3rd Mar 2014

Ukraine: NATO condemns “military escalation” in Crimea, urging peaceful resolution

By Shuai Rong BRUSSELS, (Xinhua): The NATO on Sunday condemned Russia’s “military escalation” in Crimea of southern Ukraine and expressed “grave concern” regarding the authorization by the Russian Parliament to use armed forces on the territory of Ukraine. “Military action … Continued

3rd Mar 2014

Ukraine: G7 condemns Russian military action in Crimea

  Leaders of the G7 industrial powers have condemned Russia’s military presence in the Crimea as a “clear” violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. The group has promised strong financial backing to the new government in Kyiv.  Symbolically calling themselves the ‘G7,’ … Continued

2nd Mar 2014

Ukraine crisis: US calls for Russia to pull back troops in Crimea

    US President Obama and Russian President Putin have discussed the Crimea crisis via telephone. Obama called for Russian forces to withdraw, while Putin said Moscow reserved the right to defend its interests in Ukraine.  President Barack Obama reportedly … Continued

1st Mar 2014

Ukraine: Crimea leader calls for Russian help to restore calm in the semi-autonomous region

    The newly appointed prime minister of Ukraine’s restive Crimea region has called on Russia to help restore calm. This came after he claimed to control all security forces in the region.   Sergei Aksenov, who was elected by … Continued

28th Feb 2014

Ukraine: Unidentified armed men at Crimea airports in Ukraine

Ukraine’s interior minister has said the Russian military are blocking an airport in Crimea’s Sevastopol calling it an “armed invasion.” Unidentified armed men have also been seen patrolling the Simferopol airport. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Friday that … Continued

26th Feb 2014

Ukraine: Russia and West seek to soothe Ukraine tension

Russian and Western diplomats have signaled a desire for calm as the dust settles from the fall of ex-President Viktor Yanukoych’s government. Efforts are also underway to help the country stave off imminent bankruptcy. As Ukraine’s interim government sought to … Continued

25th Feb 2014

Italy: PM Renzi clears first hurdle with Senate confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has won a crucial confidence vote in Italy’s senate, where he faced the first tough test of his premiership. Renzi promised quick action to cut taxes and end Italy’s economic malaise. Backed by his center-left … Continued

25th Feb 2014

Ukraine: EU, Russia wrangle over Ukraine’s new government

Ukraine’s new opposition-dominated leadership has won recognition from the EU but Russian leaders continue to challenge its legitimacy. Freed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko will seek medical treatment in Germany. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday told Western nations that … Continued

24th Feb 2014

Germany: NSA spying on Merkel aides

  A major newspaper in Germany claims that the US National Security Agency has switched to monitoring officials close to Chancellor Angela Merkel. They include Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere.   US intelligence switched to spying on senior German officials … Continued

23rd Feb 2014

Ukraine: Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko addresses Kyiv crowd

Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko has addressed protesters in Kyiv, hours after her release from custody. President Viktor Yanukovych is reported to have been stopped from boarding a plane to Russia.  Yulia Tymoshenko arrived in Kyiv on Saturday evening after … Continued

22nd Feb 2014

Ukraine awaits protesters’ reaction to peace deal and agreement to free Tymokshenko

Protesters have held their ground in Kyiv overnight despite a breakthrough peace deal. Ukraine now awaits the outcome of the pact, which is to pave the way for political reform and the release of ex-premier Tymoshenko. Tens of thousands of … Continued

21st Feb 2014

US vice president threatens Ukraine with additional sanctions, 75 killed

The US has warned Kyiv that it is prepared to follow the EU’s lead and impose sanctions against Ukrainian officials in the wake of Thursday’s sniper killings. Crisis talks in Kyiv involving EU diplomats ran until dawn.  In a telephone … Continued

20th Feb 2014

Ukraine president agrees a ‘truce’ with opposition

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has announced a truce with opposition leaders and a start to negotiations to end further bloodshed. The statement came after a meeting with three anti-government leaders. After street violence which left at least 26 people dead, … Continued

19th Feb 2014

Iran meets with world powers in nuclear settlement talks

Six world powers and Iran began talks in Vienna on Tuesday in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program in the coming months despite warnings from both sides that a deal may prove impossible. Expected to last … Continued

18th Feb 2014

Ukraine: Coal mine blast kills 7 in Donetsk region

KIEV, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed and nine others injured when a blast ripped through a coal mine in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region on Monday night, authorities reported Tuesday. The explosion took place 815 meters below the surface … Continued

13th Feb 2014

Switzerland: Syrian opposition calls for transitional government in Geneva II talks

The Syrian opposition called on Wednesday for a transitional governing body to be set up that would oversee a total ceasefire under UN monitoring and be empowered to drive out foreign fighters deployed on both sides of the civil war. … Continued

12th Feb 2014

Switzerland: Syria peace talks not making much progress, says envoy

Peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition are not making much progress, international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Tuesday after a face-to-face meeting of the warring parties in Geneva. As negotiations intended to end Syria’s three-year-old war concluded the … Continued

11th Feb 2014

Switzerland: : Brahimi pushes for peace commitment from both sides in Syria peace talks

  Syria’s warring sides launched a new round of peace talks Monday, as an agreement from the first round last month was being implemented with aid convoys evacuating the besieged city of Homs. The UN and Arab League mediator, veteran … Continued

8th Feb 2014

Germany: Report highlights right-wing crime in the country

    More than 11,000 right-wing criminal offenses were committed last year, according to a report by a German newspaper. Of those cases, more than 500 were violent.  German police registered 11,761 criminal offenses motivated by  right-wing extremism between January … Continued

8th Feb 2014

Bosnia-Herzegovina unrest turns violent as protesters storm government buildings

Protesters in Bosnia-Herzegovina have stormed government buildings across the country, setting several ablaze. The country is witnessing its worst social unrest since the end of the 1992-95 war.  Anti-government demonstrators angered by the nation’s 40 percent unemployment and rampant corruption  … 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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