27th Dec 2014

Italian navy rescues hundreds of migrants during Christmas

    The Italian navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday, a day after hundreds of … Continued

23rd Dec 2014

Germany: Record numbers attend German anti-Islamization rally

More than 17,000 protesters rallied Monday in Dresden against the “Islamization of the Occident,” the tenth such demonstration in as many weeks. The far-right movement is becoming a problem for politicians. German society and the political establishment have for weeks … Continued

22nd Dec 2014

Germany: Mosque vandalised with swastikas and racist graffiti

      A half-built mosque in the northwestern German town of Dormagen has been spray painted with swastikas and racist slogans. The act of vandalism comes as anti-Islamic demonstrations continue to grow across Germany. The perpetrators are reported to … Continued

18th Dec 2014

EU: Court decision to remove Hamas from terror list “legal” not “political”

      Palestinian resistance group Hamas must be removed from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, a European court ruled on Wednesday, hours before the European Parliament overwhelmingly backed the recognition of a Palestinian state … Continued

17th Dec 2014

EU lawmakers renege on unconditional support for Palestinian statehood

  [Photo: Palestinians hold banners in front of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC) building in Gaza City, Gaza. Anadolu / Mustafa Hassona]   EU lawmakers stopped short on Tuesday of proposing a joint motion urging EU … Continued

16th Dec 2014

Qatar: Interpol urged to “rapidly” remove Qaradawi from wanted list

    Dozens of Muslim clerics in a joint statement distributed by the Doha-based International Union for Muslim Scholars, headed by Qaradawi himself, on Monday urged Interpol to “rapidly” remove the name of influential Egypt-born preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi from its wanted … Continued

12th Dec 2014

Italy: Nationwide anti-reform strikes hit Italy’s public services

(AFP, AP, dpa) Thousands of Italian workers are set to strike against labor market reforms. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he will not back down on plans which would make it easier to hire and fire workers. More than … Continued

3rd Dec 2014

France: MPs recognise Palestine as a state in non-binding vote

    French lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process. The motion, which echoes … Continued

28th Nov 2014

Austria: Oil prices plunge after OPEC leaves output stable

  [Secretary General of OPEC Abdalla Salem El-Badri of Libya]   The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has decided not to reduce oil production, despite a huge oversupply in world markets. The move caused global oil prices to drop … Continued

28th Nov 2014

Netherlands: Dutch MP calls for removal of all mosques

THE HAGUE, (Anadolu Agency): A Dutch right-wing political party has demanded Netherlands be cleared of mosques, amid an ongoing row over the integration of Muslim and Turkish minorities in the country. Machiel de Graaf, a member of Dutch anti-immigration and anti-Islam … Continued

10th Nov 2014

Spain: Rebuking Madrid, Catalans vote to secede

    According to partial results, Catalans have voted for independence. A nonbinding referendum on independence in the semiautonomous region of Spain drew 2 million voters on Sunday. Catalans chose overwhelmingly to secede from Spain in Sunday’s independence referendum, a … Continued

4th Nov 2014

Germany: UK threatening foundation of EU

  Is it a storm in a teacup or a real problem? Britain is struggling with the question of immigration from other EU states. A media report over alleged comments by Chancellor Merkel has heated up the debate.   In … Continued

2nd Nov 2014

France: Violent protests erupt in France after activist killing

  Demonstrators in France have clashed violently with police in the wake of the killing of a 21-year-old environmental activist last week. Remi Fraisse’s death was the first during a protest in mainland France since 1986. Violent protests erupted Saturday … Continued

1st Nov 2014

Europe: New President Juncker, European commissioners officially take office

  The new European Commission has taken office under its new president, Jean-Claude Juncker. The former Luxembourg prime minister is supported by seven vice presidents and 20 commissioners. After months of  political wrangling over the appointments to the European Commission, … Continued

27th Oct 2014

Germany: Right wing extremists violent attack against Muslims in Cologne

  Hundreds of self-proclaimed ‘hooligans’ from rival football clubs and far-right groups have held a protest against Islamists in the western German city of Cologne. Police used water cannons after scuffles broke out. There was a heavy police presence in … Continued

26th Oct 2014

Germany’s Merkel deals blow to Britain’s Cameron on migration reform

  British Prime Minister David Cameron’s migration reform plans could fall flat after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country will not tamper with the principle of freedom of movement in the EU. In a potential blow to British Prime … Continued

22nd Oct 2014

France: Paris opera ejects woman in niqab after cast refuses to sing

  [Photo: Bastille opera house] (RT): A woman in niqab, a traditional Muslim veil, was asked to leave the opera in Paris after the cast said they wouldn’t perform if a solution wasn’t found. She had to leave the auditorium, because … Continued

17th Oct 2014

Germany: Yemeni sues Germany over US drone strikes

    A relative of two men killed by a US drone strike in Yemen has brought a court case against the German government, alleging it was complicit in the attack by allowing a US air base on German soil. … Continued

17th Oct 2014

Italy: Putin, Poroshenko in spotlight on final day of ASEM summit

  Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is set to hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at a summit in Milan. The pair are also scheduled to meet key EU leaders. Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin is to hold talks with … Continued

14th Oct 2014

France: ‘Roads of Damascus’: How Elysee manipulated chemical weapons reports

  [Photo: Former French President Sarkozy and Syrian President Assad in Paris] By: Sabah Ayoub   Scandals mentioned in the French book Les Chemins de Damas (The Roads of Damascus) published a few days ago have begun to unfold, revealing … 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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