In Egypt, a three-month state of emergency has been declared after yesterday's  bombings in Alexandria and Tanta that killed dozens of people.

The emergency law expands police powers of arrest, surveillance and seizures and can limit freedom of movement.

Meanwhile, Pope Francis has strongly condemned the deadly blasts at church in Egypt on Palm Sunday.

Francis said the international tensions have increased following the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base.

He prayed for the dead and the victims and said may the Lord convert the hearts of people who sow terror, violence and the hearts of those who produce and traffic in weapons.

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