India: 2 killed, incl 13-year-old in suspected anti-Muslim hate crime
20th Mar 2016

India: 2 killed, incl 13-year-old in suspected anti-Muslim hate crime

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir (AA) – Two Muslim cattle-herders, including a 13-year-old boy, were reportedly hanged to death in the Lateher district of India’s eastern Jharkhand State in an attack some believe may have been religiously motivated. … Continued

UK: Thousands join refugee solidarity marches
20th Mar 2016

UK: Thousands join refugee solidarity marches

LONDON (AA): Thousands of people across the U.K. have attended a series of anti-racism marches to declare their support for refugees settling in the country. The marches in London, Glasgow and Cardiff, organized by the Stand Up to Racism group, … 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

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge cadre charged with genocide of Cham Muslims
15th Mar 2016

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge cadre charged with genocide of Cham Muslims

By Lauren Crothers   PHNOM PENH, (AA): The international co-investigating judge at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal forged ahead with his work on a government-opposed case Monday, laying extra charges on the former deputy secretary of the regime’s Central Zone. In … Continued

Thailand: New probe urged into Thai Muslim lawyer’s disappearance
12th Mar 2016

Thailand: New probe urged into Thai Muslim lawyer’s disappearance

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Twelve years after the disappearance of a prominent Thai Muslim human rights lawyer, a United States-based rights group called on Thailand’s military government Friday to reopen the investigation into the case and to … Continued

Thailand: Two killed, three injured in bombing in Thai south
10th Mar 2016

Thailand: Two killed, three injured in bombing in Thai south

By Max Constant   BANGKOK (AA) – Two soldiers were killed and three others injured Wednesday when a remote controlled bomb exploded near a military unit in the far south of Thailand. Destabilized for decades by an insurgency waged by … 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

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader
9th Mar 2016

Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamic leader

By Mainul Islam Khan   DHAKA, (AA): Bangladesh’s top court on Tuesday upheld a death sentence handed down against a member of the country’s largest Islamic party for alleged war crimes committed during the nation’s 1971 independence war. The court … 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

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Aegean coast, 25 dead
7th Mar 2016

Turkey: Refugee boat sinks off Aegean coast, 25 dead

AYDIN, (AA): The death toll from the refugee boat that sank this weekend in the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s western province of Aydin has risen to 25, including 13 children. According to the district governor, the refugee boat was en … Continued

Pakistani media outlets attacked for ignoring execution
6th Mar 2016

Pakistani media outlets attacked for ignoring execution

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): Protesters on Friday attacked the offices of several Pakistani newspapers and television channels to protest the failure of the latter to cover the funeral of a former police commando who was executed earlier this … 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

US gov’t cannot force Apple to unlock iPhone
1st Mar 2016

US gov’t cannot force Apple to unlock iPhone

NEW YORK (AA) — The Justice Department cannot force Apple to help the FBI unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York, a U.S. magistrate judge said Monday. The ruling gives the tech giant an advantage in a … Continued

Philippines: Congress fails in sealing peace with Muslims
29th Feb 2016

Philippines: Congress fails in sealing peace with Muslims

By Hader Glang   ZAMBOANGA CITY, (AA): The government’s chief adviser to a peace process with the country’s one-time largest Moro rebel group admitted Sunday that there is huge disappointment over Congress’ failure to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law … Continued

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

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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