Photo taken on Dec. 26, 2014 shows golden monkeys at the Foping Giant Panda Valley in Foping County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

Floods in Indonesia have killed many

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Heavy snow in Yorkshire

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Lebanon: Clashes in E Lebanon leave 5 soldiers dead
24th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Clashes in E Lebanon leave 5 soldiers dead

Five soldiers were killed in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border.

Ukraine: 10 killed in shelling attack
24th Jan 2015

10 people died after heavy rockets fell on residential areas in Mariupol

Ukraine: 10 killed in shelling attack

Yemen: Thousands rally against Houthis amid power struggle
24th Jan 2015

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets against Houthis.

Yemen: Thousands rally against Houthis amid power struggle

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 4 teenagers in Hebron
24th Jan 2015

Israeli soldiers kidnapped 4 teenagers in Old City of Hebron

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps 4 teenagers in Hebron

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes barn, tent near Ramallah
24th Jan 2015

Israeli soldiers invaded al-Mogheer in district of Ramallah, demolished a barn and a tent.

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes barn, tent near Ramallah

Palestine: 2,500 new illegal settlements in West Bank
24th Jan 2015

Israel will approve building of 2500 new illegal settlement units in "Efrat" settlement in SE of Bethlehem

Palestine: 2,500 new illegal settlements in West Bank

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising
24th Jan 2015

A young woman was killed during protest ahead of 4th anniversary uprising against Mubarak.

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers nr Jerusalem
24th Jan 2015

Israeli soldiers kidnapped 3 young Palestinians at northern entrance of al-Ram N of Jerusalem

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers nr Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli soldiers open fire on Palestinian car near Nablus
24th Jan 2015

Israeli soldiers opened fire on a Palestinian car at Huwwara military roadblock.

Palestine: Israeli soldiers open fire on Palestinian car near Nablus

Issue 308 - Wednesday 24th December 2014 - Top Stories

Taliban murder of Pakistani students draws global condemnation
24th Dec 2014

Taliban murder of Pakistani students draws global condemnation

The Taliban’s attack on a Peshawar school which killed 132 school children has drawn worldwide condemnation. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) took credit of one of the deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history on December 16. The attack left in total 141 people dead and 124 people with life changing injuries.

Shocking scale of CIA torture tactics revealed
24th Dec 2014

Shocking scale of CIA torture tactics revealed

The full shocking scale of how the US used torture in its ‘war on terror’ was laid bare in a damning report on a network of secret prisons used by the CIA around the world. The Senate Select Committees Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program (between 2002 to 2007), revealed torture far beyond anything previously made public.

Editorial

24th Dec 2014

Misguided advice by Pope

The role of any religious leader carries immense responsibility. They are a spiritual and moral guide for followers and are generally held in high esteem as an authoritative teacher and the ultimate interpreter of holy scriptures. As a source of inspiration, they can be an example to all as a model to aspire to.

24th Dec 2014

Discriminatory Justice

Can a British soldier become a terrorist? Apparently not if the case of Ryan McGee is anything to go by. He was arrested under the Terrorism Act in December 2013 after being detained in military custody while serving in Germany before being returned to Britain. Unlike Muslims, he was not subjected to pre-charge detention but was granted bail while police carried out further investigation.

Other Stories

24th Dec 2014

Methodology for “Muslim voters may determine the next government”

The Muslims News started by taking all constituencies where Muslims are at least 10% of the electorate, 80 constituencies in total

Imam refused Muslimah to pray in the mosque
24th Dec 2014

It is, as a rule, easy to be Muslim in London. Generally, we are free to wear, do and be what we like. Halal food is plentiful and places to pray are not usually difficult to come by.

Imam refused Muslimah to pray in the mosque

24th Dec 2014

France becomes fifth EU state to recognise Palestine in two months

France became the fifth Western European country to recognise a Palestinian state in the space of just two months. Like the British, Irish, and Spanish counterparts the French vote is non-binding, but highly symbolic.

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