Egypt's government shortens curfew as unrest wanes

Egypt's government shortened a widely-imposed evening curfew, signalling that it senses turmoil is waning after unrest following the ousting of the president.

A curfew and state of emergency had been imposed on the Egyptian people. Credit: Reuters

The Cabinet's decision yesterday to cut the curfew by two hours came as Egypt's interim prime minister vowed that his government's priority is restoring security.

Egypt experienced one of the deadliest bouts of violence in recent days since its Arab Spring began in 2011.

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