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US angers Afghans with 'offensive' leaflet drop

Kabul - US forces apologised Wednesday for dropping leaflets in northern Afghanistan depicting a dog with a Koranic verse written across its body -- an image highly offensive to Muslims.

Seeking a miracle on Pakistan's Koran mountain

Quetta - Deep inside the dry, biscuit-coloured mountains surrounding Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta lies an unexpected treasure: a honeycomb of tunnels bursting with cases of Korans, hidden safe from desecration.

Florida pastor arrested before trying to burn 3,000 Korans

Mulberry - Most people in the United States marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with solemn expressions of grief and memory, but one Florida pastor wanted to do things his own way.

Belgium jails man for tearing up Koran

Bruges - A court in Belgium has sentenced a man to four months in prison for tearing up a Koran, which was thrown at his head by a group of angry Muslims.

Life for mother who murdered son over Koran

Cardiff - Media sources in the UK are reporting on the outcome of a case in which a mother murdered her young son, apparently over the Koran.

UK mom beat 7-yr-old son to death for not memorizing Koran

Cardiff - A woman in Britain has been convicted of murdering her seven-year-old son and then setting his body on fire because he could not memorize the Koran.

Video: U.S. Pastor Terry Jones burns Koran for Youcef Nadarkhani

Gainesville - Controversial U.S. Pastor Terry Jones has burned copies of the Koran and a depiction of the prophet Mohammed in protest of imprisonment of Iranian Christian clergyman Youcef Nadarkhani.

U.S. troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024

The plan was for the U.S. to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by 2014. However, this withdrawal may not be as full as planned.

NATO commander apologizes about burning of Koran in Afghanistan

Kabul - Protests broke out in Afghanistan on Tuesday after news was spread that NATO personnel set fire to bags filled with Korans and other sacred books of the Islamic religion at the Bagram Air Base.

Operational in America — Sharia influence in schools

The growing influence of Islamic teaching in U.S. public schools is causing concern in several different states such as Massachusetts and Virginia.

Op-Ed: The West v Islam? Special

There are some in Britain, the US and elsewhere who are intent on portraying the West and Islam as a clash of civilisations or as democracy versus the forces of darkness, but is this really the case?

Anti-Muslim protest with Pastor Terry Jones is cancelled

Dearborn - Tensions in Dearborn, Michigan were eased on Friday after a planned protest at one of the largest Islamic centers in the country by a small group that included controversial Pastor Terry Jones was cancelled.

‘Koran-burning’ BNP candidate has case against him dropped

A British man who faced prosecution for apparently burning a copy of the Koran has had the case against him withdrawn by prosecutors.

Op-Ed: Whose fault is it when free speech leads to violence?

Is Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida really guilty of the deaths in Afghanistan caused by rioting over the Koran-burning issue?

Florida pastor Terry Jones burns Koran after mock trial

After threatening to torch the Muslim holy book on September 11, Florida pastor Terry Jones followed through on his promise recently by burning the Koran after a "trial" found the book guilty of crimes against humanity.

Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones puts Koran on trial

Washington - Pastor Terry Jones, who last September caused an international uproar when he and his congregation decided they would burn the Koran on Sept. 11, has declared March 20 to be "International Judge the Koran Day."

'Koran-burning' pastor Terry Jones may be banned from UK

London - Terry Jones, the US preacher who made headlines when he talked about burning the Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks may be banned from entering the UK.

Op-Ed: The brilliantly honest Pat Condell about 'Free Speech' in Europe

Vienna - While most readers know about the recent free-speech trial involving Geert Wilders, another such trial is coming up in Austria on November 23. Pat Condell speaks about it in his latest video, forcefully defending free speech in contemporary Europe.

Survey: Nonbelievers know more about religion than believers

A study has found that Catholics and Protestants know less about the major religions of the world than atheists and agnostics.

Kirkuk: the campaign 'Burn the Koran' strengthen friendship

Kirkuk - Mosques read a message condemning the burning of the Koran archbishop Louis Sako, during the homily for the Eid. For Islamic leaders Pastor Jones is not Christians. Imam of Kirkuk: "Our Christian brothers are always ready to show their solidarity."

Man burns Koran at Ground Zero mosque protest (New video)

New York - After tearing out pages from a copy of the Koran and burning them an unknown man protesting the "Ground Zero Mosque" is taken away by police.

South African court stops Bible burning by Muslim businessman

Johannesburg - The Johannesburg High Court has stopped a plan to publicly burn the Bible at Library Gardens in the city. The Bible burning was to have been a protest against the planned burning of Korans by a US pastor.

Koran burning might be back on in Florida

The pastor of a Florida church has announced that the Koran burning his church was planning is merely suspended, not canceled, because the imam lied to him.

American Pastor won't burn Koran on 9/11

Pastor Terry Jones has announced that he will not not go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran which he had said he would do on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of 9/11.

Pastor Terry Jones cancels Koran burning this Saturday

Pastor Terry Jones has said he has called off his plans to burn the Koran Saturday.The pastor of Dove World Outreach Centers spoke to Muslim leaders and he agreed to move the location of the planned Islamic cultural center and mosque in New York.

Radical imam wants beheading of Dutch politician Geert Wilders

Amsterdam - Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician known for his clearly anti-Islamic stance and scheduled to speak at the 9/11 remembrance rally in New York coming Saturday, has been threatened with beheading for insulting Islam during his stay in Australia.

Op-Ed: Is it Christian to burn the Qu'ran?

New York - Terry Jones, "pastor" of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida plans to burn Qu'rans in front of his congregation on Saturday, the nine-year anniversary of 9/11.

Koran-burning pastor was kicked out of German church

Interesting information emerges from Germany, where the pastor Dr. Terry Jones was previously fired from a church he led in Cologne. He also was fined for pretending to be an academic.

Fahrenheit 451 revisited - will the Koran be burned on 9/11?

Kabul - Afghanistan protests the planned burning of the Koran on 9/11 in the U.S. While book burning is most often associated with Nazi-Germany, it may happen again 3 days from now when members of a Christian church plan to burn copies of the Islamic holy book.

A few things everyone needs to know about the Koran and Islam

To aid the debate about the spread of Islam in the West, this article features a video that reveals facts about the Koran and Islam. Sharia law, Mohammed's early days and other topics are covered.
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Haji Muzaffar Ali  the administrator of Jabal-e-Noor  examines an old copy of the Koran in a tunnel ...
Haji Muzaffar Ali, the administrator of Jabal-e-Noor, examines an old copy of the Koran in a tunnel where ancient copies of the holy book are preserved on the outskirts of Quetta
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A picture of an open copy of the Quran
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