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

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

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

4th Jun 2015

Netherlands: I’ll show Muhammad cartoons on TV, vows Dutch MP Wilders

  The Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders says he plans to show cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad on Dutch television. He had wanted to exhibit them in parliament, but was knocked back. Geert Wilders announced on his website that he … Continued

3rd Jun 2015

France: US-led coalition to ramp up operations against IS

  Military leaders have agreed to bolster strategic operations in Iraq against “Islamic State” militants. The decision comes after a one-day meeting in Paris of 25 countries in the US-led coalition against the terrorists. The 25 countries that make up … Continued

1st Jun 2015

EU mission rescues 5,000 migrants in three days

  The EU’s border-control agency has said that some 5,000 migrants have been plucked from the Mediterranean Sea over the past three days. The Frontex rescue mission Triton also recovered the bodies of 17 would-be migrants. An Italian coast guard … Continued

31st May 2015

UN firms stance as peacekeeper child sex abuse allegations grow

  The UN rights chief has urged France, Equatorial Guinea and Chad to investigate whether soldiers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic. The scandal has implicated UN’s peacekeeping mission to CAR. Rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein urged the … Continued

31st May 2015

Germany: Amid Moscow’s EU blacklist, prominent Germans want Putin at G7 talks

  German business interests are lamenting Vladimir Putin’s [photo above] exclusion from upcoming G7 talks in Bavaria. It comes after EU officials criticized Moscow for slapping a travel ban on 89 European politicians. German business interests have criticized the exclusion … Continued

30th May 2015

Italy: Thousands of migrants rescued, 17 die

  The Italian coastguard says more than 4,000 migrants crossing from Africa to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday. But 17 corpses were also found. As many as 4,200 migrants were saved in 17 rescue operations in the … Continued

29th May 2015

Germany waiting to hear Cameron’s vision of EU

[Photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister David Cameron]   British Prime Minister Cameron wants to promote EU reforms when he meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this Friday. Where do mutual interests lie? What are the … Continued

28th May 2015

Europe: US faces Europe in disarray at G7 summit

  Greece teeters on the edge of default, Ukraine faces war with Russia, and Britain threatens to leave the EU. Washington must cope with a divided and chaotic Europe during the G7 summit in Dresden. Before setting off for Thursday’s … Continued

26th May 2015

UK: At Brexit meal with Juncker, Cameron airs UK’s EU concerns

  Over pork belly and lime cream, David Cameron and Jean-Claude Juncker [photo] have kick-started efforts toward EU changes to thwart a possible Brexit. The UK’s leading manufacturing association wants Cameron to move up the vote. David Cameron (right in … Continued

25th May 2015

Greece warns it has ‘no money’ to make IMF debt repayments

  Greece says it cannot make debt repayments to the IMF due next month without more aid from its foreign lenders. Athens defaulting on its debt could mean a Greek exit from the single currency eurozone. Greek Interior Minister Nikos … Continued

25th May 2015

UK: Britain’s foreign EU residents disenfranchised in Brexit vote

  David Cameron has given an outline of who may vote in a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. The prime minister has opted for rules that exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the UK. Most of … Continued

23rd May 2015

UK: Bank of England confirms Brexit research after emailing error

  The Bank of England has said it plans to research the economic risks of Britain leaving the EU. The admission confirms an email about the project that accidentally went to the wrong address. In a statement on its website, … Continued

21st May 2015

Germany: Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court

  Comedian Dieter Nuhr [see photo]  has failed in a court battle to stop a Muslim critic from calling him a “preacher of hate” because of his jokes about Islam. Nuhr argued before the state court in Stuttgart that Erhat … Continued

16th May 2015

France: Sarkozy party to expel mayor for ban Islam in France call

    The French mainstream right UMP party is to expel the mayor of a small southern town who has called for Islam to be banned in France. Former president Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the call on Friday. “The Muslim religion … Continued

16th May 2015

Cyprus peace talks ‘positive and productive’

  After meeting for four hours, Cyprus’ rival leaders have vowed to “work tirelessly” for a swift peace accord on the divided island. The talks come following an eight-month pause. Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (above left) and the leader … Continued


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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