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

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

14th Apr 2015

Pakistan: PM makes damage control move on Yemen

[Photo: PRIME Minister Nawaz Sharif makes a policy statement on the Yemen-Saudi Arabia issue on Monday, as Defence Minister Khawaja Asif looks on.—White Star] By Baqir Sajjad Syed | Khawar Ghumman ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif tried on Monday … Continued

13th Apr 2015

Turkey calls back its ambassador to the Vatican

  Turkey has called back its envoy to the Vatican after Pope Francis described the 1915 mass killings of Armenians as “the first genocide of the 20th century.” Ankara has long denied that the deaths amounted to genocide. The pope’s … Continued

12th Apr 2015

Iraq: IS terrorists execute 33 people in Anbar province

RAMADI, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militants executed 33 people, including women and children, near the city of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said on Saturday. The IS militants captured the 33 … Continued

11th Apr 2015

UAE threatens Pakistan with ‘heavy price’ on Yemen

    KARACHI, (Dawn): Pakistani lawmakers’ call for the government to remain neutral on the escalating crisis in Yemen has evoked a strong response from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The vague and contradictory stands of Pakistan and Turkey are … Continued

10th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Parliament refuses to join Saudi offensive in Yemen

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Lawmakers from both houses of Parliament on Friday passed a unanimous resolution on the crisis in Yemen, urging Pakistan to stay neutral in the conflict.   The resolution, which was passed following five days of debate … Continued

10th Apr 2015

Afghanistan: 3 civilians killed in suicide bombing at military convoy

  [Archive image] JALALABAD, (Xinhua): At least three civilians were killed and four others injured as a suicide car bombing targeted a foreign military convoy near Nangarhar airport, Nangarhar provincial police chief Fazal Ahmad Shirzad said. “A terrorist riding explosive-laden … Continued

10th Apr 2015

Syria: Ban Ki-moon: ‘Massacre unfolding in Yarmouk refugee camp’

  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate action in Yarmouk to prevent an impending massacre. The Palestinian camp in Syria was overrun by “Islamic State” (“IS”) jihadists earlier this month. Ban Ki-Moon described the Palestinian refugee camp … Continued

10th Apr 2015

Yemen: Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of genocide in Yemen

  Iran has denounced airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, saying military intervention is an act of genocide. The remarks are the latest in a heated argument between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia. Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, … Continued

9th Apr 2015

Iran: EU to re-impose sanctions on Iran regrettable

  Tehran, (IRNA): The Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham (photo above) strongly criticized on Wednesday latest move made by the European Union to re-impose sanctions on an Iranian bank and a number of the country’s companies. Reacting to the EU move, … Continued

8th Apr 2015

Yemen: Saudi airstrikes hit school, killing 3, injuring many students

(CNN & Agencies): Yemeni officials said Saudi airstrikes targeting a military base on Tuesday hit a nearby school, killing three, injuring at least a half dozen students. A humanitarian crisis was unfolding in Yemen, aid workers said, adding that at … Continued

8th Apr 2015

Syria offers military help to Palestinians in Yarmouk camp

  Damascus has promised weapons to Palestinians stranded in the Yarmouk refugee camp to stave off “Islamic State” terrorists. The European Union meanwhile has offered financial aid to help the remaining people in the camp. Syria said Tuesday that it … Continued

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

6th Apr 2015

Syria: 2,000 civilians evacuated from Yarmouk

  [Photo: An UNRWA photo shows Yarmouk camp in 2014]   After the Islamic State extremists seized the majority of Yarmouk, around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the camp. Meanwhile, the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra front has claimed neutrality in the battle. … Continued

6th Apr 2015

Yemen: Despite Saudi bombings, Houthis make gains in Aden

[Yemenis frantically search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi air strike] Shiite Houthi rebels have pushed forward in the southern port city of Aden. Their advance is now in its 11th day. The International Committee … Continued

5th Apr 2015

Iraq: Shi’a Musilm fighters leave Tikrit

  Almost all Shiite militiamen have withdrawn from Tikrit after being accused of looting the Iraqi city. The paramilitary troops had helped Iraqi forces to retake the city from the “IS” fighters in a month-long battle. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar … Continued

5th Apr 2015

UN debates Russian proposal for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Yemen

[Photo: Civilian destruction by Saudi Arabian airstrikes in Yemen] The UN Security Council is considering a Russian call for a military pause in Yemen to allow aid through. The Red Cross has warned of many more deaths in the country … Continued

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

4th Apr 2015

Iraq prime minister orders arrest of looters in Tikrit

Prime Minister Al-Abadi has called on Iraqi forces to oppose vandalism in the city of Tikrit, which was retaken from the ‘Islamic State’ this week. The city was “burnt in front of our eyes,” local officials say. Sunni lawmakers accuse … Continued

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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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