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

15th Jan 2015

Sweden: Swedish Muslims react to new Charlie Hebdo

  [Stockholm-based Muslim Selma says is saddened by the Charlie Hebdo cover. Photo: The Local]     With three million copies of Charlie Hebdo’s latest issue sold out by Wednesday afternoon and two million more scheduled to be printed, The … Continued

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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