Iran: Zarif, Hammond praise reopening of UK, Iranian embassies
24th Aug 2015

Iran: Zarif, Hammond praise reopening of UK, Iranian embassies

TEHRAN, (AA): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have said the reopening of their respective embassies in Tehran and London marks the first step in the rebuilding of bilateral ties. The two ministers’ comments came … Continued

UK: Hamas leader Mashal invited to London for long-term truce talks
21st Aug 2015

UK: Hamas leader Mashal invited to London for long-term truce talks

IMEMC News & Agencies: Azzam Tamimi, head of Hamas-affiliated institution said on Wednesday that former British prime minister and Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair invited Hamas leader Khaled Mashal to London, for discussing a long-term truce with Israel. Tamimi … Continued

UK-Iran soon to re-establish relations
20th Aug 2015

UK-Iran soon to re-establish relations

By Ahmed J Versi   The UK and Iran are due to restore diplomatic relations following last month’s agreement in Vienna on the long standing dispute over the country’s nuclear programme though moves to renew them started two years ago. … Continued

UK: Biased political coverage sparks debates
20th Aug 2015

UK: Biased political coverage sparks debates

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal and Gokhan Kurtaran   LONDON (AA): The direct and partial involvement of media organizations in recent political contests in the United Kingdom have sparked an ethics controversy. “They [newspapers] are, as you’ve noted, explicitly partisan in their editorial policies,” Roger Dickinson, a … 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 Egyptians mark 2-year anniversary of Cairo killings
16th Aug 2015

UK Egyptians mark 2-year anniversary of Cairo killings

LONDON (AA): Egyptians in the U.K. are commemorating their compatriots killed in 2013 violence in Cairo. Campaigners in London joined ‘Rabia London’ from different cities in the U.K., protesting the killings by driving slowly through the capital’s streets, reported an … 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

UK: Bank of England holds key interest rate at 0.5 percent
7th Aug 2015

UK: Bank of England holds key interest rate at 0.5 percent

ANKARA (AA): The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday voted to hold its key interest rate at 0.5 percent. The pound fell against the dollar to about 1.488 from around 1.460 after the announcement. One committee member … Continued

Birmingham: Qur’an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world
22nd Jul 2015

Birmingham: Qur’an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world

University of Birmingham: A Qur’an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods. Radiocarbon analysis has dated the parchment on which the text is written to the … Continued

Blakemore Wholesale launch new range of Halal products with bruneihalal
3rd Jul 2015

Blakemore Wholesale launch new range of Halal products with bruneihalal

Brunei Halal Press Release: Blakemore Wholesale have ventured into what will hopefully be a long-term partnership with Ghanim International UK Ltd to offer their clients a new, unique and dynamic brand of Halal products at extremely competitive prices. The partnership … Continued

3rd Jul 2015

UK mulls airstrikes on Daesh targets in Syria

[Germany’s Minister of Interior Thomas de Maiziere (2nd L), Minister of Interior of France Bernard Cazeneuve (L), Minister of Interior of United Kingdom Theresa May (2nd R) and Minister of Interior of Tunisia Najem Gharsalli (C) lay flowers on beach … Continued

10th Jun 2015

UK parliament passes EU referendum bill

  Prime Minister David Cameron has gained widespread support to bring the UK’s ongoing EU membership to a public vote. But some within his own ranks remain skeptical of his desired outcome. British lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted in favor of … Continued

5th Jun 2015

Global coalition intensify campaign against ISIL

  Comment   By Tobias Ellwood MP   The fall of Palmyra and Ramadi in Iraq, has filled our newspapers with yet more stories and images of the violence and brutality of the terrorist group known as ISIL. We have seen … Continued

4th Jun 2015

UK: Gareth Thomas “London Mayor should be able to issue bonds to invest”

  By Sarmad Jawad   London, (The Muslim News): Mayor hopeful Gareth Thomas told The Muslim News that he believes more power should be devolved to London, including the power to issue bonds to invest. “London produces 25% of the … Continued

28th May 2015

UK: Referendum to ask if Britain should remain in EU

  UK voters will be asked “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union” in a referendum to be held before 2017. The exact wording of the referendum has been a cause for debate. In a referendum … Continued

26th May 2015

UK: At Brexit meal with Juncker, Cameron airs UK’s EU concerns

  Over pork belly and lime cream, David Cameron and Jean-Claude Juncker [photo] have kick-started efforts toward EU changes to thwart a possible Brexit. The UK’s leading manufacturing association wants Cameron to move up the vote. David Cameron (right in … Continued

25th May 2015

UK: Britain’s foreign EU residents disenfranchised in Brexit vote

  David Cameron has given an outline of who may vote in a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. The prime minister has opted for rules that exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the UK. Most of … Continued

23rd May 2015

UK: Bank of England confirms Brexit research after emailing error

  The Bank of England has said it plans to research the economic risks of Britain leaving the EU. The admission confirms an email about the project that accidentally went to the wrong address. In a statement on its website, … Continued

11th May 2015

UK: Sadiq Khan resigns as Shadow Justice Sec; new Shadow cabinet

    Former Shadow Justice Secretary, Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, steps down from his position. Below is his resignation letter to the new Acting Labour Leader, Harriet Harman, MP. Shabana Mahmood, MP has been promoted to Shadow Chief Secretary … Continued

10th May 2015

UK: Arrests made at anti-Conservatives protest in London

  An anti-austerity demonstration in London has ended in scuffles with police and 17 arrests. Protestors took to the streets following British Prime Minister David Cameron’s re-election. What began as a peaceful demonstration on Saturday ended in violent confrontations, with … 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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