7th Apr 2015

Greece puts a price tag on WW2 reparations: 279bn euros

  Athens has said Germany should pay nearly 279 billion euros in compensation for the Nazi occupation of the country. The claim comes as Greece faces demands from the IMF to introduce more pension cuts and raise taxes. Greece demanded … Continued

3rd Apr 2015

Switzerland: Iran nuclear deal reached after marathon negotiations

  [Photo: Kery and Zarif]   World powers and Iran have agreed to a framework that could end the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. In exchange for limitations on enrichment, sanctions targeting nuclear research will be lifted. Iran … Continued

30th Mar 2015

France: Victory for France’s conservatives in local elections

  France’s conservative UMP was the big winner in the second round of the country’s local elections. The governing Socialists suffered huge losses, while the right-wing National Front also came off worse than expected. Ahead of the fast-approaching 2017 presidential … Continued

28th Mar 2015

France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France

  By Oliver Gee   The 29-year-old woman, who was wearing a hijab, or Muslim headscarf, was hospitalized on Tuesday after being attacked on a street in Toulouse, southern France.   According to reports the heavily pregnant woman who is … Continued

28th Mar 2015

Germany: Prosecutors say co-pilot hid illness from Germanwings

  Prosecutors say it appears that the co-pilot of an ill-fated Germanwings flight was ill. Meanwhile, German airlines have introduced a rule making it mandatory for two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times. The prosecutors’ office … Continued

27th Mar 2015

France: Germanwings crash prompts two-person cockpit rule

  Several European airlines are planning a two-person cockpit rule as Germany tries to comprehend why a lone co-pilot allegedly perpetrated Tuesday’s Germanwings crash. The rule is already standard in the United States. Germany’s BDL aviation federation announced late Thursday … Continued

25th Mar 2015

France: Recovery efforts resume at dawn in Germanwings crash

[Aerial view over the crash scene shows the wreckage of Germanwings Flight 9525 over the French Alps, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.] Investigators are to resume searching for clues about the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. The leaders of Germany, Spain … Continued

23rd Mar 2015

Germany: Islamic bank to be granted operating license

  According to a report in a business daily, Germany is about to get its first fully operational Islamic bank. The report says Germany’s financial regulator will grant an operating license to the Turkey-based bank. The report posted on the … Continued

19th Mar 2015

Germany: ‘You are under attack,’ Snowden tells tech fair goers

  Two years after Snowden’s revelations, security has become a big issue in the tech industry. But more needs to be done, he stressed in a live interview at the world’s largest tech fair. DW’s Paul-Christian Britz reports. When Edward … Continued

13th Mar 2015

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened

    The German Constitutional Court has ordered the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to review a ban on Islamic veils in its schools. The judges decided that veils do not pose a concrete threat to a school’s learning environment. The … Continued

11th Mar 2015

Sweden cancels Saudi arms deal after human rights row

  Sweden has ended a military deal with Saudi Arabia over human rights issues. The break comes after the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström (photo above)was allegedly prevented from making a speech at an Arab League meeting. Sweden announced that … Continued

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


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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