Egypt to cut nightime curfew by 2 hours from Saturday
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt is to shorten a nightime curfew imposed on Cairo and 13 provinces starting on Saturday, the Cabinet said on Thursday.
The curfew will be from midnight to 5am, except on Fridays when it will begin at 7pm, according to a Cabinet statement.
The curfew was imposed last month as the authorities launched a massive crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.
On Sept 12, Egypt's interim authorities extended a state of emergency in force since mid-August by another two months because of the country's continued security problems.