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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

Turkey: 21 dead as refugee boat capsizes in Black Sea
23rd Sep 2017

Turkey: 21 dead as refugee boat capsizes in Black Sea

By Sahin Oktay, Tahir Turan Eroglu, Ibrahim Aktas, Sengul Oymak   KOCAELI, Turkey (AA): At least 21 people were killed when a fishing vessel carrying migrants sank in the Black Sea off northwestern Kocaeli province early Friday, Turkish Coast Guard … Continued

Libya: 80 African migrants rescued off Libyan coast
9th Jul 2017

Libya: 80 African migrants rescued off Libyan coast

By Hamze Tekin, Zeynep Tufekci and Hacer Baser   TRIPOLI, Libya (AA): Eighty African migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya, a coast guard official said Saturday. Navy teams rescued the migrants, including 20 women and seven children from … Continued

Libya: 113 migrants missing after boat sinks off Libya
9th May 2017

Libya: 113 migrants missing after boat sinks off Libya

ROME (AA): At least 113 people are missing after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Libya, the Italian ANSA news agency said Monday citing the International Organization for Migration. Six men and one woman were saved by … Continued

African Union summit criticises Trump on Muslim ban
1st Feb 2017

African Union summit criticises Trump on Muslim ban

By Mohammad es-Seyyid and Ahmed Muhammed Abdalla   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AA): The 28th Summit of the African Union ended early Wednesday as it criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. President Alpha … Continued

Europe: Refugees facing harsh winter conditions, warns UN
14th Jan 2017

Europe: Refugees facing harsh winter conditions, warns UN

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s refugee agency on Friday expressed deep concern at the situation of refugees and migrants struggling with life-threatening winter conditions across Europe. “We are deeply worried at the situation of some 1,000 people, … Continued

Turkey: 30 migrants rescued overnight from boat in Aegean
21st Oct 2016

Turkey: 30 migrants rescued overnight from boat in Aegean

By Hanife Erdinc   CANAKKALE, Turkey (AA): Thirty foreigners were rescued by the Coast Guard after their motorboat broke down overnight Wednesday in the northern Aegean Sea off Canakkale’s Ayvacik district, a Coast Guard security source said. The source, who … Continued

Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy
24th Sep 2016

Egypt: More than 165 dead in boat tragedy

CAIRO (AA): The death toll now stands at 166 after a boat carrying undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast earlier this week, a local official said Saturday. Mutubas district Mayor Abdul Sattar said security forces and fishermen have recovered … Continued

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast
22nd Sep 2016

Egypt: 29 undocumented refugees drown off Egypt coast

By Mohamed Mahmoud   CAIRO (AA): Dozens of people drowned after a boat carrying hundreds of undocumented migrants sank off Egypt’s northern coast, Egyptian officials announced Wednesday. “At least 29 people died and another five were injured after their boat … Continued

Libya: 16 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libyan coast
3rd Jul 2016

Libya: 16 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

By Heysel el-Mahzi   BIN GIRDAN, (AA): Sixteen Tunisian migrants are feared dead after a boat with nearly 30 people on board capsized off the Libyan coast Saturday, a local source said. “The boat carrying 28 Tunisian migrants left the … 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

Greece: Seven refugees die off Greek islands
29th Oct 2015

Greece: Seven refugees die off Greek islands

By Magda Panoutsopoulou   ATHENS (AA): At least seven refugees, including an elderly woman and two young children drowned when at least three boats capsized off Greek islands Wednesday, Greek Coast Guard said. In the first incident, an elderly woman, a five-year-old boy … Continued

Libya: More than 40 bodies found off coast of western Libya
26th Oct 2015

Libya: More than 40 bodies found off coast of western Libya

TRIPOLI, (AA): Rescue teams have recovered the bodies of at least 40 people — thought to be drowned migrants — off the shore of western Libya, local sources said Sunday. Mahmoud al-Misrati, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, told … Continued

Croatia: 400 refugees enter Croatia from Serbia
17th Sep 2015

Croatia: 400 refugees enter Croatia from Serbia

VUKOVAR-SRIJEM, (AA): More than 400 refugees crossed from Serbia to Croatia Wednesday, Croatian officials said, after Hungary sealed its southern border. Migrants risked land mines left over from the 1990s war in former Yugoslavia as they crossed into Croatia’s Vukovar … Continued

Turkish PM cautions against ‘Christian fortress Europe’
10th Sep 2015

Turkish PM cautions against ‘Christian fortress Europe’

LONDON (AA): Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said the strategy of some European leaders to invoke Christianity as a rallying cry to keep refugees out will not resolve the crisis at hand. In an article for the U.K. newspaper … Continued

Turkey: Western world to be blamed for refugee deaths
4th Sep 2015

Turkey: Western world to be blamed for refugee deaths

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s president on Thursday pointed the finger at Western governments for a worsening refugee crisis and the deaths and drownings of migrants seeking shelter from war-torn countries. “To be honest, the whole Western world is to be blamed, in … Continued

‘Over 2,000 migrants die’ trying to cross Mediterranean
5th Aug 2015

‘Over 2,000 migrants die’ trying to cross Mediterranean

GENEVA (AA): More than 2,000 migrants have died so far in 2015 while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to reach Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. “Over 2,000 migrants have died so … Continued

1st Jun 2015

EU mission rescues 5,000 migrants in three days

  The EU’s border-control agency has said that some 5,000 migrants have been plucked from the Mediterranean Sea over the past three days. The Frontex rescue mission Triton also recovered the bodies of 17 would-be migrants. An Italian coast guard … 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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