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Egypt extends state of emergency for two more months

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Egypt extends state of emergency for two more months

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The state of emergency in Egypt has been extended for another two months. The presidency said it was making the move because of the security situation.

The country has been in turmoil since the army overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in early July following a wave of protests against his Muslim Brotherhood.

The government announced a one-month state of emergency in mid-August; the extension means it will now run till mid-November across the country.

Egyptian security forces have been cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood, breaking up protests in two Cairo squares and jailing the movement’s top leaders.