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Canada’s embassy in Cairo suspends operations

A view over Cairo.
A view over Cairo. Image by ak_mardini / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Canadian embassy in Cairo has closed due to security concerns, a day after the British embassy did the same. Similarly, no specific details have been given as to the exact nature of the security threat and a statement on the Canadian embassy’s website read: “The ability to provide consular services may occasionally be limited for short periods due to unsettled security conditions.” The measure may be linked to a video showing a man, thought to be a Canadian militant, urging attacks against the country. Read more: bbc.com