Egypt announces end of state of emergency

The Cabinet spokesman says Egypt`s 3-month-old state of emergency is ending on Tuesday after a court ruling.

Cairo: The Cabinet spokesman says Egypt`s 3-month-old state of emergency is ending on Tuesday after a court ruling.

A Cairo court ruled earlier in the day that the state of emergency expires today, November 12, two days earlier than the interior minister said it would end.

The discrepancy came because while the state of emergency began on August 14, it was renewed for two months on September 12.
The court said that means it ends on November 12, not November 14. The end of the state of emergency would mean the end of a curfew also in place. The Cabinet spokesman says the government will abide by the ruling, but is waiting for the court to issue the decision in writing. It was not clear how long that would take.

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