4th Jan 2015

Germany warns against tougher sanctions on Russia

  Germany’s deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has warned against destabilizing Russia through too severe sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. He said an unstable Russia would pose a danger to all of Europe. Gabriel told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that … Continued

3rd Jan 2015

Sweden rallies after trio of mosque fire attacks

Thousands of people turned up to anti-racism rallies in Sweden’s major cities on Friday afternoon following three arson attacks on mosques. The crowds in Stockholm waved placards and listened to speeches from leading figures within the city’s Muslim community as … Continued

2nd Jan 2015

Germany: Dev Minister Müller calls for debate on anti-Islam movt

mg/cmk (AFP, dpa): German Development Minister Gerd Müller has called for a fair discussion on the protests by anti-Islam movement PEGIDA. Müller said that Germany needed to address the fears of thousands of its citizens. Development Minister Gerd Müller said … Continued

30th Dec 2014

Austria: Pig’s head hung on Mosque door in Vienna

[Photo of pig’s head attached to mosque in Vienna. Photo: HaberJournal.at] The Local : In a barbaric affront to Muslim sensibilities, part of a pig’s head and some pork tripe was attached to the door of a Mosque in Vienna’s … Continued

30th Dec 2014

Sweden: Imam says Islamophobia to blame for mosque fire

[Photo: Fire fighters putting down fire at Mosque in Eslov, Sweden, Photo: TT] The Local/TT/AFP: Police suspect a mosque in southern Sweden was deliberately torched on Monday, with a local imam blaming rising Islamophobia in the region. Emergency services were … Continued

29th Dec 2014

Italy:Two dead in merchant vessel collision

        MILAN,  (Xinhua): Two people were killed and four missing after two merchant ships collided while maneuvering in the Italian northern port of Ravenna on Sunday. “Two victims have been ascertained so far. Five people have been hospitalized in … Continued

28th Dec 2014

EU shifting its strategy on Syria, Iraq and fighting ISIS

  [Photo: Civil defense members inspect debris of a building collapsed after Syrian air forces’ ‘vacuum bomb’ attack, killed six people, three of them children, and wounded 40 others, in Ain Tarma town of Damascus, Syria on December 26, 2014. Anadolu … Continued

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

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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