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Egypt bans sale of alcohol in the country's new suburbs

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Egypt bans the sale of alcohol in the new suburbs of several cities including Alexandria and Cairo in a bid to improve public safety. 

The move has been criticized by liberals who believe the Islamist government is attempting to curb the freedom and choices of the Egyptians rather than enforce safety.

Islam prohibits alcohol consumption.

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