7pm News Wrapup May 7
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

 Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh called Wednesday on Egypt to press Israeli authorities to implement agreements regarding Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Cairo Criminal Court Tuesday sentenced Islamist Jihadist Adel Habara to two years in prison for insulting the judiciary during a hearing in which he repeated phrases disagreeing with the court, according to Al-Mogaz.

Politics:

 Popular Front Against the Brotherhoodization of Egypt’s lawyer Tarek Mahmoud filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Mohamed Adel Fahmy, Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Kamal to the public prosecutor, accusing the April 6 Youth Movement of espionage.

Business:

The Arab Center for Integrity and Transparency appealed a law it views as unconstitutional, but approved by interim President Adly Mansour to protect State contracts with investors from third-party litigation, Director Shehata Mohamed said Tuesday.

The Egyptian Exchange indexes (EGX) ended Wednesday on a collective decline, failing to maintain morning gains and market capitalization lost 2 billion EGP (U.S. $284.49 million) due to selective profit taking on some blue chips, topped by Global Telecom.

In-Depth:

In the second part of his interview from Tuesday night, former Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi stressed the role of state institutions and national projects as possible solutions for unemployment while speaking with Lamis el-Hadidi and Ibrahim Eissa on ONTV and CBC satellite channels.

The interview was received well by some, including editor of Sawt Al-Umma newspaper Abdel-Halim Qandil, who said in a television interview that Sisi “understands this phase’s challenges,” and “Sisi showed us about his economic character during the interview.”

Editor’s Pick:

Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim announced a new project on Monday to build a permanent mini museum at the Cairo International Airport to serve Egypt’s transit passengers.

During his Monday’s inspection tour of the Egyptian Museum, Ibrahim said the Cairo Airport mini museum will house approximately 100 artifacts that are in the storage rooms of the Egyptian Museum.

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