US Embassy tells Americans to weigh leaving Egypt

CAIRO – The U.S. 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 U.S. citizens should avoid travel to Egypt because of unrest, violence, and ongoing demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak‘s government. Continue reading

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Over 300 arrested from Christian-Muslim unrest in Nigeria – report

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Jan 26, 2010, 10:24 GMT

Nairobi/Abuja – Nigerian police have arrested over 300 suspects in the wake of last week’s bloody clashes between Christians and Muslims in the city of Jos, The Punch newspaper reported Tuesday.

The paper cited a police spokesman in reporting the figure, with 139 of those arrested having been taken to the capital Abuja. Continue reading