Iran criticizes Russia for talking about airbase use
23rd Aug 2016

Iran criticizes Russia for talking about airbase use

By Ahmet Dursun and Hakan Ceyhan Aydogan   ISTANBUL (AA): Iran’s defense minister criticized Russia on Monday for “showing off” by announcing how Russian jets had used an Iranian airbase to strike at positions in Syria. Speaking on state-run television, … Continued

Russia: Turkey, Russia determined to boost ties
10th Aug 2016

Russia: Turkey, Russia determined to boost ties

By Tutku Senen, Sibel Ugurlu, Gulsen Cagatay and Fatih Dogan   ANKARA (AA) : President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Turkey and Russia are determined to boost ties to levels beyond what they were before last November’s jet crisis. … Continued

Turkey: Erdogan confirms Gaza support, apologises to Russia
28th Jun 2016

Turkey: Erdogan confirms Gaza support, apologises to Russia

ANKARA (AA) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said 14,000 tons of supplies will be sailed to Gaza from Turkey before the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday early July. Speaking at an iftar, fast-breaking, meal in the Turkish capital Ankara on … Continued

Crimean Tatar Religious leader lashes out at Russian ban
20th Apr 2016

Crimean Tatar Religious leader lashes out at Russian ban

By Ali Cura   KIEV, Ukraine (AA) – The head of Crimean Tatars’ highest ruling body lashed out at Russia on Tuesday for its move to include the body among wanted terrorist organizations and ban it for “extremist involvement”. Refat … Continued

Syria: Putin announces reduction of Russian forces
15th Mar 2016

Syria: Putin announces reduction of Russian forces

MOSCOW (AA) – Russia will start withdrawing “most” of its forces from Syria Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Monday. “I think that the tasks set to the Defense Ministry are generally fulfilled. That is why I order to begin … Continued

US: Obama extends sanctions on Russia
4th Mar 2016

US: Obama extends sanctions on Russia

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA) – President Barack Obama has extended sanctions on Russia for what Washington says is its support of rebel groups in eastern Ukraine and continued occupation of Crimea. Obama extended the national emergency with respect … Continued

Russia coal mine explosion death toll reaches 36
29th Feb 2016

Russia coal mine explosion death toll reaches 36

MOSCOW (AA): The death toll from three separate explosions at a coal mine in northern Russia’s Komi Republic has reached 36, Russian authorities said Sunday. According to Russian Ministry of Emergencies, an explosion in the mine also took place during … Continued

Russia joins UK in suspending Sharm el-Sheikh flights
7th Nov 2015

Russia joins UK in suspending Sharm el-Sheikh flights

LONDON (AA): Thousands of tourists remain stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh after Russia joined a lengthening list of countries suspending flights to the Egyptian resort. President Vladimir Putin asked for the suspension of all flights to Egypt following security concerns raised … Continued

Egypt: 129 bodies recovered in Russian plane crash over Sinai
1st Nov 2015

Egypt: 129 bodies recovered in Russian plane crash over Sinai

CAIRO (AA): A Russian passenger plane with more than 200 people aboard which crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, have recovered 129 bodies, according to the Egyptian Prime Minister’s office. A Russian Airbus A-321 aircraft carrying a total of … Continued

Russia: Syrian president meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow
22nd Oct 2015

Russia: Syrian president meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow

MOSCOW (AA): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin late Tuesday in Moscow, the Kremlin said Wednesday. “The Syrian President, al-Assad, visited Moscow yesterday night and met President Putin,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow. … 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

22nd May 2015

Russia: Moscow offers Baghdad military aid, investment

  Iraq’s leader has begun a two-day visit to Russia to cement further support against “Islamic State.” The terrorists’ assault on Ramadi has proved a major setback to the government in Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Russia’s … Continued

13th May 2015

Russia: ‘No breakthrough’ in Kerry-Putin discussions

  Despite “frank discussions” between the US and Russia, no “major breakthrough” has been made in the Ukraine conflict. The US had hoped to push President Putin to fully implement the Minsk peace deal. Speaking at a news conference with … Continued

2nd Apr 2015

Russia: Dozens dead after fishing trawler sinks off Russia’s far east

    At least 54 people died when a Russian fishing vessel went down late on Wednesday in the Western Pacific Ocean in the Sea of Okhotsk near the Kamchatka Peninsula. There were 132 crew on board the Dalniy Vostok … Continued

13th Feb 2015

EU: Pressure high on Russia following Ukraine ceasefire deal

[Photo: Russian President Putin, German Chancellor Merkel, French President Hollande] The EU has decided to hold on to sanctions against Russia until they’re sure that Moscow will keep its end of the bargain in Ukraine. The ceasefire between Kyiv and … Continued

11th Feb 2015

Egypt: Putin, Sisi meet to strengthen political, military ties

[ Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) gives an AK47 rifle as a gift to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (L) during an informal dinner in honor of Putin at Cairo Tower on February 9, 2015. Anadolu.]   President Vladimir … Continued

8th Feb 2015

Russia, West face a deep divide

  [Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov]   On this cold winter morning in Munich, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (above) sat alone on the podium, welcomed by scant applause. Only former German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger, head of the Munich Security … Continued

4th Dec 2014

Russia: Publishing house on fire in Grozny rebel clash

  A building in Chechnya has been set alight hours after rebels killed three police officers. The North Caucasus republic still faces a Muslim insurgency more than two decades after a war between Moscow and separatists. More than six hours … Continued

31st Aug 2014

European Union to prepare new sanctions against Russia

  EU leaders have agreed to prepare tougher sanctions that could be imposed on Russia within days. The concensus emerged after several hours of talks to decide how to respond to the deepening crisis in eastern Ukraine. The outgoing president … Continued

13th Aug 2014

Russia: Putin meets el-Sissi in Sochi

Egypt’s president has made his first official visit to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi discussed closer trade relations in the wake of a far-reaching import ban by Moscow on the West. Russia will increase wheat exports to … 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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