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Egypt Extends Emergency Laws

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September 12, 2013 AT 6:48 AM
Egypt's interim president extended a nationwide state of emergency by two months, citing security conditions. The nearly month-old state of emergency, which gives security forces greater powers of arrest, had been due to expire within days. It was first declared in mid-August after authorities cleared two protest encampments held by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, unleashing violence that claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 in subsequent days.