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France: 84 dead as truck ploughs into crowd in Nice
15th Jul 2016

France: 84 dead as truck ploughs into crowd in Nice

PARIS (AA):  At least 84 victims, including children, were killed and 20 others wounded after a truck, loaded with heavy weapons, ran over crowds in the southern French city of Nice during Bastille Day celebrations Thursday, according to French authorities. … Continued

France: French commander, wife killed in Daesh-claimed attack
15th Jun 2016

France: French commander, wife killed in Daesh-claimed attack

PARIS / WASHINGTON (AA) – A French police commander and his wife were killed Monday in an apparent attack claimed by Daesh. The officer, who was named in French media as Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, worked as an assistant chief in … Continued

France: Islamophobia & Islamophobic attacks on the rise
17th May 2016

France: Islamophobia & Islamophobic attacks on the rise

PARIS (AA): Islamophobic attacks in France are on the rise, French Council of Muslim Faith President Anouar Kbibeche said Monday. In remarks made during the 33rd French Council of the Muslim Faith conference in the French city of Le Bourget … Continued

French Muslim party to contest by-election
15th Apr 2016

French Muslim party to contest by-election

STRASBOURG,  (AA) – A senior member of France’s Turkish-Muslim Equality and Justice Party (PEJ) has told Anadolu Agency that an upcoming May 22 by-election will be used as preparation for the country’s general election in 2017. PEJ chair Sakir Colak … Continued

French PM’s anti-Islam comments trigger uproar
14th Apr 2016

French PM’s anti-Islam comments trigger uproar

PARIS (AA) – Over the course of a few hours on Wednesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ comments advocating a legal ban on headscarves at university and calling Islam incompatible with the values of the republic triggered a wave of … Continued

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?
31st Mar 2016

France’s true face: Racism/Islamophobia or secularism?

By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA) – “There are women who choose [to wear headscarves], there were also American negroes who were for slavery”. This sentence was said by a French government minister on Wednesday. As shocking and offensive as … 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

France, Iran sign multi-billion dollar trade deals
29th Jan 2016

France, Iran sign multi-billion dollar trade deals

PARIS (AA) – France and Iran heralded a series of major deals thought to be worth billions of dollars on Thursday as the two countries resealed trade ties following the lifting of sanctions against Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, visiting … Continued

France bars minors from seeing controversial documentary
28th Jan 2016

France bars minors from seeing controversial documentary

PARIS (AA) – French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin has approved the broadcast of the controversial documentary “Salafists” but has barred minors from seeing it because of its sensitive content.   Pellerin said in a statement Wednesday she ruled that the … Continued

14th Jan 2016

France: Charlie Hebdo’s Aylan cartoon causes uproar

PARIS (AA) – French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is facing fresh international criticism after a cartoon in its latest edition appeared to link Syrian Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi with those who committed sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. … Continued

France: Driver rams soldiers outside French mosque
2nd Jan 2016

France: Driver rams soldiers outside French mosque

PARIS (AA,): A driver was shot and wounded Friday as he drove a car at soldiers guarding a mosque in southeastern France, local authorities said. Police said the driver deliberately steered towards the four soldiers in a suburb of Valence … 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

Italy: Muslims rally against terrorism
22nd Nov 2015

Italy: Muslims rally against terrorism

ROME (AA) – Muslims held rallies across Italy on Saturday against terrorism after last Friday’s deadly terror attacks in the French capital Paris. Numerous Italians also accompanied Muslims who gathered at squares in several cities across the country –hundreds in Rome, Milan and Genoa — under the slogan “Not in my … Continued

Mali: 22 killed in terrorist hotel siege in Bamako
21st Nov 2015

Mali: 22 killed in terrorist hotel siege in Bamako

BAMAKO, (AA):  At least 22 people, including 19 hostages and three attackers have been killed in the ongoing siege of the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako, Malian security officials said Friday. Muslim leaders from several African countries have condemned Friday’s hostage … Continued

France: Paris terror cell ‘ready to carry out other attacks’
19th Nov 2015

France: Paris terror cell ‘ready to carry out other attacks’

PARIS (AA): At least two suspects were killed and eight arrested in Wednesday morning’s raid on an apartment linked to the gang behind the Paris terror attacks, the city’s chief prosecutor said. The cell had established a base in Saint-Denis, a suburb of … Continued

US governors threaten to bar Syrian refugees
17th Nov 2015

US governors threaten to bar Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AA): A number of governors on Monday threatened to bar Syrian refugees from their states, following deadly attacks in Paris in which a militant posing as a refugee has been implicated. At least 19 state governors said they would close their states to the … Continued

France: Paris attacks: death toll rises to 132
16th Nov 2015

France: Paris attacks: death toll rises to 132

PARIS (AA): The death toll from the deadly gun-and-bomb attacks in Paris has risen to 132 after three of the 352 injured people succumbed to their wounds Sunday, said medical authorities. The Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Paris’ public hospital system, said in a statement that … Continued

France’s Muslims strongly condemn Paris attacks
15th Nov 2015

France’s Muslims strongly condemn Paris attacks

PARIS (AA): Several French Muslim organizations have firmly condemned the Paris attacks that left 129 people dead and 352 injured Friday night. The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) condemned “strongly these odious and despicable attacks”. The head of CFCM, Anouar … Continued

France: Paris attacks death toll rises to 129
15th Nov 2015

France: Paris attacks death toll rises to 129

PARIS (AA): The death toll from the deadly gun-and-bomb attacks in Paris has risen to 129, with 352 people injured — 99 of them in critical condition — said Paris prosecutor Francois Molins late Saturday. Molins told a press briefing that the death toll … Continued

France: World leaders express shock over Paris attacks
14th Nov 2015

France: World leaders express shock over Paris attacks

BRUSSELS (AA): Leaders from all over the world have expressed their shock at a wave of gun-and-bomb attacks in Paris Friday night which has so far claimed the lives of well over 120 people. Daesh [IS] has issued official statement … 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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