UK: Text of Syria airstrike motion to be debated in the House
1st Dec 2015

UK: Text of Syria airstrike motion to be debated in the House

Full text of the motion that has been tabled in the House for debate tomorrow ISIL IN SYRIA (UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2249) The Prime Minister The Chancellor of the Exchequer Secretary Theresa May Secretary Philip Hammond Secretary Michael … Continued

UK announces Wednesday vote for Syria airstrikes
1st Dec 2015

UK announces Wednesday vote for Syria airstrikes

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s parliament will debate and vote on plans for airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday. In a broadcast that ended weeks of speculation over whether he would call a vote, Cameron said … Continued

UK Opposition Leader sets out Syria anti-airstrike argument
30th Nov 2015

UK Opposition Leader sets out Syria anti-airstrike argument

LONDON (AA) – “Think through this whole thing; there is no second plan, there is no effective ground force to back it up.” This was the view of the leader of the U.K.’s main opposition party, who remains opposed to … Continued

UK: Thousands rally against Syria airstrikes
29th Nov 2015

UK: Thousands rally against Syria airstrikes

LONDON (AA) – Thousands gathered across the UK on Saturday in rallies organized by the Stop The War coalition to stand against British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal for airstirkes in Syria. The main protest took place at  Downing Street in Central London. Protestors … Continued

UK reverses welfare, police budget cut plans
26th Nov 2015

UK reverses welfare, police budget cut plans

LONDON (AA) – Cuts to Britain’s welfare and police budgets will not go ahead following widespread criticism of the U.K. government’s plans. Chancellor George Osborne had pledged to reduce police funding and tighten tax credits offered to the country’s lowest … Continued

UK opposition divided over nuclear vote
25th Nov 2015

UK opposition divided over nuclear vote

LONDON (AA) – Divisions in Britain’s opposition party were laid bare during a symbolic parliamentary vote on plans to abolish the country’s nuclear defences. Fourteen Labour Party lawmakers defied their leader Jeremy Corbyn by voting against the motion, tabled by … Continued

UK: Train passengers who stopped anti-Islam abuse praised
25th Nov 2015

UK: Train passengers who stopped anti-Islam abuse praised

LONDON (AA) – A Muslim woman subjected to racist abuse on a British train has praised her fellow passengers for defending her. Ruhi Rahman, 23, from Newcastle in northeast England, said a man on her train approached her and told … Continued

UK: British woman in London Islamophobic attack avoids jail
15th Nov 2015

UK: British woman in London Islamophobic attack avoids jail

LONDON (AA): A U.K. court has awarded a suspended 16-week jail term to a British woman, who was filmed abusing two Muslim women aboard a bus in north-west London in an Islamophobic attack. The Hendon magistrates court said on Friday that it … Continued

UK: Cameron’s four pillars of British EU renegotiation
11th Nov 2015

UK: Cameron’s four pillars of British EU renegotiation

By Michael S. Daventry LONDON (AA) : It was the speech that critics and supporters alike had sought for months, perhaps even years. Prime Minister David Cameron had long ago declared his intention to renegotiate the terms of the Britain’s … Continued

Halal Tourism’s popularity rises among British Muslim travellers
10th Nov 2015

Halal Tourism’s popularity rises among British Muslim travellers

Panoramic view of some parts of Antalya beach resorts,Turkey: (Photo Ahmed J Versi/Muslim News) Ahmed J Versi We all are familiar with halal products, like meat, cosmetics, perfumes, clothes, including the hijab and its different ways of wearing. However, not … Continued

UK ‘letting down’ allies fighting IS in Syria, says military chief
9th Nov 2015

UK ‘letting down’ allies fighting IS in Syria, says military chief

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s top military chief has said his country risks “letting down” its allies by not joining them in airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.   General Sir Nicholas Houghton, the U.K.’s chief of defense staff, said it “makes no sense” for … Continued

UK: Cameron says delayed Brotherhood report due soon
6th Nov 2015

UK: Cameron says delayed Brotherhood report due soon

LONDON (AA): U.K. leader David Cameron has said a delayed British government review into the Muslim Brotherhood organization will be published later this year. Cameron was speaking amid a visit to his country by Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. President … Continued

UK: Man jailed for bus Islamophobic tirade against elderly Turk
6th Nov 2015

UK: Man jailed for bus Islamophobic tirade against elderly Turk

LONDON (AA):  A Londoner who racially abused a Turkish pensioner has been jailed after footage of his foul-mouthed tirade went viral on YouTube. Kashif Samuels, 25, was given a 16-week prison sentence on Thursday after being found guilty of an … Continued

UK, Ireland suspend all flights from Egyptian resort
5th Nov 2015

UK, Ireland suspend all flights from Egyptian resort

LONDON (AA): All flights carrying British and Irish passengers home from Egypt were suddenly suspended over fears that Saturday’s Russian jet crash may have been caused by a bomb, authorities from both countries announced on Wednesday. No flights for the U.K. or Ireland … Continued

UK: Ahead of Sisi’s UK trip, protests fall on deaf ears
4th Nov 2015

UK: Ahead of Sisi’s UK trip, protests fall on deaf ears

By Michael S. Daventry   LONDON (AA): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to London this week has caused activists to question Britain’s self-professed commitment to human rights. Sisi will arrive in the city on Wednesday afternoon following an invitation … Continued

UK: Exhibition: A journey worth re-living
2nd Nov 2015

UK: Exhibition: A journey worth re-living

By Hanna Yusuf   Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs In a time when most of the world’s conflicts are caused by religious misunderstanding, the British Museum’s new exhibition, Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs, gives an insight to what was once … Continued

UK not ignoring China’s human rights record
22nd Oct 2015

UK not ignoring China’s human rights record

LONDON (AA): British prime minister has rejected claims U.K. is overlooking difficult issues with China for the sake of stronger trade ties. Speaking on the second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the U.K. on Wednesday, Prime … Continued

UK: Disabled man in Islamophobic attack on London bus
20th Oct 2015

UK: Disabled man in Islamophobic attack on London bus

LONDON (AA):  An investigation into an Islamophobic attack on a disabled man thought to be of Turkish origin is underway in London, police said Monday. Video that appeared online on Sunday appeared to show the man being verbally abused by … Continued

UK cancels Saudi prison deal after human rights concerns
14th Oct 2015

UK cancels Saudi prison deal after human rights concerns

LONDON (AA): Britain has cancelled a multimillion pound bid to provide prison services to Saudi Arabia following a row over the Gulf state’s human rights record. Ministers were reported to be divided over the withdrawal, which came after newspapers claimed … Continued

UK: Court sets trial date for anti-Islam preacher
2nd Oct 2015

UK: Court sets trial date for anti-Islam preacher

LONDON (AA) – The trial of an evangelical pastor from Northern Ireland who derided Islam has been set for December. James McConnell, 78, made the anti-Islam and anti-Muslim remarks in his sermon at a Belfast church last year during which … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

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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