Libya arrests 50 suspects over US envoy killing
TRIPOLI (AFP) - Libya announced on Sunday the arrest of 50 suspects over the killing of the United States (US) envoy and three other Americans, blaming the Benghazi attack on foreign extremists and claiming it was pre-planned.
Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the US military did not plan to bolster its forces in the Middle East and North Africa, despite the threat of more violent protests targeting diplomatic outposts across the region.
The spectre of renewed unrest after a relatively peaceful weekend grew with Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah calling for a week of protests across Lebanon over the anti-Islamic Internet video stirring up anger in the Muslim world.
"The whole world needs to see your anger on your faces, in your fists and your shouts," Mr Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's powerful Shiite Muslim organisation, said in a televised speech.