7am News Wrapup May 10


Essam el-Erian, deputy head of the Freedom and Justice Party, will be tried in absentia in the United Arab Emirates on Aug. 11 for “threatening and inciting the overthrow of the regime.”

Two people died, seven others were injured and five houses were burned down in clashes between two families in Qena governorate.


Tahrir Square preacher Gomaa Mohamed Ali attacked the platform of the presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi in a Friday sermon and said it cannot be implemented.

Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi may consider entering Egypt in the Gulf Cooperation Council if he wins the presidency.

The April 6 Youth Movement announced Friday that it still has not chosen to support a presidential candidate.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said Friday that Egypt’s reinstatement to the African Union depends on Equatorial Guinea’s support.


The roof of the Crocodile Mummy Museum in Kom Ombo, 45 kilometers north of Aswan, partially collapsed following a violent sandstorm.

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