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World - International
12/7/2023 5:18:33 PM
Denmark's parliament on Thursday adopted a law criminalising the "inappropriate treatment" of religious texts, effectively banning Koran burnings after a series of desecrations of Islam's holy book sparked anger in Muslim countries over the summer.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
11/21/2023 5:10:18 PM
Will the aftermath of the Israeli war on Gaza usher in a new Middle East order, asks Bahgat Korany

World - International
8/25/2023 1:53:10 PM
Denmark on Friday said it plans to ban Koran burnings after a string of desecrations of Islam's holy book in the Scandinavian nation sparked anger in Muslim countries.

World - International
8/1/2023 2:58:14 PM
Sweden's government said Tuesday it intended to "intensify" border controls due to a worsened security situation in the wake of several protests involving desecrations of the Koran.

World - Region
7/31/2023 6:53:52 PM
Two men set the Koran alight outside parliament in Stockholm on Monday, an AFP reporter saw, at a protest similar to previous ones that have sparked tensions between Sweden and Middle Eastern countries.

World - Region
7/31/2023 12:12:57 PM
Swedish police have granted a permit for a protest outside parliament on Monday in which the organisers plan to burn the Koran, according to local media.

World - International
7/26/2023 10:21:11 PM
Sweden's Prime Minister warned Wednesday that his country was being targeted by disinformation campaigns that seek to capitalise on the anger sparked by protests involving desecrations of the Koran.

World - Region
7/21/2023 7:02:00 PM
Muslim-majority nations expressed outrage Friday at the desecration of a copy of the Koran in Sweden. Some prepared for street demonstrations following midday prayers to show their anger.

World - Region
7/20/2023 3:44:10 PM
Iraq's prime minister ordered the expulsion of the Swedish ambassador from Iraq and the withdrawal of the Iraqi charge d’affaires from Sweden on Thursday as a man desecrated of a copy of the Koran in Stockholm.

World - Region
7/20/2023 10:25:11 AM
Protesters set fire to Sweden's embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad early Thursday, an AFP journalist said, ahead of a planned burning of a Koran in Sweden.

World - International
7/12/2023 2:24:14 PM
The UN Human Rights Council voted Wednesday to condemn recent Koran burning incidents, but many countries declined to back the measure, fearing it encroached too much on free speech.

World - International
7/11/2023 11:12:13 PM
The UN Human Rights Council is heading towards a divisive vote on Wednesday on religious hatred following recent Koran burnings, with some Western nations reluctantly feeling the draft resolution encroaches too far on free speech.

World - Region
7/4/2023 1:20:44 PM
The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an urgent session in the coming days to address recent incidents of Koran burning in Europe, a council spokesman said Tuesday.

World - Region
7/3/2023 9:21:11 AM
Saudi Arabia has summoned Sweden's ambassador to denounce a Koran burning outside a Stockholm mosque that sparked a diplomatic backlash across the Muslim world, state media reported early Monday.

World - International
7/2/2023 6:33:08 PM
Sweden's government on Sunday condemned this week's burning of a Koran outside Stockholm's main mosque, calling it an "Islamophobic" act, after an international Islamic body called for measures to avoid future burnings.

World - Region
6/30/2023 4:37:07 PM
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson on Friday distanced himself from this week's protest at which a Koran was burned outside a Stockholm mosque, which sparked outrage in parts of the Muslim world.

World - Region
6/29/2023 4:59:44 PM
A few dozen Iraqi protesters on Thursday briefly breached the Swedish embassy in Baghdad over the burning of the Quran by an Iraqi living in Sweden, an AFP photographer reported.

World - Region
6/29/2023 1:15:14 PM
Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern nations on Thursday condemned the burning of the Koran by an Iraqi living in Sweden, warning such acts "inflame" the feelings of Muslims around the world.

World - International
6/28/2023 1:53:36 PM
Swedish police said they have granted a permit for a protest where the organiser plans to burn a Koran outside Stockholm's main mosque on Wednesday, the start of the Muslim three-day Eid al-Adha holiday.

World - Region
6/27/2023 12:28:58 PM
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims crowded Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Tuesday, the climax of a potentially record-breaking hajj pilgrimage held in fierce summer heat.

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