Huge blast hits militia stronghold in Beirut, Lebanon


Embassies stormed, KFC torched as anger over anti-Islam film rages

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Updated at 11:07 a.m. ET: Protesters in a number of countries across the Muslim world vented anger against the West on Friday as the controversy over an anti-Islamic film raged, with a KFC restaurant torched in Lebanon, violent attacks on U.S. embassies in Sudan and Tunis and fierce protests in Egypt, Jordan and Pakistan.

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Syrian violence spills into neighboring Lebanon

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A Sunni Muslim gunman takes position behind sandbags in the Sunni Muslim dominant Bab al-Tebbaneh neighborhood in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, during clashes with Alawites, Aug. 21, 2012. The fighting between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli are another spillover from the war in neighboring Syria, security and medical sources said on Tuesday.

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