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Protesters storm German, British embassies in Sudan

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MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE. Reports of violence and riots kept coming Friday as large parts of the Muslim world reacted against a movie extremists claimed had insulted the prophet Mohammed. Protesters tried to storm the British embassy in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, and another report from AFP said the German embassy in the same city had been stormed and set on fire.

Sudan’s police fired teargas on Friday to stop about 5,000 demonstrators storming the German and British embassies to protest against an anti-Islam film, a witness said to Reuters.

The much feared development that the protests would spread across much of the Middle East and the Muslin world seemed to come true, as violence and clashes with police were reported from Cairo in Egypt as well as Yemen, Teheran in Iran and Malaysia, Jerusalem Post reported.

All US embassies in the region were in high alert Friday following days of violent protests against an anti-Islam film. Some commentators said the US efforts for peace in the Middle East is now in ruins, Der Spiegel reported.

Visitors in the affected countries and citied are to stay inside if possible and to report to their embassies and consulates, as well as to keep listening to the news in order to try to stay ahead of the development.

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