Egypt govt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood as an NGO: Report

CAIRO - The Egyptian government has decided to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood as a registered non-governmental organisation (NGO), the state-run Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Friday, adding that the decision would be announced next week.

"The minister's decision has in fact been issued but it will be announced at the start of next week in a press conference," Al-Akhbar quoted Mr Hany Mahana, spokesman for the minister of social solidarity, as saying.

The decision applies to the NGO that was formally registered by the Brotherhood in March in response to a lawsuit that argued the movement had no legal status. The Brotherhood was founded in 1928 and formally dissolved by Egypt's army rulers in 1954.