Dozens of Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire, tear gas in Gaza border protests

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA BORDER, May 25 : Dozens of Palestinians demonstrating at the Gaza border were injured by Israeli gunfire and tear gas on Friday, as the latest round of protests drew several thousand participants to the frontier. Dubbed the March of Return, the protests were launched on March 30 to demand the right […]

Mob destroys 100-year-old minority Ahmadi mosque in Pakistan’s Sialkot

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, May 24 : A mob led by right-wing Muslim clerics tore down the dome and minarets of a 100-year old Pakistani mosque belonging to the Ahmadi community, officials and the community said on Thursday. The Ahmadis consider themselves to be Muslims but their recognition of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who founded the […]

Thai protesters confront police, anti-government march blocke

By Panu Wongcha-um and Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK, May 22 : Anti-government protesters confronted police on Tuesday soon after they began a march from a university in the Thai capital to Government House to demand that the military government hold a general election by November. Government House and surrounding streets were declared a no-go zone by […]

Thai protesters march in Bangkok, police set up barriers

By Panu Wongcha-um and Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK, May 22 : Anti-government protesters began marching in Bangkok on Tuesday from a university in the Thai capital to Government House to demand that the military government hold a general election by November. Government House and surrounding streets have been declared a no-go zone by police for the […]

Israel says Hamas curbed Gaza protests after Egyptian warning

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM, May 16 : Palestinian protests on the Gaza-Israel border have dropped off over the past two days, with Israel on Wednesday pointing to what it said were Egyptian efforts to restore calm after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire. Gaza’s dominant Islamist Hamas movement denied that […]