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2006-02-10 17:41:43

By Guled Mohamed NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police opened fire at hundreds of people demonstrating against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Friday, wounding at least one, as protests across the Muslim world showed no sign of abating. Police in Bangladesh beat back about 10,000 people marching on the Danish embassy in Dhaka and demonstrators took to the streets in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and, for the first time, Latin America. The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad,...

2006-02-10 07:31:04

By Alistair Lyon LONDON (Reuters) - The furor over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad has unleashed passions in the Muslim world and Europe that can be yoked to causes as varied as al Qaeda's global jihad and blocking Turkey's path into the European Union. Genuine outrage in the Islamic world over the drawings first published in a Danish daily in September has collided with anger and incomprehension in some Western countries, where several newspapers have reprinted them in the name of...

2006-02-10 10:00:41

By Guled Mohamed NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police opened fire at hundreds demonstrating against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Friday, wounding at least one person, as protests across the Muslim world showed no sign of abating. Police in Bangladesh beat back about 10,000 angry protesters marching on the Danish embassy in the capital Dhaka and demonstrators also took to the streets in Afghanistan, India, Jordan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Turkey. The Palestinian militant group...

2006-02-10 07:35:25

By Mark Bendeich KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia slapped a blanket ban on circulating or possessing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad as angry protests still flared up across the world. Police in Bangladesh beat back about 10,000 angry protesters marching on the Danish embassy in the capital Dhaka. Protesters also took to the streets in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Turkey, Jordan, India and Malaysia. "We are ready to die. You can insult us Muslims but you do not insult our beloved...

2006-02-10 00:26:23

By Mark Bendeich KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has slapped a blanket ban on circulating or even possessing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad after it closed a local newspaper for printing the same caricatures that have enraged the Islamic world. In neighboring Indonesia, police said on Friday they were questioning an editor over publication of a cartoon of the prophet. In a short statement confirming its order to shut down the Sarawak Tribune, the government of mainly-Muslim...

2006-02-09 07:41:51

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims in Lebanon turned a religious ceremony on Thursday into a peaceful protest against a series of cartoons in the Western media lampooning the Prophet Mohammad. The European Union sought to calm tension, calling for a voluntary media code of conduct to avoid inflaming religious sensibilities, while the United States accused Iran and Syria of deliberately stoking Muslim rage. The leader of Lebanon's Hizbollah...

2006-02-09 03:36:44

By Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president on Thursday called on the media to draw a lesson from the publication of cartoons that have sparked Muslim protests worldwide, saying freedom of the press was not absolute. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, leader of the world's most populous Islamic nation, also said he "can comprehend" strong reaction from Muslims following the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in a Danish newspaper. "We must take a...

2006-02-08 23:03:31

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union may try to draw up a media code of conduct to avoid a repeat of the furor caused by the publication across Europe of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, an EU commissioner said on Thursday. In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph, EU Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini said the charter would encourage the media to show "prudence" when covering religion. "The press will give the Muslim world the message: We are aware of the...

2006-02-08 17:38:47

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday accused Iran and Syria of deliberately stoking rage among Muslims over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, as three people were killed in fresh protests in Afghanistan. "Iran and Syria have gone out of their way to inflame sentiments and to use this to their own purposes and the world ought to call them on it," U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a news conference. Both countries are at loggerheads...

2006-02-08 16:44:41

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused U.S. adversaries Iran and Syria on Wednesday of inciting Muslim anger against the West over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have sparked deadly protests. President George W. Bush said governments should stop the violence that has erupted over the cartoons, including attacks on Western embassies in parts of the Muslim world. At least 10 people have been killed in protests in Afghanistan alone....


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