Saudi Arabia evacuates 14,000 citizens from Egypt
Following the intensification of the political unrests in Egypt, Saudi Air Liens have thus far evacuated over 14,000 of its citizens in 49 Cairo-Riyadh flights, IRNA reported.
IRNA correspondents in Saudi Arabia have quoted the spokesman of Saudi Air Lines Abdullah al-Aj'har as saying on Monday night, "Following the intensification of the public protests and the deterioration of the general situation in Egypt, the Saudi Government officials directed the Saudi citizens there to leave Egypt as soon as possible."
Saudi monarch, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz earlier this week in a phone talk with his Egyptian embattled counterpart Hossni Mubarak while sympathizing with him, said that the ongoing developments in his country were destabilizing not only Egypt, but also the entire Middle East and beyond.
Unrest in Egypt continued into its 7th day as anti-government protests once again faced police on the streets of Cairo.
Egyptian police were back on the streets the capital city Monday after disappearing over the weekend, as thousands of protesters showed no sign of obeying a mid-afternoon government-imposed curfew.