Reaction to Protests Germany Closes Embassies in Muslim Countries

The German government expects further violence in the Muslim world following Friday prayers and will close its embassies in the region as a precaution. Personnel have been instructed to stay home and security may be increased in some places, the Foreign Ministry in Berlin said on Thursday.
Pakistani police officers stand guard at a demonstration near the US Embassy and other foreign missions in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Sept. 19.

Pakistani police officers stand guard at a demonstration near the US Embassy and other foreign missions in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Sept. 19.

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kla -- with wire reports