Egypt extends State of Emergency

Egyptian parliament

Egypt’s parliament has approved President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s three-month extension of a nationwide State of Emergency.

The State of Emergency was first announced in April after attacks on two Coptic churches that left at least 44 dead.

So-called Islamic State (IS) said it was behind the blasts.

The measure allows authorities to make arrests without warrants and search people’s homes.

 

BBC/Sammie Idika