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Egyptian, Libyan officials held talks in Matruh last month, and agreed to open the borders to Libyans entering Egypt
Group crossed Dabdab border gate with Libya, opened under exceptional circumstances
Egypt “will spare no effort” in search for kidnapped Egyptians, presidency says
Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated travel warnings to Libya due to ongoing conflicts between rival militias and has called on Egyptians residing there to exercise utmost caution and keep away from armed clashes.
Voters in Tripoli and Benghazi took advantage of a public holiday called for the election, trickling in to cast their ballots.
War in the young nation has already killed thousands and forced more than 1.5 million people from their homes, and aid agencies warn of the risk of famine should fighting continue.
AFP – Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urged Libyans to fight a rogue general who is pressing an offensive against Islamist militias in the country’s east, labelling him an “enemy of Islam”. Last month, ex-general Khalifa Haftar unleashed forces from his so-called National Army on Islamist militias in Benghazi in a campaign dubbed “Operation Dignity”. …
By Luis Martinez When the Gaddafi regime was toppled in 2011, it left behind a security vacuum. Rather than a national police force, army or security service, powerful regional militias have taken over management of their own territories and the security of the people residing there. The visceral refusal by the regions to obey …
Violence has killed more than 570 people in Iraq so far in May and over 1,000 in less than two months
Denies officially taking part of planned protests at Media city on Sunday
Hundreds protest in Moqattam on Sunday against Saturday’s violence that occurred between Brotherhood and opposition members
Commentaries in major Egyptian newspapers have discussed the latest attacks on Coptic Egyptian expatriates in Libya and condemn the passive reactions of authorities in the presidential palace. Some other writers explore the recently debated idea of forming Islamist militias to replace Egypt’s vanishing police force. Between Egypt and Libya Mohamed Salmawi Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper …
Violence. Sheer, unadulterated brute force. From the Ultras, to the Brotherhood’s ‘militias’ (can you believe that our president is a member of a group that has ‘militias’? Doesn’t that sound utterly ludicrous; does it not strain credulity to breaking point when you say it out loud?), to the MOI, to SCAF, to the mysterious (and …
Opposition groups call for ‘popular revolt’, civil disobedience to bring down regime, ex-militias.
Minister: the police were present during the protests to secure them against chaotic infiltrators
Attack on Al-Wafd Party headquarters sparks call for heightened security response
International intervention suffers delays even as reports of child soldiers surface
Group vows to push back the Islamists in northern Mali