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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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Australia: Eight children stabbed to death
19th Dec 2014

Australia: Eight children stabbed to death

Eight children aged 18 months to 15 years old were found stabbed to death in an Australian home.

Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members
20th Dec 2014

Egyptian security forces detained 102 members of Muslim Brotherhood in raids across five provinces.

Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members

Iraq: Kurds break Mount Sinjar siege against ‘Islamic State,’ free Yazidis
19th Dec 2014

Kurdish forces have broken siege on Mount Sinjar and recaptured territory in a two-day assault

Iraq: Kurds break Mount Sinjar siege against ‘Islamic State,’ free Yazidis

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured by Israeli forces near Hebron
19th Dec 2014

Several residents were injured in Beit Ummar after Israeli military vehicles invasion.

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured by Israeli forces near Hebron

Pakistan: 8 militants, incl TTP commander, killed in Ziarat
19th Dec 2014

Eight suspected militants were killed by security forces in Balochistan's Ziarat district.

Pakistan: 8 militants, incl TTP commander, killed in Ziarat

Palestine: Israeli settlers assault Palestinian bus driver in Jerusalem
19th Dec 2014

Palestinian bus driver was injured after Israeli settlers assaulted him at Central Bus Station in W Jerusalem.

Palestine: Israeli settlers assault Palestinian bus driver in Jerusalem

Yemen: Ansar al-Sharia claims responsibility for twin car bombs
19th Dec 2014

Twin car bomb attacks by Ansar al-Sharia in Hodeidah targeting Houthis left dozens dead and wounded

Yemen: Ansar al-Sharia claims responsibility for twin car bombs

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes, sabotage electricity in Burin
19th Dec 2014

Israeli settlers cut power to an electricity line supplying Palestinian home in Burin, south of Nablus

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes, sabotage electricity in Burin

Tunisia: ISIS-linked group claims 2013 murders of secular Tunisian politicians
19th Dec 2014

Extremists who joined ISIS claimed 2013 murders of two secular politicians

Tunisia: ISIS-linked group claims 2013 murders of secular Tunisian politicians

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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