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

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

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

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

18th Mar 2015

Israel: Netanyahu’s Likud wins Israel election

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party has won the country’s elections. In the days before the vote, Netanyahu pledged to keep building Jewish settlements and shelve negotiations for a Palestinian state. With more than 99 percent of the … Continued

9th Mar 2015

UK: Gareth Thomas: London Mayor must convert TfL into mutual

By Samard Jawad In a move that is unlikely to quell rumours that he is preparing to run for London Mayor, Gareth Thomas MP has exclusively told The Muslim News that the next Labour Mayor must convert the TfL into … Continued

25th Feb 2015

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6th Feb 2015

Tunisia Parliament approves Unity Govt

    [ Photo:Parliament in session (credit: Al Bawsala)]   Tunisia’s parliament approved Thursday a coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including moderate Islamist rivals al-Nahda, following landmark elections. Of 204 lawmakers present, the vote was … Continued

6th Feb 2015

Mauritania postpones Senate elections to avoid opp boycott

    [Photo: Head of Mauritania’s National Forum for Democracy and Unity Cheikh Sid Ahmed] …   Mauritania has postponed its senatorial elections to focus on persuading the opposition to drop plans to boycott the vote, the government has announced … Continued

28th Dec 2014

Sri Lanka: Largest Muslim party leaves Govt

  The main Muslim political party in Sri Lanka has defected from the government and says it will support the opposition candidate in next week’s presidential election. It is a major blow to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Sri Lanka Muslim … Continued

24th Dec 2014

Tunisians fear the return of the Ben Ali era after Essebsi’s victory

    Tunisia’s presidential vote has been hailed as a landmark, but some veterans of the 2011 revolution fear the victory of an 88-year-old from the old guard will bring a return to repression. For his opponents, Beji Caid Essebsi’s … Continued

24th Nov 2014

Bahrain opposition slams ‘ridiculous’ official voter turnout rate

A war of words over the turnout rate in Bahrain’s legislative election heightened Sunday, between the authorities and the opposition, with the latter accusing the regime of “misleading the public.” With the vote-counting still underway after Saturday’s elections to the … Continued

5th Nov 2014

US: Opinion: GOP thrashing means Obama must fight for his legacy

  The Republican victory in Congress will worsen gridlock in Washington. Obama will be forced to spend his final two years in office defending his legacy and trying to govern without Congress, says DW’s Michael Knigge. After having failed to … Continued

28th Oct 2014

Tunisia’s leading secular party winner in parliamentary vote: preliminary results

    Tunisia’s main secular party was upbeat with the count underway Monday after the first parliamentary election since Tunisia’s 2011 uprising. The vote pitted Islamist party al-Nahda against its main secular rival Nidaa Tounes – also known as Call … Continued

27th Oct 2014

Brazil: Incumbent Rousseff wins presidential election

  With more than 98 percent of ballots tallied, leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff (above) has won re-election as Brazilian president. She defeated her center-right rival Aecio Neves by a narrow margin. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected, defeating her … Continued

26th Oct 2014

Botswana’s ruling party wins parliamentary elections

  The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has renewed its parliamentary majority, according to election commission officials. The BDP’s victory also sets up President Ian Khama for a second term in office. Botswana’s election commission announced on Sunday that the … Continued

16th Oct 2014

Mozambique’s electoral body expresses concerns over reports of violence

  MAPUTO, (Xinhua): Mozambique’s combined electoral observation mission on Wednesday urged all Mozambicans to remain calm and tranquil after voting officially closed in the general elections. Dinis Matsolo from the combined electoral observation, a national body created especially to observe … Continued

13th Oct 2014

Mozambique: 15 injured in northern Mozambique clash during electoral campaign

  MAPUTO, (Xinhua): At least 15 people were injured on Sunday in northern Mozambique amid attacks related to electoral campaign, local state news agency reported on Sunday. Gangs of supporters of the former rebel movement Renamo roamed through the streets … Continued

6th Oct 2014

Brazil: Rousseff set for runoff with Neves in Brazil presidential vote

  Official results in Brazil show incumbent Dilma Rousseff will face a run-off vote against challenger Aecio Neves in the country’s presidential election. Rousseff was the favorite heading into the vote. Brazil’s election authority on Sunday said no candidate had … 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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