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Trump switches sabre-rattling towards Iran
26th Oct 2017

Trump switches sabre-rattling towards Iran

P5+1 photo session on Iran nuclear deal on 14 July, 2015 in Vienna. Photographer: Hasan Tosun/AA   Seven times the International Atomic Energy Agency has given Iran a clean bill of health over its nuclear programme. The country has been … Continued

Audit only partly exposes scale of UK’s racial discrimination
26th Oct 2017

Audit only partly exposes scale of UK’s racial discrimination

PM Theresa May’s pledge to publish Race disparity in the UK   exposes scale of race discrimination. Photographer: Kate Green/AA   It may have been long overdue but the publication this month of Race Disparity Audit pledged by Prime Minister, Theresa … Continued

26th Oct 2017

3000 people sign petition calling for resignation of Solihull councillor following anti-Muslim retweets

Nadine Osman Over 2,750 people have signed a petition calling for the resignation of a Solihull councillor following his retweets of a series of anti-Muslim comments last month. Jeff Potts, who sits on a religious education committee, has been suspended … Continued

Khan to visit India, Pakistan to promote business
26th Oct 2017

Khan to visit India, Pakistan to promote business

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Photographer: Ray Tang/AA Ahmed J Versi   Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will be visiting India and Pakistan to promote UK trade. The date of the visit has not yet been fixed. Speaking to ethnic … Continued

Marrakech conference committing to climate change action plans after Paris
30th Dec 2016

Marrakech conference committing to climate change action plans after Paris

UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa, 2nd left, and Morocco’s Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, centre, celebrate after the proclamation of Marrakech, at the COP22 climate change conference, in Marrakech, Morocco, on November 17 (Photo: UNFCCC)  Last month, dozens of world leaders … Continued

30th Sep 2016

Rise in anti-depressants prescribed to children in UK

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised concerns about an unprecedented rise in the number of children being prescribed anti-depressants in UK. Between 2005 and 2012, there was 54% increase in prescriptions issued for the drugs. This illustrates the need … Continued

Local councils can boycott Israel, rules high court
29th Jul 2016

Local councils can boycott Israel, rules high court

Elham Asaad Buaras In a landmark decision the High Court in London has dismissed a pro-Israeli group’s legal challenge to local council resolutions to boycott goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. On June 28, the … Continued

UK vote to leave the EU should not be seen as victory for far right
1st Jul 2016

UK vote to leave the EU should not be seen as victory for far right

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union by a margin of 52% to 48% – early analyses seem to suggest that many Muslim communities have also supported Brexit. This decision has sent shock waves across the world, … Continued

Jo was murdered for her ‘very strong political views’, says her husband
1st Jul 2016

Jo was murdered for her ‘very strong political views’, says her husband

Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, who has been shot in Birstall near Leeds, (Photo: Michael Sercan Daventry /AA) Nadine Osman The husband of Labour MP Jo Cox said she was murdered for her “very strong political views”. The 41-year … Continued

27th May 2016

Prosecutions of hate crimes fall in London despite increase in reporting

Elham Asaad Bauras The UK’s largest police force had been accused of failing victims of Hate Crime after released figures revealed a dramatic fall in prosecutions. The number of people facing police action for Hate Crimes in London has dropped … Continued

Mock terrorist attack criticised for making links to Islam
27th May 2016

Mock terrorist attack criticised for making links to Islam

(Photo: GMP) Ala Abbas A counter-terrorism exercise in Manchester’s Trafford Centre on May 9, which involved a fake suicide bomber shouting “Allahu Akbar” repeatedly before simulating the detonation of a bomb, has come under criticism from community groups. It is … Continued

Islamophobic attacks surge by over 45% in London
27th May 2016

Islamophobic attacks surge by over 45% in London

Ahmed J Versi Islamophobic attacks against Muslims in London increased by over 45% in March, more than any other type of crime, according to the crime figures released by the Metropolitan Police this month. Total race and religious hate crimes … Continued

Khan, Mayor for all Londoners
27th May 2016

Khan, Mayor for all Londoners

Flanked by Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith, newly elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan delivers his victory speech at City Hall having won the biggest personal mandate in the history of British politics on May 6 (Photo: Ray Tang /AA) Hamed … Continued

Man who stabbed an Asian man in revenge for ISIS receives a community order
29th Apr 2016

Man who stabbed an Asian man in revenge for ISIS receives a community order

Michael Hilton, 33 stabbed an Asian man (Photo: Northumbria Police) Elham Asaad Buaras A Sunderland man who stabbed an Asian man in revenge “for the ISIS beheadings” will not be jailed after a judge sentenced him to an 18-month community … Continued

29th Apr 2016

Men arrested for placing pig’s head in Muslim school

Elham Asaad Buaras Two men were arrested and bailed until April 29 after a severed pig’s head was cable-tied to the gates of a Portsmouth Muslim school. A Nazi swastika had been drawn on the head, which was left at … Continued

29th Apr 2016

Over 2,000 hate crimes reported near mosques

Nadine Osman Police investigated more than 200 reports of hate crime near mosques in one year – with one Midlands community leader claiming an increase in the incidents over the past six years. More than 2,000 incidents have been reported … Continued

29th Apr 2016

Anger as racist who assaulted Muslim female doctor escapes prison sentence

Nadine Osman A Muslim doctor has voiced her disappointment after a Nottingham man who had racially assaulted her walked away from court with a fine and volunteer work. Aiden Fletcher was ordered to pay £500 Dr Syeda Jafari, 33, after … Continued

London can be greater still, says Goldsmith
29th Apr 2016

London can be greater still, says Goldsmith

Conservative London Mayoral Candidate Zac Goldsmith tells The Muslim News, Editor, Ahmed Versi his aims and vision for the capital (Photo: Muslim News) Ahmed J Versi Zac Goldsmith insists that as the directly elected Mayor of London would have the … 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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