Germany cancels anti-Islam rally

Jan 19, 2015

Germany cancels anti-Islam rally

German police banned a rally planned by the anti-Islamic Pegida movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat. Dresden police said Sunday they had received information from federal and state counterparts indicating a “concrete threat” ...

Ten killed after anti-Charlie Hebdo protests roil Niger

Jan 18, 2015

Ten killed after anti-Charlie Hebdo protests roil Niger

The president of Niger says at least 10 people have been killed after violent protests over a French publication’s cartoon depicting Islam’s prophet. President Mahamadou Issoufou said that five deaths were reported after demonstrations in the capital of Niamey on Saturday. The victims were ...

Muslims angry over new cartoon

Jan 17, 2015

Muslims angry over new cartoon

Muslim anger has flared over a French satirical weekly’s latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, with four people reported killed and dozens injured at a protest Friday in the West African country of Niger, and violent clashes between demonstrators and police in Pakistan, Jordan ...

Jan 12, 2015

Home of H.K. media tycoon Lai firebombed

The home and former offices of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing who also played a prominent role in large prodemocracy protests last month, were firebombed early Monday, a spokesman said. The first attack took place around 1:30 a.m. ...

Jan 6, 2015

China arrests scholar who helped blind dissident flee house arrest

Chinese authorities have arrested a scholar who helped blind dissident Chen Guangcheng escape house arrest in 2012, the scholar’s wife said Tuesday, in a case that activists say signals a tighter grip on civil liberties. Guo Yushan, founder of a think tank that did ...