Egypt to end state of emergency Tuesday

November 12, 2013 17:06

CAIRO - Egypt plans to lift a state of emergency and nightly curfews on Tuesday that have been in force for three months, two government sources and a security source said.

Egypt's army-backed authorities announced a state of emergency and a nightly curfew on Aug. 14, the day security forces dispersed two sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, prompting nationwide violence.

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