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17th Jul 2013

UK: British lawmakers pass same-sex marriage bill

British lawmakers have passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in England and Wales. The bill is expected to become law later this week, paving the way for the first same-sex weddings to be held in 2014. After a two-hour debate, … Continued

14th Jul 2013

UK: Protestant protesters clash with police in Northern Ireland

There have been renewed clashes on the streets of Belfast surrounding traditional Orange Day parades. This came despite the police having called in reinforcements from elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland police came under attack for a second night … Continued

13th Jul 2013

UK: London Heathrow airport closed due to plane fire

File photo taken on Aug. 17, 2012 shows a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft of Ethiopian Airlines at Bole international Airport in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. London Heathrow airport had closed both its runways due to a fire aboard an … Continued

10th Jul 2013

European Court of Human Rights overrules Britain on murder jail terms

A European Court has ruled that Britain violated the rights of three convicted murderers by jailing them for life with no prospect of release. Britain’s Justice Secretary criticized the decision. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled … Continued

8th Jul 2013

UK: Abu Qatada deported to Jordan

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has returned to Jordan after being deported by Britain. His transfer to Jordan ends a decade-long court battle on whether he would be subjected to torture. Britain on Sunday deported the West Bank-born Islamist preacher … Continued

4th Jul 2013

UK: Promising growth for the UK economy?

Governor of the Bank Mark Carney’s had a first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting Thursday.     By Nailah Dossa LONDON, (The Muslim News): Sterling has fallen sharply after the Bank of England warned that markets were wrong to speculate … Continued

4th Jul 2013

UK grants judicial immunity to Israel army chief suspected of war crimes

Israel’s army chief arrived in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, after the European nation decided to grant him judicial immunity during his official visit, Ma’an news agency reported. Lieutenant General Benny Gantz (above), the chief of staff of the Israeli … Continued

18th Jun 2013

Northern Ireland: Syria divisions dominate Obama-Putin meeting at G-8 summit

Divisions between Russia and the US over Syria have overshadowed talks of G-8 leaders in Northern Ireland’s Enniskillen. The summit had begun on a positive note with progress on a transatlantic free trade deal. US President Barack Obama and Russia’s … Continued

17th Jun 2013

UK: Syria to dominate discussions at G8 summit in Northern Ireland

Syria is expected to dominate discussions as the leaders of the seven leading industrialized nations, plus Russia, gather for the G8 summit. There appeared to be little chance of reaching common ground on the issue. Serious differences remained between Russia … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

UK: Second man charged in London soldier’s murder as police arrest protesters

British police have charged a second suspect in the murder of a British soldier in London. The incident has sparked demonstrations in the capital city by rightwing and anti-fascist groups in which dozens were arrested. Marchel Adebolajo, 28, has been … Continued

30th May 2013

UK: Police charge suspect in killing of British soldier

British police have charged one of the two main suspects in last week’s killing of a British soldier in London. The charges came hours after police said the victim’s autopsy confirmed he died of stabbing wounds. Michael Adebowale, 22, was … Continued

26th May 2013

UK: British spy agencies in the spotlight over soldier’s murder

LONDON, (Dawn): Britain’s intelligence services were under pressure Saturday to explain their knowledge of two Islamists suspected of hacking a soldier to death in London, amid claims they had tried to recruit one of them. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael … Continued

UK: Police make new arrests in London soldier’s murder
24th May 2013

UK: Police make new arrests in London soldier’s murder

  [Drummer Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers has been named as the soldier who was brutally murdered in Woolwich, London]   British police have made two further arrests following the murder of a soldier in … Continued

UK: Two men killed a soldier with knives in broad daylight in London
23rd May 2013

UK: Two men killed a soldier with knives in broad daylight in London

[Photo: Two alleged attackers of a soldier in Woolwich carrying knives. ITV Exclusive]   Two attackers armed with knives have killed a man, reportedly a soldier, near an army barracks in London. UK officials are reportedly treating the incident as … Continued

21st May 2013

UK: British business leaders make ‘overwhelming’ EU argument

Some of the UK’s best-known executives have written that “the economic case to stay in the EU is overwhelming” in an open letter, while Prime Minister David Cameron walks an EU tightrope placed by his own Conservatives. A group of … Continued

15th May 2013

UK: Compromised Cameron issues EU referendum bill

Under pressure from his Conservatives, Prime Minister David Cameron has brought forward a draft motion pledging a UK referendum on EU membership. The bill would only count in 2017 and only if Cameron wins re-election. The ruling Conservative Party on … Continued

11th May 2013

UK: G7 Finmins meet in London on world economic recovery

LONDON,  (Xinhua): Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations countries are now gathering in London for a two-day meeting on world economic recovery, banking reform and monetary policy, but no communique is expected … Continued

9th May 2013

Stephen Hawking pulls out of Israeli conference

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has decided to withdraw from the fifth annual Israeli president conference headed by Shimon Peres, a pro-Palestinian organization said Wednesday. “Professor Stephen Hawking has declined his invitation to attend the Israeli Presidential Conference Facing Tomorrow 2013, … Continued

7th May 2013

UK: Delegates gather to seek stability for Somalia

Delegates have gathered in London for a conference on Somalia, aimed at consolidating recent signs of progress in the country. The conference comes in the wake of a deadly suicide bombing that killed 11. Almost 50 countries, as well as … Continued

2nd May 2013

UK: Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

  LONDON, (Xinhua): Three British soldiers were killed by a road side bomb during patrol in Afghanistan, Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) said on Wednesday. Their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device whilst on a routine patrol in … Continued

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