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

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Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising
27th Jan 2015

Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising

20 killed in clashes between protesters & police at 4th anniversary of 2011 uprising.

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks
27th Jan 2015

11people, incl 4 journalists, were killed in an ambush in remote west of the war-torn nation.

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks

Syria: Kurds expel ISIS from Kobane as Iraqi army retakes Diyala
27th Jan 2015

Kurdish militia has driven ISIS out of Syrian border town of Kobane after months of heavy fighting

Syria: Kurds expel ISIS from Kobane as Iraqi army retakes Diyala

Palestine: Israeli navy continues to target Gaza fishermen
27th Jan 2015

Israeli navy targeted Palestinian fishing boats with a hail of gunfire offshore al-Sudanyeh.

Palestine: Israeli navy continues to target Gaza fishermen

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

Palestine: Israeli navy sinks Palestinian fishing boat in Gaza
27th Jan 2015

Palestinian fishing boat was sunk by Israeli navy & also kidnapped four fishermen.

Palestine: Israeli navy sinks Palestinian fishing boat in Gaza

Palestine: Israeli settlers storm holy sites near Nablus
27th Jan 2015

Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed Muslim religious sites in the village of Awarta, northwest of Nablus.

Palestine: Israeli settlers storm holy sites near Nablus

US: Blizzard shuts down New York, much of US Northeast
27th Jan 2015

Streets across northeast of US have shut down as extreme snowfall forces driving bans and halts public transport.

US: Blizzard shuts down New York, much of US Northeast

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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