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Posted at 4:34 PM ET, 02/ 4/2011

Mail deliveries to Egypt suspended

By Ed O'Keefe

The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily suspending mail deliveries to Egypt because of a stoppage of international mail transportation flights there.

The Postal Service also temporarily suspended acceptance of Global Express Guaranteed deliveries Thursday.

Post offices will continue accepting mail and packages bound for Egypt, but will hold them until mail flights to the country resumes, it said in a statement.

Global Express Guaranteed items will be returned to the sender, while packages already en route will be held at international airports, USPS said. GXG is the Postal Service's premier international shipping option.

USPS similarly suspended deliveries to and from Yemen after the October airplane bomb scare that originated there.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 4, 2011; 4:34 PM ET
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