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Egypt would intervene in Libya to maintain military status quo: FM

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry clarified that Egypt’s intended military intervention in Libya would be aimed at maintaining the military status quo and inhibiting escalation so that Libyan factions focus on a peaceful solution that is purely national and not influenced by foreign powers.

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Cairo cozies up to Baghdad, condemns Turkish attacks in Iraq

Egypt has been facing off against Turkey not only in Libya, but also in Iraq, where the Turkish army has launched attacks in the north targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party, according to a June 15 Turkish Ministry of Defense statement. Meanwhile, Iraq has been accusing Turkey of violating Iraqi sovereignty and disrespecting the principles of good neighborly …

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Egypt tries to silence its critics in the United States by jailing their relatives

Five of Soltan’s relatives were forcibly taken by security forces from their homes last month, and his imprisoned father was interrogated. That came after Soltan filed a lawsuit in the United States against former Egyptian prime minister Hazem el-Beblawi, accusing him of overseeing the torture Soltan endured in prison.

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