Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethnic tensions escalate in Mostar, ‘most divided’ city
2nd Apr 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethnic tensions escalate in Mostar, ‘most divided’ city

By Kayhan Gul & Talha Ozturk   BELGRADE, Serbia (AA) – Ethnic tensions are beginning to rise again in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s historical city of Mostar as it edges close to local elections this year. The elections, if held in … Continued

Belgium: ‘Anti-terror’ tent pitched in central Brussels
2nd Apr 2016

Belgium: ‘Anti-terror’ tent pitched in central Brussels

BRUSSELS (AA) – Turkish people in Belgium have set up a tent in the center of Brussels to commemorate terror victims and condemn attacks around the world. The anti-terror tent pitched in Brussels’ Madou Square on Thursday has gathered hundreds … Continued

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?
31st Mar 2016

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA) – “There are women who choose [to wear headscarves], there were also American negroes who were for slavery”. This sentence was said by a French government minister on Wednesday. As shocking and offensive as … Continued

Belgian police arrest 6 suspects over Brussels bombings
25th Mar 2016

Belgian police arrest 6 suspects over Brussels bombings

BRUSSELS (AA) – Belgian police arrested six people late Thursday as part of an investigation into Tuesday’s Brussels bombings, which killed 31 people and injured 260 others. The arrests came Thursday evening during police raids in the Brussels neighborhoods of … Continued

Turkey warned Belgium about Brussels attacker
24th Mar 2016

Turkey warned Belgium about Brussels attacker

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey deported one of the attackers involved in Tuesday’s Brussels explosions back in June 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Addressing a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Turkish capital Ankara … Continued

Belgium: Police find bomb, Daesh flag in Brussels raids
23rd Mar 2016

Belgium: Police find bomb, Daesh flag in Brussels raids

[Photo: Belgian people light candles as they gather to commemorate victims of terror attack at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels, Belgium on March 22, 2016. At least 34 people were killed and more than 130 injured in multiple … Continued

Belgium: Multiple blasts in Brussels kill 34
22nd Mar 2016

Belgium: Multiple blasts in Brussels kill 34

[Photo top: Police officers stand guard around the Zaventem Airport after two explosions went off in Brussels, Belgium on March 22, 2016. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA}   BRUSSELS (AA) – At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 others … Continued

EU leaders agree on Turkey refugee deal
19th Mar 2016

EU leaders agree on Turkey refugee deal

BRUSSELS (AA): European Union leaders on Friday agreed with Turkey a refugee deal which will see the opening of a new chapter in the country’s accession process in exchange for sending back refugees entering Europe via Greece. Turkey’s Prime Minister … Continued

Germany: Merkel urges compromise in EU-Turkey talk
17th Mar 2016

Germany: Merkel urges compromise in EU-Turkey talk

BERLIN (AA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed Ankara’s proposals for deepening EU-Turkey cooperation to address the refugee crisis, and urged partners to compromise on a deal at a key summit this week. “The far-reaching proposals of Turkish prime … Continued

Belgium: Terror suspect killed in Brussels raid
16th Mar 2016

Belgium: Terror suspect killed in Brussels raid

BRUSSELS (AA) – A terrorist suspect was killed Tuesday in a police raid in Brussels linked to November’s Paris attacks, local media reported. Two others are still at large following the operation in the suburb of Forest, broadcaster RTBF said. … Continued

UK: Turkish citizens to require visas for UK despite EU deal
10th Mar 2016

UK: Turkish citizens to require visas for UK despite EU deal

LONDON (AA) – Turkish citizens will still require visas for the U.K. despite an agreement between EU and Turkey at a recent summit in Brussels, British Minister for Europe David Lidington said Wednesday. In remarks made at the House of … Continued

Greece: Borders closed, children in refugee camp suffer
10th Mar 2016

Greece: Borders closed, children in refugee camp suffer

IDOMENI, (AA): Doctors in a refugee camp located in the northern Greek of town Idomeni, near the Macedonian border, are treating around 180 children per day, and they say that almost all the patients in the camp are children. Doctors … Continued

Belgium: Cameron backs progress towards EU-Turkey refugee deal
9th Mar 2016

Belgium: Cameron backs progress towards EU-Turkey refugee deal

LONDON (AA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday welcomed progress in talks between Turkey and EU leaders on a plan to resolve the refugee crisis. Speaking after negotiations in Brussels, Cameron said: “It’s been a long and difficult … Continued

EU: Over 141,000 refugees enter Europe in 2016
9th Mar 2016

EU: Over 141,000 refugees enter Europe in 2016

ANKARA (AA) – More than 141,000 refugees have reached Europe by sea so far this year, according to the International Organization of Migration. The organization said in a statement Tuesday that 9,294 refugees crossed into Italy and 131,847 others into … Continued

Belgium: Turkey requests visa-free travel in EU: refugee crisis
8th Mar 2016

Belgium: Turkey requests visa-free travel in EU: refugee crisis

BRUSSELS (AA) – Ankara has requested visa-free travel for its citizens by the end of June and an additional 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) to meet the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. According to Turkey’s proposal to the EU, … Continued

NATO expands Aegean refugee mission, UK to send Royal Navy
7th Mar 2016

NATO expands Aegean refugee mission, UK to send Royal Navy

BRUSSELS (AA): NATO announced Sunday it will expand its mission in the Aegean to crack down on human smugglers and stem the flow of refugees coming into Europe. In a statement, the alliance said: “NATO ships are already collecting information … Continued

UK: Seize opportunity and leave the EU, London mayor urges
7th Mar 2016

UK: Seize opportunity and leave the EU, London mayor urges

LONDON (AA) – Britain should not miss its “golden opportunity” to leave the regulatory and legislative burdens imposed by the European Union, London Mayor Boris Johnson said on Sunday. Johnson, the most senior U.K. politician to support an exit from … Continued

Greece: Refugee issue not just for Turkey, Greece
5th Mar 2016

Greece: Refugee issue not just for Turkey, Greece

By Magda Panoutsopoulou ATHENS (AA) – Refugee crisis is not just a problem for Turkey and Greece, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during his official visit to Athens Friday. Addressing a joint press conference alongside his Greek counterpart Nikos … Continued

EU: Limited number of refugees cross into Macedonia
3rd Mar 2016

EU: Limited number of refugees cross into Macedonia

By Vasiliki Mitsiniotou   ATHENS (AA) – Thousands of refugees remained on the Greek-Macedonian border on Wednesday, Greek police said, despite Macedonian authorities intermittently opening the frontier. Around 9,000 refugees are waiting around Idomeni, many without proper shelter, to cross … Continued

Europe: Islamophobic crimes on the rise in Europe
1st Mar 2016

Europe: Islamophobic crimes on the rise in Europe

VIENNA, Austria (AA) – The Muslim population in Europe not only faces an increase in number of Islamophobic hate crimes since the recent attacks in Paris, but they also suffer due to legal loopholes that allow such offenses to go … 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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