Saturday, February 21, 2004

:: Xinhuanet - English ::

:: Xinhuanet - English ::: "WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- The US State Department ordered Sunday non-essential US diplomatic personnel to leave Haiti amid rising political unrest in the Caribbean nation which has so far claimed over 50 lives.

'The Department of State has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel of the US embassy in Port-au-Prince and continues to strongly urge American citizens remaining in Haiti to depart immediately while commercial carriers are still operating,' the department said in a travel warning. "

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