Egypt is to shorten a night-time curfew imposed on Cairo and 13 provinces starting Saturday, the cabinet said on Thursday.
The curfew will be from midnight to 5:00am (0300 GMT), except on Fridays when it will begin at 07:00 pm (1700 GMT), according to a cabinet statement.
The curfew was imposed last month as authorities launched a massive crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammad Mursi.
On September 12, Egypt's interim authorities extended a state of emergency in force since mid-August by another two months because of the country's continued security problems.
Egyptian troops and police on Thursday stormed the village of Kerdassah on the outskirts of Cairo to flush out militants as part of a sustained crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohammad Mursi.
One police officer has been killed in the operation.
Wedding crasher: curfew impacts Egyptians’ bridal plansMany Egyptian couples are having to cancel, delay or change their wedding and engagement party plans because of a curfew imposed in August due to ... Features
Cairo musicians jam through the curfew nightFor the Egyptian musician Hind and her group, the night-time curfew in Cairo has turned into an opportunity to jam until the sun comes up. When the ... Art and culture
Cairo nighttime curfew sparks defiance and boredomIn every corner of the Egyptian capital, a bustling city of 18 million that rarely sleeps, people are locked up in their homes at night under a ... Features