21st Feb 2015

Greece, eurozone take ‘first step’ with extension deal

    [Photo: Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis]     Eurozone finance ministers have agreed in principle to a four-month extension to Greece’s international loans package. Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem called it a “first step in this process of rebuilding … Continued

16th Feb 2015

France: Jewish cemetery vandalised

  A Jewish cemetery in eastern France has been desecrated in an act of anti-Semitic vandalism. The French interior minister has promised to do “everything” to catch the culprits. Hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in France’s Alsace region … Continued

16th Feb 2015

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

  Italian and Maltese rescue vessels have saved more than 2,000 migrants off the Libyan coast. Italy has been calling for more international help to rescue asylum seekers making the perilous Mediterranean journey. The migrants were rescued off the Italian … Continued

15th Feb 2015

Denmark: Suspect believed responsible for both attacks

  Hours after two deadly shootings in Copenhagen, police conducted a manhunt for the suspects, in the end shooting one man dead. Authorities have now said that they believe the man they killed carried out both attacks. Copenhagen police confirmed … Continued

13th Feb 2015

EU: Pressure high on Russia following Ukraine ceasefire deal

[Photo: Russian President Putin, German Chancellor Merkel, French President Hollande] The EU has decided to hold on to sanctions against Russia until they’re sure that Moscow will keep its end of the bargain in Ukraine. The ceasefire between Kyiv and … Continued

10th Feb 2015

Canada: Merkel: Ukraine conflict ‘cannot be solved militarily’

  [Photo: Merkel in Ottawa to brief Harper on Ukraine talks]   Chancellor Angela Merkel has again appealed for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict on a visit to Ottawa. Prime Minister Harper said he would welcome such a … Continued

9th Feb 2015

Sweden: Stockholm imam receives death threats

  [Stockholm Mosque. Photo: Gabbe/Wikimedia]   The imam at the main Stockholm mosque has received death threats and a white powder was sent to the religious centre on Friday, according to the head of the Islamic Association of Sweden. “The … Continued

8th Feb 2015

Russia, West face a deep divide

  [Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov]   On this cold winter morning in Munich, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (above) sat alone on the podium, welcomed by scant applause. Only former German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger, head of the Munich Security … Continued

6th Feb 2015

Germany: Troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany

  German historians say in a new book that at least 400,000 children were fathered by troops of the four allied powers that occupied Germany after World War Two. They resulted from widespread rapes as well as love affairs.   … Continued

4th Feb 2015

France: Soldiers attacked outside Jewish community center

  A knife-wielding assailant attacked three French soldiers taking part in an anti-terror patrol outside a Jewish community center in Nice. The attack comes amid a sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks in France. Three French soldiers were attacked by a … Continued

31st Jan 2015

Germany: Merkel rejects debt relief for Greece

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected any idea of offering more debt relief to Greece. Her comments come amid growing tensions between the new Greek government and its international creditors. Merkel told the German daily Hamburger Abendblatt’s Saturday edition … Continued

30th Jan 2015

EU foreign ministers to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

  European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed to impose new sanctions over Russia’s alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. This will see an already existing “blacklist” of individuals expanded. The European Union’s foreign policy coordinator, Federica Mogherini, … Continued

26th Jan 2015

Greece: Reactions to Syriza win in elections

  Reactions in Europe to the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza have suggested that Greece is on a “collision course” with the rest of the bloc. Eurozone finance ministers are to meet shortly. Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras promised to … Continued

24th Jan 2015

Ukraine: 10 killed in shelling attack

  [File photo]   At least 10 people have died after heavy rockets fell on residential areas in the Ukrainian city Mariupol. The bombings come in the wake of a rejection by Russian backed rebels to participate in peace talks. … Continued

23rd Jan 2015

EU: Stock markets rally, euro hits lowest level against dollar in 11 years

  The value of the euro has dropped to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2003. The sudden slump followed the ECB’s announcement of a massive bond-buying program which it hopes will boost inflation. The euro dropped to … Continued

22nd Jan 2015

Ukraine: 10 killed, dozens wounded in fresh clashes in E Ukraine

  KIEV, (Xinhua): A total of 10 people were confirmed dead and dozens wounded over the past day in running battles between Ukrainian troops and independence-seeking forces in Ukraine’s restive east, reports showed Wednesday. Heavy artillery fire rocked a small … Continued

22nd Jan 2015

Europe: Torture rampant across Europe

  A day after Amnesty International published a report on Europe’s collusion with the CIA’s torture program, the Council of Europe published its own shocking survey of abuse in detention centers across the continent. Guards in several European countries carried … Continued

21st Jan 2015

EU to intensify counter-terrorism coordination with Arab states

    The European Union said Monday it will launch “anti-terror” projects with Muslim-majority nations and boost intelligence sharing following recent attacks in Paris. Foreign ministers agreed on the need to work with Arab nations and Turkey in particular to … Continued

18th Jan 2015

Two killed in Islamophobic attacks in Europe

    A French Muslim man was stabbed to death in his own home in southern France in what a Muslim group called a “horrible Islamophobic” attack the week after France was rocked by the Charlie Hebdo killings. The attack … Continued

16th Jan 2015

Belgium: Terror alert level raised in Belgium in light of ‘foiled attack’

  Belgian authorities have raised the terror alert level after two suspects were killed and a third arrested in one of several counter-terrorism operations. Officials said they had foiled an imminent terrorist plot. Belgian police shot dead two suspects in … 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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