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Egypt extends state of emergency for ninth time

Egypt has been under a state of emergency for about 2½ years now, and some experts say this goes against the Egyptian Constitution.
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CAIRO — During its July 11 plenary session, the Egyptian parliament approved President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decree No. 317 of 2019 extending the state of emergency across the country for three months starting July 25.

This marks the ninth time the state of emergency has been extended since April 10, 2017, when Sisi declared it for the first time following deadly bombings that targeted two churches in Alexandria and Tanta the day before, leaving 44 people dead and a large number of people injured.

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