France, Germany call for common EU refugee policy
4th Sep 2015

France, Germany call for common EU refugee policy

PARIS (AA): French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have urged European leaders to adopt a concerted strategy as the EU faces an unprecedented influx of refugees fleeing from war zones in the Middle East and Africa. A statement issued by the … Continued

UNICEF: 13m children out of school in Mideast, N Africa
4th Sep 2015

UNICEF: 13m children out of school in Mideast, N Africa

GENEVA (AA): About 13 million children are out of school due to conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said Thursday. The UNICEF report “Education under Fire” has underlined the impact of violence on school children … Continued

Turkey: Western world to be blamed for refugee deaths
4th Sep 2015

Turkey: Western world to be blamed for refugee deaths

ANKARA (AA): Turkey’s president on Thursday pointed the finger at Western governments for a worsening refugee crisis and the deaths and drownings of migrants seeking shelter from war-torn countries. “To be honest, the whole Western world is to be blamed, in … Continued

Libya: 140 illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast
1st Sep 2015

Libya: 140 illegal migrants feared dead off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI, (AA): The bodies of around 40 illegal migrants were recovered late Sunday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya’s Al-Khums city, a Libyan official said Monday. “Around 140 illegal migrants are feared dead,” Nasser … Continued

Libya: Scores of would-be migrants found dead off Libyan coast
30th Aug 2015

Libya: Scores of would-be migrants found dead off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI, (AA): Libyan authorities have confirmed the discovery of scores of bodies of would-be migrants who appear to have drowned while trying to make the dangerous passage to Europe from the Libyan coast. On Friday, local authorities found at least … Continued

Austria: ‘More than 70′ bodies, including children, truck tragedy
29th Aug 2015

Austria: ‘More than 70′ bodies, including children, truck tragedy

BERLIN, Germany, (AA): Austrian officials confirmed Friday that a total of 71 people, including women and children, were found dead in the back of a container truck on one of the country’s eastern highways earlier this week. “Seventy-one people died … Continued

Austria: Dozens migrants found dead in truck on Austrian highway
28th Aug 2015

Austria: Dozens migrants found dead in truck on Austrian highway

  ANKARA (AA): The bodies of up to 50 people were found in the back of a container truck on an Austrian highway close to the Hungarian border on Thursday, local media said. Police spokesman Hans Peter Doskozil, speaking at … Continued

India: Nine dead in protests in Indian PM’s home state
27th Aug 2015

India: Nine dead in protests in Indian PM’s home state

By Mubasshir Mushtaq   MUMBAI, (AA): At least nine people have died in India’s western state of Gujarat which witnessed incidents of violence and rioting in many districts on Wednesday as a protest to demand government jobs turned violent, Indian … Continued

South Sudan: Soldiers accused of raping children
26th Aug 2015

South Sudan: Soldiers accused of raping children

NEW YORK (AA): South Sudanese government forces have raped children and razed to the ground entire villages during its recent offensive that began in April in Unity state, according to UN experts. [West called South Sudan before its cessation from the Sudan as “Christian … Continued

France: Paris, London sign agreement on Calais migrants’ crisis
21st Aug 2015

France: Paris, London sign agreement on Calais migrants’ crisis

PARIS (AA):  France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May signed a cooperation agreement Thursday for reinforced security measures around the Channel Tunnel. The agreement calls for the establishment of a new “command and control center” to be set up … Continued

Libya: 40 people drown in latest Mediterranean tragedy
16th Aug 2015

Libya: 40 people drown in latest Mediterranean tragedy

ROME (AA): At least 40 migrants have died after their vessel sank in the Mediterranean Sea, 33 kilometers [21 miles] north of the Libyan coast. The Italian navy, which rescued 312 people caught up in the incident, said early Saturday that … Continued

UK Egyptians mark 2-year anniversary of Cairo killings
16th Aug 2015

UK Egyptians mark 2-year anniversary of Cairo killings

LONDON (AA): Egyptians in the U.K. are commemorating their compatriots killed in 2013 violence in Cairo. Campaigners in London joined ‘Rabia London’ from different cities in the U.K., protesting the killings by driving slowly through the capital’s streets, reported an … Continued

CAR: Head CAR peacekeeper resigns amid allegations of sex abuse
13th Aug 2015

CAR: Head CAR peacekeeper resigns amid allegations of sex abuse

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AA): Babacar Gaye, head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), resigned on Wednesday shortly after the UN announced the launch of investigations into allegations that MINUSCA peacekeepers had raped a 12-year-old local … Continued

US: We try to avoid civilian deaths in Syrian airstrikes, as civilians killed
13th Aug 2015

US: We try to avoid civilian deaths in Syrian airstrikes, as civilians killed

WASHINGTON (AA): US.-led coalition forces have taken every effort to avoid civilian casualties in conducting airstrikes in northern Syria, the State Department said Wednesday. Spokesman Mark Toner said he was “not aware” of attacks in the village of Atmeh in which … Continued

Pakistan child abuse scandal exposes lack of protection
13th Aug 2015

Pakistan child abuse scandal exposes lack of protection

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, (AA): Outrage over a scandal involving the abuse of hundreds of children has propelled Pakistani child rights activists to push for new child protection laws. The small northeastern town of Hussein Khanwala, not far from … Continued

Mexico: Women, children among 20 abducted in Olinala
11th Aug 2015

Mexico: Women, children among 20 abducted in Olinala

By Nancy Caouette   MEXICO CITY (AA): The archbishop of Guerrero on Monday denounced recent attacks against members of a vigilante group in the state, including the abduction of 20  individuals. “It is urgent that the authorities coordinate their actions with the … Continued

US: White officer fatally shoots unarmed black student
9th Aug 2015

US: White officer fatally shoots unarmed black student

NEW YORK (AA): A white police officer shot and killed a 19-year-old unarmed black student in Texas, American media reported Saturday. Christian Taylor, sophomore American football player at Angelo State University, allegedly drove his car through the showroom glass doors of a car dealership … Continued

Libya: 25 dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast, 400 rescued
6th Aug 2015

Libya: 25 dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast, 400 rescued

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): A boat estimated to be carrying up to 600 migrants capsized off Libya coast on Wednesday, with nearly 400 of them rescued and 25 bodies recovered so far, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said. … Continued

‘Over 2,000 migrants die’ trying to cross Mediterranean
5th Aug 2015

‘Over 2,000 migrants die’ trying to cross Mediterranean

GENEVA (AA): More than 2,000 migrants have died so far in 2015 while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to reach Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. “Over 2,000 migrants have died so … Continued

Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist
4th Aug 2015

Ethiopian court jails Muslim activists, journalist

ADDIS ABABA, (AA): An Ethiopian court on Monday slapped four leaders of a local Muslim group, a journalist and 13 others with hefty jail terms for “incitement” and “terrorism”. All of those sentenced, who have remained in police custody for … 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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