Everything you need to know about Muslim Street: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Muslim Street: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
London, May 24 (IANS) Nick Robinson, the BBC's political editor, Friday apologised for directly quoting a Whitehall source who described the Woolwich killers as being "of Muslim appearance".
Bangkok, May 24 (IANS) Five Thai soldiers were killed and one was injured in a roadside bomb explosion in a Thai province of Pattani Friday. The rangers were returning to their base in their pick-up truck after duty at a Buddhist temple.
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal Friday called on Nawaz Sharif, who is set to become the prime minister of Pakistan, and discussed ways of strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries, Geo News reported.
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Google has gathered images of the beauty and biological diversity of the Galapagos Islands for use on its Street View.
London, May 24 (ANI): Television's top shows have come under fire by health experts for the unhealthy lifestyles of their best loved characters.
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Nick Carter has signed a deal for writing his autobiography with 'Bird Street Books' publication.
London, May 24 (ANI): The suspects behind the Woolwich beheading of a British soldier were reportedly inspired by the preachings of cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed.
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Taliban influence in Afghanistan may grow after international coalition forces pull out, while rising radicalism in Syria could lead to the country's disintegration, Russian military intelligence agency GRU has said.
London, May 23 (ANI): Google chairman Eric Schmidt has called for a more rational and predictable international tax system following widespread criticism over the company's failure to have a more transparent tax payment system.
Islamabad, May 23 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that his government will continue the policy of reconciliation initiated by former premier Benazir Bhutto.
London, May 23 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed that Britain will 'never buckle' in the face of terrorism while condemning a sickening attack on a British solider in broad daylight.
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) "You're going to lose," a brave woman told one of the two machete-wielding London attackers who killed a soldier.
Washington, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An FBI agent shot and killed a 27-year-old alleged friend of slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Florida, a day after questioning him as part of the investigation into the April 15 attack, media reports said.
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A self-proclaimed Saudi cleric said that if women turn on air-conditioners at home in their husband's absence could lead to moral depravities.
Lahore, May 21 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, has told newly elected lawmakers that Pakistan has no other option apart from negotiating with the Taliban in the interest of peace.
Lahore, May 21 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has vowed his government would continue its work for the betterment of the people and would bring about positive change in the first 100 days of his government.
London, May 21 (ANI): Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to a new report in the US.
Rawalpindi, May 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan military chief and president Pervez Musharraf has been granted bail in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.
Baghdad, May 20 (IANS) A series of car bombings and shootings, mainly targeting Shia Muslim areas across Iraq, Monday killed at least 61 people, including Iranian pilgrims, and wounded around 200 others, officials said.
Washington, May 20 (IANS) The board of web pioneer Yahoo has reportedly approved a deal to buy popular blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, according to various media reports.
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper Sunday lauded army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani for breaking convention and calling on incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Lahore, May 19 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief, General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and expected prime minister for the next parliamentary tenure Nawaz Sharif at his residence, and exchanged views on internal and external security issues confronting the country.
Islamabad, May 19 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which is set to lead the government at the Centre, has reportedly told Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani that Pervez Musharraf should leave Pakistan before the elected government takes charge from the caretakers.
London, May 18 (ANI): Rihanna is set to file a 5-million-dollar lawsuit against UK retail giant Topshop over alleged unauthorised use of her picture on their products.
London, May 18 (ANI): Russia has defended its arms sales to Syria, saying it is for purely defensive purposes.
Sydney, May 18 (ANI): An Australian has been charged under anti-terrorist laws for issuing a how-to list on Facebook for how young men can engage in holy war without getting killed or ending up in Guantanamo Bay.
Beijing, May 18 (Xinhua-ANI): U.S. stocks bounced back on Friday to end the week for a fourth straight gain, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S and P 500 closing at all-time highs.
Cairo, May 17 (IANS) Hundreds of protesters flocked Friday to central Tahrir Square here to join demonstrations condemning the rule of President Mohamed Morsi and ruling Muslim Brotherhood group, reported Xinhua.
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Expected to be the hardest, polio eradication was made possible in India thanks to social mobilisation and mapping of houses refusing the vaccine, according to Microsoft's Bill Gates.
Islamabad, May 17 (ANI): Former Pakistan military chief and president, Pervez Musharraf, has decided to launch a 'peoples' movement in order to clear his name and stay politically relevant as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz comes to power next week.
London, May 17 (ANI): Boston marathon bombings suspect wrote a message in a boat where he hid after the blasts, describing victims of the attack as 'collateral damage'.
Washington, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a message on the wall of the boat in which he was captured, claiming responsibility for the April 15 bomb attack, CBS News reported.
Islamabad, May 16 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan's interim Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, on Thursday promised to transfer power to the incoming government on time.
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Pakistan's interim Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Thursday promised to transfer power to the incoming government on time.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India and Pakistan have a long way to go before they can establish better relations, the CPI-M said Thursday.
