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2006-02-06 09:04:45

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Fresh protests erupted across Asia and the Middle East over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Monday, despite calls by world leaders for calm after Danish diplomatic missions were set ablaze in Lebanon and Syria. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed alarm and urged restraint but oil giant Iran, which is reviewing trade ties with countries that published the cartoons, vowed to respond to "an anti-Islamic and Islamophobic current." In...

2006-02-06 05:19:33

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian demonstrators hurled stones at European Union offices in the Gaza Strip on Monday and pulled down the EU flag in protest over caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad first printed in European newspapers. Thrusting their fists into the air, the crowd chanted: "Down with Denmark. Down with Norway. With our blood we will redeem our Prophet." Palestinian riot police surrounded the EU building to prevent the crowd of several dozen students from entering. Security...

2006-02-06 05:33:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Muslims across parts of Asia staged noisy but largely peaceful protests on Monday against cartoons published in European newspapers depicting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. While the region escaped much of the violence and arson that accompanied protests in the Middle East, Asian leaders were quick to condemn the cartoons while also calling for calm. The cartoons were first published in a Danish newspaper in September, but other European newspapers -- saying...

2006-02-06 01:20:03

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian Muslims staged noisy but peaceful protests in four cities on Monday demanding Denmark apologize over controversial cartoons that Muslims say insult Islam and the Prophet Mohammad. About 200 protesters from a leading Islamist party rallied near a building housing the Danish embassy in Jakarta. The embassy is on the 25th floor and the flag-waving demonstrators from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) were barred from entering the lobby, where unruly...

2006-02-05 15:27:26

DUBAI (Reuters) - Prominent Muslim scholar Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi condemned on Sunday the torching of Danish and Norwegian embassies in Arab capitals by Muslims angry over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Qaradawi, who is based in Qatar, told Arabic television Al Jazeera that Muslims should instead channel their fury by boycotting goods of countries who published the drawings in their newspapers. "We call on Muslims to show their fury in a logical an controlled manner,"...

2006-02-05 09:54:12

(Corrects 12th paragraph to say Organization of the Islamic Conference) By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - Angry demonstrators set the Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze on Sunday and the violent turn in protests over publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drew condemnation from European capitals and moderate Muslims. Syrians set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus on Saturday. They damaged the Swedish embassy and tried to storm the French mission but were...

2006-02-05 09:58:17

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - Angry demonstrators set the Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze on Sunday and the violent turn in protests over publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drew condemnation from European capitals and moderate Muslims. Syrians set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus on Saturday. They damaged the Swedish embassy and tried to storm the French mission but were held off by riot police. Denmark is the focus for Muslim ire as images that...

2006-02-05 08:10:35

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - Angry demonstrators set the Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze on Sunday and the violent turn in protests over publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drew condemnation from European capitals and moderate Muslims. Syrians set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies on Saturday in Damascus. They damaged the Swedish embassy and tried to storm the French mission but were held off by riot police. Denmark is the focus for Islamic ire as images...

2006-02-05 06:24:01

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - Angry Lebanese demonstrators torched the Danish consulate in Beirut on Sunday, further escalating a violent turn in protests over the publication by European newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Thousands of protesters, some carrying green Islamic flags, chanted "God is Greatest" outside the burning building as thick black smoke billowed into the sky. Some stood on top of a fire engine, one of three damaged by protesters to prevent fire...

2006-02-05 05:35:00

BEIRUT -- Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at a crowd of about 20,000 marching toward the Danish embassy on Sunday to protest against the publication by European newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Uproar over the cartoons, which first appeared in a Danish newspaper and were then reprinted in a number of other European countries, has swept across the Muslim world. One depicted Prophet Mohammad with a turban resembling a bomb. Witnesses said security forces fired shots in...


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