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

4th Apr 2015

Iran: President Rouhani pledges commitment to nuclear deal

  [Photo: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani]   President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran will honor a framework for a nuclear accord provided that the six world powers involved in talks also uphold their side of the deal. He described the … Continued

3rd Apr 2015

Turkey: PM Nawaz Sharif arrives to discuss Yemen crisis

  By Mateen Haider   ISLAMABAD, (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (photo above) arrived in Ankara for an official one-day visit during which he is scheduled to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and … Continued

3rd Apr 2015

Yemen: Houthis capture Aden presidential palace

  Shiite rebels and their allies have seized the presidential palace in Aden. The capture followed heavy clashes in the commercial center of the southern Yemen coastal city. Unidentified troops have also reportedly landed. Conflict in Yemen According to medics … Continued

3rd Apr 2015

Switzerland: Iran nuclear deal reached after marathon negotiations

  [Photo: Kery and Zarif]   World powers and Iran have agreed to a framework that could end the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. In exchange for limitations on enrichment, sanctions targeting nuclear research will be lifted. Iran … Continued

2nd Apr 2015

Switzerland: Iran talks stretch on, entering ‘final meters’

  [Photo: The press corps, working to the April 1 deadline, is beginning to show the strain, too. ISNA]   World leaders’ talks with Iran seeking a nuclear deal continue to drag on a day after a self-imposed deadline. But … Continued

1st Apr 2015

Yemen: UN envoy alarmed by rising number of child casualties

  UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): A UN envoy in charge of protecting children in armed conflict on Tuesday said that she was alarmed by the rising number of child casualties in Yemen, calling on all warring sides to “avoid creating new … Continued

1st Apr 2015

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne continue past deadline

  Talks between the six major powers and Iran over its nuclear program have passed the midnight deadline and are continuing. It is still unclear if Iran will accept a political agreement. The midnight deadline for an outline accord on … Continued

31st Mar 2015

Switzerland: Final day of Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

  The foreign ministers of Iran, the US, Britain, China, France and Germany are hoping to reach a framework nuclear deal with Tehran. The deadline ends at midnight on March 31. Representatives of Iran and permanent members of the Security … Continued


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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