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Blasphemy case girl escapes Pakistan and moves with family to Canada

A young Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has fled with her family to Canada. Rimsha Masih was arrested in August in Islamabad after a Muslim cleric accused her of burning the Koran.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 3:36am

Chinese project manager accused of abusing Koran in Kashmir

Lee Ping, administration manager of a Chinese consortium building the Neelum Jhelum Hydropower project, was accused by Pakistani co-workers of throwing the Koran on the ground.

19 May 2013 - 8:06am

Bangladeshi prime minister rules out blasphemy law

Bangladesh's prime minister has ruled out a new blasphemy law despite a mass campaign by Islamists to introduce the death penalty for bloggers whom they accuse of insulting the Prophet Mohammed.

9 Apr 2013 - 2:52am

Bangladeshi police shot dead two in riots

The clashes came a day after the Muslim-majority nation was hit by deadly violence between police and Islamists demanding the execution of bloggers they accuse of blasphemy, which left four people dead and about 200 injured.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:58am

Briefs, November 21, 2012

Pakistani court drops girl's blasphemy case

21 Nov 2012 - 2:59am

Pakistan quashes Christian girl ‘blasphemy’ case

A Pakistan court on Tuesday threw out all charges against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that drew international condemnation, lawyers said.

Rimsha Masih spent three weeks on remand in an adult jail after she was arrested on August 16 for allegedly burning pages from the Koran in a case that prompted worldwide condemnation.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:43pm

Briefs, October 1, 2012

Diaper shortage feared after Japanese blast

1 Oct 2012 - 4:42am

Curbing free speech can't stem hatred

The right of free speech, a central pillar of democracy and a free society, cannot be regulated with taboos and no-go areas, otherwise speech would no longer be free. Once the principle of control was established there would be no end to it.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Muslim leaders in Hong Kong vow peaceful rally over anti-Islam film

Leaders representing the city's Muslim community are confident that a protest today in Central against an American film condemned as being anti-Islamic will not erupt into riots of the kind seen across the Middle East over the past fortnight.

23 Sep 2012 - 12:25pm

Satanic verses author Salman Rushdie writes of years on run after fatwa

As violent protests over a US-made film rock the Muslim world, Salman Rushdie published his account yesterday of the decade he spent in hiding while under a fatwa for his book The Satanic Verses.

19 Sep 2012 - 4:22am