UN: Palestinian flag raised at UN for first time
1st Oct 2015

UN: Palestinian flag raised at UN for first time

NEW YORK (AA):   The Palestinian flag was raised for the first time at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Abbas said it was an “historical moment in the struggle of the Palestinian people towards freedom and independence”.”Raise the flag of Palestine very … Continued

UNICEF: 13m children out of school in Mideast, N Africa
4th Sep 2015

UNICEF: 13m children out of school in Mideast, N Africa

GENEVA (AA): About 13 million children are out of school due to conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said Thursday. The UNICEF report “Education under Fire” has underlined the impact of violence on school children … Continued

UN Security Council endorses Iran nuclear deal
21st Jul 2015

UN Security Council endorses Iran nuclear deal

NEW YORK (AA): The UN Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution endorsing a deal that placed long-term curbs on Iran’s nuclear program and starts a process to remove UN sanctions against the country. The unanimously adopted resolution will terminate all previous UN resolutions, imposing stringent sanctions that the country’s leaders say … Continued

27th May 2015

Premium Halal brand introduces new innovative frozen products in Tesco

Press Release of Ghanim International UK Limited:   By Kirsty Wilkins   Ghanim International UK Limited have, for the past year, been establishing the premium brand Brunei Halal within in the UK, by extensively investing in their NPD department located … Continued

21st May 2015

How women in the Muslim world are closing the gender gap

  By Saadia Zahidi The oft-uttered phrase “the Muslim world” suggests a monolithic body. Yet the reality includes rich petro states at the cusp of dramatic change, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, and countries such … Continued

2nd May 2015

UN: Security Council fails to agree on Yemen

  [photo archive: Saudi airstrikes killing civilians]   The UN Security Council has held closed-door meetings on the conflict in Yemen, where fuel shortages are threatening aid efforts, six weeks into a Saudi bombing campaign against the country’s Houthi rebels. … Continued

28th Apr 2015

UN blames Israel for dozens of Gaza school deaths

  [UN school attacked by Israeli army in 2014 Gaza war]   A UN inquiry has found that dozens of Palestinians were killed while seeking refuge at UN facilities during last year’s Gaza conflict. The majority of the more than … Continued

19th Apr 2015

UK: No party likely to win majority, say opinion polls

  Neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party are likely to win an overall majority in UK’s elections on May 7. Both parties are nearly level with around 30 percent support. UK is going to the polls on May 7, … Continued

15th Apr 2015

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on Houthi leaders

  The UN Security Council has passed a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi rebel chief, Abdul Malik al-Houthi and other rebel leaders. The council also demanded humanitarian aid for civilians. The UN Security Council on Tuesday imposed … Continued

5th Apr 2015

UN debates Russian proposal for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Yemen

[Photo: Civilian destruction by Saudi Arabian airstrikes in Yemen] The UN Security Council is considering a Russian call for a military pause in Yemen to allow aid through. The Red Cross has warned of many more deaths in the country … Continued

22nd Mar 2015

Yemen: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting

  [Archive Photo: pro-Houthi protests]   The UN Security Council is to convene in an emergency session on Yemen, where a separatist movement and terrorism threaten to set off a civil war. US troops aiding anti-al Qaeda efforts have already … Continued

12th Feb 2015

UK: Muslim community a microcosm of British society at large

Hamed Chapman London, (The Muslim News): The Muslim community in Britain is an ethnically diverse group of people and differ little from the rest of the population, according to the first study of its kind based upon the last census … Continued

9th Feb 2015

HSBC helped clients ‘avoid taxes and hide millions’

  [ Photo: HSBC Bank in Switzerland]   British bank HSBC Holdings PLC has admitted to failings by its Swiss subsidiary. Secret bank files have shown that the Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers avoid taxes and hide millions of … Continued

20th Jan 2015

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks

    For the first time, the UN Security Council has condemned Boko Haram’s attacks as a whole. The Islamist group poses a threat to the region, the council has warned, urging African nations to act. Ahead of a key … Continued

8th Jan 2015

UN: Palestine becomes ICC observer

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) request to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday. Ban notified states that are party to the ICC of the decision late Tuesday, … Continued

31st Dec 2014

UN: Palestine resolution defeated in Security Council

    [US Representative at the UN Samantha-Power votes against Palestinian Statehood]   The UN Security Council has failed to adopt a resolution to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and enable Palestinian statehood. France and China voted for the resolution, … Continued

9th Dec 2014

UNICEF: 230 million children living in war-torn countries in 2014

[Israeli forces, including soldiers disguised as Palestinians, violently arrest a Palestinian child in occupied Jerusalem on October 24. Anadolu Agency / Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu] The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF declared 2014 a devastating year for children on Monday with … Continued

2nd Oct 2014

Palestine: PA head Abbas asks UN to end post-1967 occupation by 2016

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is asking the UN Security Council to set November 2016 as the deadline for full Israeli withdrawal from the territories occupied by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967, according to a draft resolution obtained … Continued

26th Sep 2014

UN: Germany Foreign Minister says Iran nuclear deal ‘has never been so close’

    Germany’s Foreign Minister (photo above) has said after meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program must be solved once and for all. A resolution, he said, “has never been so close.” “We … Continued

22nd Sep 2014

UN: Global grassroots protest on climate change

  Protestors demanding action from world leaders on climate change have massed in 158 countries, culminating in a large march in New York. It’s the venue of a special UN climate summit due on Tuesday. Massed calls were made on … 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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