U.S. EMBASSIES SHUT DOWN AMID VIOLENCE
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- U.S. embassies in the Arab world are shutting down amidviolent demonstrations in support of Iraq. Diplomatic sources said the move comes in wake of an assessment thatU.S. embassies and consulates have served as a lightning rod for Arabprotests. So far, they said, Arab security forces have succeeded inprotecting U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the Middle East.