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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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Pakistan: Afghanistan promise action against Taliban group
18th Dec 2014

Pakistan: Afghanistan promise action against Taliban group

Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif got assurances from Afghan Govt for action against Taliban.

Palestine: Israeli troops forcibly abduct two crying 10-year old children
18th Dec 2014

Video tape evidence shows Israeli troops forcibly abducting two crying 10-year old Palestinian children

Palestine: Israeli troops forcibly abduct two crying 10-year old children

Palestine: Palestinian woman injured by hit & run attack by Israeli settler near Qalqilia
18th Dec 2014

A woman was injured after being hit by a speeding Israeli settler’s car, east of Qalqilia.

Palestine: Palestinian woman injured by hit & run attack by Israeli settler near Qalqilia

Palestine: Israeli soldiers attack three Palestinians in Jerusalem
18th Dec 2014

Israeli soldiers invaded Palestinian homes in E Jerusalem, violently assaulted 3 Palestinian men.

Palestine: Israeli soldiers attack three Palestinians in Jerusalem

Breakthrough between US and Cuba triggers euphoric responses around the world
18th Dec 2014

Diplomatic relations between Cuba & US revival has been applauded around the world.

Breakthrough between US and Cuba triggers euphoric responses around the world

Yemen: Houthis tighten grip on key institutions
18th Dec 2014

Yemen's Houthi movt sacked top managers of the country's second largest port and the main oil company.

Yemen: Houthis tighten grip on key institutions

EU: Court decision to remove Hamas from terror list “legal” not “political”
18th Dec 2014

Hamas must be removed from EU's terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, European court ruled

EU: Court decision to remove Hamas from terror list “legal” not “political”

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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