26th Apr 2014

G7 agrees to impose new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

  The Group of Seven (G7) nations have agreed to “move swiftly” and impose new sanctions against Russia. They have accused Moscow of failing to implement the Geneva accord, aimed to reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine.   The major powers … Continued

25th Apr 2014

Ukraine: Kerry warns Russia against ‘grave and expensive’ Ukraine mistake

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Russia to change course on the unrest in eastern Ukraine. His comments followed Russia’s announcement that it would resume military exercises near the border. On Thursday, John Kerry said that Russia … Continued

21st Apr 2014

Finland: Eight dead in airplane crash in Southwest Finland

          [Rescuers are seen at the Jamijarvi Airport, a popular gliding center shared by parachuting clubs, Finland (Xinhua/Zhang Xuan)]   HELSINKI, (Xinhua): A small passenger plane carrying 10 parachuters crashed on Sunday in the Satakunta region, … Continued

20th Apr 2014

UKraine: Five killed in eastern Ukraine clash

  MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Five people were killed early Sunday during a clash between gunmen and pro-Russia protesters in eastern Ukraine’s town of Slavyansk, the Russian state television reported. A group of unidentified gunmen attacked a checkpoint controlled by pro-Russia protesters, … Continued

18th Apr 2014

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov announces deal to ‘disband illegal armed groups’ across Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has announced an international deal on the conflict in Ukraine, agreed at talks in Geneva. The agreement included a move to “disband illegal armed groups” throughout the country. Lengthy talks between Russia, Ukraine, the US … Continued

17th Apr 2014

Diplomats converge on Geneva for Ukraine talks

Geneva is about to host high-stake talks on Ukraine after its interim government tried to recapture eastern towns from armed pro-Russian activists. US officials say the West might impose more sanctions on Russia. Top officials of the crisis-torn Ukraine, the … Continued

16th Apr 2014

Ukraine: Putin warns Merkel of civil war in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Ukraine is on the verge of a civil war. Putin’s warming comes after Kyiv deployed troops against Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine. Speaking with Chancellor Merkel via phone on … Continued

13th Apr 2014

Ukraine blames unrest in the east on ‘Russian aggression’

Pro-Russian activists have seized government buildings and occupied police stations in eastern Ukraine. Interior minister Arsen Avakov blamed the unrest on Russia and said Ukraine was preparing a “response plan.” “The Ukrainian authorities consider the events of the day as … Continued

12th Apr 2014

G20 expresses concern about Ukraine fallout, pushes US on IMF reforms

  The Group of 20 leading economic powers has said that it is closely monitoring the situation in crisis-stricken Ukraine. At the same time, it has called on the US to ratify reforms to the International Monetary Fund.   The … Continued

10th Apr 2014

Ukraine warns of crackdown on pro-Russian protesters in east

  Ukraine’s government in Kyiv has warned of a crackdown on pro-Russian protesters in the east. Moscow, meanwhile, has called the allegations it is amassing troops along the border with Ukraine “baseless.” Ukraine’s acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday … Continued

10th Apr 2014

Greece: Bombers target Greek central bank

A car bomb has exploded outside Bank of Greece as the euro zone bailout nation prepares to return to the international loans market. The blast caused no injuries after unions staged a general strike against austerities. An explosion preceded by … Continued

10th Apr 2014

Americans, Germans disagree on details of EU-US free trade agreement

A majority of Americans and Germans support an EU-US free trade agreement, according to a new poll. But they disagree about whose regulatory standards should be adopted. The opinion survey found that support for an EU-US free trade agreement was … Continued

9th Apr 2014

Germany: German forces raid offices of “Hizbullah affiliated” charity

  German authorities on Tuesday raided the offices of a charity organization that allegedly has ties to Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, accusing it of raising money for the group. Around 150 police officers searched premises across six states and confiscated cash, … Continued

8th Apr 2014

Bosnia & Hercegovina: Srebrenica relatives sue Dutch government

  Relatives of victims from the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia have sued the Netherlands. They say the Dutch government should have done more to prevent the 1995 killings, which left more than 8,000 people dead. The Mothers of Srebrenica on … Continued

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

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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