Egypt, U.S. Ties Strained After Protests

Protests over the portrayal of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in an American-made film have strained relations between Egypt and the U.S.

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Egyptian protestors confront riot police in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.


  • North Africa:  U.S. Embassy Staff Recalled

    Xinhua, 17 September 2012

    Some U.S. diplomats were leaving the Middle East, while U.S. embassies in the region remained on alert amid continued anti-U.S. protests triggered by a U.S.-made film that "insults ... read more »

  • Libya:  U.S. Consulate Attack - 50 Suspects Arrested

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 16 September 2012

    President of the Libyan national assembly Mohammed Magarief said on Sunday that about 50 people have been arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Episcopal Church Calls for UN Blasphemy Declaration

    Egypt State Information Service, 16 September 2012

    The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, Mouneer Hanna Anis, on Saturday 15/9/2012 called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to issue ... read more »



  • North Africa:  Imams Call For Calm as Embassies in Sudan, Tunis Attacked

    Radio France Internationale, 14 September 2012

    Muslim leaders in France have used Friday prayers to ask their followers to refrain from replicating the violent protests against an anti-Islam video that have spread across the ... read more »

  • Tunisia:  Demonstrators attack American Embassy

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 14 September 2012

    Protesters staging a demonstration against an anti-Islam American film, "Innocence of Muslims," stormed, on Friday, the American Embassy in Tunis and removed the U.S. flag. read more »




  • Sudan:  Sudanese Angered By Film Mocking Islam Demonstrate Outside U.S. Embassy in Capital

    Sudan Tribune, 12 September 2012

    Hundreds of Sudanese protesters infuriated by a film ridiculing the Muslim religion and its prophet Mohammed demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in the suburbs of the capital ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Security Alert Over 'Blasphemy' Film

    Daily Trust, 13 September 2012

    A nationwide security alert was issued yesterday to forestall violence over the alleged "blasphemous" film released in the United States, which sparked demonstrations around the ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Freedom and Justice Party Says Offensive Film Raises Sectarian Strife

    Aswat Masriya, 12 September 2012

    The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) said on Wednesday that the film, that is considered offensive to Muslims as it insults Prophet Mohammad, is a hate crime ... read more »


Libyans in Benghazi are making sure that the world knows that they do not support those responsible for the deadly attack on the U.S. embassy.