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Gaza conflict: “This is not a war. This is a terror attack by one of the most powerful military forces in the world.”

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By Naila Missous On the first day of the ceasefire, Gaza and it’s residents fled to desperate and immediate mourning. The recent attack on Gaza has moved me furiously to write. During the last attack by Israel in 2009, the slaughter of hundreds of Gazans was plastered all over our television screens. Trapped in a […]

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Architect Zaha Hadid becomes a dame

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By Naila Missous  Zaha Hadid has been awarded the prestigious title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to architecture in the Queen’s birthday honours which were announced back in June 2012. The 62-year-old Iraqi born architect, who was responsible for the design of the Aquatics Centre in the […]

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Tortured by Nazis, 68 years later Noor Inayat Khan becomes first Muslim to receive a statue in the UK

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By Naila Missous On September 13 1944, brutally tortured by Nazis lay a British spy known to most as Nora Baker. Her name was in fact Noor Inayat Khan: an Indian Muslim and first female radio operator to infiltrate occupied Paris.  She was sent into France by Winston Churchill’s secret Special Operations Executive, but was […]

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London 2012: The rise of the Muslim female athlete

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By Naila Missous In the final weeks preceding the Olympic Games in London, Saudi Arabia issued an announcement that made headlines around the globe: Saudi women would be allowed to participate in the games for the first time in the Kingdom’s history. Praising cautiously, the international community could not deny that the ruling could represent a […]

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Algeria win controversial gold at London 2012

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By Naila Missous First they told him to leave. Then they invited him back. Next they gave him the gold. Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi won the 1,500m gold medal at the London Olympics on Tuesday night, only a day after being kicked out of the Olympics. On Monday, Makhloufi was disqualified from the games after track […]

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Meet The Writers

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Click on the writers name to view their catalogue of work Simon Farnsworth: Editor of World News Today. Contact the editor on Linkedin. Naila Missous is currently studying at the University of Manchester. Naila covers the Middle East and Africa for WNT while also challenging commonly held views that Western culture hold over Muslims and Arab nations. Alex Jones is a freelance journalist […]

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Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

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By Naila Missous Hosni Mubarak, who governed Egypt for 30 years before a popular uprising toppled him last year, has today been sentenced to life in prison for accessory to murder of protesters. Hundreds of police surrounded the court set up at the Police Academy on Cairo’s outskirts yesterday as protesters gathered outside holding up […]

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Leading Iranian human right activist arrested

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By Naila Missous Human rights defender Narges Mohammadi was arrested over the weekend and transferred to Evin prison’s women’s ward. She has been issued with a six-year prison sentence. The press advocacy group said Mohammadi was and taken to Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, where many political dissidents continue to be held and where many are believed to have […]

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Race tensions rise during French election

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By Naila Missous  The leader of the National Front party, Marine Le Pen, and Nicolas Sarkozy have reiterated the issue of immigration  during the ongoing election, both using it as a prominent campaign point. The root cause may be pinned down to the desperation of a generation of young French people, ghettoised in dismal suburbs (les banlieues) […]

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French Presidency relies on six million far-right voters

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By Naila Missous As campaigning continues ahead of the May 6 run off for French president, both candidates set out on Monday to court over six million people who voted for the far-right Front National (FN) party in Sunday’s first round. President Nicolas Sarkozy, who had already swung to the right in the campaign, showed off […]

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