigerians voted on the second day amid technical glitches. Boko Haram militants were also suspected of killing people in the northeast while fighting Nigeria’s army. Nigerians cast their vote on the … Continued

30th Mar 2015

France: Victory for France’s conservatives in local elections

  France’s conservative UMP was the big winner in the second round of the country’s local elections. The governing Socialists suffered huge losses, while the right-wing National Front also came off worse than expected. Ahead of the fast-approaching 2017 presidential … Continued

29th Mar 2015

Nigeria election extended after technical problems&violence

  Following glitches in new election technology, many Nigerians will return to the polls for a second day to cast their vote. The presidential election has also been marred by an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants. Borno state Governor … Continued

27th Mar 2015

UK: Cameron, Miliband grilled on TV as UK election campaign opens

  Britain’s May 7 general election campaign began Thursday with a televised grilling of Prime Minister David Cameron and his Labour Party challenger Ed Miliband. They were questioned separately, without direct debate. In a snap survey, viewers judged that Cameron … Continued

23rd Mar 2015

Five great Muslims candidates for 2015

The two Muslim Parliamentary candidates recently caught up in scandals have taken the limelight from a great crop of Muslim candidates who will enter Parliament in 2015. The Muslim News has profiled some of them for later release, but for … Continued

23rd Mar 2015

UK: Conservatives suspend candidate over alleged far-right plot

  British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives have suspended one of their candidates for the upcoming general election. This followed allegations that he sought to stir up racial tensions in a bid to win votes. The party announced on Saturday … Continued

18th Mar 2015

Israel: Netanyahu’s Likud wins Israel election

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party has won the country’s elections. In the days before the vote, Netanyahu pledged to keep building Jewish settlements and shelve negotiations for a Palestinian state. With more than 99 percent of the … Continued

9th Mar 2015

UK: Gareth Thomas: London Mayor must convert TfL into mutual

By Samard Jawad In a move that is unlikely to quell rumours that he is preparing to run for London Mayor, Gareth Thomas MP has exclusively told The Muslim News that the next Labour Mayor must convert the TfL into … Continued

25th Feb 2015

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6th Feb 2015

Tunisia Parliament approves Unity Govt

    [ Photo:Parliament in session (credit: Al Bawsala)]   Tunisia’s parliament approved Thursday a coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including moderate Islamist rivals al-Nahda, following landmark elections. Of 204 lawmakers present, the vote was … Continued

6th Feb 2015

Mauritania postpones Senate elections to avoid opp boycott

    [Photo: Head of Mauritania’s National Forum for Democracy and Unity Cheikh Sid Ahmed] …   Mauritania has postponed its senatorial elections to focus on persuading the opposition to drop plans to boycott the vote, the government has announced … Continued

28th Dec 2014

Sri Lanka: Largest Muslim party leaves Govt

  The main Muslim political party in Sri Lanka has defected from the government and says it will support the opposition candidate in next week’s presidential election. It is a major blow to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Sri Lanka Muslim … Continued

24th Dec 2014

Tunisians fear the return of the Ben Ali era after Essebsi’s victory

    Tunisia’s presidential vote has been hailed as a landmark, but some veterans of the 2011 revolution fear the victory of an 88-year-old from the old guard will bring a return to repression. For his opponents, Beji Caid Essebsi’s … Continued

24th Nov 2014

Bahrain opposition slams ‘ridiculous’ official voter turnout rate

A war of words over the turnout rate in Bahrain’s legislative election heightened Sunday, between the authorities and the opposition, with the latter accusing the regime of “misleading the public.” With the vote-counting still underway after Saturday’s elections to the … 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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