Two Kidnapped American Women Released in Egypt

Two elderly American women kidnapped in Egypt were released today, hours after they were seized by Bedouin gunmen. "They've been released and our embassy, our mission in Egypt, stands ready to provide all consular assistance to them," a U.S. State Department official said today. "We appreciate the efforts of the authorities in securing the release of the citizens." The women and their Egyptian guide were snatched this morning as they traveled south from Saint Catherine's monastery on Mount...Full Story
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