UN urges end to mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners
17th May 2017

UN urges end to mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners

By Bayram Altug   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s point person on human rights in occupied Palestine Tuesday urged Israel to abide by international law and international standards of detention. In a written statement, Michael Lynk, the UN special rapporteur on … Continued

UNESCO adopts resolution calling Jerusalem ‘occupied’
3rd May 2017

UNESCO adopts resolution calling Jerusalem ‘occupied’

JERUSALEM (AA): The executive board of the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday passed a resolution describing Jerusalem as “occupied” and challenging Israeli sovereignty over the city. UNESCO adopted the resolution with 22 member states voting in … Continued

US: Don’t look to UN for solution, US tells Palestine
8th Mar 2017

US: Don’t look to UN for solution, US tells Palestine

NEW YORK (AA): Palestinians should not look to the United Nations for a solution but engage Israel directly, United States’ envoy to the global body said Tuesday. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Palestine’s permanent UN observer Riyad Mansour met Tuesday in … Continued

UK: Thousands march in London to protest Trump Muslim ban
5th Feb 2017

UK: Thousands march in London to protest Trump Muslim ban

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): Thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in front of the U.S. Embassy in London to protest a travel ban introduced on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees. Approximately 10,000 people marched from the … Continued

Palestine: Hamas slams UN chief over Al-Aqsa resolution
20th Oct 2016

Palestine: Hamas slams UN chief over Al-Aqsa resolution

By Ola Atallah   GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): Palestinian group Hamas has criticized UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for distancing himself from a UNESCO resolution denying a Jewish connection to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. On Tuesday, the UNESCO’s executive board officially … Continued

Iraq: More than 1,000 Iraqis killed in September: UN
3rd Oct 2016

Iraq: More than 1,000 Iraqis killed in September: UN

By Arif Yusuf and Ali Jawad   BAGHDAD (AA): A total of 1,003 people were killed in violence across Iraq last month, according to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). In a report released Sunday, UNAMI said the fatalities … Continued

US against sanctions for Ahrar Al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam
28th Apr 2016

US against sanctions for Ahrar Al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA) – The U.S. does not support placing Ahrar Al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam on a U.N. sanction’s list, the State Department said Wednesday. “We don’t want to see that happen,” said spokesman Mark Toner … Continued

UN: Paris climate agreement opens to join
23rd Apr 2016

UN: Paris climate agreement opens to join

NEW YORK (AA) – The Paris Climate Agreement agreed to in December was opened Friday to signing by 171 countries UN headquarters in New York. “We are in a race against time,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “I urge all … Continued

UN council votes unanimously to put Syria truce into action
27th Feb 2016

UN council votes unanimously to put Syria truce into action

NEW YORK (AA) — The UN Security Council on Friday endorsed a plan to halt fighting in Syria, less than an hour before the deal was set to take effect. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-nation body demanded the … Continued

UN chief urges Israeli settlement freeze
27th Jan 2016

UN chief urges Israeli settlement freeze

NEW YORK (AA) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Israel to freeze its settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, calling it an “affront” to the world community. “So-called facts on the ground in the occupied West Bank … Continued

UN: Citing Israeli intransigence, UN Palestine rapporteur quits
17th Jan 2016

UN: Citing Israeli intransigence, UN Palestine rapporteur quits

ANKARA (AA): Makarim Wibisono, the UN’s special rapporteur for human rights in the Palestinian territories, resigned from his post last week, citing Israel’s refusal to grant him access to the territories covered by his mandate. After tendering his resignation, Wibisono … Continued

UN Security Council adopts roadmap for Syria peace
19th Dec 2015

UN Security Council adopts roadmap for Syria peace

NEW YORK (AA) – The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution endorsing a peace plan set out during three rounds of international talks to foster an end to the Syria civil war. The unanimously adopted resolution asks UN Secretary-General … Continued

UK review links Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to extremism
18th Dec 2015

UK review links Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to extremism

CAIRO (AA) – A British government review into Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group has concluded that membership or links to the Islamist movement is a “possible indicator of extremism”. “Parts of the Muslim Brotherhood have a highly ambiguous relationship with violent … Continued

Britain’s EU negotiations to last until February
4th Dec 2015

Britain’s EU negotiations to last until February

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s long-awaited renegotiation of its European Union membership terms will not be concluded until February, David Cameron has said.   The U.K. premier said that the scale of the demands tabled by Britain meant that it was not … Continued

Switzerland: ‘Security, hope at a low point for Palestinians’
1st Dec 2015

Switzerland: ‘Security, hope at a low point for Palestinians’

GENEVA (AA) – The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People fell at a time “when security and hope were at a low point,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday. Michael Moller, director general of the UN’s Geneva … Continued

UNSC adopts French resolution on fighting Daesh
21st Nov 2015

UNSC adopts French resolution on fighting Daesh

NEW YORK (AA) – The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a French-drafted resolution aimed at coordinating international efforts to defeat Daesh. Drafted in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the resolution calls on all able countries … Continued

UN: Britain set to draft UN resolution on Syria cease-fire
17th Nov 2015

UN: Britain set to draft UN resolution on Syria cease-fire

NEW YORK (AA): The U.K. will immediately draft a Security Council resolution on a cease-fire in Syria envisaged in talks held in Vienna, Britain’s UN deputy ambassador said Monday. “We are very clear that we are going to take action immediately … Continued

UN says 123,000 people newly displaced in Syria
4th Nov 2015

UN says 123,000 people newly displaced in Syria

NEW YORK (AA): More than 123,000 people have been displaced in three major Syrian governorates since last month, the UN has said.   UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York on Tuesday that at least 123,842 people had … Continued

Egypt defends UN vote in Israel’s favor
2nd Nov 2015

Egypt defends UN vote in Israel’s favor

CAIRO (AA): Egypt’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday defended a decision to vote in favor of Israeli membership in the UN’s space committee. On Thursday, Egypt sparked an uproar after voting in favor of an Israeli request to become a member … Continued

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

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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