31 Jan '11, 8am

Australia evacuates citizens from Egypt: SYDNEY: Australia on Monday dispatched a commercial jet to evacuate its...

Australia evacuates citizens from Egypt: SYDNEY: Australia on Monday dispatched a commercial jet to evacuate its...

SYDNEY: Australia on Monday dispatched a commercial jet to evacuate its citizens from Egypt and urged Cairo to respect the "very legitimate desires" of its people as anti-government protests raged on. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Canberra had chartered a Boeing 747 to airlift Australians out of Egypt after angry demonstrations in which at least 125 people have died entered their seventh day. "I have determined that we will make available an evacuation flight for Australians from Egypt. The flight will be a Qantas plane that the government has chartered," Gillard told reporters. About 1,100 Australians are registered in Egypt, although given its popularity as a tourist destination the real number of Australian citizens currently there is believed to be in the thousands. Gillard said many had made arrangements to leave after the government upped its threat le...

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