Egypt Extends State of Emergency

Cairo, MINA – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Monday issued a decree extending the state of emergency across the country for yet another three months.

The decree, which was published in the official gazette, gives the armed forces and the police powers to act as necessary to confront the dangers of terrorism and its funding, and to preserve security and protect lives and public and private property across the country, MEMO reported.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli also imposed a curfew in a number of areas in the province of North Sinai, according to Egyptian media outlets.

North Sinai, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east, is the epicentre of militant insurgency for which the Daesh-affiliated group Wilayat Sinai claims responsibility.(T/R3/RE1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)