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UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria
26th Sep 2014

UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations on Thursday that the West was responsible for “strategic blunders” in the Middle East and Central Asia that had created terror havens. “The strategic blunders of the West in the … Continued

UK: Scotland votes against independence
19th Sep 2014

UK: Scotland votes against independence

  Scotland has rejected independence, official results show. With voters turning out in unprecedented numbers, the nation will retain its 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom. Those in favor remaining a part of the United Kingdom led the secessionists approximately … Continued

UK: Scottish referendum, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ very close call
17th Sep 2014

UK: Scottish referendum, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ very close call

  By Sara Asaria The Muslim News: Councillor Shabbar Jaffri of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and spokesperson for the ‘Scottish Asians for YES to an Independent Scotland’ (SAFI4YES) movement, today shared his grandiose vision of a powerful and independent Scotland … Continued

UK: Cameron: ‘Yes’ vote to Scotland would be irreversible decision
16th Sep 2014

UK: Cameron: ‘Yes’ vote to Scotland would be irreversible decision

With just a few days until the Scottish referendum, the British premier has tried to dissuade voters from leaving the UK. The decision wouldn’t be a “trial separation,” but a “painful divorce,” he says. “There is no going back from … Continued

UK: Obama offers Britain support over ‘Islamic State’ beheading of British aid worker
14th Sep 2014

UK: Obama offers Britain support over ‘Islamic State’ beheading of British aid worker

  President Barack Obama vowed that the US would stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the UK after the apparent murder of Briton David Haines. Islamic State militants released a video claiming to show his murder.     The US president … Continued

Who else may follow in Scotland’s footsteps?
13th Sep 2014

Who else may follow in Scotland’s footsteps?

  Scotland’s independence referendum could lead to the founding of the European Union’s first new state. DW presents some of Western Europe’s other separatist movements. In Europe’s eastern half, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia created many new … Continued

UK: NATO leaders to meet in Wales, build Russia strategy
4th Sep 2014

UK: NATO leaders to meet in Wales, build Russia strategy

  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to update world leaders on negotiations with Russia before a NATO summit begins in Wales. There, the alliance will discuss greater protection for Eastern Europe. The two-day NATO summit begins on Thursday in … Continued

UK: British PM Cameron announces new anti-terrorism measures
2nd Sep 2014

UK: British PM Cameron announces new anti-terrorism measures

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined a new plan to tighten anti-terror measures in the UK. It includes giving police temporary power to seize passports of suspected Iraq and Syria-bound Islamist fighters. Addressing the House of Commons … Continued

UK raises terror threat level
30th Aug 2014

UK raises terror threat level

  British authorities have increased the perceived threat of a terror attack in the UK to “severe,” the second-highest available level. Prime Minister David Cameron attributed the change to developments in Iraq and Syria. Home Secretary Theresa May first announced … Continued

UK: First Ebola-infected Briton receives experimental drug ZMapp
27th Aug 2014

UK: First Ebola-infected Briton receives experimental drug ZMapp

    The first British citizen to contract the deadly Ebola virus has been given the experimental drug ZMapp in London. Two US patients recovered after taking the drug, though an infected Liberian doctor died. British nurse, William Pooley, is … Continued

UK: Leaders face off over independence in final Scotland debate
26th Aug 2014

UK: Leaders face off over independence in final Scotland debate

  Leaders of the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps for Scottish independence have made their final pitches to voters in a heated television debate. The historic referendum takes place in three weeks. Arguments and shouting set the scene of a fiery … Continued

15th Aug 2014

Partnerships needed in Gaza aid delivery

    Islamic Help Press Release: The head of UK charity Islamic Help has called on Muslim aid organisations to co-ordinate their efforts towards helping the people of Gaza. Saif Ahmad, the CEO of Islamic Help, has written to his … Continued

UK: Strasbourg: UK disenfranchisement violates Europe law
13th Aug 2014

UK: Strasbourg: UK disenfranchisement violates Europe law

The European Court of Human Rights has overruled Britain’s prohibition on voting by prisoners. The Strasbourg-based court found, however, that the 10 inmates who challenged the ban were not entitled to compensation. The Strasbourg court agreed 5-2 that the UK … Continued

UK: ‘Yes Scotland’ versus ‘Better Together’ in TV debate
6th Aug 2014

UK: ‘Yes Scotland’ versus ‘Better Together’ in TV debate

  [Photo: Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling]   Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, the head of the “Better Together” campaign, have debated Scottish independence on national TV ahead of next month’s vote. It was … Continued

29th Jul 2014

UK: Record breaking £1.2 million raised for Gaza

  London, (Muslim Aid): On 24th July  Muslim Aid raised a record breaking £1.2 million through a telethon on Islam Channel to provide support to those affected by the recent escalating conflict in Gaza.   Over 800 people have lost their … Continued

UK: Labour Leader Ed Miliband “shocked” and “horrified” by escalation of violence in Gaza
19th Jul 2014

UK: Labour Leader Ed Miliband “shocked” and “horrified” by escalation of violence in Gaza

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, in a speech to Labour’s National Policy Forum, said today: I also want to say something about the unfolding events in Gaza. We are all shocked and horrified by the escalation of … Continued

British Foreign Minister William Hague steps down
15th Jul 2014

British Foreign Minister William Hague steps down

  Foreign Secretary William Hague has resigned as part of an anticipated reshuffle of Britain’s center-right coalition cabinet. Prime Minister David Cameron is thought to be preparing the ground for a 2015 election. Hague resigned on Monday night, the eve … Continued

10th Jul 2014

UK: Muslim Aid launches its Ramadan campaign for 2014

London, (Muslim Aid): On 19th of June 2014, Muslim Aid launched its Ramadan Campaign at the Grand Connaught Rooms. With the combined efforts of the staff members and volunteers, this campaign will raise funds for projects assisting poor and vulnerable communities … Continued

UK: Dep Prime Minister, Clegg, defends use of counter terrorism expert investigating Muslim majority schools
1st Jul 2014

UK: Dep Prime Minister, Clegg, defends use of counter terrorism expert investigating Muslim majority schools

[Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi (L) interviewing Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, at his offices in Whitehall, on June 26. Photo: Sara Asaria/The Muslim News] Hamed Chapman London, (The Muslim News): Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has … Continued

UK: Cameron congratulates Juncker on EU commission president nomination
30th Jun 2014

UK: Cameron congratulates Juncker on EU commission president nomination

  UK Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated incoming EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, despite having bitterly opposed his nomination. Meanwhile, a new poll shows more Britons supporting an EU exit.   Prime Minister Cameron telephoned Juncker to mend fences … Continued

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