The day after Benghazi

Bangladesh islamists protest,march to us embassy

Published:September 14, 2012 1:00 am

Bangladesh islamists protest,march to us embassy

DHAKA: About 1,000 Bangladeshi Islamists tried to march on the US embassy in Dhaka on Thursday to protest against a US film said to insult the Prophet Mohammad but security forces stopped them reaching the mission,police and witnesses said. About 1,000 members of the Khelafat Andolon group demonstrated in the capital and threatened to step up protests after they were blocked from approaching the US embassy. There were no reports of violence.

Afghan president postpones Norway trip

KABUL: President Hamid Karzai cancelled his official visit to Norway amid concerns following Mideast riots,officials said Thursday. Karzai also talked to President Obama and expressed condolences over the killing of the US ambassador in Libya.

US Consulate in Berlin evacuated

BERLIN: German authorities evacuated part of the US consulate in Berlin after a false alarm on Thursday when an employee experienced breathing difficulties after handling a passport. Police,however,said they could find no suspicious substances.

Russia fears ‘chaos’ after killings: putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the Middle East was at risk of descending into “chaos” following a deadly attack on the US mission in Libya and protests in Egypt and Yemen. “We are afraid the region may descend into chaos,he said.

Militia threaten US interests in Iraq

BAGHDAD: A Shiite militant group threatened US interests in Iraq on Thursday as part of the backlash over an anti-Islam film it described as “heinous”. Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq leader Qais al-Khazali said the amateurish video that ridicules Prophet Muhammad was unforgiveable. A statement by the militia called on all Muslims to “face our joint enemy”. “The offense against the Messenger will put all the American interests in Iraq in danger. We will not forgive that,” al-Khazali said. Protesters burned American flags,carried banners and shouted slogans.

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