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

Switzerland: Muslim girls’ Swiss citizenship denied
29th Jun 2016

Switzerland: Muslim girls’ Swiss citizenship denied

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): Two Muslim schoolgirls have been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to participate in mixed swimming lessons for religious reasons, local media reported Tuesday. The girls, aged 12 and 14, were denied citizenship for … Continued

Netherlands: Turkish mosque vandalized in S Netherlands
24th Jun 2016

Netherlands: Turkish mosque vandalized in S Netherlands

By Yasin Yagci   AMSTERDAM (AA) – A group of vandals attacked a Turkish mosque in southern Netherlands, local television channel RTV Rijnmond reported. The station said at least 15 people attacked the mosque with iron bars and shattered the … Continued

EU seeks to avoid crisis after Brexit
24th Jun 2016

EU seeks to avoid crisis after Brexit

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): European leaders moved quickly on Friday to alleviate fears over the U.K. voting to leave the EU. “The EU is strong enough to find the right answers,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a … Continued

France: French commander, wife killed in Daesh-claimed attack
15th Jun 2016

France: French commander, wife killed in Daesh-claimed attack

PARIS / WASHINGTON (AA) – A French police commander and his wife were killed Monday in an apparent attack claimed by Daesh. The officer, who was named in French media as Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, worked as an assistant chief in … Continued

Germany: Conversion numbers among refugees raise concern
31st May 2016

Germany: Conversion numbers among refugees raise concern

BERLIN (AA) – An influential Muslim organization in Germany has raised concern regarding an alleged growing number of conversions to Christianity among refugees who hope to receive asylum status. The growing number of conversions among refugees made headlines in German … Continued

Italian navy recovers 45 bodies from Mediterranean
28th May 2016

Italian navy recovers 45 bodies from Mediterranean

ROME (AA) – Italian sources say 45 bodies have been recovered by the country’s navy from the site of an accident in the Sicilian Strait of the Mediterranean Sea. According to Italian news agency ANSA, the navy recovered the bodies … 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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