64°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Tue
75°
53°
60%
Wed
72°
50°
0%
Thu
78°
54°
0%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Report: more than 160,000 foreigners flee Egypt

4 years ago Friday, February 04, 2011 11:06:48 AM CST February 04, 2011 Friday, February 04 2011 Feb 4, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

CAIRO - Egypt's official Middle East News Agency says more than 160,000 foreigners have left the country since the start of mass protests demanding the president's ouster.

Airport officials told MENA on Friday that figure only reflected departures through Cairo airport.

It did not include the number of tourists who left from smaller airports at the popular Red Sea
resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada, or the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.

Egypt's new vice president had said on state television on Thursday that one million tourists had left the country since the demonstrations began on Jan. 25.

Foreign governments have sent in dozens of charter flights to evacuate their nationals from the country as the protests turned violent.

Others have flown out on commercial flights.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
64°
61°
Tue
AM Showers
75°
53°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
72°
50°
Thu
Mostly Sunny
78°
54°
Fri
Sunny
80°
54°