Lahore, May 16 (ANI): Former Pakistan army chief and president Pervez Musharraf, who is being tried in a number of cases of serious nature and detained at his farmhouse sub-jail, will leave the country before the swearing-in of the new government, according to PML-Z chief and MNA-elect Ijazul Haq.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The central government has sought from all states the number of Muslim youths involved in terror cases lodged in jails, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Wednesday while favouring fast track courts to deal with such cases.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday expressed the hope that Nawaz Sharif, after taking over as Pakistan's prime minister, would fulfill his promise of not allowing his country to export terror.
Lahore, May 15 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has congratulated Pakistan's prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif on his recent victory in the polls, through a phone call, and has also expressed his wish to meet Sharif soon.
Lahore, May 15 (ANI): Co-founder of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and renowned scholar Dr Mubashar Hassan has urged the Indian government to unilaterally offer Pakistan 500MW electricity.
London, May 14 (ANI): A British Muslim peer Lord Ahmed has resigned from the Labour Party ahead of a disciplinary hearing on charges that he made anti-Semitic comments about a Jewish conspiracy.
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan Tuesday announced results of 254 National Assembly seats, with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz heading the tally with 123 seats, followed by the Pakistan Peoples Party with 31 seats.
New York, May 14 (ANI): A Bayern Munich player, who is a convert to Islam, is reportedly furious for being doused with beer after the German giants won the Bundesliga trophy by beating Augsburg 2-0.
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) Forty-nine polling stations in Pakistan achieved the impossible -- the votes polled were more than the total number of voters.
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will Tuesday hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the crisis in Syria, the Kremlin press service said.
Grozny, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said the time was ripe to restore access to YouTube, which was blocked in the mainly Islamic region last year for hosting a controversial film on Islam.
Amritsar, May 13 (ANI): In a major initiative, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) which has registered a landslide victory in Pakistan elections, today nominated first Sikh member Ramesh Singh Arora to the provincial assembly.
Washington, May 13 (IANS) In another mass shooting incident in the US, gunmen opened fire on a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, the largest city in Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal's state of Louisiana, injuring 19 people.
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China Monday lauded Pakistan saying its parliamentary election had been "smoothly held" and pledged continued firm support to the country.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Nawaz Sharif, who is poised to become Pakistan's prime minister for the third time, Monday said he would forge friendly ties with India and invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to his oath-taking ceremony.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) The Karachi Stock Exchange shot up Monday, a day after unofficial results showed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had emerged as the single largest party.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) The decision of Pakistan's voters is unambiguous, "they wanted and voted for change", said a daily Monday, a day after unofficial results showed that Nawaz Sharif was poised to return as prime minister for the third time.
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Gunmen fired shots during an informal Mother's Day afternoon parade in New Orleans in Louisiana state injuring 19 people, two of them children, according to police.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Leaders of many countries Sunday felicitated Nawaz Sharif on his party's victory in the general elections in Pakistan.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf's party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), managed to win one seat each - its first since it was formed - in the National Assembly and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Nawaz Sharif was Sunday poised to return to power after a 14-year hiatus and Pakistan was set to make a transition from one democratically elected government to another as results of the National Assembly elections started trickling in.
London, May 12 (ANI): Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair's sister-in-law, Lauren Booth, has reportedly married a bigamist.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A Muslim group has accused a Christian organization of defamation for publishing a book that accuses the Muslim collective of holding terrorist training in its enclaves.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Nawaz Sharif, who is likely to become the prime minister as his party has emerged a big winner in Pakistan elections, Sunday called a meeting of his party leaders in which government formation is expected to be discussed, a media report said.
Surat, May 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday welcomed Pakistan's democratic election result and hoped that it will continue to have good relations with neighbouring country.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) "Nawaz Sharif will be your prime minister," said his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif as their party surged ahead in the Pakistan polls.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML- N), led by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is leading in the general elections, initial results suggested late Saturday night.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was elected to the Pakistan parliament Saturday.
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Saturday expressed satisfaction over the turnout in the peaceful general elections in the country.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Over 2,000 delegates from Maharashtra and other parts of the country will deliberate on the educational challenges confronting the Muslim community at a two-day conference here May 29-30, an official said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Bollywood's upcoming romantic film 'Raanjhnaa', which stars Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush, was promoted in a complete desi style in Mumbai.
Washington, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried in a Muslim cemetery in a small town in Virginia known for a sprawling, popular amusement park.
New York, May 11 (ANI): America's biggest bank, the JPMorgan Chase has accused reporters from media giant Bloomberg LP of using confidential client data to keep tabs on the bank's employees and get the inside track on stories.
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Unfazed by Taliban threats and bombings, millions of Pakistanis Saturday voted in parliamentary elections that will mark a democratic transition from one elected government to another.
