Morsi calls for end to protests
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has joined Western nations in calling for calm after several days of violent protests in Muslim countries sparked by an American film depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Mr Morsi also denounced for the first time the killing of the American ambassador to Libya on Tuesday. In a further development this evening, the US State Department is ordering the departure of all family members and non-essential government personnel from posts in Sudan and Tunisia and is issuing travel warnings to the two countries due to security concerns over anti-American violence.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man believed to be behind the anti-Islam video which sparked the violence, is being questioned by police in California. Police in Australia have clashed with protesters outside of the US consulate in Sydney. Dogs and tear gas have been used to disperse crowds.