Egypt in the news on 21 July
The House’s decision to approve military action in Libya is dominating the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press. We have the full story in this morning’s Speed Round, above. Dar Al Iftaa’s support for military intervention in Libya gets ink in Foreign Policy.
Ending the lockdown hasn’t meant everyone returning to work: Plenty of people working in the private sector have yet to go back to their jobs since the government relaxed lockdown restrictions in June, as the covid-19 epidemic continues, Reuters reports.
Human Rights Watch is calling on the government to speed up the release of detainees amid reports of virus outbreaks in Egyptian prisons. The government has released some 13k prisoners since the end of February.