European Court of Human RIghts rejects Dutch soldiers prosecution for Srebrenica genocide
23rd Sep 2016

European Court of Human RIghts rejects Dutch soldiers prosecution for Srebrenica genocide

BELGRADE, Serbia (AA): The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg Thursday rejected an appeal for Dutch commanders to be prosecuted for failing to prevent the deaths of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. Relatives of three victims of … Continued

Spain: Women’s boats leave Spain to protest Gaza blockade
16th Sep 2016

Spain: Women’s boats leave Spain to protest Gaza blockade

By Alyssa McMurtry   MADRID (AA): An international group of female activists has set sail from Barcelona to the Gaza Strip as part of the latest attempt to end the Israeli blockade. Around 20 women from a range of countries … Continued

Spain: Niqabi pregnant Muslim woman assaulted
8th Sep 2016

Spain: Niqabi pregnant Muslim woman assaulted

By Alyssa McMurtyry   MADRID (AA): Spanish police said Wednesday they arrested two individuals on hate-crime charges after an alleged assault on a pregnant woman wearing a niqab. According to the police statement released Wednesday, on Monday night the woman … Continued

Netherlands: Dutch far-right political leader vows to close mosques
27th Aug 2016

Netherlands: Dutch far-right political leader vows to close mosques

AMSTERDAM (AA): Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has promised to close all mosques and Islamic schools and ban the Qur’an in an online manifesto. Wilders, whose Freedom Party (PVV) leads the polls ahead of March’s parliamentary election, also called for … 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

Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to 247
25th Aug 2016

Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to 247

ROME (AA): The death toll in a deadly earthquake in Italy has risen to 247, the Italian Civil Defense said Thursday. More than 1,000 people have been displaced by the quake, The Italian Civil Protection Unit said in a statement … Continued

Italy rescues 534 refugees, 5 bodies recovered
20th Aug 2016

Italy rescues 534 refugees, 5 bodies recovered

By Barıs Seckin   ROME (AA): The Italian Coast Guard said it rescued Thursday over 530 refugees and recovered bodies of five others in the Channel of Sicily. A total of 534 refugees were rescued during 11 different operations ongoing … 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

Germany: German court bans Erdogan video call to anti-coup rally
31st Jul 2016

Germany: German court bans Erdogan video call to anti-coup rally

ANKARA (AA): Germany’s highest court late Saturday upheld a ruling to ban Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from addressing via video call a planned anti-coup rally in Cologne. The decision by the Federal Constitutional Court came after Cologne police prevented … 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

Germany: One killed, 12 injured in bomb explosion
25th Jul 2016

Germany: One killed, 12 injured in bomb explosion

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA) – A Syrian suicide bomber killed one and wounded 12 people, three seriously, at a music festival in southern Germany, officials said Monday. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told reporters the suspect, a 27-year … Continued

Germany: UK, Germany stress preparation needed for Brexit
21st Jul 2016

Germany: UK, Germany stress preparation needed for Brexit

BERLIN (AA): The U.K. wants an orderly exit from the European Union and would not trigger the process before end of this year, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday in Berlin. Addressing a joint press conference with German Chancellor … Continued

US: Republican convention nominates Trump for president
20th Jul 2016

US: Republican convention nominates Trump for president

By Kasim Ileri   Cleveland, OHIO (AA): Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee on Tuesday after a roll call vote on the second day of convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The billionaire reached the threshold of 1,237 delegates … Continued

Germany: 3 seriously injured in axe attack on train
19th Jul 2016

Germany: 3 seriously injured in axe attack on train

BERLIN (AA): Four people were injured, three seriously, after a man with an axe attacked passengers Monday on a train in southern Germany, according to authorities. The incident occured at around 9:15 p.m. local time (1915 UTC) on a regional … 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

Italy: 27 killed in train collision in southern Italy
13th Jul 2016

Italy: 27 killed in train collision in southern Italy

By Baris Seckin   ROME, (AA): At least 27 people have been killed Monday in a collision between two commuter trains in the Puglia region, in southern Italy, the country’s main news agency reported. The crash took place between the … Continued

Italy: Mediterranean Union issues joint anti-terror declaration
12th Jul 2016

Italy: Mediterranean Union issues joint anti-terror declaration

By Ali Hakan Der   ROME (AA): The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean on Monday issued a joint anti-terror declaration following an initiative by Turkey. At a bureau meeting held in the Italian Senate, representatives from Egypt, … Continued

Bosnia-Serbia tensions rise ahead of Srebrenica event
7th Jul 2016

Bosnia-Serbia tensions rise ahead of Srebrenica event

By Talha Ozturk   BELGRADE, Serbia (AA):  A fresh dispute between Serbia and Bosnia has broken out ahead of the anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide on July 11. At the urging of NGOs, a group of 11 Serbian lawmakers … Continued

UK: Tens of thousands pro-Remain rally in London
3rd Jul 2016

UK: Tens of thousands pro-Remain rally in London

LONDON (AA) – Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protestors took to the streets of London on Saturday for a “March for Europe” rally against the UK’s referendum decision to leave the EU. Demonstrators holding signs reading “We all need the … 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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