Russia: Kremlin accuses US of reluctance to interact over Syria
11th Apr 2017

Russia: Kremlin accuses US of reluctance to interact over Syria

By Diyar Guldogan   ANKARA (AA): The Kremlin accused the U.S. of showing complete reluctance to interact over Syria by launching missile strikes on an Assad regime military base in the country. “The American side in this way [by firing … Continued

Russia: 11killed in suicide bomb on train in St Petersburg
4th Apr 2017

Russia: 11killed in suicide bomb on train in St Petersburg

By Diyar Guldogan and Hakan Ceyhan Aydogan   ANKARA/MOSCOW (AA): Eleven people were killed and 45 injured Monday when an explosion hit the St. Petersburg metro, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) said. According to the NAK, the blast tore through … Continued

Russia: Half of Russians oppose school headscarf ban
1st Feb 2017

Russia: Half of Russians oppose school headscarf ban

By Elena Teslova   MOSCOW (AA): Half of Russians are in favor of lifting a headscarf ban in schools, according to a poll released Tuesday. The Russian Public Opinion Research Center survey found one in two supported lifting the ban … Continued

Russia: Mordovia bans students, teachers from wearing hijab
27th Jan 2017

Russia: Mordovia bans students, teachers from wearing hijab

ANKARA, Turkey (AA): The Kremlin on Thursday avoided getting involved in a headscarf debate that made national headlines. “We would not want to become a party to this discussion at the moment,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official spokesman, Dmitry Peskov … Continued

Turkey, Russia to ‘coordinate’ air operations in Syria
13th Jan 2017

Turkey, Russia to ‘coordinate’ air operations in Syria

By Ertugrul Subasi   ANKARA (AA): Turkey and Russia have signed an agreement, allowing the two countries to work in coordination for the safety of their military aviation in war-torn Syria, the Turkish army said on Thursday. In a statement … Continued

US: Putin not ‘war criminal’, Trump’s State Dept. pick says
12th Jan 2017

US: Putin not ‘war criminal’, Trump’s State Dept. pick says

By Michael Hernandez   WASHINGTON (AA): Calling Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” for Russia’s actions in support of Syrian forces in Aleppo would be inaccurate, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s next top diplomat said Wednesday. “I would not … Continued

Turkey, Russia agree on nationwide Syria cease-fire bid
28th Dec 2016

Turkey, Russia agree on nationwide Syria cease-fire bid

ANKARA (AA): Turkey and Russia have agreed on a plan for the warring parties in Syria to declare a nationwide cease-fire, a confidential Turkish source said Wednesday. The plan is expected to be carried out in all areas where the … Continued

Turkey:  Six released in probe into Russian envoy’s murder
22nd Dec 2016

Turkey: Six released in probe into Russian envoy’s murder

By Ferdi Uzun AYDIN, Turkey (AA): Six people, who were arrested in the aftermath of the murder of the Russia’s envoy to Turkey, were released on Thursday, police sources said. Altintas’s parents, sister, two uncles and aunt were released early … Continued

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

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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