11th May 2015

Saudi king pulls out of US-Gulf meet

  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has designated his newly appointed crown prince to attend a summit hosted by US president Obama. The leaders of Gulf nations are unnerved by international nuclear talks with their rival Iran. Instead of the Saudi … Continued

8th May 2015

US appeals court rules NSA bulk metadata sweep illegal

  A US court has ruled that the NSA has exceeded the scope of its mandate by collecting data from millions of Americans’ phone calls. The practice was brought to light by exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden. The ruling handed down … Continued

7th May 2015

Canada stunned as oil-rich Alberta votes in leftist Govt

  Canada’s federal Conservatives are tallying the damage a day after Alberta ended the 44-year rule of its sister party, in what is the nation’s most conservative province. The left-leaning New Democrats surged to power. More than four decades of … Continued

5th May 2015

US: Texas shooting suspect was under FBI investigation

  A man shot dead by police after firing outside a Prophet Muhammad drawing contest was being investigated by the FBI. The intelligence service was following allegations of jihadist sympathies. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Monday that investigators were … Continued

4th May 2015

US: Two gunmen killed in shooting at Texas anti-Islam event

  Two people have been killed and a third injured near a contest in Texas to draw the Prophet Muhammad. It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting was related to the event. Local media have reported that two people who … Continued

2nd May 2015

US: Obama says people deserve the truth on Freddie Gray’s death

  The people of Baltimore deserve the truth, US President Barack Obama said Friday. His statement came hours after the state prosecutor announced that six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s [photo above] death were being charged. US President Barack Obama said … Continued

1st May 2015

US: Hundreds protests Gray case in Philadelphia

  In downtown Philadelphia, hundreds of protestors are marching through the streets over the Freddie Gray case. Police have said no curfew will be imposed as long as the demonstration remains peaceful. Live images from the northeastern city, which lies … Continued

30th Apr 2015

US: Japanese PM Abe makes historic speech to US Congress

  Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has addressed both houses of the US Congress (photo above) making him the first Japanese prime minister in history to do so. In his speech he offered “eternal condolences” for Japan’s actions in World War II. … Continued

30th Apr 2015

US: Protests across US over Baltimore police custody death

  There have been marches in a number of US cities and Baltimore to protest the death in police custody of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 of a fatal but unexplained spinal injury. In Washington, a … Continued

29th Apr 2015

US: Baltimore curfew amid reports of protests in Ferguson

  A curfew enforced following two days of riots in the US city of Baltimore has been largely followed. Social media users and local media, however, have reported protests reignited violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Authorities imposed the emergency seven-hour at … Continued

28th Apr 2015

US: ‘Thugs’ ransack Baltimore on heels of peaceful protests for Gray

  A state of emergency is in place in Baltimore after unrest erupted to coincide with the funeral of Freddie Gray. Local officials have attributed the violence to opportunistic “thugs.” Tensions remained high on the streets of Baltimore into Tuesday … Continued

24th Apr 2015

US: Court gives ex-CIA boss Petraeus 2 years probation for sharing secrets

Former CIA director David Petraeus has been sentenced to two years probation for sharing military secrets, after a plea deal. The ex-four-star army general’s career was ruined when details of his affair came to light. A federal court in Charlotte, … Continued

24th Apr 2015

US accused of double standards on civilians killed by drones

[US drone attacks kills civilians in Pakistan] President Barack Obama has publicly acknowledged that a US drone strike killed two Western aid workers. But hundreds of civilian deaths in similar strikes across the Muslim world remain shrouded in official secrecy. … Continued

16th Apr 2015

Iran dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal

  Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (photo above) has downplayed the role of the US Congress in Tehran’s final nuclear agreement with the world powers. He said his country is not only negotiating with the US. President Rouhani said his administration was … Continued

15th Apr 2015

Iraq: No additional US military assistance for Iraq

  [US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi]   Washington has pledged $200 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq, however, there hasn’t been any promise for more military aid. The Iraqi PM did not ask … Continued

15th Apr 2015

US: White House, Congress compromise on Iran deal

  [Photo: US Sec of State John Kerry and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif]   Senators from both sides of the aisle have compromised over a bill allowing congressional review of any final nuclear deal with Iran. The measure … Continued

11th Apr 2015

Summit of the Americas opens with historic handshake

[U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro shake hands] Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands at the opening of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, marking the first time in more than 50 … Continued

8th Apr 2015

US: White police officer charged with murdering black motorist

    Local authorities on Tuesday charged North Charleston police officer Michael Slager of shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott on April 4. A video of the incident showed Slager shooting the man who appeared to be fleeing from him (above photo) … Continued

7th Apr 2015

US: Obama: Nuclear deal can’t depend on Iran recognizing Israel

  US President Barack Obama has said it would be a “fundamental misjudgment” to ask Iran to recognize Israel as part of the nuclear deal. Israel says it is still thinking of military action against the Iran pact. Barack Obama … Continued

4th Apr 2015

Iran rejects US spokeswoman’s statements on suspension of sanctions

  TEHRAN (FNA): Iranian Deputy Lead Negotiator (in talks with the six world powers) Seyed Abbas Araqchi (pictured above)  dismissed as “wrong interpretation” the recent statements made by US State Department’s Spokeswoman Marie Harf about the Lausanne statement issued by … Continued


The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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