US embassy to reopen in Cairo
Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jul 2013
The US embassy in Cairo is to reopen regular consular services Monday





After having been intermittently closed over the past two weeks against the backdrop of growing political unrest in Egypt, the US embassy in Cairo will reopen Monday.



The embassy announced the resumption of routine US citizen services on its official website on Sunday. It warned, however, US citizens to avoid areas where rallies and demonstrations might take place for fear of outbreaks of violence.



Political and social turmoil that has hit Egypt amid recurring street violence between rival factions raised concerns amongst Western and US citizens about their personal security.



On 28 June, a US citizen was stabbed and killed in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of toppled president Mohamed Morsi.



On 9 May, an American citizen was attacked with a knife outside the US embassy building in Cairo. He survived the attack.



Some 45 families of US diplomats were evacuated by the US embassy one day ahead of the 30 June mass protests that culminated in the overthrow of the Islamist Morsi regime.




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