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistanis braved Taliban threats to turn up at polling stations Saturday to decide the fate of 23,000 candidates, marking a democratic transition from one elected civilian government to another.
As a law abiding Muslim of India, my head hung deep down in shame as I had read the news of Shafique-ur-Rehman Barq, BSP member parliament, leaving the hall while Vande Mataram, the national song, was being played. On his part, it was the stupidity of highest order.
Warsaw, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has no plans to supply Syria with weapons beyond the current contracts that Moscow is honouring, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
London, May 10 (IANS) Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police during a manhunt, held extreme views of jihad and expected to find a full-fledged war when he visited Russia's Muslim-dominated North Caucasus region, media reports said.
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan was on the edge Friday, a day before it goes to the polls to decide the fate of 23,000 candidates who stayed on despite a volatile run-up that saw at least 100 people being killed in a series of terror attacks and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son being abducted.
Islamabad, May 10 (ANI): Votes of the non-Muslim sections in Pakistan are likely to play a decisive role in the final result of May 11 polls, according to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) chairman, Tariq Malik.
Accra, May 10 (IANS) A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Accra Sports Stadium to mark the 12th anniversary of the disaster which claimed 127 soccer fans in 2001.
New York, May 10 (ANI): Turkish Airlines will repeal a ban on female flight attendants wearing red lipstick and nail polish, following an outcry by secular Turks worried that the country is becoming too Islamic.
London, May 9 (ANI): Ahead of the forthcoming elections, none of Pakistan's leading political parties are set to achieve a majority in the National Assembly, a recent survey on Pakistan's electoral politics has revealed.
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): The May 11 general elections in Pakistan will not only decide which political party will form the next civilian government, but could also be a litmus for the country's powerful military, that has opted to stay out of politics.
London, May 9 (ANI): Nawaz Sharif, who is tipped to be Pakistan's next prime minister, has said he would end the country's involvement in the US-led war on terror if elected.
Toronto, May 9 (IANS) Hindus comprise 1.5 percent, Sikhs 1.4 percent and Muslims 3.2 percent of Canada's population of around 35 million, according to the 2011 National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada.
Sydney, May 7 (ANI): The Islamic-ruled Egyptian government has opened its arms to visitors who drink alcohol and wear bikinis in an effort to boost tourism numbers which has suffered a decline following a popular uprising which toppled the Hosni Mubarak government in 2011.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A New Jersey greeting card maker has been slammed by a civil rights group in America for showing a Muslim doll on a birthday card with several incendiary phrases.
London, May 7 (ANI): Dame Helen Mirren, who recently shouted at drummers after they disrupted her theatre performance, has said that she would do it all over again.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslims has been called unconstitutional.
London, May 6 (ANI): Helen Mirren, who was playing Queen in the hit play 'The Audience,' swore at noisy street drummers after they disrupted her performance.
Lahore, May 6 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that the plight of former president Pervez Musharraf should serve as an example to other top brass who may be planning a takeover.
Lahore, May 5 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that if voted to power, he would constitute a commission to probe Kargil conflict and its investigation report would be made public.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Only right-wing Hindutva leaders can guarantee the security of Muslims in India, BJP leader Uma Bharti said Sunday, as she defended Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, facing fire over handling of 2002 riots in his state.
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Days after a court in Pakistan banned former President Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections for the rest of his life for abrogating constitution during the emergency in 2007, his party Friday announced boycott of the May 11 elections.
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Three people were killed in Egypt after a Facebook overnight spat over President Mohamed Morsi turned into a bloody fight, state-run Al-Ahram news website reported Friday.
London, May 3 (IANS) A Muslim politician and government critic arrested in Sri Lanka must be immediately released or charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offence, Amnesty International said.
Indian Muslims' antipathy towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is known. The party hasn't thought much about Muslims in term of being equal citizens. Instead it has worked tirelessly to antagonise a community that comprises more than 15 percent of the Indian population.
Islamabad, May 3 (ANI): The counsel of Pervez Musharraf has requested the Supreme Court to form a larger bench in the hearing of petitions seeking high treason proceedings against the former military chief and president.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Osvaldo Quiroz-Lopez, an alleged costumed cad accused of violently shoving a toddler as his Indian-origin mother did not give him a tip, is continuing to fight his misdemeanor reckless endangerment case rather than take a no-jail plea.
London, May. 2 (ANI): Helen Flanagan has been named the UK's Sexiest Woman by FHM Magazine.
London, May 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Britain have discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in different fields, especially in politics, economy and investment sectors.
Damascus, May 1 (IANS) Two people were killed and 28 others wounded Wednesday in twin blasts in the Syrian capital, a local media report said.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Street vendors associations from across the country Wednesday hailed the government for assurance that it will during the current budget session move the bill to protect the livelihood, dignity and human rights of millions of vendors.
Baghdad, May 1 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 37 others wounded in separate incidents of bombings and shootings in central and eastern Iraq Wednesday, police said.