US: NYC teacher fired after ripping off 8-year-old’s hijab
11th May 2017

US: NYC teacher fired after ripping off 8-year-old’s hijab

NEW YORK (AA): A city teacher lost his job last week after forcibly removing the Islamic headcover, or hijab, from one of his students in class, according to media reports. Oghenetega Edah, 31, who worked as a substitute teacher at … Continued

Swedish Ombudsman decides in favor of headscarf
4th Apr 2017

Swedish Ombudsman decides in favor of headscarf

By Atila Altuntas   STOCKHOLM (AA): The Equality Ombudsman (DO) of Sweden decided on Monday that a Muslim woman was subjected to discrimination on the grounds of religion in the eastern city of Uppsala. According to the press release, the … Continued

Turkey: Hijab now permitted in Turkish army
23rd Feb 2017

Turkey: Hijab now permitted in Turkish army

By Sarp Ozer   ANKARA (AA & Agencies): Female members of Turkey’s armed forces will be able to wear headscarves for first time, under a Turkish Defense Ministry policy announced Wednesday. According to new ministry regulations, female soldiers can wear … Continued

Russia: Half of Russians oppose school headscarf ban
1st Feb 2017

Russia: Half of Russians oppose school headscarf ban

By Elena Teslova   MOSCOW (AA): Half of Russians are in favor of lifting a headscarf ban in schools, according to a poll released Tuesday. The Russian Public Opinion Research Center survey found one in two supported lifting the ban … Continued

Turkey: New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf
28th Aug 2016

Turkey: New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf

By Orhan Onur Gemici   ANKARA (AA): Female police officers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a new ruling published on Saturday. Turkey’s Official Gazette carries a new rule … Continued

Brazil: Egypt’s hijab-wearing beach volleyballer raises eyebrows in Rio
13th Aug 2016

Brazil: Egypt’s hijab-wearing beach volleyballer raises eyebrows in Rio

By Yasin Tuncer   RIO DE JANEIRO (AA): As the standard uniform of female beach volleyball players at the Summer Olympics currently underway in Brazil is the bikini, Egypt’s Doaa el-Ghobashy has raised eyebrows by becoming the first beach volleyball … Continued

Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school
23rd Jul 2016

Nigerian court says Muslim girls can wear hijab to school

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, (AA): Nigeria’s court of appeals on Thursday ruled that Muslim female students can wear their head covering to schools, dismissing a government ban as “discriminatory and an infringement on the constitutional rights” of the affected students. … Continued

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school
4th Jun 2016

Nigerian court says girls can wear hijab in school

LAGOS, (AA): A Nigerian court ruled on Friday that Muslim girls can wear a headscarf to school as long as its color is the same as the approved uniform. “Hijab is a matter of [the] fundamental right of freedom of … 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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