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2006-04-11 08:35:43

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire on protesters on Tuesday, wounding several, after they burned tires, chanted slogans and clashed with police in defiance of a curfew in the sixth day of mass protests against the king. The violence came as international pressure increased on King Gyanendra to end his crackdown on the protests, in which three people have been killed and hundreds wounded. The street campaign is the most intense since the...

2006-04-11 07:41:28

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire on protesters on Tuesday, wounding several, after they burned tires, chanted slogans and clashed with police in defiance of a curfew in the sixth day of mass protests against the king. The violence came as international pressure increased on King Gyanendra to end his crackdown on the protests, in which three people have been killed and hundreds wounded. The street campaign is the most intense since the...

2006-02-24 03:09:44

ATHENS (Reuters) - Three diplomatic vehicles belonging to the Swedish consulate and a political party office were damaged by petrol bombs and gas canisters in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki early on Friday, police said. Police officials said petrol bombs had been thrown under the vehicles parked outside the consulate, while a gas canister was thrown at the entrance of an office of the ruling New Democracy party. Two branches of Greece's National Bank in Thessaloniki and...

2006-02-21 05:42:56

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has a long tradition of passionate protest, yet even by this volatile country's standards Tuesday was something special. Six protests unfolded in less than an hour, all within about one km (half a mile) of each other. Scores of demonstrators targeted three countries, two companies and one economy. Yet while the media were out in force and there was sporadic action, passers-by brushing shoulders with riot policemen on the street were...

2006-02-15 03:51:20

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two people died, including a young boy, during violent protests in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published in European newspapers, a security official said. The boy was killed when a bullet fired during a protest hit him in the head in the main northwestern city of Peshawar, but it was not clear if the shot was fired by police or protesters, a security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

2006-02-14 09:29:36

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Police used tear gas to drive out students who stormed into Islamabad's diplomatic enclave on Tuesday and protesters attacked Western businesses in Pakistan's most violent reaction yet to cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. In the eastern city of Lahore, police fired tear gas, shot into the air and baton-charged protesters who ransacked a McDonald's franchise and set fire to outlets of KFC and Norwegian mobile phone firm Telenor, witnesses...

2006-02-09 11:03:37

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of street protesters, denouncing the Winter Games, forced Olympic torch bearers to change route through the host city on Thursday on the eve of the opening ceremony. Games organizers diverted the flame from the protest site after the demonstrators gathered on the planned route and police warned of possible harm to torch bearers or spectators. "We've succeeded today in making our voices heard," a protest organizer called Marco shouted...

2006-02-08 04:06:01

KABUL (Reuters) - At least two Afghans were killed and 16 wounded during a protest in the southern province of Zabul on Wednesday against cartoons in European newspapers depicting Islam's Prophet Mohammad, a police official said. Provincial police chief Nasim Mullahkhel said police had fired in the air to disperse 600 protesters in the town of Qalat, after demonstrators had thrown stones at police. "I can confirm that two civilians who were wounded by the shooting, have died now,"...

2006-02-05 05:35:00

BEIRUT -- Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at a crowd of about 20,000 marching toward the Danish embassy on Sunday to protest against the publication by European newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Uproar over the cartoons, which first appeared in a Danish newspaper and were then reprinted in a number of other European countries, has swept across the Muslim world. One depicted Prophet Mohammad with a turban resembling a bomb. Witnesses said security forces fired shots in...

2006-02-04 10:19:23

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators set the Danish embassy on fire on Saturday to protest the printing by a Danish newspaper of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, a Reuters witness said. The fire badly damaged the embassy's building. Protestors also threw stones at the building shattering its windows.


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