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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

Pakistan: Former UK MP renounces British citizen to join politics in Pakistan
20th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Former UK MP renounces British citizen to join politics in Pakistan

LAHORE, (The News): Former Glasgow MP Mohammad Sarwar, who gave up British citizenship for political role in Pakistan, arrived at Lahore airport on Saturday morning, Geo News reported. Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, 60, is tipped to take on the role of … Continued

18th Jul 2013

UK: Parliament questions arms exports to flashpoints

A parliamentary committee in the UK has said the British government issued 3,000 licenses to export military equipment, worth more than $18 billion, to the 27 countries London considers possible human rights violators. According to a parliament report released on … Continued

17th Jul 2013

UK: British lawmakers pass same-sex marriage bill

British lawmakers have passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in England and Wales. The bill is expected to become law later this week, paving the way for the first same-sex weddings to be held in 2014. After a two-hour debate, … Continued

14th Jul 2013

UK: Protestant protesters clash with police in Northern Ireland

There have been renewed clashes on the streets of Belfast surrounding traditional Orange Day parades. This came despite the police having called in reinforcements from elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland police came under attack for a second night … Continued

13th Jul 2013

UK: London Heathrow airport closed due to plane fire

File photo taken on Aug. 17, 2012 shows a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft of Ethiopian Airlines at Bole international Airport in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. London Heathrow airport had closed both its runways due to a fire aboard an … Continued

10th Jul 2013

European Court of Human Rights overrules Britain on murder jail terms

A European Court has ruled that Britain violated the rights of three convicted murderers by jailing them for life with no prospect of release. Britain’s Justice Secretary criticized the decision. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled … Continued

8th Jul 2013

UK: Abu Qatada deported to Jordan

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has returned to Jordan after being deported by Britain. His transfer to Jordan ends a decade-long court battle on whether he would be subjected to torture. Britain on Sunday deported the West Bank-born Islamist preacher … Continued

4th Jul 2013

UK: Promising growth for the UK economy?

Governor of the Bank Mark Carney’s had a first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting Thursday.     By Nailah Dossa LONDON, (The Muslim News): Sterling has fallen sharply after the Bank of England warned that markets were wrong to speculate … Continued

4th Jul 2013

UK grants judicial immunity to Israel army chief suspected of war crimes

Israel’s army chief arrived in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, after the European nation decided to grant him judicial immunity during his official visit, Ma’an news agency reported. Lieutenant General Benny Gantz (above), the chief of staff of the Israeli … Continued

18th Jun 2013

Northern Ireland: Syria divisions dominate Obama-Putin meeting at G-8 summit

Divisions between Russia and the US over Syria have overshadowed talks of G-8 leaders in Northern Ireland’s Enniskillen. The summit had begun on a positive note with progress on a transatlantic free trade deal. US President Barack Obama and Russia’s … Continued

17th Jun 2013

UK: Syria to dominate discussions at G8 summit in Northern Ireland

Syria is expected to dominate discussions as the leaders of the seven leading industrialized nations, plus Russia, gather for the G8 summit. There appeared to be little chance of reaching common ground on the issue. Serious differences remained between Russia … Continued

2nd Jun 2013

UK: Second man charged in London soldier’s murder as police arrest protesters

British police have charged a second suspect in the murder of a British soldier in London. The incident has sparked demonstrations in the capital city by rightwing and anti-fascist groups in which dozens were arrested. Marchel Adebolajo, 28, has been … Continued

30th May 2013

UK: Police charge suspect in killing of British soldier

British police have charged one of the two main suspects in last week’s killing of a British soldier in London. The charges came hours after police said the victim’s autopsy confirmed he died of stabbing wounds. Michael Adebowale, 22, was … Continued



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