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2006-02-18 10:38:03

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - The row over controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad forced two ministers out of their jobs in Europe and the Middle East on Saturday after clashes between police and protesters claimed 11 lives in Libya. Initially resisting calls for his resignation, Italian Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli stepped down after he was widely blamed for bloody clashes in Libya over cartoons of the Prophet which he had made into T-shirts and wore on...

2006-02-18 09:11:34

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - An Italian minister rejected accusations on Saturday that he was to blame for deadly clashes in Libya over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad which he had made into T-shirts and wore on state television. Italian officials said at least 11 people were killed and nearly 40 wounded on Friday when protesters stormed the Italian consulate in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi and started a fire before they were repelled by police. The government of...

2006-02-18 09:35:25

By Asim Tanveer MULTAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan banned demonstrations in the capital Islamabad on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad grew and four people were wounded when shots were fired during a rally in a central town. Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the ban would apply to a protest planned on Sunday by Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), the country's main Islamist alliance. "MMA leaders have been told that protests and rallies will not be...

2006-02-18 06:41:27

By Asim Tanveer MULTAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Four people were wounded on Saturday when shots were fired during a protest in central Pakistan over publication of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad, police said. The shooting occurred as hundreds of protesters pelted police with stones and tried to block a road in the town of Chiniot in the central province of Punjab, a local police official told Reuters. He said it was unclear whether police or protesters fired the shots. The...

2006-02-17 19:47:12

By Salah Sarrar TRIPOLI (Reuters) - About 10 Libyans were killed in clashes with police when they tried to storm an Italian consulate in Libya on Friday in protests against Danish cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad, Italian officials said. Libya said there had been deaths but gave no figure, as Muslim anger against the cartoons flared anew in parts of the world. "Eleven casualties, including dead, resulted from the clashes," a Libyan government statement said. Italy's...

2006-02-17 17:30:41

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - An unknown number of Libyan demonstrators were killed in clashes with police on Friday in protests against Danish cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad, a Libyan government statement said. The protesters set fire to the Danish flag and cars as they tried to storm the Italian consulate at Benghazi, the only Western diplomatic mission in the eastern Libyan city, the statement said. "Eleven casualties, including dead, resulted from the clashes between the police...

2006-02-17 17:20:07

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - An unknown number of Libyan demonstrators were killed in clashes with police on Friday in protests against Danish cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad, a Libyan government statement said. The protesters set fire to the Danish flag and cars as they tried to storm the Italian consulate at Benghazi, the only Western diplomatic mission in the eastern Libyan city, the statement said. "Eleven casualties, including dead, resulted from the clashes between the police...

2006-02-17 15:51:41

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani Muslim cleric and his followers offered rewards amounting to more than $1 million for anyone who killed Danish cartoonists who drew caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that have enraged Muslims worldwide. The bounty was offered during Friday prayers as Muslim anger against the cartoons flared anew in parts of the world. "If the West can place a bounty on Osama bin Laden and (al Qaeda deputy Ayman al) Zawahri, we can also...

2006-02-17 13:03:17

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani Muslim cleric and his followers offered rewards amounting to over $1 million for anyone who killed Danish cartoonists who drew caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that have enraged Muslims worldwide. The cleric offered the bounty during Friday prayers as Muslim anger against the cartoons flared anew in parts of Asia. Weeks of global protests over the cartoons have triggered fears of a clash of civilizations between the West and...

2006-02-17 08:26:12

By Simon Johnson and Kim McLaughlin COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Fury among Muslims worldwide over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad has led to deadly violence and bitter accusations between the West and the Islamic world. But Niamatullah Basharat sees a silver lining. "Every Muslim feels hurt by these drawings," the Danish imam said at the small Nusrat Djahan mosque on the outskirts of Copenhagen. "But Denmark has talked more about Islam in the last few weeks than it has in the...


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