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2006-07-21 08:04:01

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian journalist being investigated for publishing controversial cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad last year is likely to face trial, his lawyer said on Friday. Prosecutors detained Teguh Santosa, chief editor of the online version of mass-market Rakyat Merdeka newspaper, on Wednesday as they finalised a blasphemy case against him. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, is officially secular, but has laws banning religious insults. If...

2006-05-05 06:55:08

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will keep its 500 troops in Iraq for another 12 months, a government source told Reuters on Friday. The mandate for Danish troops to remain in Iraq runs out on July 1. The centre-right government had no plan at present to reduce the number of troops, who are all stationed near Basra in the south of Iraq, the source said. Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that Denmark would stay in Iraq as part of a multi-national force as long as the Iraqi...

2006-03-15 10:29:25

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's public prosecutor decided not to press charges on Wednesday against a newspaper for violating Danish blasphemy law by printing 12 drawings of the Prophet Mohammad which triggered widespread Muslim anger. "I have today decided not to institute criminal proceedings in the case of Jyllands-Posten's article 'The Face of Mohammad', published on September 30," prosecutor Henning Fode said in a statement. Although the cartoons, one of them portraying the...

2006-02-21 13:36:09

By Kim McLaughlin COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's prime minister said on Tuesday the row over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad was calming down after weeks of violent protest, while he rejected opposition calls for an inquiry into his handling of the crisis. "It is my impression that the development during the last few days has gone in the direction of more subdued demonstrations and statements in large parts of the Muslim world," said Prime Minister Anders Fog Rasmussen. But the...

2006-02-19 14:00:06

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to break up a banned protest against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in Islamabad on Sunday and Denmark said its ambassador to Pakistan had returned home for security reasons. The government banned the demonstration after similar protests in Pakistan turned violent, with at least five people killed in the past week. The Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), an alliance of six Islamist parties, said its...

2006-02-19 11:13:15

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to break up a banned protest against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in Islamabad on Sunday and Denmark said its ambassador to Pakistan had returned home for security reasons. The government banned the demonstration after similar protests in Pakistan turned violent, with at least five people killed in the past week. But the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), an alliance of six Islamist parties, said its...

2006-02-19 06:20:09

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian newspapers on Sunday printed an apology by the Danish paper whose cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad have sparked deadly protests around the world. "Allow me in the name of Jyllands-Posten to apologize for what happened and declare my strong condemnation of any step that attacks specific religions, ethnic groups and peoples. I hope that with this I have removed the misunderstanding," wrote Carsten Juste, the editor of Jyllands-Posten. The...

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...

2006-02-13 12:03:03

By Kim McLaughlin and Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A senior member of Denmark's Muslim community urged followers on Monday to "move on" in the row over the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad after holding crisis talks with Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "The majority of Muslims may feel offended by the cartoons as they link Islam with terrorism, but let's take it easy and move on now," Naser Khader, a member of parliament and founder of a new group called Democratic...

2006-02-13 05:12:10

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police fired tear gas and charged with batons on Monday to detain hundreds of students who staged a violent protest against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Up to 6,000 students, shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) and "Death to America," pelted offices and shops with stones during the protest in the northwestern city Peshawar. "We had no other option but to resort to tear gas and baton-charge them," Mohammad Tahir Khan, a...


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