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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....

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 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 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 07:26:38

By Kerstin Gehmlich and Swaha Pattanaik PARIS (Reuters) - A French satirical weekly reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday and published one of its own on its front page, further angering Muslim groups which say the caricatures are blasphemous. French Muslim organizations tried to prevent Charlie Hebdo reprinting the 12 cartoons, which were first published by the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten, but a court rejected their suit on Tuesday on a technicality. President...

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 06:16:40

By Kerstin Gehmlich and Swaha Pattanaik PARIS (Reuters) - A French satirical weekly reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday and published one of its own on its front page, further angering Muslim groups which say the caricatures are blasphemous. French Muslim organizations tried to prevent the weekly Charlie-Hebdo from reprinting the 12 cartoons, which were first published by the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten, but a court rejected their suit on Tuesday on a...

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...


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