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2006-02-06 10:15:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday condemned acts of violence related to Muslim anger over publications of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad and called on governments to take steps to lower tensions. Danish diplomatic missions have been set ablaze and ransacked in Syria and Lebanon in recent days over the cartoons, which were first published in Denmark. "We condemn acts of violence wherever they occur in relation to the concerns over these cartoons, and that's why...

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...

2006-02-06 01:05:45

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian newspaper editor has quit after he embarrassed his Muslim boss by reprinting controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a bid to illustrate a story about worldwide fury over the caricatures. The Sarawak Tribune reprinted the cartoons in its Saturday edition after its editor-on-duty made an "oversight" in looking to illustrate the story, said Polit Hamzah, executive director of the paper's publisher, the Sarawak Press Sdn Bhd. "He...

2006-02-05 16:45:00

NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia Inquirer, one of the few U.S. newspapers to publish a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad from a series that sparked a wave of protests by Muslims, defended the action on Sunday by saying it was just doing its job. "This is the kind of work that newspapers are in business to do," said Amanda Bennett, the newspaper's editor. The Inquirer on Saturday published the most controversial image, which depicted the Prophet with a turban resembling a lit bomb, and it posted...

2006-02-04 13:38:07

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Furious Syrians set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad showed no signs of abating despite calls for calm. Oil giant Iran, already embroiled in a dispute with the West over its nuclear programme, said it was reviewing trade ties with countries that have published such caricatures. Chanting "God is Greatest," thousands of protesters stormed the Danish embassy, burned the Danish...

2006-02-04 11:51:10

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Furious Syrians set fire to the Danish embassy on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad spread and oil giant Iran said it was reviewing trade ties with countries that have published such caricatures. Chanting "God is Great," thousands of protesters stormed the embassy, burned the Danish flag and replaced it with a flag reading "No God but Allah, Mohammad is His Prophet." They set fires which badly damaged the building before...

2006-02-04 11:16:35

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Several thousand Syrian demonstrators set the Danish embassy on fire on Saturday to protest the printing by a Danish newspaper of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The fire badly damaged the embassy's building, a Reuters witness said, but fire engines later put it out. Protesters also threw stones at the building, shattering windows. Chanting "God is Great," they stormed the embassy, burned the Danish flag and replaced it with another flag reading...


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