WHO: Vaccine gap grows between rich and poor
23rd Mar 2021

WHO: Vaccine gap grows between rich and poor

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The gap between vaccines administered in rich countries and those dispensed through the COVAX program is growing and becoming “more grotesque” every day, the World Health Organization chief said Monday, describing this as “self-defeating.” … Continued

UN: Anti-Muslim hatred at ‘epidemic’ proportions
5th Mar 2021

UN: Anti-Muslim hatred at ‘epidemic’ proportions

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): In response to security threats due to horrific acts purportedly carried out in the name of Islam, some states have responded by adopting measures that disproportionately target Muslims, the leading UN expert on freedom … Continued

World faces ‘catastrophic moral failure’ over Covid-19 vaccines
19th Jan 2021

World faces ‘catastrophic moral failure’ over Covid-19 vaccines

By Peter Kenny GENEVA (AA): At least 49 higher-income countries have administered over 39 million jabs against COVID-19, but the World Health Organization chief warned Monday the planet is on the “brink of a catastrophic moral failure” in getting vaccines … Continued

WHO committee rules against Covid-19 vaccine passports
16th Jan 2021

WHO committee rules against Covid-19 vaccine passports

By Peter Kenny GENEVA (AA) – The key emergency committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that a lack of data on vaccine safety is a barrier to ensuring a quick and equitable global supply of vaccines and … Continued

UN chief warns of ‘grim realities’ in Palestine
2nd Dec 2020

UN chief warns of ‘grim realities’ in Palestine

By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON (AA): Occupied Palestine is facing “grim realities” as it confronts the decreasing possibility of a negotiated settlement to end the conflict with Israel, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday. “I address you today with a deep … Continued

COVID-19 may have infected 10% of world: WHO
6th Oct 2020

COVID-19 may have infected 10% of world: WHO

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): Around 10% of the world’s population may have already been infected with COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s chief of emergencies said Monday. Speaking at a 34-member WHO executive board meeting on COVID-19, Dr. Mike … Continued

WHO chief warns against Covid-19 ‘vaccine nationalism’
19th Aug 2020

WHO chief warns against Covid-19 ‘vaccine nationalism’

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The WHO chief on Tuesday called on countries to share their supplies to fight COVID-19 strategically and globally, warning against “supply nationalism” around the development of vaccines and medicines. “While there is a wish … Continued

Phase 3 vaccine trials ‘no silver bullet’ for virus:WHO
4th Aug 2020

Phase 3 vaccine trials ‘no silver bullet’ for virus:WHO

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): Despite several vaccines now in phase three clinical trials for COVID-19, there is currently no silver bullet, and there might never be, for the virus, the head of the WHO said Monday. WHO Director-General … Continued

UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses
7th Jul 2020

UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses

By Servet Gunerigok   WASHINGTON (AA): Further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing into the human population, according to a UN report Monday. COVID-19, Ebola, MERS, West Nile and Rift Valley … Continued

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

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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