1st Jul 2014

UK: Dep Prime Minister, Clegg, defends use of counter terrorism expert investigating Muslim majority schools

[Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi (L) interviewing Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, at his offices in Whitehall, on June 26. Photo: Sara Asaria/The Muslim News] Hamed Chapman London, (The Muslim News): Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has … Continued

30th Jun 2014

UK: Cameron congratulates Juncker on EU commission president nomination

  UK Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated incoming EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, despite having bitterly opposed his nomination. Meanwhile, a new poll shows more Britons supporting an EU exit.   Prime Minister Cameron telephoned Juncker to mend fences … Continued

25th Jun 2014

Battle of social media between ISIS and #NO2ISIS campaign goes viral

Sara Asaria, London (The Muslim News) A propaganda war is escalating across the social media between members of the ISIS and a growing number of its opponents, who are publicly countering the terrorist organization through a successful #NO2ISIS campaign. ISIS, … Continued

11th Jun 2014

UK: Angelina Jolie spearheads London summit against rape in war zones

Actress Angelina Jolie has called for “real commitment” and “proper protection for vulnerable people” to bring an end to sexual violence in conflict zones. The four-day summit in London even attracted papal interest. Angelina Jolie on Tuesday said she hoped … Continued

10th Jun 2014

UK: Feeding Futures – Interpal Ramadan Campaign for 2014

London, (Interpal Press Release): On Saturday June 28, Interpal will launch its Ramadan Campaign for 2014. This year, as Interpal marks its 20th anniversary of helping Palestinians in need, the situation on the ground is as dire as it has … Continued

4th Jun 2014

UK: N Ireland FIrst Minister apologises to Muslim community

Gerry Moriarty Irish Times: First Minister Peter Robinson apologised for comments he made last week about Muslims when he met members of Northern Ireland’s Islamic community yesterday evening.His apology made at the Belfast Islamic Centre was accepted by the centre’s … Continued

27th May 2014

UK: Pfizer calls it quits on AstraZeneca

Pfizer’s been hot to acquire AstraZeneca since January. After a controversial courtship and billion-dollar dowry, the New York-based company has finally accepted the British company’s “Thanks, but no thanks.”  US drugmaker Pfizer said Monday it is calling off its controversial … Continued

14th May 2014

ICC reopens probe into alleged British war crimes in Iraq

The ICC has said it will reopen an initial investigation into alleged war crimes carried out by British forces during the Iraq War. Burning, sexual assault and electrocution of detainees are among the alleged abuses.   The Hague-based International Criminal … Continued

9th Apr 2014

UK: Irish president makes first state visit to UK since independence

President Michael Higgins has become the first Irish head of state to visit the United Kingdom since independence. He addressed the British parliament, praising the progress made by Dublin and London toward peace. Addressing both houses of the British parliament … Continued

14th Mar 2014

UK: Four feared dead in British helicopter crash

LONDON, (Xinhua): A civilian helicopter crashed in eastern England late Thursday, with four people aboard believed to have died, local media reported. The accident occurred in Norfolk in what local residents said very foggy weather. The East of England Ambulance … Continued

11th Mar 2014

UK: London to host int’l meeting over sanctions on Russia on Ukraine

LONDON, (Xinhua): Britain is to host an international meeting on Tuesday to discuss possible sanctions against a list of Russians amid ratcheted-up pressure by Western countries to urge Russia to withdraw its forces in Crimea. Britain is mulling sanctions on … Continued

28th Feb 2014

UK: Chancellor Merkel appeals for strong UK voice inside EU

  ]German Chancellor Angela Merkel applauded by Speaker of House of Commons, John Bercow] German Chancellor Angela Merkel has appealed for a strong United Kingdom voice inside the EU in an address to the upper and lower houses of British … Continued

27th Feb 2014

UK: Lee Rigby killer and accomplice handed lengthy jail terms

A London court has jailed the killer of a British soldier for life, sentencing his accomplice to a minimum of 45 years in prison. Muslim converts Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale killed Lee Rigby last May. Adebolajo received a whole … Continued

14th Feb 2014

UK: England hit by more rain as it deals with widespread flooding

    [Photo:   ‏@fatimamanji       Camera crew @hirdstephen and I are filming at Malvern Hills #floods #c4news pic.twitter.com/TDkCvdEe6R]   Heavy rains have again hit south west England as a winter storm moves northward. The country has been hit with the heaviest … Continued

11th Feb 2014

UK: Thames bursts banks as Cameron calls UK floods ‘biblical’

In England, the Thames has burst its banks. A new political row over the handling of devastating winter storms has erupted into the open. The UK Environment Agency on Monday issued 14 severe – meaning lives (and more than 2,500 … Continued

5th Feb 2014

UK probe finds role in India Golden Temple assault was ‘limited’

A government investigation has found that the UK had only a “limited impact” on India’s 1984 assault on the Amritsar Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine. The raid’s death toll is still disputed after almost 30 years. Prime Minister David Cameron … Continued

1st Feb 2014

UK: Hollande and Cameron disagree on EU reform in England

French President Francois Hollande has rejected British plans to revise EU treaties. At a meeting in England, Hollande said the issue was “not a priority” for Paris, also urging Britain to remain in Europe.  President Hollande and British Prime Minister … Continued

16th Jan 2014

UK finance minister threatens European Union exit, once again

British Finance Minister [Chancellor] George Osborne has reiterated his stance that the UK might have to exit the European Union, should necessary reforms not come about. He said caring about the eurozone was not enough.  Addressing a conference on EU reform … Continued

13th Jan 2014

Britain rejects “systematic” torture of Iraqis by British forces

LONDON, (Xinhua): British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Sunday rejected accusations of “systematic” torture of Iraqis by the British armed forces in Iraq after lawyers and public interest groups made a formal complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC), local … Continued

11th Jan 2014

UK: Call for ICC probe into British ‘war crimes’ in Iraq

  Two NGOs say they have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations of abuse of prisoners in Iraq from 2003 to 2008. They say hundreds of former prisoners have complained. A German human rights group and a British … 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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