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

31st Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi airstrikes kills 40 civilians in refugee camp

  An airstrike in the northwest of Yemen has killed at least 40 civilians in a camp for displaced people, and injuring many more. A Saudi-led coalition has been pounding Shi’a Muslim Houthi rebels positions for days. The UN said the … Continued

29th Mar 2015

Pakistan rejects rumours of sending troops to Yemen

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Pakistan’s Foreign Office has rejected rumours of sending Pakistani troops to join a Saudi-backed coalition forces fighting Houthi rebels in war-stricken Yemen.   “These are several reports in the media which are completely baseless,” Foreign Secretary … Continued

29th Mar 2015

Syria: Idlib capital falls to al Qa’ida terrorists

  The Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda has assumed control of Idlib, the second provincial capital lost by the government, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. This followed days of heavy fighting. “Al-Nusra Front and its allies have … Continued

28th Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 34 civilians, incl children

  [Photo: Yemenis in the Bani Hewat district of the capital Sana’a search for survivors under the rubble after Saudi Arabian planes bombed the area on March 26. Almigdad Mogali/IRIN]   Beirut, (HRW): The Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries that conducted … Continued

27th Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes civilians

RT/IRIN: Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.” According … Continued

25th Mar 2015

Obama backs Ghani’s leadership, agrees to slower withdrawal from Afghanistan

  US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have demonstrated a renewed commitment to bilateral security cooperation. At Ghani’s request, Obama has agreed to slow the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani secured an agreement … Continued

25th Mar 2015

US-Israeli relations hit another low

  Revelations that Israel may have leaked sensitive information to Republicans about the American negotiations with Iran have further damaged what some already perceived as the worst ever relations between the two allies. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that … Continued

24th Mar 2015

Afghanistan: US drone strike near Khyber border kills nine

  By Akbar Ali   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least nine suspected militants, including the driver of Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) chief Mangal Bagh, were killed in a US drone strike in Nazyan district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, near the Pak-Afghan border in … Continued

24th Mar 2015

Afghanistan: Gunmen kill 13 in Wardak province

  MAIDAN SHAR, (Xinhua): Some 13 passengers were killed and two others wounded after gunmen shot at three vehicles in the eastern Afghan province of Wardak early Tuesday morning, an official source said. “Gunmen shot at three vehicles, including a … Continued

24th Mar 2015

Yemen: Arab neighbors called to intervene against Houthis

  [Houthi supporters]   Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Monday asked the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone from the airports seized by rebels, as well as urging Gulf Arab countries to intervene militarily against Houthi fighters. … Continued

22nd Mar 2015

UK: West, Iran cite progress in nuclear talks

    [Photo:The foreign ministers of Germany, the US, UK, and France met in London to discuss the situation with Iran]     In London, Western officials have announced “substantial progress” in talks with Iran, while also pledging that any … 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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