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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: Peshawar school carnage: 141 martyred, 124 injured
17th Dec 2014

Pakistan: Peshawar school carnage: 141 martyred, 124 injured

Death toll from terrorist attack on school mounted to 141, 132 of them students, 124 sustained wounds.

Yemen twin car bombs kill 25, including 15 children
17th Dec 2014

25 people, incl 15 children were killed in two car bombs attacks in Radaa city.

Yemen twin car bombs kill 25, including 15 children

India: Schools across India observe 2-minute silence over Peshawar massacre
17th Dec 2014

Hundreds of thousands of children in schools across India observed 2-minutes silence over Peshawar massacre.

India: Schools across India observe 2-minute silence over Peshawar massacre

Pakistan: National flag lowered to half-mast as Pakistan plunges into mourning
17th Dec 2014

Terrorist attack in Peshawar has plunged Pakistan into deep mourning.

Pakistan: National flag lowered to half-mast as Pakistan plunges into mourning

Pakistan: 22 suspected terrorists killed in air strikes
17th Dec 2014

22 suspected terrorists were killed in air strikes in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency.

Pakistan: 22 suspected terrorists killed in air strikes

EU lawmakers renege on unconditional support for Palestinian statehood
17th Dec 2014

EU lawmakers stopped short of proposing a joint motion urging EU members to recognize a state of Palestine

EU lawmakers renege on unconditional support for Palestinian statehood

Iraq says 2700 missing since ISIS onslaught in June
16th Dec 2014

2,700 people, mostly soldiers, are missing as a result of attacks by ISIS in Iraq.

Iraq says 2700 missing since ISIS onslaught in June

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem
16th Dec 2014

Israeli soldiers invaded Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied E Jerusalem, kidnapped nine Palestinians.

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

Qatar: Interpol urged to “rapidly” remove Qaradawi from wanted list
16th Dec 2014

Dozens of scholars from Qaradawi's orgn urged Interpol to "rapidly" remove his name from its wanted list.

Qatar: Interpol urged to “rapidly” remove Qaradawi from wanted list

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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