Brussels: EU leaders agree on plan for migrants
26th Jun 2015

Brussels: EU leaders agree on plan for migrants

[Photo: EU leaders pose following EU summit, at EU Council in Brussels, Belgium, on June 25, 2015. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA] By Magda Panoutsopoulou ATHENS,  (AA): After seven hours of debate from Thursday to early Friday morning in Brussels, EU leaders agreed to … Continued

Brussels: After late Greek plan, no deal in bailout talks
26th Jun 2015

Brussels: After late Greek plan, no deal in bailout talks

[Photo: Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras holds a press conference at the European Union headquarters after the Euro Summit discussing the situation of Greece, in Brussels on June 22. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA]   By Andrew Jay Rosenbaum ANKARA, (AA): Greek … Continued

Netherlands: Anti-Islam Dutch politician airs Muhammad cartoons on TV
25th Jun 2015

Netherlands: Anti-Islam Dutch politician airs Muhammad cartoons on TV

[Photo: Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), is seen during a joint press conference with Marine Le Pen (not seen), president of the National Front, in Brussels, Belgium on June 16, 2015. Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/AA]   By Fatjon … Continued

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French Presidents for years
24th Jun 2015

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French Presidents for years

  Before a parliamentary vote on a new surveillance bill, WikiLeaks has published a report on how the NSA had spied on three French Presidents. French President Hollande called an emergency meeting for Wednesday. WikiLeaks published a series of documents … 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

19th Jun 2015

Denmark: Danish PM concedes election defeat, says to resign

[Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt [left] concedes to Lars Loekke Rasmussen] COPENHAGEN, (Xinhua): Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Friday conceded defeat in Thursday’s parliamentary election and said she would step down as chairwoman of the Social Democratic Party. Denmark’s opposition coalition, … Continued

12th Jun 2015

Greece: IMF walks out on talks, EU tells Athens ‘stop gambling’

  The International Monetary Fund has walked out on talks with Greece, dashing hopes of a compromise in ongoing debt negotiations. The EU told Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to “stop gambling.” The IMF said it was bringing its team back … Continued

10th Jun 2015

UK parliament passes EU referendum bill

  Prime Minister David Cameron has gained widespread support to bring the UK’s ongoing EU membership to a public vote. But some within his own ranks remain skeptical of his desired outcome. British lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted in favor of … 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

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


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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