Fleeing Tunisian president arrives in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia's state news agency says Tunisia's ousted president has arrived in the kingdom.
The Saudi Press Agency cites a statement from the office of King Abdullah that says: "we have welcomed in the Saudi kingdom the arrival of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family."
The Friday statement says the decision to accept Ben Ali was made in light of "the exceptional circumstances the Tunisian people are going through" and with a "wish for peace and security to the people of Tunis."
No further details were immediately available.