State Dept urges Americans to avoid Bahrain

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 11:56 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department urged U.S. citizens on Tuesday to defer travel to Bahrain and suggested Americans there should leave due to ongoing political and civil unrest.

The State Department also said in a statement that family members of U.S. embassy staff were authorized to leave voluntarily.

(Reporting by World Desk Americas; editing by Sanjeev Miglani)