Greece: Muslim prayer hall ordered shut
24th Jun 2020

Greece: Muslim prayer hall ordered shut

By Magda Panoutsopoulou   ATHENS (AA) :Greece is closing down one of the oldest Muslim prayer halls in the greater Athens metropolitan area. Saying the facility lacks a license to operate, the Education and Religious Affairs Ministry gave a 15-day … Continued

COVID-19: Mosques, churches in Greece resume services
18th May 2020

COVID-19: Mosques, churches in Greece resume services

By Mehmet Hatipoglu   KOMOTINI, Greece (AA): Mosques and churches in Greece have resumed services as part of the normalization process following the government’s decision to ease coronavirus restrictions with worshippers required to follow social distancing guidelines. Most mosques reopened … Continued

Over 100,500 migrants leave Turkey to reach Europe
2nd Mar 2020

Over 100,500 migrants leave Turkey to reach Europe

By Sena Guler and Jeyhun Aliyev   ANKARA (AA): The number of irregular migrants leaving Turkey for Europe has reached 100,577 as of Sunday evening, Suleyman Soylu said. The migrants are leaving Turkey through northwestern Edirne province bordering with Greece … Continued

Greece: ‘Attack on Muslim cemetery shows rising Islamophobia’
2nd Jun 2019

Greece: ‘Attack on Muslim cemetery shows rising Islamophobia’

By Zehra Nur Duz (AA): A recent attack on a Muslim cemetery in Greece shows the rise of Islamophobia and racism both there and throughout the continent, according to an expert on the region. A Muslim cemetery in the city … Continued

Greece: Muslim leader condemns  racist remarks by ex-Foreign Minister
22nd Feb 2018

Greece: Muslim leader condemns racist remarks by ex-Foreign Minister

By Mehmet Hatipoglu   KOMOTINI, Greece (AA): A Muslim Turk representative in Greece on Wednesday condemned racist remarks by former Greek Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos. Pangalos, who was foreign minister from 1996-99, said “the only good Turk is a dead … Continued

Greece: Lack of Muslim cemetery in Athens compounds grieving
4th Oct 2017

Greece: Lack of Muslim cemetery in Athens compounds grieving

By Furkan Naci Top   ATHENS, Greece (AA): Migrant families fleeing war-torn countries in the Middle East to find shelter in Greece are suffering new wounds due to a problem in Athens: the lack of a cemetery for Muslims. “I … 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

EgyptAir plane from Paris to Cairo ‘disappears’
20th May 2016

EgyptAir plane from Paris to Cairo ‘disappears’

CAIRO, ATHENS (AA): The Egyptian authorities have withdrawn claims that.Aircraft debris found near the Greek island of Karpathos late Thursday belongs to missing EgyptAir flight MS804, In a statement posted earlier online, EgyptAir an official letter from the country’s Ministry … Continued

Greece: Protests broke out at refugee camp in Lesbos
27th Apr 2016

Greece: Protests broke out at refugee camp in Lesbos

By Magda Panoutsopoulou   ATHENS (AA) – Protests broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos during Tuesday’s visit of Greek Migration Minister Ioannis Mouzalas and his Dutch counterpart Klass Dijkhoff. Shouting “Freedom, freedom,” angry refugees … Continued

Macedonia: 300 injured as police fire on refugees
11th Apr 2016

Macedonia: 300 injured as police fire on refugees

By Vasiliki Mitsiniotou   ATHENS, Greece, (AA)  Around 300 people were injured Sunday when Macedonian police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades on refugees as they tried to break through the border fence with Greece, local media reported. … Continued

Turkey: First refugees returns arrive from Greece
5th Apr 2016

Turkey: First refugees returns arrive from Greece

ISTANBUL (AA) – The first refugees to be returned to Turkey under a deal with the EU arrived from the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday morning. An Anadolu Agency correspondent on the Greek island a few kilometers from the … Continued

EU leaders agree on Turkey refugee deal
19th Mar 2016

EU leaders agree on Turkey refugee deal

BRUSSELS (AA): European Union leaders on Friday agreed with Turkey a refugee deal which will see the opening of a new chapter in the country’s accession process in exchange for sending back refugees entering Europe via Greece. Turkey’s Prime Minister … Continued

Greece: Borders closed, children in refugee camp suffer
10th Mar 2016

Greece: Borders closed, children in refugee camp suffer

IDOMENI, (AA): Doctors in a refugee camp located in the northern Greek of town Idomeni, near the Macedonian border, are treating around 180 children per day, and they say that almost all the patients in the camp are children. Doctors … Continued

Greece: Refugee issue not just for Turkey, Greece
5th Mar 2016

Greece: Refugee issue not just for Turkey, Greece

By Magda Panoutsopoulou ATHENS (AA) – Refugee crisis is not just a problem for Turkey and Greece, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during his official visit to Athens Friday. Addressing a joint press conference alongside his Greek counterpart Nikos … Continued

EU: Limited number of refugees cross into Macedonia
3rd Mar 2016

EU: Limited number of refugees cross into Macedonia

By Vasiliki Mitsiniotou   ATHENS (AA) – Thousands of refugees remained on the Greek-Macedonian border on Wednesday, Greek police said, despite Macedonian authorities intermittently opening the frontier. Around 9,000 refugees are waiting around Idomeni, many without proper shelter, to cross … Continued

Greece: Forty-five die in Aegean refugee boat disasters
23rd Jan 2016

Greece: Forty-five die in Aegean refugee boat disasters

By Bahri Asik and Mehmet Hatipoglu   KOMOTINI, (AA) : At least 45 people have died after three boats carrying refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Friday. The Greek Coast Guard recovered the bodies of 34 people, including 11 children … Continued

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead
25th Dec 2015

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkey’s western coast, 20 dead

IZMIR,  (AA): At least twenty people, including 11 children, have drowned off the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. A wooden vessel carrying refugees sank early Thursday, according to the Turkish Coast Guard. Coast guard teams launched search-and-rescue efforts for the packed boat that … Continued

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast
16th Dec 2015

Turkey: Children’s bodies found on Izmir coast

IZMIR,  (AA): The bodies of two children, thought to be refugees, were found washed up on Turkey’s west coast on Tuesday, the coast guard said. They were wearing life jackets when they were found by fishermen near Cesme in the … Continued

Turkey: Children die as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast
27th Nov 2015

Turkey: Children die as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast

MUGLA,  (AA) – Two Syrian children have died after a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s southwest coast early Friday. The boat is the latest to go down in the waters off the Bodrum peninsula, where refugees gather to make … Continued

Greece: 4 dead as migrant boats sink off Lesbos island
1st Nov 2015

Greece: 4 dead as migrant boats sink off Lesbos island

CANAKKALE/BALIKESIR, Turkey (AA): At least four migrants, three of them children, were killed as three boats sank off the Greek island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea, Turkish security sources said late Saturday. More than 100 migrants, mostly from Afghanistan, were … 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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