WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Monday called for the release of five Al Jazeera correspondents arrested in Egypt.
“We are concerned by the shutdown of #Al-Jazeera in #Egypt and arrest of its correspondents. Egypt must be open and the reporters released,” State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said in a message issued on the Twitter network. (Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)