UK: Journalist resigns over newspaper’s coverage of HSBC tax raids
19th Feb 2015

UK: Journalist resigns over newspaper’s coverage of HSBC tax raids

    [Photo: Peter Oborne]   The chief political commentator for British newspaper The Daily Telegraph has resigned, accusing the media outlet of giving minimal coverage of the HSBC tax raids, so as to maintain advertising deals. In a 3,000 … Continued

UK: FM says anti-ISIS efforts could last years
23rd Jan 2015

UK: FM says anti-ISIS efforts could last years

[Photo: UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iraq Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi &  US Secretary of State John Kerry at the anti ISIS press conference in London on 22 Jan, 2015. Photo: Ahmed J Versi/The Muslim News] (AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar): Foreign ministers … Continued

UK: Merkel & Cameron discuss global trade & EU
8th Jan 2015

UK: Merkel & Cameron discuss global trade & EU

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London. The two leaders addressed Wednesday’s fatal Paris shooting before talking trade at 10 Downing Street. As Angela Merkel and David Cameron met on Wednesday, the … Continued

UK: Cement freighter capsizes off coast of Scotland, 8 missing
4th Jan 2015

UK: Cement freighter capsizes off coast of Scotland, 8 missing

  Lifeboats crews are waiting to resume a search for the crew of an overturned cargo vessel spotted off the northeast coast of Scotland. Eight people were aboard the ship, which issued no distress call. Lifeboat crews called off their … Continued

Tsunami ten years on – Muslim Aid’s work is still ongoing
2nd Jan 2015

Tsunami ten years on – Muslim Aid’s work is still ongoing

London, (Muslim Aid): On the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami which claimed around 230,000 lives and left millions homeless in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Somalia and Malaysia.  UK-based disaster relief and development charity Muslim Aid is still working … Continued

UK: Explosion in London hotel where Zardari was staying
22nd Nov 2014

UK: Explosion in London hotel where Zardari was staying

    LONDON, (Dawn): At least 14 people were injured in a suspected gas explosion at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Central London where former president Asif Ali Zardari was staying on Friday night, reports said. The blast took place … Continued

UK: Snowden documents: Vodafone-bought firm helped GCHQ
21st Nov 2014

UK: Snowden documents: Vodafone-bought firm helped GCHQ

    Media reports indicate that a British cable firm now owned by Vodafone helped Britain’s spy agency GCHQ eavesdrop on millions of Internet users. The reports cite documents released by US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The revelations are the result … Continued

UK: Relatives of slain Britons: Muslims “not to be balmed” for ISIS actions
19th Oct 2014

UK: Relatives of slain Britons: Muslims “not to be balmed” for ISIS actions

  Relatives of two Britons murdered by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants urged people of all faiths to come together to fight the hatred espoused by the group, ahead of a memorial service for one of … Continued

UK: Alan Henning family statement: issued on behalf of the family of Alan Henning
4th Oct 2014

UK: Alan Henning family statement: issued on behalf of the family of Alan Henning

    Family statement: issued on behalf of the family of Alan Henning   The Henning family has issued the following statement.   Alan, my husband, and father of Lucy and Adam, was kidnapped in Syria in December last year. … Continued

Iraq: IS video shows purported beheading of British hostage
4th Oct 2014

Iraq: IS video shows purported beheading of British hostage

    The self-proclaimed Islamic State has released a video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning. Prime Minister David Cameron called the video further proof of IS brutality. Islamic State militants released on Friday a video … Continued

United Nations praises Muslim charities’ Gaza efforts
1st Oct 2014

United Nations praises Muslim charities’ Gaza efforts

  London, (Islamic Help): The United Nations has praised a Birmingham charity and its humanitarian partners for their relief efforts in Gaza. Islamic Help is part of a five-strong coalition of international charities which have been providing aid for Gaza … Continued

UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria
26th Sep 2014

UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations on Thursday that the West was responsible for “strategic blunders” in the Middle East and Central Asia that had created terror havens. “The strategic blunders of the West in the … Continued

UK: Scotland votes against independence
19th Sep 2014

UK: Scotland votes against independence

  Scotland has rejected independence, official results show. With voters turning out in unprecedented numbers, the nation will retain its 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom. Those in favor remaining a part of the United Kingdom led the secessionists approximately … Continued

UK: Scottish referendum, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ very close call
17th Sep 2014

UK: Scottish referendum, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ very close call

  By Sara Asaria The Muslim News: Councillor Shabbar Jaffri of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and spokesperson for the ‘Scottish Asians for YES to an Independent Scotland’ (SAFI4YES) movement, today shared his grandiose vision of a powerful and independent Scotland … Continued

UK: Cameron: ‘Yes’ vote to Scotland would be irreversible decision
16th Sep 2014

UK: Cameron: ‘Yes’ vote to Scotland would be irreversible decision

With just a few days until the Scottish referendum, the British premier has tried to dissuade voters from leaving the UK. The decision wouldn’t be a “trial separation,” but a “painful divorce,” he says. “There is no going back from … Continued

UK: Obama offers Britain support over ‘Islamic State’ beheading of British aid worker
14th Sep 2014

UK: Obama offers Britain support over ‘Islamic State’ beheading of British aid worker

  President Barack Obama vowed that the US would stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the UK after the apparent murder of Briton David Haines. Islamic State militants released a video claiming to show his murder.     The US president … Continued

Who else may follow in Scotland’s footsteps?
13th Sep 2014

Who else may follow in Scotland’s footsteps?

  Scotland’s independence referendum could lead to the founding of the European Union’s first new state. DW presents some of Western Europe’s other separatist movements. In Europe’s eastern half, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia created many new … Continued

UK: NATO leaders to meet in Wales, build Russia strategy
4th Sep 2014

UK: NATO leaders to meet in Wales, build Russia strategy

  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to update world leaders on negotiations with Russia before a NATO summit begins in Wales. There, the alliance will discuss greater protection for Eastern Europe. The two-day NATO summit begins on Thursday in … Continued

UK: British PM Cameron announces new anti-terrorism measures
2nd Sep 2014

UK: British PM Cameron announces new anti-terrorism measures

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined a new plan to tighten anti-terror measures in the UK. It includes giving police temporary power to seize passports of suspected Iraq and Syria-bound Islamist fighters. Addressing the House of Commons … Continued

UK raises terror threat level
30th Aug 2014

UK raises terror threat level

  British authorities have increased the perceived threat of a terror attack in the UK to “severe,” the second-highest available level. Prime Minister David Cameron attributed the change to developments in Iraq and Syria. Home Secretary Theresa May first announced … Continued

 

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