from India Insight:

Fight against corruption good; what about the method?

April 8, 2011

Even as Anna Hazare’s protest demanding an anti-draft bill gains nationwide momentum and nears a solution, there has been some criticism of the methods the veteran social activist has adopted in his crusade.

from FaithWorld:

Syria lifts niqab ban, shuts casino, in nod to protesting Sunnis

By Reuters Staff
April 7, 2011

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(A visitor browses through books at the 26th International Book Fair near Damascus July 31, 2010/Khaled al-Hariri)

from FaithWorld:

Egyptian clerics protest at graft in Islamic religious bodies

March 28, 2011

(Imams shout as they demand that Religious Affairs (Awqaf) Minister Hamdy Zaqzouq maintain an Islamic identity in a post-Mubarak Egypt by making Islam the main source of law in addition to demands to remove the state security apparatus and increase public salaries, in front of the ministry in Cairo March 1, 2011. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION))

(Imams protest at the Religious Affairs (Awqaf) Ministry in Cairo March 1, 2011S/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

from FaithWorld:

Saudi Shi’ite protests simmer as Bahrain conflict rages

By Reuters Staff
March 21, 2011

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(Protesters demand the release of prisoners they say are held without trial, in Saudi Arabia's eastern Gulf coast town of Qatif March 11, 2011/Stringer)

from FaithWorld:

Handouts dash Saudi king’s reformer reputation

By Reuters Staff
March 21, 2011

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(Saudi King Abdullah addresses the nation from his office at the Royal Palace in Riyadh March 18, 2011/Saudi Press Agency)

from FaithWorld:

New York mosque project site faces legal challenge

March 16, 2011

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(A lower Manhattan building duet to make way for an Islamic cultural center and mosque in New York August 17, 2010/Lucas Jackson )

from FaithWorld:

Tibetan monk burns to death in China protest, support group says

By Reuters Staff
March 16, 2011

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A Tibetan Buddhist monk burnt himself to death in western China Wednesday, triggering a street protest against government controls on the restive region, a group campaigning for Tibetan self-rule said. The self-immolation appeared to be a small repeat of protests that gripped Tibetan areas of China in March 2008, when Buddhist monks and other Tibetan people loyal to the exiled Dalai Lama, their traditional religious leader, confronted police and troops.

from FaithWorld:

Bahrain declares martial law, Sunni-Shi’ite tensions flair

By Reuters Staff
March 15, 2011

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(Protesters near the Saudi Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, March 15, 2011/Hamad I Mohammed )

from FaithWorld:

Algerian imams use regional unrest to press pay demands

March 14, 2011

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(A protester at a Socialist Forces Front party (FFS) rally in Algiers March 4, 2011/Louafi Larbi )

from FaithWorld:

Saudi insists protests not Islamic, Facebook group calls for demos

March 9, 2011

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(Saudi Shi'ites protest for the release of prisoners they say are being held without trial, March 3, 2011/Zaki Ghawas )