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

Bird's eye view of flooded streets of the north-eastern town of Kuantan, Malaysia

Syrian refugees Turkish/Syria border

Heavy snow in Yorkshire

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Barack Obama hacking crisis

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Philippines: 30 police commandos killed in clash with MILF rebels
26th Jan 2015

Philippines: 30 police commandos killed in clash with MILF rebels

30 Philippine policemen were killed in a gunbattle with members of BIFF & MILF in Maguindanao.

Palestine: Israeli settler runs over 5-year-old Palestinian near Tulkarem
26th Jan 2015

Israeli settler car ran over a five-year-old Palestinian child near Tulkarem

Palestine: Israeli settler runs over 5-year-old Palestinian near Tulkarem

Palestine: Palestinian stabbed by Israeli settlers in Hebron
26th Jan 2015

Israeli settlers attacked, beat and stabbed a Palestinian man, from Doura town, near Hebron

Palestine: Palestinian stabbed by Israeli settlers in Hebron

Palestine: 77 Palestinians, mostly children, displaced in 3 days
26th Jan 2015

In three days alone, 77 Palestinians, over half of them children, became homeless due to Israeli demolitions.

Palestine: 77 Palestinians, mostly children, displaced in 3 days

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising
26th Jan 2015

Two protestors were killed on the anniversary of 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister
26th Jan 2015

Gunmen kidnapped Libyan deputy foreign minister from his hotel room in al-Baida.

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister

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

Greece: Reactions to Syriza win in elections
26th Jan 2015

Reactions in Europe to the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza suggests Greece is on "collision course" with EU

Greece: Reactions to Syriza win in elections

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps Palestinian in Bethlehem
26th Jan 2015

Israeli soldiers invaded kidnapped Palestinian in Deheishe refugee camp, in Bethlehem.

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps Palestinian in Bethlehem

Palestine: Palestinian injured by Israeli army near Hebron
26th Jan 2015

A young man was injured, another kidnapped, by Israeli soldiers invading Beit Ummar.

Palestine: Palestinian injured by Israeli army near Hebron

Iraq: ISIS lost 1 % of territory after months of airstrikes
25th Jan 2015

ISIS lost only a tiny fraction of captured territory in Iraq after 5 months of US-led airstrikes.

Iraq: ISIS lost 1 % of territory after months of airstrikes

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

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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