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Germany: Muslim leaders rally for tolerance with Merkel
14th Jan 2015

Germany: Muslim leaders rally for tolerance with Merkel

  Members of the government and Muslim groups were among the many gathered at the Brandenburg Gate to promote interfaith understanding on Tuesday. “We are all Germany,” President Joachim Gauck declared in his speech. A solemn demonstration was held in … Continued

France: Paris unity march ‘unprecedented in French history’
12th Jan 2015

France: Paris unity march ‘unprecedented in French history’

    Marchers in Paris have staged a mammoth rally that was unique in French history, according to the country’s Interior Ministry. Up to 3 million people nationwide joined the “march for unity” after the Paris attacks. The French Interior … Continued

Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia
11th Jan 2015

Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia

  Tens of thousands of people have marched in Dresden calling for “open mindedness and humanity.” DW’s Kate Brady was there to see how the eastern German city took a stand against the anti-Islamization PEGIDA group. Families, young couples, pensioners … Continued

Germany: Arson attack on newspaper after printing Charlie Hebdo cartoons
11th Jan 2015

Germany: Arson attack on newspaper after printing Charlie Hebdo cartoons

  A German newspaper in the northern city of Hamburg that reprinted Muhammad cartoons from French paper Charlie Hebdo has been the target of an apparent arson attack. Authorities said no one was injured. Police said “rocks and then a … Continued

Sweden: New bomb threat against Swedish mosque
10th Jan 2015

Sweden: New bomb threat against Swedish mosque

    Gothenburg’s main mosque was evacuated on Friday night after a bomb threat, exacerbating Swedish Muslims’ fear of reprisals following this week’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Three mosques in Sweden have suffered arson attacks in recent weeks, even … Continued

France: Charlie Hebdo gunmen killed as twin siege ends
10th Jan 2015

France: Charlie Hebdo gunmen killed as twin siege ends

    (AP Photo/Francois Mori)     Elite French police stormed a printworks and a Jewish supermarket Friday, killing two brothers wanted for the Charlie Hebdo attack and a gunman linked to them in a dramatic end to twin sieges … Continued

France: Will the French give up personal liberties for better safety?
10th Jan 2015

France: Will the French give up personal liberties for better safety?

  As France comes to terms with this week’s terrorist murders, experts are predicting a new era for national security. Civil liberties could be threatened as intelligence services more closely scrutinize extremist groups. How could a pair of brothers with … Continued

France deploys 88,000 troops for Charlie Hebdo manhunt
9th Jan 2015

France deploys 88,000 troops for Charlie Hebdo manhunt

  Two brothers allegedly responsible for the Charlie Hebdo killings which left 12 dead in Paris remain at large. Tens of thousands of security officers have joined a manhunt for Cherif and Said Kouachi. France deployed tens of thousands of … Continued

France: Hollande declares day of mourning after Charlie Hebdo terror attack
8th Jan 2015

France: Hollande declares day of mourning after Charlie Hebdo terror attack

    [Photo: An injured person is evacuated outside the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office, in Paris]   French President Francois Hollande has announced that the country will hold a day of mourning on Thursday. The decision comes after … Continued

France: One suspect surrenders in French terror hunt
8th Jan 2015

France: One suspect surrenders in French terror hunt

    Three suspects have been named, and one has turned himself in to police over the attack on humor magazine Charlie Hebdo. A police operation is underway in the northeastern city of Reims to apprehend the gunmen. One suspect … Continued

Germany: Thousands of Germans in anti Islam protest
6th Jan 2015

Germany: Thousands of Germans in anti Islam protest

  [10,000 anti Islam protest in Dresden on Monday Jan 5]   Anti-Islamist ‘Pegida’ supporters have had to cancel their appearance in Cologne, where thousands of demonstrators showed solidarity with migrants. However, thousands of anti-Islamists showed up in the city … Continued

Euro plummets to nine-year low
5th Jan 2015

Euro plummets to nine-year low

  The euro has lost further ground against the greenback, reaching levels not seen since 2006. Analysts contributed the continuing freefall to the uncertain situation in Greece and ECB comments on monetary policy.   The 19-member euro area’s single currency … Continued

Germany warns against tougher sanctions on Russia
4th Jan 2015

Germany warns against tougher sanctions on Russia

  Germany’s deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has warned against destabilizing Russia through too severe sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. He said an unstable Russia would pose a danger to all of Europe. Gabriel told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that … Continued

Sweden rallies after trio of mosque fire attacks
3rd Jan 2015

Sweden rallies after trio of mosque fire attacks

Thousands of people turned up to anti-racism rallies in Sweden’s major cities on Friday afternoon following three arson attacks on mosques. The crowds in Stockholm waved placards and listened to speeches from leading figures within the city’s Muslim community as … Continued

Germany: Dev Minister Müller calls for debate on anti-Islam movt
2nd Jan 2015

Germany: Dev Minister Müller calls for debate on anti-Islam movt

mg/cmk (AFP, dpa): German Development Minister Gerd Müller has called for a fair discussion on the protests by anti-Islam movement PEGIDA. Müller said that Germany needed to address the fears of thousands of its citizens. Development Minister Gerd Müller said … Continued

Austria: Pig’s head hung on Mosque door in Vienna
30th Dec 2014

Austria: Pig’s head hung on Mosque door in Vienna

[Photo of pig’s head attached to mosque in Vienna. Photo: HaberJournal.at] The Local : In a barbaric affront to Muslim sensibilities, part of a pig’s head and some pork tripe was attached to the door of a Mosque in Vienna’s … Continued

Sweden: Imam says Islamophobia to blame for mosque fire
30th Dec 2014

Sweden: Imam says Islamophobia to blame for mosque fire

[Photo: Fire fighters putting down fire at Mosque in Eslov, Sweden, Photo: TT] The Local/TT/AFP: Police suspect a mosque in southern Sweden was deliberately torched on Monday, with a local imam blaming rising Islamophobia in the region. Emergency services were … Continued

Italy:Two dead in merchant vessel collision
29th Dec 2014

Italy:Two dead in merchant vessel collision

        MILAN,  (Xinhua): Two people were killed and four missing after two merchant ships collided while maneuvering in the Italian northern port of Ravenna on Sunday. “Two victims have been ascertained so far. Five people have been hospitalized in … Continued

EU shifting its strategy on Syria, Iraq and fighting ISIS
28th Dec 2014

EU shifting its strategy on Syria, Iraq and fighting ISIS

  [Photo: Civil defense members inspect debris of a building collapsed after Syrian air forces’ ‘vacuum bomb’ attack, killed six people, three of them children, and wounded 40 others, in Ain Tarma town of Damascus, Syria on December 26, 2014. Anadolu … Continued

Italian navy rescues hundreds of migrants during Christmas
27th Dec 2014

Italian navy rescues hundreds of migrants during Christmas

    The Italian navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday, a day after hundreds of … Continued

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