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World 09 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia rejects Bali bomber's jail wedding plea

SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities have rejected a request by one of three men on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings to remarry his ex-wife in his prison cell, an official said on Tuesday.

World 08 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Hezbollah piles pressure on Lebanese government

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian-backed Hezbollah tightened its grip on Beirut airport on Thursday, piling pressure on Lebanon's U.S.-backed government on the second day of a protest campaign that has triggered gun battles in the capital.

World 08 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Hezbollah piles pressure on Lebanese government

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian-backed Hezbollah tightened its grip on Beirut airport on Thursday, piling pressure on Lebanon's U.S.-backed government on the second day of a protest campaign that has triggered gunbattles in the capital.

World 04 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM

Qaeda backers may be questioning tactics - U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions put to Osama bin Laden's deputy in an online forum this week indicated Al Qaeda's violent tactics may be seriously questioned by some of the movement's sympathizers, a U.S. counterintelligence official said on Thursday.

World 01 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM

Indonesian president urges calm over Dutch film

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president urged his predominantly Muslim nation on Monday not to use violence in protests at a film on Islam by a right-wing Dutch lawmaker, and said world leaders had a moral responsibility to take action.

World 31 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Dutch minister seeks to calm Muslim anger at film

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch foreign minister met ambassadors from Muslim countries on Monday to try to cool tempers over a film by a Dutch lawmaker critical of the Koran and ask for protection for Dutch citizens and property.

Nation 17 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

The polls – and the BN debacle

THE ruling Barisan Nasional suffered its most severe electoral setback on March 8. It lost its two-thirds majority in the Federal Parliament, failed to retain control over four states, and was heavily repulsed in its bid to regain authority in Kelantan. Just World president Dr Chandra Muzaffar explores the reasons behind the Barisan's setback. He uses a question and answer format in order to clarify the issues involved.

World 12 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

French court backs magazine over Prophet cartoons

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Wednesday upheld a ruling in favour of a magazine that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, rejecting an appeal by a Muslim group which said they incited hatred of Islam.

World 06 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Muslim group to campaign for London "mega mosque"

LONDON (Reuters) - A media-shy Islamic movement that wants to build a 12,000-capacity

World 06 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Arab ministers mull review of peace offer

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab foreign ministers threatened on Wednesday to reconsider a longstanding Arab offer of peace with Israel and condemned recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip as