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Egypt extends emergency laws

  • Egypt's interim president has extended emergency laws for another two months due to security concerns. An official has warned of more terrorists attacks since the assassination of the interior minister failed in Cairo. 

    Presidential spokesman Ihab Badawi read the statement and clarified that the decision had been taken after a careful review of the present situation. The decision of the president was approved by the Egyptian cabinet. 

    The extended state of emergency begins at 4 pm on Thursday but there has been no official statement regarding the extension of the hours.

    Reports suggest that the curfew would most likely be eased in the third week of September- it has already reduced to seven hours from the previous 11 hours. However, it goes back to 11 hours on days that draw large numbers during protests. 

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