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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25th Jun 2014

Battle of social media between ISIS and #NO2ISIS campaign goes viral

Sara Asaria, London (The Muslim News) A propaganda war is escalating across the social media between members of the ISIS and a growing number of its opponents, who are publicly countering the terrorist organization through a successful #NO2ISIS campaign. ISIS, … Continued

11th Jun 2014

UK: Angelina Jolie spearheads London summit against rape in war zones

Actress Angelina Jolie has called for “real commitment” and “proper protection for vulnerable people” to bring an end to sexual violence in conflict zones. The four-day summit in London even attracted papal interest. Angelina Jolie on Tuesday said she hoped … Continued

10th Jun 2014

UK: Feeding Futures – Interpal Ramadan Campaign for 2014

London, (Interpal Press Release): On Saturday June 28, Interpal will launch its Ramadan Campaign for 2014. This year, as Interpal marks its 20th anniversary of helping Palestinians in need, the situation on the ground is as dire as it has … Continued

4th Jun 2014

UK: N Ireland FIrst Minister apologises to Muslim community

Gerry Moriarty Irish Times: First Minister Peter Robinson apologised for comments he made last week about Muslims when he met members of Northern Ireland’s Islamic community yesterday evening.His apology made at the Belfast Islamic Centre was accepted by the centre’s … Continued

27th May 2014

UK: Pfizer calls it quits on AstraZeneca

Pfizer’s been hot to acquire AstraZeneca since January. After a controversial courtship and billion-dollar dowry, the New York-based company has finally accepted the British company’s “Thanks, but no thanks.”  US drugmaker Pfizer said Monday it is calling off its controversial … Continued

14th May 2014

ICC reopens probe into alleged British war crimes in Iraq

The ICC has said it will reopen an initial investigation into alleged war crimes carried out by British forces during the Iraq War. Burning, sexual assault and electrocution of detainees are among the alleged abuses.   The Hague-based International Criminal … Continued

9th Apr 2014

UK: Irish president makes first state visit to UK since independence

President Michael Higgins has become the first Irish head of state to visit the United Kingdom since independence. He addressed the British parliament, praising the progress made by Dublin and London toward peace. Addressing both houses of the British parliament … Continued

14th Mar 2014

UK: Four feared dead in British helicopter crash

LONDON, (Xinhua): A civilian helicopter crashed in eastern England late Thursday, with four people aboard believed to have died, local media reported. The accident occurred in Norfolk in what local residents said very foggy weather. The East of England Ambulance … Continued

11th Mar 2014

UK: London to host int’l meeting over sanctions on Russia on Ukraine

LONDON, (Xinhua): Britain is to host an international meeting on Tuesday to discuss possible sanctions against a list of Russians amid ratcheted-up pressure by Western countries to urge Russia to withdraw its forces in Crimea. Britain is mulling sanctions on … Continued

28th Feb 2014

UK: Chancellor Merkel appeals for strong UK voice inside EU

  ]German Chancellor Angela Merkel applauded by Speaker of House of Commons, John Bercow] German Chancellor Angela Merkel has appealed for a strong United Kingdom voice inside the EU in an address to the upper and lower houses of British … 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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