UK: Virtual Parliament set to hold Government to account
21st Apr 2020

UK: Virtual Parliament set to hold Government to account

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in House of Commons last month. MPs are seen sitting 2 meters apart during the session. (Credit: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament) By Hamed Chapman London, (The Muslim News): MPs are set to back unique plans for … Continued

Pakistan: Growing Islamophobia ‘intolerable’: UN chief
17th Feb 2020

Pakistan: Growing Islamophobia ‘intolerable’: UN chief

By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): The UN chief on Sunday voiced his concern over rising Islamophobia in the world, calling it “intolerable.” UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres’ remarks came during a joint news conference with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood … Continued

Palestinians welcome release of UN Israeli settlement list
13th Feb 2020

Palestinians welcome release of UN Israeli settlement list

By Gulsen Topcu, Safiye Karabacak and Hatice Baser   GAZA/RAMALLAH, Palestine /ISTANBUL (AA):  Palestinians welcomed the long-awaited release by the UN of a list that names and shames 100 companies that operate in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West … Continued

UN holds Kashmir talks as rights fears continue
16th Jan 2020

UN holds Kashmir talks as rights fears continue

By James Reinl   UNITED NATIONS (AA): UN Security Council members held rare talks on the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday amid ongoing concerns over the flashpoint between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan. After the meeting, senior Russian diplomat … Continued

UK: Muslim charity supports hospital to tackle suicidal patients
24th Sep 2018

UK: Muslim charity supports hospital to tackle suicidal patients

Al-Khair Foundation: Al-Khair Foundation, a well-known international charity that helps local, national and international projects, including loneliness and mental health, have donated £500 to local hospital charity ELHT&Me as part of a mental health initiative for patients at East Lancashire … Continued

UN blames Israel for ‘excessive’ Gaza violence
14th Jun 2018

UN blames Israel for ‘excessive’ Gaza violence

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): A Turkish and Algerian-sponsored resolution blaming Israel for the recent deaths of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and urging the international community to consider protections for Palestinian civilians overwhelmingly passed in the UN General … Continued

US envoy to hold ‘friendship’ reception over UN vote on Jerusalem
22nd Dec 2017

US envoy to hold ‘friendship’ reception over UN vote on Jerusalem

By Servet Gunerigok   ANKARA (AA): U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley sent an invitation to the countries that supported the U.S. against a UN General Assembly resolution on Jerusalem. The invitation asked the representatives of the 65 countries … Continued

Palestine: Arab countries regret US veto of Jerusalem UN resolution
19th Dec 2017

Palestine: Arab countries regret US veto of Jerusalem UN resolution

By Zeynep Hilal Karyagdi and Gulsen Topcu   (AA): Arab countries decried the U.S. veto Monday of a UN resolution on Jerusalem. The U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that rejected the establishment of diplomatic facilities in the contested … Continued

Israel decries UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem on sovereignty, archaelogical excavations
6th Jul 2017

Israel decries UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem on sovereignty, archaelogical excavations

JERUSALEM (AA) Israel on Wednesday decried a UNESCO resolution rejecting its sovereignty over Jerusalem and condemning Israeli “archaeological excavations” in Jerusalem’s Old City. In a statement, the Israeli Foreign Ministry described the resolution as “irrelevant, absurd and pathetic”. “Jerusalem is … Continued

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

[Photo: COP21 summit demonstration near Arc de Triomphe in Paris on 12 December 2015. Photographer: Mustafa Yalcin/AA] NEW YORK (AA) – The Paris Climate Agreement agreed to in December was opened Friday to signing by 171 countries UN headquarters in … 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

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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