UK: Cameron retains foreign, finance ministers after electoral triumph
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

Canada stunned as oil-rich Alberta votes in leftist Govt
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

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

UK: Future of NHS could decide election
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

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

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

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

Nigeria: Buhari’s party consolidates in regional election
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

Nigeria: Several killed in state governors election violence
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

UK: Opinion poll gives Labour Party lead over Conservatives
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

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

Nigeria: Historic election won by retired general Buhari
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

Nigerians vote in tense elections marred by violence
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

France: Victory for France’s conservatives in local elections
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

Nigeria election extended after technical problems&violence
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

UK: Cameron, Miliband grilled on TV as UK election campaign opens
27th Mar 2015

UK: Cameron, Miliband grilled on TV as UK election campaign opens

  Britain’s May 7 general election campaign began Thursday with a televised grilling of Prime Minister David Cameron and his Labour Party challenger Ed Miliband. They were questioned separately, without direct debate. In a snap survey, viewers judged that Cameron … Continued

Five great Muslims candidates for 2015
23rd Mar 2015

Five great Muslims candidates for 2015

The two Muslim Parliamentary candidates recently caught up in scandals have taken the limelight from a great crop of Muslim candidates who will enter Parliament in 2015. The Muslim News has profiled some of them for later release, but for … Continued

UK: Conservatives suspend candidate over alleged far-right plot
23rd Mar 2015

UK: Conservatives suspend candidate over alleged far-right plot

  British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives have suspended one of their candidates for the upcoming general election. This followed allegations that he sought to stir up racial tensions in a bid to win votes. The party announced on Saturday … Continued


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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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