France: Paris police shoot attacker near Notre-Dame Cathedral
7th Jun 2017

France: Paris police shoot attacker near Notre-Dame Cathedral

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): A police officer shot and injured a man who used a hammer to attack police near Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday afternoon, triggering a major security operation, according to authorities. “Situation under control, … Continued

France: Paris Grand Mosque welcomes Macron’s election
8th May 2017

France: Paris Grand Mosque welcomes Macron’s election

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): The Grand Mosque of Paris welcomed on Sunday the victory of centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential election and his win over far-right leader Marine Le Pen. The polls placed Macron first with 63.10 … Continued

France: Policeman killed in Paris ‘terrorist’ attack
21st Apr 2017

France: Policeman killed in Paris ‘terrorist’ attack

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): One police officer was killed and two others were seriously injured Thursday when a gunman opened fire at a police patrol on the famous Champs-Elysees boulevard here, according to the Interior Ministry. Daesh has … Continued

US ‘prepared to do more’ after Syria strike
8th Apr 2017

US ‘prepared to do more’ after Syria strike

By Canberk Yuksel   NEW YORK (AA): The U.S.’s strike on Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack was a “very measured step”, Washington’s envoy to the UN said Friday. “We took a very measured step last night. We … Continued

France: 8 injured in France school shooting
17th Mar 2017

France: 8 injured in France school shooting

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): A French prosecutor has ruled out any terror motive in Thursday’s high-school shooting in the south of the country. At least eight people were injured when a gunman opened fire at the Alexis de … Continued

Alienated Muslims in Europe establish their own parties
8th Mar 2017

Alienated Muslims in Europe establish their own parties

BRUSSELS, Belgium, (AA): Muslims in countries worldwide are forming their own political parties to make their voices heard and tackle their problems through political means. Europe or European territories have 11 political parties founded by Muslims or with mostly Muslim … Continued

France: Council of Europe calls for lifting of Gaza blockade
26th Jan 2017

France: Council of Europe calls for lifting of Gaza blockade

By Omer Aydin   STRASBOURG, France (AA): The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday called on Israel and Egypt to lift the blockade on Gaza which has since 2007 remained under a crippling Israeli embargo. Approving a … Continued

France: Pig heads thrown in mosque building in eastern France
14th Jan 2017

France: Pig heads thrown in mosque building in eastern France

By Rahmi Gunduz   PARIS (AA & The Muslim News): Muslim community in eastern French town of Dijon were targeted by an Islamophobic attack; six pigs heads thrown at the gates of a mosque. Six sawn-halves of pigs heads were … Continued

France’s highest court overturns burkini ban
26th Aug 2016

France’s highest court overturns burkini ban

By Ala Abbas   The Muslim News: France’s highest administrative court, The State Council, has overturned the burkini ban on Friday, amidst criticism from human rights groups The French Human Rights League (LDH) appealed to the court the ban put … Continued

France: French Muslims wary over proposed Govt controlled ‘Islamic Foundation’
18th Aug 2016

France: French Muslims wary over proposed Govt controlled ‘Islamic Foundation’

By Onur Usta   PARIS (AA): As France gets closer to its 2017 presidential election, Muslims in the country are concerned about upcoming reforms which some fear could include interventions in Islamic lifestyles. A new state-controlled ‘Foundation for Islamic Works’ … Continued

France: Third town bans ‘burkinis’ from beaches
16th Aug 2016

France: Third town bans ‘burkinis’ from beaches

PARIS (AA): A Corsican village has become the third French town to issue a ban on the full-body swimsuit – known as ‘burkinis’ – worn by some Muslim women. Mayor of Sisco, Pierre-Ange Vivoni, told French television on Monday the … Continued

France: One priest killed, one nun in critical condition in attack on church
26th Jul 2016

France: One priest killed, one nun in critical condition in attack on church

  The Muslim News: Two men armed with knife took 5 people hostages killing one priest in a church Tuesday morning.They attacked the Catholic church in Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray, Normandy, France,during morning service. IN addition to the priest, two nuns, two … Continued

France: 84 dead as truck ploughs into crowd in Nice
15th Jul 2016

France: 84 dead as truck ploughs into crowd in Nice

PARIS (AA):  At least 84 victims, including children, were killed and 20 others wounded after a truck, loaded with heavy weapons, ran over crowds in the southern French city of Nice during Bastille Day celebrations Thursday, according to French authorities. … Continued

France: French commander, wife killed in Daesh-claimed attack
15th Jun 2016

France: French commander, wife killed in Daesh-claimed attack

PARIS / WASHINGTON (AA) – A French police commander and his wife were killed Monday in an apparent attack claimed by Daesh. The officer, who was named in French media as Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, worked as an assistant chief in … Continued

France: Islamophobia & Islamophobic attacks on the rise
17th May 2016

France: Islamophobia & Islamophobic attacks on the rise

PARIS (AA): Islamophobic attacks in France are on the rise, French Council of Muslim Faith President Anouar Kbibeche said Monday. In remarks made during the 33rd French Council of the Muslim Faith conference in the French city of Le Bourget … Continued

French Muslim party to contest by-election
15th Apr 2016

French Muslim party to contest by-election

STRASBOURG,  (AA) – A senior member of France’s Turkish-Muslim Equality and Justice Party (PEJ) has told Anadolu Agency that an upcoming May 22 by-election will be used as preparation for the country’s general election in 2017. PEJ chair Sakir Colak … Continued

French PM’s anti-Islam comments trigger uproar
14th Apr 2016

French PM’s anti-Islam comments trigger uproar

PARIS (AA) – Over the course of a few hours on Wednesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ comments advocating a legal ban on headscarves at university and calling Islam incompatible with the values of the republic triggered a wave of … Continued

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?
31st Mar 2016

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA) – “There are women who choose [to wear headscarves], there were also American negroes who were for slavery”. This sentence was said by a French government minister on Wednesday. As shocking and offensive as … Continued

France: French court validates eviction of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp
26th Feb 2016

France: French court validates eviction of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp

PARIS (AA) – Lille’s administrative court has validated the French government’s decision to demolish and evacuate the southern part of the “Jungle” camp in the northern port city of Calais. “The order is applicable, except for common social areas [places … Continued

France, Iran sign multi-billion dollar trade deals
29th Jan 2016

France, Iran sign multi-billion dollar trade deals

PARIS (AA) – France and Iran heralded a series of major deals thought to be worth billions of dollars on Thursday as the two countries resealed trade ties following the lifting of sanctions against Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, visiting … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

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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