I sent me an e-mail just before he lost all connectivity with the outside world.
The airports have been shut down and there is a curfew in place. He is not sure when he is going to be able to come home.
On a lighter note, he's now engaged! It's arranged, but he appears to be at peace with that.
Unfortunately, the poor couple found themselves caught up in the protests where the attack happened while trying to get home from their first "date." No one is hurt.
I'll post more as I learn more.