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– Hero imam Mohammed Mahmoud sworn and spat at while returning from interfaith meeting LONDON (Burma Times) – Mohammed Mahmoud, the hero imam who calmed down Muslim worshippers immediately after the terror attack that killed 1 person and injured more than 10 in Finsbury Park in 2017, has been targeted in an Islamophobic attack. The […]

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– Suspected gunman kills 3, injures 5 in attack on tram passengers in Dutch city of Utrecht Frankfurt (Burma Times) – Turkey on Monday condemned a shooting that had claimed three lives in the Netherlands. “We strongly condemn the attack that took place today (18 March 2019) in the city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands […]

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– Vice President Fuat Oktay says terror and terrorists have ‘no religion, no race, no geography’ UPDATES WITH REMARKS BY NEW ZEALAND GOVERNOR-GENERAL, EDITS THROUGHOUT By Diyar Guldogan and Dilara Hamit ANKARA (Burma Times) – Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday called on the world to stop promoting “provocative language” in wake of Friday’s […]

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– Mark Collins says a mosque and a cultural center will attract more immigrants STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Burma Times) – A far-right Swedish politician who represents an anti-immigration party has proposed to build a mosque and a cultural center to attract more immigrants to the country, local media reported. Mark Collins from far-right Sweden Democrats party, […]

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The Burma Times: More than 3,200 people were displaced last week in Myanmar following intensified fighting between the Arakan Army rebel group and the Myanmar Military in the northern Mrauk-U Township. With nine Myanmar police officers confirmed dead, and eleven more still held-prisoner, this latest clash with the Burmese military signals continued strife for stabilizing […]

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Turkey will stand by New Zealand in its fight against terrorism, Fuat Oktay says  ISTANBUL (Burma Times) – Turkey’s vice president on Saturday urged the international community to stand up against Islamophobia, xenophobia, radicalism, and racism, in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks in New Zealand. Speaking at an Istanbul airport before leaving for New […]

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Politicians, media fueling Islamophobia also responsible for heinous attack on Christchurch mosques, says Mevlut Cavusoglu ANKARA (BT) – Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday condemned terrorist attacks targeting two mosques in New Zealand. “I condemn the barbaric terrorist attacks perpetrated against two mosques in #Christchurch in #NewZealand,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter. Cavusoglu wished God’s mercy […]

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – BT : President of South Korea Moon Jae-in (L) and Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad (R) speak to the press members during a joint press conference at Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 13, 2019. President of South Korea Moon Jae-in is on a three-day official visit to Malaysia. […]

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Closer relations will only be possible if Russia starts respecting international law, resolution says STRASBOURG (Burma Times) – The European Parliament (EP) adopted on Tuesday a resolution calling the block to stand ready to adopt further sanctions if Russia “continues to violate international law”. The resolution “assessing the current state of EU-Russia political relations” was […]

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