Europe intolerant towards Muslim politicians
24th Apr 2016

Europe intolerant towards Muslim politicians

PARIS (AA) – Smear campaigns targeting Muslim politicians across Europe, which have seen many forced to quit, highlight an attitude of intolerance toward Muslims. With the rise of racism on the continent, Muslim politicians are being attacked in countries such … Continued

Germany: Thousands protest US-EU deal ahead of Obama visit
24th Apr 2016

Germany: Thousands protest US-EU deal ahead of Obama visit

LONDON (AA) – Thousands of protesters marched in the German city of Hannover against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – a free trade deal being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union. The rally that attracted 90,000 … Continued

Germany: Ex-president slams anti-Islam sentiment
22nd Apr 2016

Germany: Ex-president slams anti-Islam sentiment

BERLIN (AA) – Former German President Christian Wulff spoke against growing anti-Islam sentiment in the country and stressed that Islam belonged to Germany, contrary to what far-right parties claim. “When 3 million Muslims live in our country, they belong together … Continued

Crimean Tatar Religious leader lashes out at Russian ban
20th Apr 2016

Crimean Tatar Religious leader lashes out at Russian ban

By Ali Cura   KIEV, Ukraine (AA) – The head of Crimean Tatars’ highest ruling body lashed out at Russia on Tuesday for its move to include the body among wanted terrorist organizations and ban it for “extremist involvement”. Refat … 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

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

Bulgarian minorities party elects leader
11th Apr 2016

Bulgarian minorities party elects leader

SOFIA, (AA): A new Bulgarian party that brings together minority groups, including ethnic Turks, elected a leader at its first congress Sunday. Lyutvi Mestan, the sole candidate, was unanimously chosen as the leader of the Democrats for Responsibility, Freedom and … 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

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethnic tensions escalate in Mostar, ‘most divided’ city
2nd Apr 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethnic tensions escalate in Mostar, ‘most divided’ city

By Kayhan Gul & Talha Ozturk   BELGRADE, Serbia (AA) – Ethnic tensions are beginning to rise again in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s historical city of Mostar as it edges close to local elections this year. The elections, if held in … Continued

Belgium: ‘Anti-terror’ tent pitched in central Brussels
2nd Apr 2016

Belgium: ‘Anti-terror’ tent pitched in central Brussels

BRUSSELS (AA) – Turkish people in Belgium have set up a tent in the center of Brussels to commemorate terror victims and condemn attacks around the world. The anti-terror tent pitched in Brussels’ Madou Square on Thursday has gathered hundreds … 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

Belgian police arrest 6 suspects over Brussels bombings
25th Mar 2016

Belgian police arrest 6 suspects over Brussels bombings

BRUSSELS (AA) – Belgian police arrested six people late Thursday as part of an investigation into Tuesday’s Brussels bombings, which killed 31 people and injured 260 others. The arrests came Thursday evening during police raids in the Brussels neighborhoods of … Continued

Turkey warned Belgium about Brussels attacker
24th Mar 2016

Turkey warned Belgium about Brussels attacker

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey deported one of the attackers involved in Tuesday’s Brussels explosions back in June 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Addressing a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Turkish capital Ankara … Continued

Belgium: Police find bomb, Daesh flag in Brussels raids
23rd Mar 2016

Belgium: Police find bomb, Daesh flag in Brussels raids

[Photo: Belgian people light candles as they gather to commemorate victims of terror attack at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels, Belgium on March 22, 2016. At least 34 people were killed and more than 130 injured in multiple … Continued

Belgium: Multiple blasts in Brussels kill 34
22nd Mar 2016

Belgium: Multiple blasts in Brussels kill 34

[Photo top: Police officers stand guard around the Zaventem Airport after two explosions went off in Brussels, Belgium on March 22, 2016. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA}   BRUSSELS (AA) – At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 others … 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

Germany: Merkel urges compromise in EU-Turkey talk
17th Mar 2016

Germany: Merkel urges compromise in EU-Turkey talk

BERLIN (AA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed Ankara’s proposals for deepening EU-Turkey cooperation to address the refugee crisis, and urged partners to compromise on a deal at a key summit this week. “The far-reaching proposals of Turkish prime … Continued

Belgium: Terror suspect killed in Brussels raid
16th Mar 2016

Belgium: Terror suspect killed in Brussels raid

BRUSSELS (AA) – A terrorist suspect was killed Tuesday in a police raid in Brussels linked to November’s Paris attacks, local media reported. Two others are still at large following the operation in the suburb of Forest, broadcaster RTBF said. … Continued

UK: Turkish citizens to require visas for UK despite EU deal
10th Mar 2016

UK: Turkish citizens to require visas for UK despite EU deal

LONDON (AA) – Turkish citizens will still require visas for the U.K. despite an agreement between EU and Turkey at a recent summit in Brussels, British Minister for Europe David Lidington said Wednesday. In remarks made at the House 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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