7am News Wrapup May 9


Cairo Criminal Court adjourned to May 19 the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday, in the Wadi al-Natroun prison break case.

A large fire broke out beside Dar El-Salam electricity station near the first metro line in Cairo.

Violent wind and rain hit Egypt Thursday, causing flooding, agricultural and structural damage.

Four men were found dead of thirst near the city of Kom Ombo in Aswan.


Following Hamas’ and Fatah’s announcement of forming a Palestinian unity government, analysts said the unity government may remain unrealized.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab arrived in Equatorial Guinea on Thursday, leading a delegation of Egyptian ministers to discuss mutual relations.

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies expressed its “deep concern” over the judicial verdict to prevent the members of National Democratic Party from running for parliamentary elections.


Interim President Adly Mansour issued on three presidential decrees Thursday to approve syndicated soft loans and grants with foreign bodies.

The Ministry of Investment announced Thursday that Saudi Almarai Company for Milk and Juices will establish a dairy plant in Egypt.


Islamist politicians announced a declaration of principles at an international conference in Brussels that they said would restore the values of the January 25 Revolution.

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