EGYPT’S PARLIAMENT APPROVES FURTHER THREE-MONTH EMERGENCY STATE

CAIRO, Egypt, The Egyptian parliament approved, on Tuesday, a three-month extension, of a state of emergency, due to the security challenges facing the country.

The parliament speaker said, during a general session on Tuesday, that, he had been informed by the prime minister, of the decision by Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, to extend the nationwide state of emergency for another three months.

The extension starts from Monday evening, July 10.

Sisi imposed the first three-month nationwide state of emergency in Apr, following a twin bombings, at two churches in the northern provinces of Gharbiya and Alexandria, killing at least 47 people and wounding over 120 others.

A similar suicide bombing at a Cairo church in Dec, 2016, killed at least 28 worshippers.

Egypt has been suffering a rising wave of terrorist activities, following the military removal of former Islamist President, Mohamed Morsi, in July, 2013, in response to mass protests against his one-year rule.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK