France: Islamophobic attacks on the rise
23rd Oct 2015

France: Islamophobic attacks on the rise

ANKARA (AA): Islamophobic attacks in France have tripled during the first nine months of this year compared with the same period last year, a French nongovernmental organization said Thursday. The Collective Against Islamophobia in France said in a statement that 110 Islamophobic … Continued

Germany: Xenophobic attack against pro-refugee politician
18th Oct 2015

Germany: Xenophobic attack against pro-refugee politician

BERLIN (AA): A prominent pro-refugee politician has been stabbed in western German city of Cologne on Saturday, in what officials said was a xenophobic attack. Henriette Reker, an independent candidate running for Sunday’s mayoral elections in Cologne, was attacked during … Continued

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast, 12 dead
17th Oct 2015

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast, 12 dead

CANAKKALE, (AA):  At least 12 people have drowned after a boat carrying refugees attempting to reach the Greek island of Lesbos sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish official said on Saturday. Canakkale Governor Hamza Erkal said the boat carrying more than 48 refugees — most … Continued

Ukraine: Meskhetian Turks, fleeing Ukraine war, migrate to Turkey
17th Oct 2015

Ukraine: Meskhetian Turks, fleeing Ukraine war, migrate to Turkey

ANKARA (AA): At least 150 people from the Turkish-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine, known as Meskhetian Turks, will flee to Turkey’s eastern region next week under Turkish asylum measures enacted in April, the general secretary of World Meskhetian Turks Association said on Friday. … Continued

European leaders change tough stand on Ukraine, Syria
16th Oct 2015

European leaders change tough stand on Ukraine, Syria

By Zaiki Shaikh and Andrew Jay Rosenbaum     LONDON (AA) : European leaders are changing their tough stand on the Ukraine conflict, softening their tone with Moscow. Many analysts now predict that EU leaders will compromise with Russia on … Continued

Turkey: Two die as refugee boat sinks off Aegean coast
15th Oct 2015

Turkey: Two die as refugee boat sinks off Aegean coast

IZMIR (AA): Two people have died after a boat carrying refugees — most of them Syrian — sank in the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s southwestern Izmir coast on Wednesday. According to a statement from the provincial governorship the incident took place off the … Continued

Greece: Mosque in Western Thrace vandalized
12th Oct 2015

Greece: Mosque in Western Thrace vandalized

KOMOTINI, (AA): A mosque in Greece’s Western Thrace region has been attacked by vandals, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent. The Yeni mosque in Komotini, a town of 50,000 people, including many Muslims, was attacked Friday night and the doors … Continued

Kosovo: Opposition MPs throw tear gas in Parliament
9th Oct 2015

Kosovo: Opposition MPs throw tear gas in Parliament

PRISTINA (AA): Kosovo opposition MPs threw tear gas canisters in Parliament on Thursday to protest the latest EU-brokered agreements between Kosovo and Serbia. Opposition MPs first blew whistles and threw water at the speakers, but would succeed in ending the session just after … Continued

Germany: Council of Europe warns Germany over rise of racism
2nd Oct 2015

Germany: Council of Europe warns Germany over rise of racism

BERLIN (AA): The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights has praised Germany’s efforts in helping thousands of refugees but also warned authorities about the rise of racism and intolerance in the country. “Germany has made remarkable efforts to protect … Continued

Kosovo: MPs throw eggs at PM Mustafa in parliament
23rd Sep 2015

Kosovo: MPs throw eggs at PM Mustafa in parliament

ANKARA (AA): Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa was attacked with eggs in the Parliament on Tuesday while addressing MPs on the latest agreements with Serbia of which opposition parties strongly disapprove. Kosovo MPs began throwing eggs at the prime minister while he insisted that the agreements … Continued

Croatia: 400 refugees enter Croatia from Serbia
17th Sep 2015

Croatia: 400 refugees enter Croatia from Serbia

VUKOVAR-SRIJEM, (AA): More than 400 refugees crossed from Serbia to Croatia Wednesday, Croatian officials said, after Hungary sealed its southern border. Migrants risked land mines left over from the 1990s war in former Yugoslavia as they crossed into Croatia’s Vukovar … Continued

Greece: 34 drowned as boat capsizes in Aegean Sea
14th Sep 2015

Greece: 34 drowned as boat capsizes in Aegean Sea

ATHENS (AA): At least 34 people have drowned after a boat illegally carrying at least 100 migrants to Greek islands capsized in the Aegean Sea on Sunday, Greek media reported. The Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANAmpa) said the tragedy unfolded early Sunday morning as the boat capsized in waters … Continued

Turkish PM cautions against ‘Christian fortress Europe’
10th Sep 2015

Turkish PM cautions against ‘Christian fortress Europe’

LONDON (AA): Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said the strategy of some European leaders to invoke Christianity as a rallying cry to keep refugees out will not resolve the crisis at hand. In an article for the U.K. newspaper … Continued

France, Germany call for common EU refugee policy
4th Sep 2015

France, Germany call for common EU refugee policy

PARIS (AA): French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have urged European leaders to adopt a concerted strategy as the EU faces an unprecedented influx of refugees fleeing from war zones in the Middle East and Africa. A statement issued by the … Continued

Denmark: Muslim graves come under ‘ax attack’ in Odense
2nd Sep 2015

Denmark: Muslim graves come under ‘ax attack’ in Odense

Özlem Sara Cekic @cekicozlem Muslimsk gravplads udsat for hærværk,men politiet betragter det ikke som politisk motiveret. Hvorfor? http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/2015-06-06-muslimsk-gravplads-udsat-for-haervaerk-50-gravsten-vaeltet … #dkpol 6:47 AM – 6 Jun 2015 TV 2 Breaking | LIVE Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen om hærværk: Ikke til at holde ud Flere … Continued

Austria: ‘More than 70’ bodies, including children, truck tragedy
29th Aug 2015

Austria: ‘More than 70’ bodies, including children, truck tragedy

BERLIN, Germany, (AA): Austrian officials confirmed Friday that a total of 71 people, including women and children, were found dead in the back of a container truck on one of the country’s eastern highways earlier this week. “Seventy-one people died … Continued

Austria: Dozens migrants found dead in truck on Austrian highway
28th Aug 2015

Austria: Dozens migrants found dead in truck on Austrian highway

  ANKARA (AA): The bodies of up to 50 people were found in the back of a container truck on an Austrian highway close to the Hungarian border on Thursday, local media said. Police spokesman Hans Peter Doskozil, speaking at … Continued

France: Hollande condemns mosque arson
25th Aug 2015

France: Hollande condemns mosque arson

PARIS (AA):  French President Francois Hollande has condemned on Monday an arson attack on a mosque in Auch city southwestern France, after an investigation found the torching was deliberate. On Sunday the mosque was set on fire and destroyed at dawn. According to … Continued

France: Three injured in shooting on Amsterdam-Paris train
22nd Aug 2015

France: Three injured in shooting on Amsterdam-Paris train

PARIS (AA):  A gunman has opened fire on a Thalys train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, wounding three people before he was arrested at Arras in Pas-de-Calais, Northern France, the Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said Friday. According to Brandet, two of the victims — American and British … Continued

France: Paris, London sign agreement on Calais migrants’ crisis
21st Aug 2015

France: Paris, London sign agreement on Calais migrants’ crisis

PARIS (AA):  France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May signed a cooperation agreement Thursday for reinforced security measures around the Channel Tunnel. The agreement calls for the establishment of a new “command and control center” to be set up … 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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