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

9th May 2015

UK: Cameron retains foreign, finance ministers after electoral triumph

  Britain’s PM David Cameron [photo] has decided to keep a number of his ministers in their posts after his Conservative Party’s electoral success. World leaders have congratulated Cameron on his re-election. George Osborne and Philip Hammond will retain their … Continued

UK: EXCLUSIVE: Record 13 Muslim MPs elected, 8 of them women
8th May 2015

UK: EXCLUSIVE: Record 13 Muslim MPs elected, 8 of them women

London, (The Muslim News):  A record of 13 Muslim MPs, up from 8 in 2010, have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim MPs are women. “It is great … Continued

1st May 2015

UK audience grills Cameron, Miliband, Clegg in Question Time ‘debate’

[Photo: David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband]   Members of the public in Leeds posed the questions in the last televised round of UK leader “debates,” ahead of next week’s general election. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all … Continued

Muslims should not be viewed through prism of security, says Cameron in an exclusive interview
28th Apr 2015

Muslims should not be viewed through prism of security, says Cameron in an exclusive interview

[Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi, interviewing Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the Conservative Party Headquarters] By Ahmed J Versi Prime Minister, David Cameron, insists that it is not his view to see Britain’s Muslim community through the … Continued

28th Apr 2015

UK: Future of NHS could decide election

  The latest polls show that the UK’s National Health System (NHS) is the most important issue for half of British voters – ahead of the economy, immigration and the benefits system. Mike Power reports from London. It’s a blazingly … Continued

26th Apr 2015

UK: Election polls show Conservative & Labour parties in close tie

[Photo: Labour Leader Ed Miliband and Conservative Leader & PM David Cameron] The latest opinion polls indicate Conservatives and Labour separated only by a few percentage points. More than a third of voters have turned away from the big two … Continued

17th Apr 2015

UK: Opposition leaders general election battle it out in final TV debate

  [From left, Ed Miliband, Leanne Wood, Nicola Bennett and Nigel Farage are taking]   With three weeks to go before the UK general election, the leaders of the five main opposition parties took part in a final live TV … Continued

15th Apr 2015

UK: Majority of Parliamentary candidates support end to Israel’s Gaza blockade

  London, (Palestine Solidarity Campaign): Candidates standing for election to Parliament in May have shown their support for an immediate lifting of Israel’s blockade of Gaza in an email survey co-ordinated by Palestine Solidarity Campaign. More than 670 declared candidates … Continued

13th Apr 2015

UK: Severed pigs heads found at Islamic community centre in Solihull

  [Photo: The site in Hermitage Road, Solihull, which has allegedly been turned into a mosque without permission]     By Mike Lockley   Four severed pigs heads have been dumped on the doorstep of a new community centre which … Continued

9th Apr 2015

UK: Opinion poll gives Labour Party lead over Conservatives

  An opinion poll has put support for the Labour Party at one point ahead of the ruling Conservatives. Election debate has centered on tax benefits for UK residents with foreign passports and wealth held worldwide. The poll of 1,672 … Continued

3rd Apr 2015

UK: No decisive winner after party leaders slug it out in TV debate

  The main players in the British election campaign have clashed on issues including debt, public spending and immigration – but largely avoided talking foreign policy. The vote, set to be a close-run affair, is on May 7. Prime Minister … 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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