Egypt Renews Three-Month Nationwide State of Emergency

(Bloomberg) -- Egyptian authorities renewed a nationwide state of emergency for three months and imposed a curfew in parts of northern Sinai close to Israel and Gaza, according to a decree published in the official gazette.

Egypt has imposed a state of emergency to combat in recent years to combat Islamist militants. Before the 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt had long stretches of emergency rule.

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