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US State Dept. Reduces Staff in Egypt

Sunday, 30 Jan 2011 08:16 AM

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department Sunday moved to reduce its diplomatic presence in Egypt, saying it had authorized the voluntary departure of dependents of diplomats and non-essential workers.

The move came amid violent demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria and other parts of Egypt against President Hosni Mubarak's government.

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