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Egypt: state of emergency is extended for the 11th time

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The state of emergency in Egypt since 2017 has been extended for another three months starting January 27, 2020.

The announcement by the Egyptian Parliament says President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi’s decision to extend the state of emergency for another three months nationwide has been approved by a two-thirds majority vote of 454 deputies.

A state of emergency was declared following the April 2017 bombings in Alexandria and Tanta that left 45 people dead and 125 others injured. The terrorist organization ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The state of emergency was last extended on October 26, 2019.

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