7 am News Wrapup May 4
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Al-Qaeda leading member Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a speech attacking the current regime and political parties in Egypt, accusing the transitional government of serving the military and the United State.

The appeals court refused Saturday the appeal tendered by, the eye hunter, first lieutenant Mohamed el-Shenway against his three year prison sentence.

Politics:

The Salafist Nour Party announced Saturday that it will support Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in the presidential elections slated for May 26-27.

Judicial sources said Egyptian authorities called on the British government to freeze funds affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood to pave the way for returning them to the country, and that British Ambassador James Watt welcomed the demands.

Business:

Following the increase of transit dues by five percent, the navigation in Suez Canal continued normally and securely.

Editors Pick:

Coinciding with the World Day for Press Freedom, Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists to an eighth trial session on May 15, and renewed the remand of the news network’s journalist Abdullah el-Shamy for 45 days.

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