The Rafah area, in the southern Gaza Strip along the border with Egypt, shows men looking at the Egyptian side (R), January 3, 2015. AFP/SAID KHATIB
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Egypt said Saturday that it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the peninsula bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal.A court on April 21 convicted Morsi and 12 other Muslim Brotherhood members of violence, kidnapping and torture over the deaths of protesters in 2012 .Morsi and his co-defendants deny the charges against them and are expected to appeal.Morsi faces charges in four other cases including leaking secrets to Qatar, conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas to destabilize Egypt, and organizing a jailbreak during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.
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