6th Apr 2014

EU: German Chancellor Merkel speaks tough on Russia sanctions

    Angela Merkel says the EU is ready to hit Russia with harsher sanctions should it further violate Ukrainian sovereignty. Her words come as her party begins its campaign for the European parliamentary elections.  Merkel used her speech to … Continued

3rd Apr 2014

EU-Africa summit focuses on trade and conflicts

  European and African leaders have opened a major summit seeking deeper political, economic and investment ties. The meeting will also focus on conflict prevention, like the violence in the Central African Republic.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for  a … Continued

2nd Apr 2014

NATO freezes cooperation with Russia over Ukraine

  A meeting of NATO foreign ministers has agreed to halt all cooperation with Russia and to consider further deployments of troops to eastern Europe. The decision was made in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. NATO head Anders Fogh … Continued

29th Mar 2014

Germany: Merkel highlights human rights, Crimea in meeting with China’s Xi Jinping

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel touched on human rights and the crisis in Crimea in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Berlin. The two also presided over a series of business deals between their countries. Xi arrived after … Continued

29th Mar 2014

Putin calls Obama to discuss crisis in Crimea

  Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the Crimea crisis. Their conversation focused on a diplomatic proposal made by Secretary of State John Kerry earlier in the week. The two presidents agreed on … Continued

28th Mar 2014

Germany: Merkel’s coalition drafts dual nationality plan for young foreigners

  Germany may soon introduce limited dual citizenship for young adults born to resident foreigners under a draft law from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition. Teenage residents of Turkish origin would mainly benefit. Social Democrats and conservatives in Chancellor Merkel’s coalition … Continued

27th Mar 2014

Obama: ‘This is not another Cold War we are entering into’

US President Barack Obama has called on the West to remain united in its response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, saying that “with time” Moscow will realize “that brute force” cannot win. Obama used his key speech to some 2,000 … Continued

26th Mar 2014

Nuclear Security Summit ends with focus on fighting nuclear terrorism

  World leaders have closed the Nuclear Security summit with a pledge to keep looking for ways to ensure terrorists can’t obtain nuclear material. The meeting was, however, overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine.   At the end of the … Continued

25th Mar 2014

G8 suspended as standoff between world powers and Russia escalates

  The Group of 8 will not meet until Russia “changes course,” the seven other member nations have announced in a joint statement. A summit scheduled by the group in Sochi has been moved to Brussels, with Moscow excluded. Leaders … Continued

21st Mar 2014

Malta: 90 African refugees rescued off Malta

  [African refugees rescued off coast of Malta archive photo] VALLETTA, (Xinhua): Some 90 African refugees have been rescued at sea off Malta by an Armed Forces Malta patrol vessel, a government statement said. The refugees, including five women, were … Continued

21st Mar 2014

EU leaders hit Russia with more sanctions over Crimea

  The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on 12 more individuals for their part in Russia’s seizure of Crimea. Bloc leaders have also begun preparations for harsher economic sanctions if Russia does not back down. French President Francois Hollande … Continued

20th Mar 2014

Ukraine to pull troops out of disputed Crimea

    Ukraine has announced plans to remove its military forces from the disputed Crimean territory. The announcement comes just hours after pro-Russian forces took control of several military bases across the peninsula. Pro-Russian military forces seized two military bases … Continued

19th Mar 2014

Ukraine: EU mulls Crimea response as US warns Moscow of further sanctions

  Washington has warned Moscow that it could face further isolation over the signing of a treaty to annex Crimea. While the EU debates more sanctions, Russian lawmakers have mocked measures announced so far. US Vice President Joe Biden warned … Continued

18th Mar 2014

Ukraine: Putin signs decree recognizing Crimea has a sovereign state

  Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognizing Crimea as a sovereign state. It comes after Western leaders rejected a referendum in which 97 percent of Crimeans voted to join the Russian Federation. According to a Kremlin statement, … Continued

17th Mar 2014

Ukraine: 96.6 pct Crimean voters favour joining Russia

[Mikhail Malyshev, chairman of the commission preparing and holding the All-Crimea Referendum in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, speaks to the press in Simferopol, capital of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea.  (Xinhua/Sadat)] SIMFEROPOL, (Xinhua): A whopping 96.6 percent of Crimean … Continued

16th Mar 2014

Ukraine: Crimea votes in contentious referendum on joining Russia

    [Volunteers from self-defense units are taking an oath of allegiance to the people of Crimea as the autonomous republic puts together its own military on March 10, 2014 (RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikov)] Residents of Crimea are voting … Continued

14th Mar 2014

Russia says it “does not want war” as Ukraine PM asks for talks

Moscow’s UN envoy has told the Security Council that Russia does not want to start a war over the Crimea crisis. It comes as rival demonstrations in eastern Ukraine turned bloody. Ahead of a  referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea region on … Continued

13th Mar 2014

US: Yatsenyuk visits Washington: Ukraine will ‘never surrender’

Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk has said his country won’t “surrender” in its fight for sovereignty. The comments were made during his visit with US President Obama amid a diplomatic crisis with Russia.   “Ukraine is and will be part … Continued

12th Mar 2014

Ukraine: Crimea’s Parliament pushes independence ahead of referendum

Crimea’s Parliament has said if the region votes to join Russia it’ll declare itself independent and propose to become part of Russia. Europe’s security and democracy watchdog has called the upcoming referendum illegal. Sunday’s  upcoming referendum on the Ukrainian peninsula … Continued

11th Mar 2014

UK: London to host int’l meeting over sanctions on Russia on Ukraine

LONDON, (Xinhua): Britain is to host an international meeting on Tuesday to discuss possible sanctions against a list of Russians amid ratcheted-up pressure by Western countries to urge Russia to withdraw its forces in Crimea. Britain is mulling sanctions on … 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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