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Germany: World powers call for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria
12th Feb 2016

Germany: World powers call for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

By Ayhan Simsek with additional reporting by Michael Hernandez in Washington   MUNICH (AA) — World and regional powers agreed Thursday to take steps toward halting the fighting in Syria with the goal of achieving a durable “cease-fire” in the … Continued

Switzerland: US welcomes Syrian opposition at Geneva talks
30th Jan 2016

Switzerland: US welcomes Syrian opposition at Geneva talks

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. on Friday welcomed the decision by a main opposition group to attend Syrian peace talks already in progress and hosted by the UN in Geneva. “The United States also reiterates that UN Security Council Resolution 2254 … Continued

Obama backs Turkish downing of Russia fighter jet, urges calm
25th Nov 2015

Obama backs Turkish downing of Russia fighter jet, urges calm

WASHINGTON (AA) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday asserted Turkey’s right to self-defense following the downing of a Russian fighter jet that Ankara says violated its airspace. “Turkey, like every country, has a right to defend its territory and its … Continued

UN: Britain set to draft UN resolution on Syria cease-fire
17th Nov 2015

UN: Britain set to draft UN resolution on Syria cease-fire

NEW YORK (AA): The U.K. will immediately draft a Security Council resolution on a cease-fire in Syria envisaged in talks held in Vienna, Britain’s UN deputy ambassador said Monday. “We are very clear that we are going to take action immediately … 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: Russian jet with 224 people aboard crashes in Sinai
31st Oct 2015

Egypt: Russian jet with 224 people aboard crashes in Sinai

CAIRO (AA): A Russian passenger plane with more than 200 people aboard crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, according to the Egyptian Prime Minister’s office. A Russian Airbus-321 aircraft carrying a total of 224 people crashed in central Sinai, … Continued

Syria: No return to pre-war status quo, says US
29th Oct 2015

Syria: No return to pre-war status quo, says US

WASHINGTON (AA): There cannot be a return to the pre-war status quo in Syria after so much bloodshed, the White House said Wednesday. The U.S. is ready, however, to work with any nation – including Russia and Iran – to resolve … 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

US, Russia sign deal on Syrian airspace
21st Oct 2015

US, Russia sign deal on Syrian airspace

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. and Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to deconflict air operations above Syrian airspace, according to the Pentagon. The memorandum of understanding is the result of three separate conversations between military officials from both countries but a … 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

US to ‘open lines of communication’ with Russia on Syria
30th Sep 2015

US to ‘open lines of communication’ with Russia on Syria

WASHINGTON (AA): The Pentagon said Tuesday that the U.S. would open “lines of communication” with Russia to de-conflict air operations in Syria. “We expect the details of those conversations, including the exact timing of those conversations, will be worked out in … Continued

US willing to work with Russia in Syria under conditions
25th Sep 2015

US willing to work with Russia in Syria under conditions

WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. will cooperate with Russia in Syria if Moscow agrees to work on a political solution in the war-torn country and simultaneously fight against Daesh, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday. “The U.S. and Russia share two interests [in Syria]; the … Continued

US, UK say Assad’s departure needed but not urgent
20th Sep 2015

US, UK say Assad’s departure needed but not urgent

LONDON (AA) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go but the timetable for his departure can be negotiated, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.   In a sign of increased willingness to find a negotiated solution to the … Continued

Turkey: Tatars call for intervention in Crimea
3rd Aug 2015

Turkey: Tatars call for intervention in Crimea

ANKARA (AA): Crimean Tatars called for “international intervention” against the Russian occupation of their homeland on Sunday. In a statement issued at the end of a two-day meeting in Turkish capital Ankara, the forum of 184 Tatar groups from 12 … Continued

8th Jun 2015

FIFA official: Russia and Qatar could lose World Cups

  A FIFA official has said Russia and Qatar could lose the right to host upcoming World Cups, if bribery is established in the bidding process. Both nations have denied wrongdoing in their bids. Russia and Qatar could be stripped … Continued

5th Jun 2015

US could potential deploy missiles in Europe to deter Russia

  The US is considering deploying missiles in Europe in response to an alleged nuclear treaty violation by Russia. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will meet security officials in Stuttgart Friday ahead of a G7 summit. The United States is mulling … 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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