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UK reverses welfare, police budget cut plans
26th Nov 2015

UK reverses welfare, police budget cut plans

LONDON (AA) – Cuts to Britain’s welfare and police budgets will not go ahead following widespread criticism of the U.K. government’s plans. Chancellor George Osborne had pledged to reduce police funding and tighten tax credits offered to the country’s lowest … Continued

UK opposition divided over nuclear vote
25th Nov 2015

UK opposition divided over nuclear vote

LONDON (AA) – Divisions in Britain’s opposition party were laid bare during a symbolic parliamentary vote on plans to abolish the country’s nuclear defences. Fourteen Labour Party lawmakers defied their leader Jeremy Corbyn by voting against the motion, tabled by … Continued

UK: Train passengers who stopped anti-Islam abuse praised
25th Nov 2015

UK: Train passengers who stopped anti-Islam abuse praised

LONDON (AA) – A Muslim woman subjected to racist abuse on a British train has praised her fellow passengers for defending her. Ruhi Rahman, 23, from Newcastle in northeast England, said a man on her train approached her and told … Continued

France, UK ‘determined’ to step up fight against Daesh
24th Nov 2015

France, UK ‘determined’ to step up fight against Daesh

PARIS (AA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande on Monday agreed to step up the fight against Daesh in Syria. France would “intensify” airstrikes against the group and “choose targets that will do the most … 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

UK: British woman in London Islamophobic attack avoids jail
15th Nov 2015

UK: British woman in London Islamophobic attack avoids jail

LONDON (AA): A U.K. court has awarded a suspended 16-week jail term to a British woman, who was filmed abusing two Muslim women aboard a bus in north-west London in an Islamophobic attack. The Hendon magistrates court said on Friday that it … Continued

UK: Cameron’s four pillars of British EU renegotiation
11th Nov 2015

UK: Cameron’s four pillars of British EU renegotiation

By Michael S. Daventry LONDON (AA) : It was the speech that critics and supporters alike had sought for months, perhaps even years. Prime Minister David Cameron had long ago declared his intention to renegotiate the terms of the Britain’s … Continued

UK ‘letting down’ allies fighting IS in Syria, says military chief
9th Nov 2015

UK ‘letting down’ allies fighting IS in Syria, says military chief

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s top military chief has said his country risks “letting down” its allies by not joining them in airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.   General Sir Nicholas Houghton, the U.K.’s chief of defense staff, said it “makes no sense” for … Continued

Russia joins UK in suspending Sharm el-Sheikh flights
7th Nov 2015

Russia joins UK in suspending Sharm el-Sheikh flights

LONDON (AA): Thousands of tourists remain stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh after Russia joined a lengthening list of countries suspending flights to the Egyptian resort. President Vladimir Putin asked for the suspension of all flights to Egypt following security concerns raised … Continued

UK: Cameron says delayed Brotherhood report due soon
6th Nov 2015

UK: Cameron says delayed Brotherhood report due soon

LONDON (AA): U.K. leader David Cameron has said a delayed British government review into the Muslim Brotherhood organization will be published later this year. Cameron was speaking amid a visit to his country by Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. President … Continued

UK, Ireland suspend all flights from Egyptian resort
5th Nov 2015

UK, Ireland suspend all flights from Egyptian resort

LONDON (AA): All flights carrying British and Irish passengers home from Egypt were suddenly suspended over fears that Saturday’s Russian jet crash may have been caused by a bomb, authorities from both countries announced on Wednesday. No flights for the U.K. or Ireland … Continued

UK: Ahead of Sisi’s UK trip, protests fall on deaf ears
4th Nov 2015

UK: Ahead of Sisi’s UK trip, protests fall on deaf ears

By Michael S. Daventry   LONDON (AA): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to London this week has caused activists to question Britain’s self-professed commitment to human rights. Sisi will arrive in the city on Wednesday afternoon following an invitation … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit hospital
28th Oct 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit hospital

Human Rights Watch: The airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition on a hospital in northern Yemen supported by Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiers, MSF) on October 26, 2015, was in apparent violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch … Continued

UK: Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’
26th Oct 2015

UK: Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’

LONDON (AA): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized for “mistakes” made in the 2003 invasion of Iraq in an interview to be broadcast Monday. Blair also acknowledged for the first time a link between the war and the … Continued

UK not ignoring China’s human rights record
22nd Oct 2015

UK not ignoring China’s human rights record

LONDON (AA): British prime minister has rejected claims U.K. is overlooking difficult issues with China for the sake of stronger trade ties. Speaking on the second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the U.K. on Wednesday, Prime … Continued

UK: Disabled man in Islamophobic attack on London bus
20th Oct 2015

UK: Disabled man in Islamophobic attack on London bus

LONDON (AA):  An investigation into an Islamophobic attack on a disabled man thought to be of Turkish origin is underway in London, police said Monday. Video that appeared online on Sunday appeared to show the man being verbally abused by … Continued

European leaders change tough stand on Ukraine, Syria
16th Oct 2015

European leaders change tough stand on Ukraine, Syria

By Zaiki Shaikh and Andrew Jay Rosenbaum     LONDON (AA) : European leaders are changing their tough stand on the Ukraine conflict, softening their tone with Moscow. Many analysts now predict that EU leaders will compromise with Russia on … Continued

UK cancels Saudi prison deal after human rights concerns
14th Oct 2015

UK cancels Saudi prison deal after human rights concerns

LONDON (AA): Britain has cancelled a multimillion pound bid to provide prison services to Saudi Arabia following a row over the Gulf state’s human rights record. Ministers were reported to be divided over the withdrawal, which came after newspapers claimed … Continued

Jamaica: Cameron rejects UK slavery reparations on Jamaica visit
1st Oct 2015

Jamaica: Cameron rejects UK slavery reparations on Jamaica visit

LONDON (AA): David Cameron has dismissed Jamaican calls to make reparations for Britain’s role in the slave trade at the start of an official visit. The UK Prime Minister said he hoped the Caribbean region could “move on” and help … Continued

UK: Fire breaks out in Baitul Futuh center in S London
28th Sep 2015

UK: Fire breaks out in Baitul Futuh center in S London

LONDON (AA): At least 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters were attending to a fire that broke out in a place of worship for the Ahmadiyya community in south London’s Morden district Saturday, the London Fire Brigade said. No one … 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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