Over 100 of 166 inmates now taking part in protest against indefinite detention
Two hitmen who stabbed an innocent schoolboy to death by mistake have been told they are likely to die behind bars after a judge handed them a minimum term of 40 years.
Pakistani court dismisses all charges against her and rules evidence was planted
More than a decade and a half ago, I travelled to Holland to meet – in the anonymity of a train station café at Leiden, at his request – one of the most brilliant Arab professors of Islamic thought, Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid.
Nato commanders claim President's demand has hampered vital operations against the Taliban
Conflicting conclusions appear to have emerged from two inquiries into the burning of the Koran at Bagram airbase, amid reports that British war graves in Libya were desecrated in retaliation for the mishandling of the holy book.
Seven people were killed today in clashes between Afghan security forces and protesters demonstrating against the burning of Muslim holy books at a Nato military base.
Commander forced into grovelling apology in attempt to placate 3,000-strong mob
Violent protests spread further across Afghanistan during a third day of violence yesterday after the Taliban urged people to rise up following the burning of a Koran by a Florida church.
The action by an American fundamentalist Christian church leads to protests and killings
Afghanistan has been hit by more violent protests against the burning of a Koran in the US, a day after seven UN workers were brutally murdered.
Twenty left dead after thousands of militants overwhelm compound in Mazar-i-Sharif
In the end, Terry Jones saw reason. But just a few hours earlier, his mind had been very far from magnanimous gestures of conciliation.
For a chap who probably doesn't exist, a man-invented metaphysical construct, God has been everywhere this week. He's been more in the news than Wayne Rooney's "well-brought-up" hooker. First Professor Stephen Hawking informed us that you didn't need God to kick-start the universe, and that it had created itself out of nothing, a bit like Piers Morgan. Then Baroness Greenfield, professor of "synaptic pharmacology" at Oxford, confronted the professor and said it would be a shame if young people thought that, to be a scientist, you had to be an atheist.
US President Barack Obama today condemned a preacher's plan to stage a burning of the Koran saying it would be "a recruitment bonanza for al-Qa'ida."
Pastor Terry Jones is sticking to his plan to send an incendiary anti-Islam message – unless God gives orders to the contrary