France: French court validates eviction of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp
26th Feb 2016

France: French court validates eviction of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp

PARIS (AA) – Lille’s administrative court has validated the French government’s decision to demolish and evacuate the southern part of the “Jungle” camp in the northern port city of Calais. “The order is applicable, except for common social areas [places … Continued

UK: London Mayor to campaign for ‘Brexit’
22nd Feb 2016

UK: London Mayor to campaign for ‘Brexit’

LONDON (AA) – After months of speculation, Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has revealed that he will be advocating for Britain to leave EU. In an announcement on Sunday, Johnson said it took a “huge amount of heartache” to … Continued

Sweden: Powerful blast hits Turkish culture association in Stockholm
18th Feb 2016

Sweden: Powerful blast hits Turkish culture association in Stockholm

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AA): An explosion rocked a Turkish cultural association building in a suburb south of Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday, local media reported. Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet said all the facility’s windows were blown out. Police was called to the … Continued

Switzerland: UN suspends Syria peace talks in Geneva
4th Feb 2016

Switzerland: UN suspends Syria peace talks in Geneva

GENEVA (AA) – The UN has suspended Syria peace talks in Geneva on Wednesday. UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced a “temporary pause” in peace talks due to intensified fighting in Syria. “This is not the end, and … Continued

UK’s campaign on EU membership vote begins
3rd Feb 2016

UK’s campaign on EU membership vote begins

LONDON (AA) – Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday hailed the renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership as a “very strong and powerful package”. Speaking after European Council President Donald Tusk announced the framework of a new settlement with the U.K., … Continued

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules
29th Jan 2016

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules

BERLIN (AA) – Chancellor Angela Merkel and coalition partners agreed on Thursday to make changes in asylum law with the goal of reducing the number of refugees coming to Germany. Vice Chancellor and Social Democrat Party (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel … Continued

France, Iran sign multi-billion dollar trade deals
29th Jan 2016

France, Iran sign multi-billion dollar trade deals

PARIS (AA) – France and Iran heralded a series of major deals thought to be worth billions of dollars on Thursday as the two countries resealed trade ties following the lifting of sanctions against Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, visiting … Continued

France bars minors from seeing controversial documentary
28th Jan 2016

France bars minors from seeing controversial documentary

PARIS (AA) – French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin has approved the broadcast of the controversial documentary “Salafists” but has barred minors from seeing it because of its sensitive content.   Pellerin said in a statement Wednesday she ruled that the … Continued

Netherlands: Far-right Dutch MP hands out sprays ‘against refugees’
24th Jan 2016

Netherlands: Far-right Dutch MP hands out sprays ‘against refugees’

By Yasin Yagci   THE HAGUE, (AA): Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has handed out sprays containing red paint to women so they can “protect themselves against refugees”. The leader of Freedom Party was accompanied by deputies as he visited … Continued

Greece: Forty-five die in Aegean refugee boat disasters
23rd Jan 2016

Greece: Forty-five die in Aegean refugee boat disasters

By Bahri Asik and Mehmet Hatipoglu   KOMOTINI, (AA) : At least 45 people have died after three boats carrying refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Friday. The Greek Coast Guard recovered the bodies of 34 people, including 11 children … Continued

EU: Tusk offers ‘concrete proposals’ on UK’s EU reform plan
20th Jan 2016

EU: Tusk offers ‘concrete proposals’ on UK’s EU reform plan

BRUSSELS (AA) – The President of the European Council said Tuesday he would table “concrete proposals” over Britain’s proposed EU reforms at a meeting of national leaders next month. Donald Tusk said it was possible to reach a deal with … Continued

14th Jan 2016

France: Charlie Hebdo’s Aylan cartoon causes uproar

PARIS (AA) – French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is facing fresh international criticism after a cartoon in its latest edition appeared to link Syrian Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi with those who committed sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. … Continued

Germany: PEGIDA  rally in Cologne ends in violence
10th Jan 2016

Germany: PEGIDA rally in Cologne ends in violence

BERLIN (AA) – German police used water cannon and pepper spray to end a violent protest of the anti-immigration PEGIDA movement in Cologne on Saturday.   Around 1,700 followers of the PEGIDA movement rallied near the central train station to … Continued

France: Driver rams soldiers outside French mosque
2nd Jan 2016

France: Driver rams soldiers outside French mosque

PARIS (AA,): A driver was shot and wounded Friday as he drove a car at soldiers guarding a mosque in southeastern France, local authorities said. Police said the driver deliberately steered towards the four soldiers in a suburb of Valence … Continued

Greece to use term ‘Palestine’ on all public documents
22nd Dec 2015

Greece to use term ‘Palestine’ on all public documents

By Magda Panoutsopoulou   ATHENS, (AA): Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Monday that all Greek public documents will use the term “Palestine” rather than the term “Palestinian Authority”. Tsipras welcomed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Athens on Monday. He noted that Palestinians were … Continued

Spanish PM gains minority, but no clear winner in elections
21st Dec 2015

Spanish PM gains minority, but no clear winner in elections

By Alyssa McMurtry   MADRID (AA) – Spanish voters delivered a knock-out punch to traditional Spanish politics in Sunday’s general elections, with the ruling government losing its majority and two new parties emerging in a long-running bipartisan system. The Popular Party, … Continued

Britain’s goals in EU membership talks but no agreement
19th Dec 2015

Britain’s goals in EU membership talks but no agreement

LONDON (AA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he has a “pathway to a deal” on renegotiating Britain’s EU membership following talks with other European leaders. However, nothing was agreed at the EU Council meeting Thurday in Brussels. The prime … Continued

Suleiman the Magnificent burial site found in Hungary
10th Dec 2015

Suleiman the Magnificent burial site found in Hungary

BUDAPEST, (AA) – Historians have discovered what they believe to be the shrine and mosque where the internal remains of Suleiman the Magnificent were interred in 1566. A joint Turkish-Hungarian team uncovered structures in southern Hungary where Suleiman’s organs were … Continued

Israel hits out at Sweden amid rows with EU states
7th Dec 2015

Israel hits out at Sweden amid rows with EU states

JERUSALEM (AA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday described recent Swedish criticisms of Israeli security measures against alleged Palestinian attackers as “scandalous remarks” following a week of diplomatic rows between the Jewish state and a handful of European countries. Swedish … Continued

Britain’s EU negotiations to last until February
4th Dec 2015

Britain’s EU negotiations to last until February

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s long-awaited renegotiation of its European Union membership terms will not be concluded until February, David Cameron has said.   The U.K. premier said that the scale of the demands tabled by Britain meant that it was not … 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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