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Egypt shortens nightime curfew

24 October 2013, 19:09

Cairo - Egypt is to shorten a night-time curfew imposed on Cairo and 13 other provinces by one hour starting on Thursday, the cabinet announced.

The curfew will be from 01:00 (23:00 GMT) to 05:00, except on Fridays when it will begin at 19:00 (17:00 GMT), a cabinet statement said.

The curfew was imposed in August as authorities launched a massive crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

On 12 September, Egypt's interim authorities extended a state of emergency in force since mid-August by another two months because of the country's continued security problems.



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