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Imran Khan: from cricket star to political kingmaker?
Imran Khan: from cricket star to political kingmaker?

Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricket hero turned politician, failed to reach the tribal badlands on a much-hyped march but did succeed in lighting up the political stage once more.

Imran Khan: from cricket star to political kingmaker?
Philippine president defends cybercrime law
Philippine president defends cybercrime law

Philippine President Benigno Aquino defended a new cybercrime law Friday amid a storm of protests from critics who say it will severely curb Internet freedoms and intimidate netizens into self-censorship.

Philippine president defends cybercrime law
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Argentine police protest after giant pay error

Thousands of police took to the streets across Argentina on Wednesday after their pay was slashed by 30 to 60 percent in what the government said was an administrative error.

Argentine police protest after giant pay error
Maghreb becoming a 'terrorist' hub: Tunisia president
Maghreb becoming a 'terrorist' hub: Tunisia president

Jihadists pose a "great danger" to the Maghreb region, which is turning into a "terrorist" hub, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki warned in an interview with Arabic daily Al-Hayat published Tuesday.

Maghreb becoming a 'terrorist' hub: Tunisia president
Spain tightens austerity screw in 2013 budget
Spain tightens austerity screw in 2013 budget

Spain's government unveiled Thursday a 2013 budget that tightens austerity even in the teeth of growing protests, easing the path to a widely expected sovereign bailout.

Spain tightens austerity screw in 2013 budget
New protest as bailout spectre returns to haunt Spain
New protest as bailout spectre returns to haunt Spain

Thousands of protestors rallied near the Spanish parliament for a second straight night Wednesday after a rough day on the markets again raised the spectre of a full bailout and deeper economic pain.

New protest as bailout spectre returns to haunt Spain
Police fire rubber bullets at Madrid protest
Police fire rubber bullets at Madrid protest

Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and baton-charged protesters Tuesday as thousands rallied near parliament in Madrid in anger at the economic crisis, in clashes that left more than 60 people injured.

Police fire rubber bullets at Madrid protest
World must stand together against extremists: Clinton
World must stand together against extremists: Clinton

In a round of intense diplomacy in the wake of violent anti-US protests, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met a series of Muslim leaders Monday and urged people to work together against extremists.

World must stand together against extremists: Clinton
Togo ruling family faces increasingly determined opposition
Togo ruling family faces increasingly determined opposition

The leader of a stick-wielding mob, a small axe dangling from a rope around his neck, made no secret of why they had come: to stop a protest organised by opposition and civil society groups.

Togo ruling family faces increasingly determined opposition
Paris police ban anti-Islam film demo near Grand Mosque
Paris police ban anti-Islam film demo near Grand Mosque

Paris police have banned two demonstrations planned for Saturday, including one in front of the city's Grand Mosque, to protest against a US-made anti-Islam film.

Paris police ban anti-Islam film demo near Grand Mosque
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Kazakhstan General Prosecutor asks court to declare Innocence of Muslims an extremist movie

Kazakhstan General Prosecutor’s office has asked the court to declare Innocence of Muslims movie an extremist film inspiring religious hatred.

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Kazakhstan General Prosecutor asks court to declare Innocence of Muslims an extremist movie
Pakistan set for protests over anti-Islam film
Pakistan set for protests over anti-Islam film

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis are expected to protest Friday as global Muslim anger mounts over a US-made anti-Islam film and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a French magazine.

Pakistan set for protests over anti-Islam film
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Google blocks Singapore access to anti-Islam film

Google on Thursday blocked YouTube users in Singapore from viewing clips of an anti-Islamic film that has incited violent protests across the Muslim world, acting on a request by city authorities.

Google blocks Singapore access to anti-Islam film
Afghans protest against French cartoons, US film
Afghans protest against French cartoons, US film

Hundreds of Afghans on Thursday protested for the first time against cartoons of the prophet Mohammed published in France and staged fresh rallies against a US-made anti-Islam film.

Afghans protest against French cartoons, US film
Benghazi attack 'terrorist' but likely opportunistic: US
Benghazi attack 'terrorist' but likely opportunistic: US

Last week's deadly assault on a US diplomatic mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi was a "terrorist attack" but probably not a pre-planned operation.

Benghazi attack 'terrorist' but likely opportunistic: US
French in the firing line after prophet cartoons
French in the firing line after prophet cartoons

Tens of thousands of French expatriates in Muslim countries face a nervous weekend amid fears they could be swept up in a rising tide of anger over controversial depictions of Mohammed.

French in the firing line after prophet cartoons
Beijing seeks to balance anger and control: analysts
Beijing seeks to balance anger and control: analysts

A sudden decline in anti-Japan protests in China reflects the government's need to tread carefully between harnessing nationalist zeal and letting popular fury spiral out of control.

Beijing seeks to balance anger and control: analysts
Germany wrestles with ban on anti-Islam film screening
Germany wrestles with ban on anti-Islam film screening

German politicians and Muslim groups are agonising over whether to ban a small far-right group from screening in public an anti-Islam film that has sparked violent protests from Pakistan to Sudan.

Germany wrestles with ban on anti-Islam film screening
Isolated Belarus elects parliament amid boycott
Isolated Belarus elects parliament amid boycott

Belarus will on Sunday elect a new parliament in polls largely boycotted by the opposition, almost two years after protests against President Alexander Lukashenko's re-election sparked a mass crackdown.

Isolated Belarus elects parliament amid boycott
Protests stall US move to aid Egypt: report
Protests stall US move to aid Egypt: report

The protests that erupted in Cairo over an anti-Islam Internet video have stalled talks on relieving $1 billion worth of Egyptian debt to the United States.

Protests stall US move to aid Egypt: report