19th Jun 2015

Denmark: Danish PM concedes election defeat, says to resign

[Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt [left] concedes to Lars Loekke Rasmussen] COPENHAGEN, (Xinhua): Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Friday conceded defeat in Thursday’s parliamentary election and said she would step down as chairwoman of the Social Democratic Party. Denmark’s opposition coalition, … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Turkey: AKP party suffers major setback in elections

[President Erdoğan casts his vote at a school building in İstanbul’s Üsküdar district. Photo HDA]   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major setback in parliamentary elections, with the ruling AKP party failing to win an absolute majority. … Continued

7th Jun 2015

Turkey: 53 million voters head for key parliamentary polls

Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News)  A total of 53,741,838 voters in Turkey go to the ballot boxes on June 7, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to cast their votes, which will reshuffle the 550-seat parliament and also define the new government … Continued

9th May 2015

UK: Cameron retains foreign, finance ministers after electoral triumph

  Britain’s PM David Cameron [photo] has decided to keep a number of his ministers in their posts after his Conservative Party’s electoral success. World leaders have congratulated Cameron on his re-election. George Osborne and Philip Hammond will retain their … Continued

UK: EXCLUSIVE: Record 13 Muslim MPs elected, 8 of them women
8th May 2015

UK: EXCLUSIVE: Record 13 Muslim MPs elected, 8 of them women

London, (The Muslim News):  A record of 13 Muslim MPs, up from 8 in 2010, have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim MPs are women. “It is great … 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

1st May 2015

UK audience grills Cameron, Miliband, Clegg in Question Time ‘debate’

[Photo: David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband]   Members of the public in Leeds posed the questions in the last televised round of UK leader “debates,” ahead of next week’s general election. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all … Continued

Muslims should not be viewed through prism of security, says Cameron in an exclusive interview
28th Apr 2015

Muslims should not be viewed through prism of security, says Cameron in an exclusive interview

[Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi, interviewing Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the Conservative Party Headquarters] By Ahmed J Versi Prime Minister, David Cameron, insists that it is not his view to see Britain’s Muslim community through the … Continued

28th Apr 2015

UK: Future of NHS could decide election

  The latest polls show that the UK’s National Health System (NHS) is the most important issue for half of British voters – ahead of the economy, immigration and the benefits system. Mike Power reports from London. It’s a blazingly … Continued

26th Apr 2015

UK: Election polls show Conservative & Labour parties in close tie

[Photo: Labour Leader Ed Miliband and Conservative Leader & PM David Cameron] The latest opinion polls indicate Conservatives and Labour separated only by a few percentage points. More than a third of voters have turned away from the big two … Continued

19th Apr 2015

UK: No party likely to win majority, say opinion polls

  Neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party are likely to win an overall majority in UK’s elections on May 7. Both parties are nearly level with around 30 percent support. UK is going to the polls on May 7, … Continued

17th Apr 2015

UK: Opposition leaders general election battle it out in final TV debate

  [From left, Ed Miliband, Leanne Wood, Nicola Bennett and Nigel Farage are taking]   With three weeks to go before the UK general election, the leaders of the five main opposition parties took part in a final live TV … Continued

13th Apr 2015

Nigeria: Buhari’s party consolidates in regional election

  The party of Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained control of Lagos state governorship, according to the electoral commission. Violence and allegations of vote rigging marred ballots in several states. Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party retained control … Continued

12th Apr 2015

Nigeria: Several killed in state governors election violence

  Clashes and protests have disrupted voting in many districts of Nigeria’s southern oil-rich Rivers state. The elections will choose state governors, some of the most powerful politicians in the West African country. At least nine people have been killed … Continued

9th Apr 2015

UK: Opinion poll gives Labour Party lead over Conservatives

  An opinion poll has put support for the Labour Party at one point ahead of the ruling Conservatives. Election debate has centered on tax benefits for UK residents with foreign passports and wealth held worldwide. The poll of 1,672 … Continued

3rd Apr 2015

UK: No decisive winner after party leaders slug it out in TV debate

  The main players in the British election campaign have clashed on issues including debt, public spending and immigration – but largely avoided talking foreign policy. The vote, set to be a close-run affair, is on May 7. Prime Minister … Continued

1st Apr 2015

Nigeria: Historic election won by retired general Buhari

  A former military dictator has won Nigeria’s presidential election. Standing on an anti-corruption ticket, Muhammadu Buhari [photo above] swept to power with over two million more votes than the incumbent president. President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari on … Continued

30th Mar 2015

Nigerians vote in tense elections marred by violence

  Ballots have started being counted after thousands of Nigerians voted on the second day amid technical glitches. Boko Haram militants were also suspected of killing people in the northeast while fighting Nigeria’s army. Nigerians cast their vote on the … Continued

30th Mar 2015

France: Victory for France’s conservatives in local elections

  France’s conservative UMP was the big winner in the second round of the country’s local elections. The governing Socialists suffered huge losses, while the right-wing National Front also came off worse than expected. Ahead of the fast-approaching 2017 presidential … Continued

29th Mar 2015

Nigeria election extended after technical problems&violence

  Following glitches in new election technology, many Nigerians will return to the polls for a second day to cast their vote. The presidential election has also been marred by an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants. Borno state Governor … 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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