Tunisians cast ballot at a polling station in Tunis, capital of Tunisia to elect country's first president since the removal of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 protests. (Xinhua/Pan Xiaojing)

Israeli woman in Silwan attacked Nima Abu Hadwan with pepper spray while she was sleeping. (MaanImages)

Protest calling for boycotting of Bahrain’s elections [Photo By Majed Tareef]

Portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat marking 10th anniversary of his death at Al-Azhar University in Gaza. (Photo by Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency)

Ebola outbreak has killed thousands of people in West Africa. Medical staff preparing to treat Ebola victims

Floods in Somalia continue to cause widespread destruction washing away villages

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2014 PM Cameron & Editor of The Muslim News Ahmed J Versi. Nominate for the awards

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Afghanistan: 7 civilians killed in E. Afghan roadside bombing
21st Dec 2014

Afghanistan: 7 civilians killed in E. Afghan roadside bombing

Seven civilians were killed by a roadside bombing in eastern Afghan province of Kunar.

US stands by accusations of North Korea cyber-attack involvement
21st Dec 2014

US reasserted its claim that North Korea was responsible for hacking attacks on movie studio Sony Pictures.

US stands by accusations of North Korea cyber-attack involvement

Palestine: Israeli navy fires on Gaza fishing boats
21st Dec 2014

Israeli navy opened fire at Palestinian fishermen boats along As-Sudaneyya shore, Gaza Strip. Hamas

Palestine: Israeli navy fires on Gaza fishing boats

UN votes for Israel to compensate Lebanon for 2006 oil spill
21st Dec 2014

UN Gen Assembly asks Israel to compensate Lebanon for oil spill damages it caused during July 2006 war.

UN votes for Israel to compensate Lebanon for 2006 oil spill

Pakistan: Five militants killed in Peshawar
20th Dec 2014

Five militants were killed when security forces hit militant hideouts in Matni, SW of Peshawar

Pakistan: Five militants killed in Peshawar

Pakistan: US drone kills four North Waziristan
20th Dec 2014

Four people were killed in a US drone strike in Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region.

Pakistan: US drone kills four North Waziristan

Palestine: Israeli planes bombard Gaza
20th Dec 2014

Israeli bombs Khan Younis in Gaza Strip for first time since Israeli offensive in summer that left 2,000 dead.

Palestine: Israeli planes bombard Gaza

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 4 Palestinians in Jerusalem
20th Dec 2014

Israeli soldiers kidnapped 4 Palestinians during clashes in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 4 Palestinians in Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli soldiers assault Palestinian near Jenin
20th Dec 2014

Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinian near village of Ta’nak, west of Jenin, causing injury.

Palestine: Israeli soldiers assault Palestinian near Jenin

Top Stories - Issue 307 - Friday 28th November 2014

28th Nov 2014

UAE resorts to employ Israeli tactics to disparage critics

The 82 Muslim groups and organisations lumped together by the UAE as so-called terrorists is so wide ranging, from terrorist groups like ISIL, Boho Haram and al-Qa’ida to internationally renowned and respected charity, Islamic Relief. The list just doesn’t make any sense and has no clear rationality.

Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza
28th Nov 2014

Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza

Israel has blocked Norwegian doctor who has helped Palestinians during conflicts for over 30 years from entering the country and thereby accessing the Gaza Strip. Dr Mads Gilbert was banned from entering the country following his outspoken criticism of the Israeli Government.

Editorial

28th Nov 2014

Muslims face more injustices

“The strength of a government is determined by the freedom that flows to its citizens, not the powers it gathers for itself,” said Prime Minister, David Cameron. In his address to the Australian Parliament, he laid a great deal of emphasis on such shared values that also included open societies, accountability and human rights. Yet in their face, he proceeded to confirm plans for new powers to curb more freedoms in the ever-expanding war against terrorism.

28th Nov 2014

UAE resorts to employ Israeli tactics to disparage critics

The 82 Muslim groups and organisations lumped together by the UAE as so-called terrorists is so wide ranging, from terrorist groups like ISIL, Boho Haram and al-Qa’ida to internationally renowned and respected charity, Islamic Relief. The list just doesn’t make any sense and has no clear rationality.

Other Stories

28th Nov 2014

Supplier fined £20k for fake halal labels

A meat wholesaler was fined £20,000 on September 5, after applying counterfeit halal certification labels to products which were then sold to a Birmingham supplier.

28th Nov 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Unique qualities of Ali ibn Abi Talib

The Special Characteristics of the Leader of the Faithful – Ali b. Abi Talib. By Ahmad b. Shu’ayb al-Nasa’i. Translated by Michael Mumisa. Birmingham: Al-Mahdi Institute. pp103. PB. 2014. £9.99

28th Nov 2014

McDonald’s manager arrested after launching racist tirade at Somali customers

A West African McDonald’s manager was arrested over a racist tirade against Somali customers. The victims say he told them: “All you fu@#ing Somalians are the same.” Yasin Farah, 27, and his friends went to the restaurant in south east London, for breakfast at 5.30am on November 2. He said the manager of the restaurant, who is understood to be black and had a West African accent, quickly turned on him and four friends.

28th Nov 2014

LEGAL CORNER: Holiday pay calculation should also include overtime

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has just handed down an important decision on the calculation of holiday pay, Bear Scotland v Fulton and others (UKEAT S0047/13). Three different cases which each raised similar issues were heard together, and a number of important principles can be derived from them.

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