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Turkey: First refugees returns arrive from Greece
5th Apr 2016

Turkey: First refugees returns arrive from Greece

ISTANBUL (AA) – The first refugees to be returned to Turkey under a deal with the EU arrived from the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday morning. An Anadolu Agency correspondent on the Greek island a few kilometers from the … 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

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

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

UK: Seize opportunity and leave the EU, London mayor urges
7th Mar 2016

UK: Seize opportunity and leave the EU, London mayor urges

LONDON (AA) – Britain should not miss its “golden opportunity” to leave the regulatory and legislative burdens imposed by the European Union, London Mayor Boris Johnson said on Sunday. Johnson, the most senior U.K. politician to support an exit from … 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

UK: London Mayor to campaign for ‘Brexit’
22nd Feb 2016

UK: London Mayor to campaign for ‘Brexit’

LONDON (AA) – After months of speculation, Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has revealed that he will be advocating for Britain to leave EU. In an announcement on Sunday, Johnson said it took a “huge amount of heartache” to … Continued

EU: Tusk offers ‘concrete proposals’ on UK’s EU reform plan
20th Jan 2016

EU: Tusk offers ‘concrete proposals’ on UK’s EU reform plan

BRUSSELS (AA) – The President of the European Council said Tuesday he would table “concrete proposals” over Britain’s proposed EU reforms at a meeting of national leaders next month. Donald Tusk said it was possible to reach a deal with … Continued

US, EU lift nuclear-related sanctions on Iran
17th Jan 2016

US, EU lift nuclear-related sanctions on Iran

ANKARA (AA) – The U.S. and EU have announced the lifting of international sanctions on Iran following the announcement of International Atomic Energy Agency that the country is complying with its nuclear-related obligations agreed last summer. International Atomic Energy Agency … Continued

US: Kerry to meet Zarif in Vienna ahead of major announcement
16th Jan 2016

US: Kerry to meet Zarif in Vienna ahead of major announcement

WASHINGTON (AA) – America’s top diplomat will meet with his Iranian counterpart and a top EU official in Europe, the State Department announced Friday. The meeting could point to an imminent announcement leading to Iran receiving billions of dollars in … Continued

Turkey: 36 die as refugee craft sinks off Agean Sea
6th Jan 2016

Turkey: 36 die as refugee craft sinks off Agean Sea

BALIKESIR, (AA): At least 36 people drowned off Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast when an inflatable boat carrying refugees sank early Tuesday, the Turkish Coast Guard said. A search-and-rescue effort was launched after the boat capsized off the coast of western … Continued

Israel hits out at Sweden amid rows with EU states
7th Dec 2015

Israel hits out at Sweden amid rows with EU states

JERUSALEM (AA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday described recent Swedish criticisms of Israeli security measures against alleged Palestinian attackers as “scandalous remarks” following a week of diplomatic rows between the Jewish state and a handful of European countries. Swedish … Continued

Britain’s EU negotiations to last until February
4th Dec 2015

Britain’s EU negotiations to last until February

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s long-awaited renegotiation of its European Union membership terms will not be concluded until February, David Cameron has said.   The U.K. premier said that the scale of the demands tabled by Britain meant that it was not … Continued

12th Nov 2015

EU pushes for labeling of goods made in Palestine

BRUSSELS (AA): The European Union has released guidelines for labeling products made in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Wednesday’s move is to help European consumers differentiate between products originating from Israel and those originating from the occupied territories. Relations … Continued

UK: Cameron’s four pillars of British EU renegotiation
11th Nov 2015

UK: Cameron’s four pillars of British EU renegotiation

By Michael S. Daventry LONDON (AA) : It was the speech that critics and supporters alike had sought for months, perhaps even years. Prime Minister David Cameron had long ago declared his intention to renegotiate the terms of the Britain’s … Continued

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role
10th Nov 2015

Myanmar: EU officials hail elections, want larger Muslim role

By Joshua Carroll   YANGON (AA): A team of European Union officials has hailed the Myanmar election process as going better than expected, but underlined that future polls could be improved by including more female and Muslim candidates. While Chief Observer Alexander Graf Lambsdorff told international … 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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