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12th Dec 2013

UK: G8 summit sets ‘ambitious’ 2025 target for dementia cure

  Britain has hosted a special G8 meeting campaigning for a united effort to combat dementia comparable to the global approach to AIDS. Prime Minister David Cameron set a goal of 2025 for a cure.  On Wednesday, the World Health … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

China, UK to boost ties as Cameron voices stance on Tibet

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) holds a welcoming ceremony for the visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 2, 2013.(Xinhua/Li Tao)   BEIJING, (Xinhua): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to enhance political and economic … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

China: Looking beyond differences for practical China-Britain cooperation

  [Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) holds a welcoming ceremony for the visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 2, 2013.(Xinhua/Wang Ye)] By Shang Jun BEIJING, (Xinhua): British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by a 100-strong … Continued

30th Nov 2013

UK: Police helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub

 A helicopter has crashed into the roof of a pub in Glasgow, with a number of fatalities suspected. Police have worked to free people trapped in the building, which was full of Friday night revellers. Police now say 32 people … Continued

22nd Nov 2013

UK: Police make domestic slavery arrests

Three women have been rescued by police after thirty years of domestic slavery in a south London house. Two arrests have been made. Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home. One … Continued

8th Nov 2013

Britain’s spy chiefs accuse Snowden of damaging operations

[Sir Robert John Sawers, chief of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) EPA] London, (Voice of Russia): The heads of the three British spy agencies, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ have appeared before a televised parliamentary committee for the first time. They … Continued

23rd Oct 2013

UK: Syrian peace talks in jeopardy over role of al-Assad’s government

Arab and Western foreign ministers have urged the Syrian opposition to attend Geneva peace talks next month. Those talks may be in jeopardy over disagreements on the role of President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Foreign ministers from Arab and Western nations … Continued

19th Oct 2013

UK: Muslim Aid endorses ‘Education for peace’

London, (Muslim Aid): Muslim Aid endorses the theme of International Peace Day 2013, ‘’Education for Peace’’.  Peace and education go hand in hand in Islam. The word Islam itself means peace and the very first command of Islam to mankind … Continued

9th Oct 2013

Iran confirms exchange of charge d’affaires with Britain

TEHRAN, (Xinhua): Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham confirmed here on Tuesday that Iran and Britain have agreed to appoint a non-resident charge d’affaires in an attempt to resume bilateral ties, local media reported. After the talks between Iranian and … Continued

26th Sep 2013

UK: Govt to stamp out all forms of extremism, says Home Secretary

By Theresa May   London, (The Muslim News):   This summer we have witnessed devastating scenes from Syria, with many appalling images of people hurt and killed. This Government remains deeply concerned about the situation, and our immediate priority is … Continued

9th Sep 2013

UK: Muslim Aid endorses literacies for 21st century on International Literacy Day

London, (Muslim Aid): Muslim Aid believes every one has the right to literacy because it helps human beings in gaining knowledge, acquiring essential skills,  thinking critically and empowering themselves to face challenges in different circumstances. On the occasion of International … Continued

5th Sep 2013

British inquiry on Iraq war atrocities reveals disturbing witness testimony

A British soldier saw his platoon sergeant fire automatic rifle rounds into the twitching bodies of two Iraqi gunmen lying on the ground during a battle in 2004, he said in a written witness statement released on Wednesday. In his … Continued

30th Aug 2013

British parliament votes against authorising military action in Syria

British parliamentarians have voted against authorizing military action against Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron had proposed the motion in response to the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians. The prime minister’s motion was narrowly rejected by 13 … Continued

21st Aug 2013

UK: Muslim Aid message on World Humanitarian Day

London, (Muslim Aid): On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, Muslim Aid expressed its sincere appreciation for aid workers in the UK and overseas offering their time and commitment to serve humanity. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate the … Continued

21st Aug 2013

UK: Snowden journalist says leaked documents backed up

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): American journalist Glenn Greenwald, who helped blow the lid off the United States’ secret global spying campaign, said Tuesday he has copies of all the leaked documents the revelations are based on. No documents were lost … Continued

19th Aug 2013

UK: Protests after Britain detains partner of Snowden journalist under terror law

British authorities have been criticized for detaining the partner of a journalist linked with the US whistleblower Edward Snowden. Police, accused of intimidation, say standard anti-terrorist legislation was used. British authorities were challenged on Sunday to defend the detention at … Continued

18th Aug 2013

UK: BBC to cut anti-Israel remark by famed violinist from broadcast

The BBC said it would edit out an anti-Israel remark made by a prominent musician at a recent concert in London from the broadcast scheduled to air later this month. British violinist Nigel Kennedy issued a mild criticism of Israel’s … Continued

13th Aug 2013

UK: British premier Cameron mulls options in Gibraltar row

Britain is considering taking legal action against Spain over stringent border checks imposed at the border with Gibraltar. It is the latest in an escalating row between the two countries and the disputed territory. Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman said … Continued

24th Jul 2013

UK: William and Kate leave hospital with nameless babe

Prince William and his wife Kate have briefly addressed the press outside hospital in London, just over a day after their new son was born. The new prince, third in line to the British throne, remains nameless for now. The … Continued

22nd Jul 2013

Pakistan: Imran Khan blames UK govt for killing of Zahra Shahid

LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has held British government responsible for killing of Zahra Shahid and party workers on May 12, 2007, Geo News reported.   Addressing an Iftar dinner here, Imran Khan said he had raised voice … Continued

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