Tuesday, June 19, 2018

UK police granted arrest warrant for Manchester Arena bomber’s brother

MANCHESTER: Police will attempt to bring the brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi back to the UK from Libya after being granted a warrant for his arrest. Anti-terror police said an extradition...

Ahad Ali jailed for 12 years in rape case

LONDON: A man who raped a woman multiple times after he imprisoned her in a flat has been jailed for 12 years. Ahad Ali, 2, of Sidney Street, E1, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown...

Hate crimes surge in Britain, vote to leave EU a significant factor

LONDON: Hate crimes in Britain surged by the highest amount on record last year, official figures showed on Tuesday, with the vote to leave the EU a significant factor. But despite the rise prosecutions...

No, Mr. Trump, it is not of Muslims

By Juan Cole Hate crimes are up 30% in the UK over the previous year, rising from 62,518 reported offenses in 2015-16 (the year ends in March). The following year, 2016-17, that number rose to 80,393....

Extremist imams fired in Saudi Arabia; Al-Jubeir

MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia has dismissed several thousand imams from mosques for spreading extremism, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Russian journalists in Moscow. "We will not let anyone spread the ideology of hatred, to finance...

‘SAATH’ conference suggests liberal, democratic, secular and progressive approach is only way forward for...

  LONDON: A number of speakers echoed at two-day conference here on Saturday/Sunday (October 14/15) the common point of view that “a liberal, democratic, secular and progressive country” is the only way forward for Pakistan...

UK reiterates India, Pakistan have to seek lasting solution to Kashmir issue

LONDON: The UK Government has once again expressed its old known stance over the Kashmir issue reiterating that the Britain’s long-standing position is that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting...

No place for Islamophobia in British society; says Govt

LONDON: The House of Lords Tuesday discussed the sensitive issue of Islamophobia at the initiative of Baroness Sayeeda Warsi who asked the government whether they have a definition of Islamophobia and if so, what...

Hate crimes targeting mosques double in UK

LONDON: Hate crimes targeting mosques and other Muslim places of worship across the UK more than doubled between 2016 and 2017, a Press Association investigation has found. Police forces recorded 110 hate crimes directed...

12 more men charged in Rotherham child abuse case

ROTHERHAM: Twelve more men, aged between 33 and 38 and mostly from Rotherham, face accusations of rape and indecent assault and bring the number charged under the National Crime Agency's Operation Stovewood to 21. The...