Egypt cancels decision to shorten curfew hours: statement

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 15, 2013 1:58 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt canceled a decision to shorten the hours of a curfew imposed on Cairo and 13 other cities following political violence in which more than 500 people were killed.

The curfew will start as previously announced on Wednesday at 7 p.m. (1700 GMT), not 9 p.m., but will still last until 6 a.m., a cabinet statement said on Thursday.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; editing by Andrew Roche)