State of Emergency

Egyptian Parliament approves extending state of emergency, deducting 1% of salaries in face of coronavirus

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 12:49 GMT

Two thirds of members of the Egyptian Parliament, in a plenary session on Monday, approved a presidential decree to extend the state of emergency for three months, starting July 27.

Why does Egypt declare state of emergency?

Tue, 05 May 2020 - 02:12 GMT

The parliament’s general committee headed by Speaker Ali Abdel Aal in a plenary session, approved on Monday a presidential decree to declare the state of emergency nationwide for three months.

Parliament approves 3-month state of emergency nationwide

Mon, 04 May 2020 - 12:21 GMT

The House of Representatives formed a committee Monday morning to consider the president’s decision.

Egypt’s PM: State of Emergency declared to face COVID-19, terrorism

Sun, 03 May 2020 - 03:23 GMT

Madbouli requested members of the House of Representatives to approve the declaration of a state of emergency as regulated by law in accordance with Article 154 of the Constitution.

Sisi renews state of emergency for 3 months

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 - 05:20 GMT

The decision has been published on Sunday in the official gazette Al-Waqa'i' al-Misriyya to come into force.

Parl't approves emergency state extension for 3 months

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 - 12:34 GMT

Ali Abdel Aal said that the parliament received President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's decree No.20 of 2020 to extend the emergency state on January 12.

Parliament approves 3-month state of emergency nationwide

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 02:46 GMT

A majority of 450 Parliamentarians approved the decree, three others rejected, while only one abstained.

Sisi renews state of emergency for 3 months

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 - 02:38 GMT

Coincidently, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli issued a decree to renew a dusk-to-dawn curfew for another three months on some areas of North Sinai.

Thuggery, crimes of terrorism to be referred to Emergency State Security Courts: PM

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 - 12:54 GMT

The state of emergency was prescribed by Presidential Decree No. 555 of 2019 for a period of three months.

Health Ministry declares emergency in hospitals ahead of Adha celebrations

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 - 11:14 GMT

The ministry said it declared a state of emergency in various hospitals to receive all cases during the four-day Eid.

Tunisia extends state of emergency for one month

Sat, 03 Aug 2019 - 11:52 GMT

Tunisian Interim President Mohamed Ennaceur has decided to extend the state of emergency nationwide for one month from August 4 to September 2, 2019.

Egypt extends state of emergency, North Sinai's curfew for 3 months

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 07:19 GMT

The parliament has approved the decree earlier this month.

House approves extending state of emergency 3 more months

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 - 12:54 GMT

The decree, which saw over two thirds of the house lawmakers voting in favor of it, is due to come in force as of 1 am on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Madbouli: State of emergency aimed to protect stability

Sat, 04 May 2019 - 02:03 GMT

Madbouli said on Saturday that presidential decree No 208 of 2019 to declare state of emergency nationwide aims to maintain Egypt's stability and progress.

Sisi extends state of emergency in Egypt for 3 months

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 - 10:24 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree on Thursday to extend a state of emergency in Egypt for three more months starting from 1:00 a.m. this morning.

PM imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew on areas in North Sinai

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 11:01 GMT

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly decided imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew on some areas of North Sinai, which has witnessed numerous terror attacks.

Egypt's Parliament approves state of emergency extension

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 - 12:27 GMT

The extension decision will come into force at 1:00 a.m. on January 15, 2019.

Egypt's Parliament approves state of emergency extension

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 - 02:11 GMT

The Egyptian Parliament, headed by Ali Abdel Aal, approved Sunday the extension of the state of emergency across the country for three months.

Turkey's Erdogan says to lift state of emergency if re-elected

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 08:50 GMT

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said the state of emergency that has been in place since July 2016 will be lifted if he is elected in June 24 elections.

U.S. says it "strongly disagrees" with Ethiopia's state of emergency

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 01:20 GMT

The U.S. embassy in Ethiopia said on Saturday it disagreed with the government's decision to impose a state of emergency.