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US embassy tells Americans to weigh leaving Egypt

Last Updated: Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 15:50

Cairo: The US embassy is telling Americans in Egypt to consider leaving the country as soon as possible.

The Sunday morning travel warning says the embassy will update Americans about departure assistance as soon as possible. It says US citizens should avoid travel to Egypt because of unrest, violence, and ongoing demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak`s government.

The warning is an escalation in the assessment of the situation by the US government, which previously had advised against non-essential travel to Egypt.
Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 15:50

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