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Egypt's security chief warns of scheme to incite chaos

Egypt's interior minister warned in comments published Monday that the country faced "unprecedented challenges" that require a decisive response by security forces, accusing the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood of inciting chaos.

The minister's comments was the latest sign of alarm by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government over possible unrest in a backlash against rising prices and tough economic reforms

Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar, who is in charge of the police, said the Brotherhood was seeking through "conspiratorial schemes to incite chaos and confusion with the aim of creating skepticism over the ability of the state and its institutions...