Egypt revokes permit for Brotherhood's NGO

In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour, center, Defense Minister Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, left, and other officials visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and President Anwar Sadat's memorial as part of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Middle East war in which Egyptian forces made initial gains against Israel, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Egypt's army is on high alert ahead of expected mass demonstrations by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi timed to coincide with annual celebrations honoring the military, a combination many fear will lead to a new round of violence. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's interim government has revoked the permit for a non-governmental organization set up by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Tuesday's move by the Cabinet is the latest in its push to dismantle the Brotherhood, from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails.

It follows a Sept. 23 court ruling that banned the Brotherhood and its affiliates, and ordered its assets confiscated.

The Brotherhood's NGO was registered in March, while Morsi was still in power. It was set up as one of the two main legal faces of the Islamist group, which was outlawed for most of its 85-year existence.

Morsi was ousted in a popularly-backed military coup on July 3.

Since then, hundreds of Brotherhood supporters and the group's top figures have been arrested. Morsi is being held incommunicado at a secret location.