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Germany: Far-right party adopts anti-Islam program
2nd May 2016

Germany: Far-right party adopts anti-Islam program

BERLIN (AA & DW.de): Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) adopted a controversial party program Sunday that called for banning Islamic symbols and restricting religious practices of Muslims. The majority of AfD’s some 2,000 delegates backed the program in a … Continued

Europe intolerant towards Muslim politicians
24th Apr 2016

Europe intolerant towards Muslim politicians

PARIS (AA) – Smear campaigns targeting Muslim politicians across Europe, which have seen many forced to quit, highlight an attitude of intolerance toward Muslims. With the rise of racism on the continent, Muslim politicians are being attacked in countries such … Continued

Germany: Thousands protest US-EU deal ahead of Obama visit
24th Apr 2016

Germany: Thousands protest US-EU deal ahead of Obama visit

LONDON (AA) – Thousands of protesters marched in the German city of Hannover against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – a free trade deal being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union. The rally that attracted 90,000 … Continued

Germany: Ex-president slams anti-Islam sentiment
22nd Apr 2016

Germany: Ex-president slams anti-Islam sentiment

BERLIN (AA) – Former German President Christian Wulff spoke against growing anti-Islam sentiment in the country and stressed that Islam belonged to Germany, contrary to what far-right parties claim. “When 3 million Muslims live in our country, they belong together … 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

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules
29th Jan 2016

Germany: Merkel, coalition partners agree on stricter asylum rules

BERLIN (AA) – Chancellor Angela Merkel and coalition partners agreed on Thursday to make changes in asylum law with the goal of reducing the number of refugees coming to Germany. Vice Chancellor and Social Democrat Party (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel … 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

Germany: PEGIDA  rally in Cologne ends in violence
10th Jan 2016

Germany: PEGIDA rally in Cologne ends in violence

BERLIN (AA) – German police used water cannon and pepper spray to end a violent protest of the anti-immigration PEGIDA movement in Cologne on Saturday.   Around 1,700 followers of the PEGIDA movement rallied near the central train station to … Continued

Germany: Xenophobic attack against pro-refugee politician
18th Oct 2015

Germany: Xenophobic attack against pro-refugee politician

BERLIN (AA): A prominent pro-refugee politician has been stabbed in western German city of Cologne on Saturday, in what officials said was a xenophobic attack. Henriette Reker, an independent candidate running for Sunday’s mayoral elections in Cologne, was attacked during … Continued

Germany: Council of Europe warns Germany over rise of racism
2nd Oct 2015

Germany: Council of Europe warns Germany over rise of racism

BERLIN (AA): The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights has praised Germany’s efforts in helping thousands of refugees but also warned authorities about the rise of racism and intolerance in the country. “Germany has made remarkable efforts to protect … Continued

France, Germany call for common EU refugee policy
4th Sep 2015

France, Germany call for common EU refugee policy

PARIS (AA): French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have urged European leaders to adopt a concerted strategy as the EU faces an unprecedented influx of refugees fleeing from war zones in the Middle East and Africa. A statement issued by the … Continued

23rd Jun 2015

Germany releases Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt extradition case

  The Berlin state prosecutor’s office has confirmed the release of Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour. He had been remanded in custody by a German judge after being detained at a Berlin airport at Egypt’s request. “Thanks to people around … Continued

9th Jun 2015

Germany: G7 pledges to intensify development cooperation

[Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the African Union Commission]   The leaders of several African countries came to Elmau to talk to the G7 about development and health care. There were a number of promises, but it remains unclear where … Continued

8th Jun 2015

Germany: G7 focuses on sanctions against Russia

  World leaders are to continue the second and final day of G7 talks in the Bavarian Alps. The first day saw a firm stance on Russian sanctions; Monday’s talks are expected to focus on global security. Leaders of the … Continued

7th Jun 2015

Germany: A tranquil resort rocked by G7 protesters

[Photo: Anti-G7 protesters rarely lack imagination. DW.DE]   Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in the Alpine resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where G7 leaders are set to meet on Sunday. As Naomi Conrad reports, peaceful protests turned into skirmishes. The … Continued

4th Jun 2015

Germany: Chaos breaks out at Merkel’s press conference with al-Sisi

  Angela Merkel has praised Egypt’s peace efforts in the Middle East following a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi [Photo] in Berlin. The pair’s press conference was shut down after it descended into chaos. The news conference hosted … 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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