Egypt cancels visa requirement for Libyans

Egypt's government has decided that Libyan citizens no longer need to get visas before entering from their strife-torn country.
Mohammed Abdel-Hakam, Egypt's ambassador to Libya, described the move as a humanitarian gesture, taking into account the difficulties Libyans are having getting to embassies or consulates as unrest engulfs Libya, which is Egypt's western neighbor.
Abdel-Hakam said Tuesday that more than 100,000 Libyans have entered Egypt since the beginning of the crisis in Libya in February, where rebels are trying to overthrow longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.
The International Organization of Migration said altogether, 260,000 people have fled from Libya into Egypt, including foreign workers.