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2006-02-08 16:42:51

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Three people were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday in fresh protests against cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, while the United States accused Iran and Syria of deliberately stoking Muslim anger. The deaths in the town of Qalat, in the southern province of Zabul, brought the total number of Afghans killed in protests this week to 10. Twenty were injured in Wednesday's clash. Tens of thousands of Muslims have demonstrated in the Middle...

2006-02-08 14:24:58

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Three people were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday in fresh protests against cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, while the United States accused Iran and Syria of deliberately stoking Muslim anger. The deaths in the town of Qalat, in the southern province of Zabul, brought the total number of Afghans killed in protests this week to 10. Twenty were injured in Wednesday's clash. Tens of thousands of Muslims have demonstrated in the Middle...

2006-02-08 14:08:43

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday accused U.S. adversaries Iran and Syria of stoking 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 diplomatic missions in parts of the Muslim world. At least 10 people have been killed in protests in Afghanistan...

2006-02-08 15:32:35

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The editors of a New York alternative newspaper which drew criticism last year for making light of Pope John Paul's failing health resigned on Wednesday over what they called their managers' refusal to publish controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. The cartoons, one of which showed the Prophet Mohammad with a turban resembling a bomb, have sparked fury from some Muslims and violent protests at Danish embassies and other European targets in the...

2006-02-08 11:11:18

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday said governments around the world should protect the lives and property of diplomats against the violence that has erupted over published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Bush said he and Jordan's King Abdullah discussed the Muslim reaction to the cartoons that he called "a topic that requires a lot of discussion and a lot of sensitive thought." "We believe in a free press, and also recognize that with...

2006-02-08 11:08:19

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday said governments around the world should protect the lives and property of diplomats against the violence that has erupted over published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Bush said he and Jordan's King Abdullah discussed the Muslim reaction to the cartoons that he called "a topic that requires a lot of discussion and a lot of sensitive thought." "We believe in a free press, and also recognize that with...

2006-02-08 09:03:28

By Miral Fahmy DUBAI (Reuters) - Muslims have decried as hypocrites Western dailies which have cited free speech as the reason for printing disrespectful cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, saying the same newspapers take pains to avoid lampooning Jews. The caricatures, first published in a Danish daily in September and then reprinted across Europe, have unleashed fury among Muslims who view any portrayal of their Prophet as blasphemous, let alone one showing him as a terrorist. What...

2006-02-08 08:33:16

By Miral Fahmy DUBAI (Reuters) - Muslims have decried as hypocrites Western dailies which have cited free speech as the reason for printing disrespectful cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, saying the same newspapers take pains to avoid lampooning Jews. The caricatures, first published in a Danish daily in September and then reprinted across Europe, have unleashed fury among Muslims who view any portrayal of their Prophet as blasphemous, let alone one showing him as a terrorist. What...

2006-02-08 08:53:26

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Muslim protests against cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad claimed three more lives on Wednesday when Afghan police fired at a crowd trying to storm a U.S. military base. The latest deaths in the town of Qalat, in southern Zabul province, brought the total number of Afghans who have been killed this week during protests to 10. Twenty others were injured in Wednesday's clash. Afghanistan's top religious council called for an end to the...

2006-02-08 06:35:11

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police fired at a crowd trying to storm a U.S. military base on Wednesday, killing three and wounding 20 in fresh protests over cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad that have unleashed rage across the Muslim world. The latest deaths in the town of Qalat, in southern Zabul province, brought the total number of Afghans who have been killed this week during protests to 10. Afghanistan's top religious council called for an end to the protests...