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  • Pakistan records protest with Netherlands against blasphemous cartoon competition

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday called the charge d'affaires of Netherlands to record protest against the "announcement by the leader of Dutch Freedom Party and Parliamentarian Geert Wilders to hold a competition of blasphemous caricatures...

    "According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Pakistan's Ambassador in The Hague has also been instructed "to forcefully raise the issue with the Dutch government along with...

  • Charlie Hebdo gets fresh death threats over Islamic scholar cartoon

    French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo said on Monday it was pressing charges after receiving fresh death threats against staffers over a cartoon of the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan who faces rape allegations...

    The provocative magazine, which suffered a deadly attack in 2015 after publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), showed Ramadan in a compromising state in its edition last Wednesday while referencing to his...

  • Tense standoff outside US mosque over cartoon protest

    About 200 demonstrators from each group stood outside the mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, where a biker crew had said they would hold a Mohammed cartoon contest...

    Dozens of officers lined up between the two sets of protesters, using yellow police tape to separate them near the gates of the Islamic Community Center mosque in north Phoenix...

  • IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

    CAIRO: The self-styled Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a centre near Dallas, Texas, exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)...

    An audio statement on the extremist group's Al-Bayan radio station said that “two soldiers of the caliphate” carried out Sunday's attack, and promised to deliver more in the future...

  • Neuroscience inspires cartoon action in Pixar’s Inside Out

    LOS ANGELES: Drawing on real neuroscience and the latest psychological research, Inside Out goes where no animated film has gone before: deep inside the workings of a young girl’s mind...

    The much anticipated Pixar release, the studio’s first in two years, bills itself as “a major emotion picture”...

  • Kashmir's brutal stories get cartoon treatment

    Through sombre black and white drawings, graphic novelist Malik Sajad tells the brutal story of his native Kashmir in the 1990s, as an armed insurgency against Indian rule reached its bloody peak...

    Sajad's debut graphic novel “Munnu” is his account of growing up in the Kashmir Valley, one of the most spectacular but also most heavily militarised places on earth...

  • PTI wants Japanese cartoon series 'Doraemon' banned

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly calling for a ban on popular Japanese manga and anime series Doraemon...

    The resolution urges Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban cartoon channels in general, and Doraemon in particular...

  • The Peanuts Movie: classic cartoon strip gets a 21st-century revamp

    ”It was such moments of understated wisdom that ensured Schulz’s coterie of cartoon protagonists, from Charlie Brown and Snoopy to Peppermint Patty and Linus van Pelt, their status as some of the most beloved comic strip characters for more than half a century...

    First published in October 1950, the Peanuts comic strip became the most influential and popular in the world: at its peak, it was read by 355 million people across 75...

  • Queen Rania hits back at Charlie Hebdo cartoon of drowned boy

    AMMAN: Jordan’s Queen Rania has hit back at a cartoon in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo depicting drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi as a grown-up committing sexual harassment in Germany...

    The cartoon shows a pervert chasing a woman, with the caption asking: “What would have become of small Aylan if he grew up?” “Someone who gropes asses in Germany,” it added, referring to the multiple acts of sexual assault blamed on...

  • TLP to march towards Islamabad against blasphemous cartoon competition in Netherlands

    Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has announced that it will begin a "decisive march" from Lahore to Islamabad on Wednesday, and will "stay on the streets until either the publication of blasphemous cartoons in the Netherlands end or the govt immediately ends diplomatic ties with the Dutch"...

    Incensed by an announcement by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to hold a competition of blasphemous caricatures, the TLP held a meeting in...

  • Information minister terms cancellation of blasphemous cartoon contest an achievement for Islamabad

    Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary on Friday termed the cancellation of an anti-Islam contest involving blasphemous caricatures in the premises of the Dutch parliament as an "achievement" for Islamabad...

    However, he made it clear that the government still believes that a strategy needs to be devised on an international level against any such attempt in the future...

  • Chinese folk opera cartoon series launched

    ISLAMABAD: Three Drops of Blood, a Shaanxi Chinese folk opera cartoon series, which will be aired on PTV World from Saturday, was officially launched at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Friday evening...

    Short clips of the animated series were shown at the ceremony jointly organised by the PNCA and Pakistan Television (PTV)...

  • India bids to bust citizenship law 'myths' with cartoon

    The law has stoked concerns that Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government wants to marginalise India's Muslim minority...

    The short video clip shows two bearded men in traditional Muslim clothing discussing the legislation before concluding that the country can only progress if there is "peace and brotherhood"...

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