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2006-02-17 04:23:59

HONG KONG (Reuters) - About 2,000 members of Hong Kong's Muslim community shouted slogans and waved posters on Friday in protest against cartoons of Prophet Mohammad. The march was the first of its kind by Muslims in Hong Kong in years, and organizers said the community felt offended by the cartoons, which were first published in Denmark in September but since reprinted in many countries. Many of demonstrators decried weeks of violence over the cartoons, including attacks on Danish...

2006-02-17 06:48:17

By Faisal Aziz KARACHI (Reuters) - Muslim anger against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad flared anew in Asia on Friday with thousands rallying for a fifth day in Pakistan and police in Bangladesh blocking demonstrators heading for the Danish embassy in Dhaka. Weeks of global protests over the cartoons have triggered fears of a clash of civilizations between the West and Islam, and have led to calls on all sides for calm. Adding their voice to the crisis, former U.S. President Bill...

2006-02-15 11:51:39

By Ali Imam PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three people were killed and franchises of Western firms as well as banks and cinemas were set on fire in Pakistan on Wednesday in fresh violence over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Denmark, the target of much of the anger in the Muslim world, received the backing of the European Union but leaders of the EU legislature differed over the limits of free speech. The protests have been the most serious in Pakistan -- the second most populous...

2006-02-15 05:36:25

By Ali Imam PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three people died and outlets of a Norwegian phone firm, a U.S. fast food restaurant and banks were set ablaze in Pakistan on Wednesday in violence against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in European newspapers. Police said one man was killed in exchange of fire between student protesters and police in the eastern city of Lahore. Two people, including a young boy, died during protests in the main northwestern city of Peshawar. Police...

2006-02-15 04:34:13

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three people died, including a young boy, during violent protests in Pakistan on Wednesday against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published in European newspapers, security officials said. The boy was killed when a bullet fired during a protest hit him in the head in the northwestern city of Peshawar, but it was not clear if the shot was fired by police or protesters, a security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. A man was killed when...

2006-02-15 03:51:20

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two people died, including a young boy, during violent protests in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published in European newspapers, a security official said. The boy was killed when a bullet fired during a protest hit him in the head in the main northwestern city of Peshawar, but it was not clear if the shot was fired by police or protesters, a security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

2006-02-14 10:50:01

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Reform Minister Roberto Calderoli has had T-shirts made emblazoned with cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a move that could embarrass Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government. Calderoli, a member of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, told Ansa news agency on Tuesday that the West had to stand up against Islamist extremists and offered to hand out T-shirts to anyone who wanted them. "I have had T-shirts made with the cartoons...

2006-02-14 11:36:08

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Security guards shot dead two men, police used teargas on students in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave and protesters attacked Western businesses on Tuesday in Pakistan's most violent reaction yet to cartoons of the Prophet. In Iran, scores of demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at the British embassy in renewed protests against the cartoons and Western opposition to Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The dispute should not be allowed to divide Europe...

2006-02-14 11:24:30

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Security guards shot dead two men, police used teargas on students in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave and protesters attacked Western businesses on Tuesday in Pakistan's most violent reaction yet to cartoons of the Prophet. In Iran, scores of demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at the British embassy in renewed protests against the cartoons and Western opposition to Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The dispute should not be allowed to divide Europe...

2006-02-13 19:36:21

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran, Syria and other governments that failed to protect foreign embassies from mobs protesting over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad should pay for the damage, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday. The cartoons' publication in a Danish newspaper have triggered widespread protests across the Muslim world including violent attacks on Western diplomatic offices in a number of countries. "The government has a responsibility to...


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