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2006-02-01 12:21:02

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - Newspapers in France and Germany reprinted Danish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed on Wednesday, saying press freedom was more important than the protests and boycotts the cartoons have sparked across the Muslim world. The Danish embassy in Damascus was evacuated after a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax and Syria recalled its ambassador from Denmark in protest against the cartoons, one of which shows the Prophet Mohammed wearing a turban...

2006-02-01 08:07:37

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - A telephoned bomb threat against the Danish embassy in Damascus forced staff to evacuate the building on Wednesday while security personnel cordoned off streets and searched the complex, witnesses said. A diplomatic storm has blown up over cartoons deemed offensive to Islam and the Prophet Mohammad that were published in a Danish newspaper in September and republished in Norway last month and in the French paper France Soir on Wednesday. No bomb was found and...

2006-02-01 07:07:16

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - A French newspaper reprinted on Wednesday a series of 12 Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad that have sparked protests in the Muslim world and prompted Saudi Arabia to recall its ambassador from Denmark. With a mounting diplomatic storm, calls for a boycott of Danish goods and flag-burning protests, Danish security police met Muslim religious leaders in a bid to contain any domestic reaction to cartoons first run by the...

2006-01-31 09:12:30

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the Danish ambassador on Tuesday to protest against satirical newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have sparked Muslim anger, state television said on Tuesday. The drawings, that seemed to portray the Prophet as a terrorist, were published in September, but a row erupted this month after diplomatic efforts to solve the issue failed. One drawing showed Mohammad wearing a turban shaped as a bomb. "Iran's Foreign Ministry...

2006-01-31 09:36:48

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Thousands of Palestinians protested for a second day on Tuesday against Denmark for allowing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad to be published, saying an apology by the newspaper involved was not enough. Demonstrators burned Danish flags, chanted "War on Denmark, Death to Denmark" and called for an Arab boycott of products from the small north European country until it showed contrition for the satirical caricatures deemed blasphemous by Islam....

2006-01-30 17:43:51

By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark warned its citizens on Monday to avoid Saudi Arabia, and gunmen in Gaza said any Scandinavians there risked attack, as Muslim fury mounted over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Denmark's Jyllands-Posten newspaper, which published the cartoons, issued an apology late on Monday in a statement to Arab countries sent to the Jordanian news agency Petra. The drawings, that seemed to portray the Prophet as a terrorist, were...

2006-01-30 14:05:13

By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark warned its citizens on Monday to avoid Saudi Arabia, and gunmen in Gaza said any Scandinavians there risked attack, as Muslim fury mounted over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Denmark has defended the newspaper Jyllands-Posten's right to publish the satirical drawings that seemed to portray the Prophet as a terrorist and which a Norwegian paper has run too. Some Muslims, who deem images of prophets disrespectful and...

2006-01-30 12:50:00

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iraqi militant group called on Monday for attacks against Danish and Norwegian targets over satirical cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, saying a boycott of goods was not enough, according to an Internet statement. "Boycotting cheese and dairy products alone is a flimsy stance that fits a weak nation that cannot defend its prophet ... They started this and they have to shoulder the responsibilities," said the statement attributed to the Mujahideen Army. It called on...

2006-01-30 06:04:37

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen said on Monday Danes and Norwegians visiting Gaza could be attacked unless their governments apologize after newspapers printed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Danish paper Jyllands-Posten's satirical images of Islam's founder sparked outrage across the Muslim world and prompted several Arab countries to close their embassies in Copenhagen. A Norwegian paper has run them too. Ten Palestinians armed with assault rifles and grenade launchers...

2006-01-29 17:52:19

By Karin Lundback COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Prime Minister said on Sunday his government could not act against satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed after Libya closed its embassy in Copenhagen amid growing Muslim anger over the dispute. The newspaper Jyllands-Posten had not intended to insult Muslims when it published the drawings, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, referring to an editorial on the paper's Web site in Danish and Arabic. But while Rasmussen tried...