The British government is fighting claims that it has delayed publication of a long-awaited report on the Muslim Brotherhood's activities, and possible links to terrorism, after learning that it opposed a ban on the organisation.

Downing Street, the office of British prime minister, David Cameron, previously said the report would be presented to government, and its findings made public, by the end of the last parliamentary session.

Parliament rose on July 22 and is not due to reconvene until September 1. Mr Cameron's office now insists it promised only to deliver the report to the prime minister by then and not its publication.

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