Turkey gets FIFA’s ‘Best Mover of the Year’ award
4th Dec 2015

Turkey gets FIFA’s ‘Best Mover of the Year’ award

ANKARA (AA) – FIFA has given Turkey’s national football team the “Best Mover of the Year” award after it earned 329 points within the last 12 months, the global football governing body announced on its website Thursday. FIFA said that Turkey … Continued

US: IAEA report ‘consistent’ with US assessment of Iran
3rd Dec 2015

US: IAEA report ‘consistent’ with US assessment of Iran

WASHINGTON (AA) — The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s recent report on Iranian nuclear activities is consistent with what the U.S. has “long assessed with high confidence”, a spokesman said Wednesday. “The IAEA has confirmed that Iran met its commitments to provide responses to … Continued

Turkey: 30 missing as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast
2nd Dec 2015

Turkey: 30 missing as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast

ANKARA (AA) – At least 30 people are missing after a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s western coast on Tuesday, the Coast Guard said. The boat, which was carrying around 35 people, had been heading for the Greek island of Chios … Continued

Germany to boost support for int’l anti-Daesh coalition
2nd Dec 2015

Germany to boost support for int’l anti-Daesh coalition

BERLIN (AA) – German government has decided to provide additional military support to international coalition against Daesh by sending warplanes to fly reconnaissance missions, a tanker aircraft and a warship to the Middle East. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday the … Continued

NATO extends troop deployment in Afghanistan beyond 2016
2nd Dec 2015

NATO extends troop deployment in Afghanistan beyond 2016

BRUSSELS (AA) – NATO foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to extend the deployment of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016 and provide at least $3 billion in funding to Afghan security forces until 2020. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned that NATO … Continued

Turkey: Bomb explosion injures 5 near Istanbul subway station
2nd Dec 2015

Turkey: Bomb explosion injures 5 near Istanbul subway station

ISTANBUL (AA) – A roadside pipe bomb exploded near a central Istanbul subway station Tuesday, injuring five persons, police sources said. The bomb exploded at an intersection in Bayrampasa district on the European side at around 6.00 p.m. local time (1600GMT) during … Continued

UK: Text of Syria airstrike motion to be debated in the House
1st Dec 2015

UK: Text of Syria airstrike motion to be debated in the House

Full text of the motion that has been tabled in the House for debate tomorrow ISIL IN SYRIA (UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2249) The Prime Minister The Chancellor of the Exchequer Secretary Theresa May Secretary Philip Hammond Secretary Michael … Continued

UK announces Wednesday vote for Syria airstrikes
1st Dec 2015

UK announces Wednesday vote for Syria airstrikes

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s parliament will debate and vote on plans for airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday. In a broadcast that ended weeks of speculation over whether he would call a vote, Cameron said … Continued

UAE: Israel to open diplomatic mission in UAE
30th Nov 2015

UAE: Israel to open diplomatic mission in UAE

RAMALLAH, (AA) – Israeli affairs experts on Saturday described the anticipated inauguration of an Israeli office at the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as a “visa” for Israel to the states of the Arabian Gulf. Israeli daily Haaretz said … Continued

UK: Thousands rally against Syria airstrikes
29th Nov 2015

UK: Thousands rally against Syria airstrikes

LONDON (AA) – Thousands gathered across the UK on Saturday in rallies organized by the Stop The War coalition to stand against British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal for airstirkes in Syria. The main protest took place at  Downing Street in Central London. Protestors … Continued

Syria: YPG-allied group kills 20 civilians in Aleppo
28th Nov 2015

Syria: YPG-allied group kills 20 civilians in Aleppo

ALEPPO, (AA): Twenty civilians, including women and children, were killed Friday when the Revolutionaries Army (Jaysh al-Thowwar) attacked a village in Aleppo province, a Syrian Civil Defense source told Anadolu Agency. The source said the armed group, which is cooperating with the … Continued

Turkey: Children die as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast
27th Nov 2015

Turkey: Children die as refugee boat sinks off Turkish coast

MUGLA,  (AA) – Two Syrian children have died after a boat carrying refugees sank off Turkey’s southwest coast early Friday. The boat is the latest to go down in the waters off the Bodrum peninsula, where refugees gather to make … Continued

US: ‘Human error’ caused deadly strike on Afghanistan hospital
26th Nov 2015

US: ‘Human error’ caused deadly strike on Afghanistan hospital

WASHINGTON (AA) – An airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) hospital in Afghanistan that killed 30 victims was “caused primarily by human error”, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday. Army Gen. John Campbell briefed reporters via video conference … Continued

Obama backs Turkish downing of Russia fighter jet, urges calm
25th Nov 2015

Obama backs Turkish downing of Russia fighter jet, urges calm

WASHINGTON (AA) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday asserted Turkey’s right to self-defense following the downing of a Russian fighter jet that Ankara says violated its airspace. “Turkey, like every country, has a right to defend its territory and its … Continued

Turkish jets shot down ‘Russian type SU-24 warplane’
24th Nov 2015

Turkish jets shot down ‘Russian type SU-24 warplane’

ANKARA (AA) – Turkish jets shot down a warplane believed to be a Russian type SU-24 for violating Turkey’s airspace near its border with Syria on Tuesday, Turkish presidential sources said. The warplane went down in Syria’s northwestern Turkmen town of Bayirbucak near Turkey’s border … Continued

France, UK ‘determined’ to step up fight against Daesh
24th Nov 2015

France, UK ‘determined’ to step up fight against Daesh

PARIS (AA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande on Monday agreed to step up the fight against Daesh in Syria. France would “intensify” airstrikes against the group and “choose targets that will do the most … Continued

Iran calls for energy cooperation at Gas Cooperation Forum
24th Nov 2015

Iran calls for energy cooperation at Gas Cooperation Forum

ANKARA (AA) – Iran called for closer cooperation between energy exporting countries to maintain market stability on Monday, local media said. “It is necessary for countries that produce and export energy to coordinate policies for the sake of stability and balance of … Continued

Turkey: Refugee girl’s body washed up on western coast
23rd Nov 2015

Turkey: Refugee girl’s body washed up on western coast

MUGLA,  (AA) – A young girl’s body was among those washed up on Turkey’s western coast on Sunday in a chilling reminder of the death of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi. In an echo of the boat disaster that shocked the world … Continued

Yemen conflict death toll hits 5,700
19th Nov 2015

Yemen conflict death toll hits 5,700

NEW YORK (AA): Approximately 5,700 victims have been killed in Yemen since Saudi-led bombing began in mid-March, including 830 women and children, the United Nations said Wednesday. The UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Johannes van der Klaauw, told reporters that Yemen … Continued

UN: Britain set to draft UN resolution on Syria cease-fire
17th Nov 2015

UN: Britain set to draft UN resolution on Syria cease-fire

NEW YORK (AA): The U.K. will immediately draft a Security Council resolution on a cease-fire in Syria envisaged in talks held in Vienna, Britain’s UN deputy ambassador said Monday. “We are very clear that we are going to take action immediately … 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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