Non-emergency US personnel ordered to leave Egypt

February 1, 2011 8:37:52 AM PST
The State Department says it has ordered all non-emergency U.S. government personnel and their families to leave Egypt. The Department said Tuesday that it will continue to assist American citizens seeking to leave the country that has been plagued by unrest.

The Cairo airport is open and operating but the department warned that flights may be disrupted due to protests against the Egyptian government.