7pm News Wrapup April 20
By: THE CAIRO POST

News

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri gave his blessings to the armed operations conducted in Egypt against military and police forces in a recording released April 18.

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Sunday the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and 14 other defendants , accused of killing and inciting murder against protesters.

Two police officers were shot dead in an armed attack in the early hours of Sunday morning  at a security checkpoint on the Suez highway near the city of Badr.

Politics

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabbahi are the two official candidates for the presidency , announced the High Presidential Elections Committee (HPEC) Sunday, following the close of the 20-day nomination period.

Business

Gold prices are expected to drop on Monday amid an ongoing decline in the domestic market affected by the global markets, the Gold Division’s deputy head at Cairo Chamber of Commerce (COC) Ihab Wassef told Youm7 Sunday.

In-depth

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) could possibly infect Egyptians after a study proved the virus can be carried by camels, said the Ministry of Health in a Sunday press release.

Editor’s Pick

Hundreds of Egyptian Christians have left for Israel in the past few days to celebrate Easter , reported several news outlets.

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