The U.S. has ordered diplomats' families and non-essential staff to leave its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia amid protests raging across the Islamic world.
American citizens have also been warned not to visit either country due to the dangers posed by anti-U.S. riots, the Voice of America reports. The U.S. State Department issued parallel travel warnings to American citizens.
Protests began here after an anti-Muslim video appeared on the Internet. The person suspected of shooting the video is now under interrogation in California.
The announcements came as the Libyan government revealed that Al Qaeda might have been responsible for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed the American ambassador and three others.
The terrorist network has urged Muslims around the world to step up their protests and kill more diplomats in Islamic countries.