Close

Forgot your password?

Choose a newsletter




Premium access provided by ENSTA

Your premium access provided by ENSTA

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by NRC Q

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to NRC Q.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by EM-LYON

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to EM-LYON.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by Goldsmiths

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to Goldsmiths.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by Worldcrunch HQ

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to Worldcrunch HQ.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by MINES Alès Alumni

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to MINES Alès Alumni.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by ESCP Europe Alumni

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to ESCP Europe Alumni.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by IONIS Education Group

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to IONIS Education Group.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by SOAS University of London

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to SOAS University of London.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by Contact Expats

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to Contact Expats.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by Financial Review Beyond

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 8 weeks thanks to Financial Review Beyond.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by MinnPost

You have been given free premium access to Worldcrunch for 6 months thanks to MinnPost.

Enter your email to begin

Premium access granted to you by Expatica

You've been given FREE premium access to Worldcrunch

Enter your email to begin

Worldcrunch

US Steps Up Security As Rage Against Anti-Islam Film Continues Into Fourth Day

CNN (USA), BBC NEWS (UK), AL JAZEERA (Qatar)

Worldcrunch

CAIRO – U.S. diplomatic missions are on high alert across the Muslim world after furious protests against an anti-Islam film stormed several cities for a fourth straight day, reports CNN.

According to Al Jazeera, U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Egypt to uphold its commitments to defend U.S. diplomatic facilities after flags were torn down and replaced with Islamic banners.

In Cairo, police have fired tear gas at about 500 protesters near the U.S. embassy during violent clashes.

BBC News reports that the streets around the U.S. embassy in Egypt have been blocked with barbed wire, concrete and police trucks as more anti-American demonstrations are expected after prayers on Friday.

A coalition of Islamist groups and others have called for a peaceful "million-man march" in the city later on Friday (watch video below):

In Egypt, 224 people have been injured since the beginning of the protests. Four people were killed and 34 wounded Thursday in Sana’a, Yemen, reports Al Jazeera.

In Libya, where the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff were killed during protests in Benghazi on Tuesday, one of the four perpetrators of the killings was arrested said Libya's Prime Minister.

The United States is trying to determine whether the violence was part of a pre-meditated attack by a militant group.

Meanwhile, YouTube has blocked the access to the video in several Muslim majority countries.

Sign up for our Worldcrunch Weekly newsletter now


Be a part of the conversation. Click to show comments
About this article source Website:

Load More Stories

Unlimited access to exclusive journalism, the best world news source across all your devices

Subscribe Now Photo of Worldcrunch on different devices

Your premium access to Worldcrunch is provided by

University of Central Lancashire

Please register to begin


By registering you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.