The two-day historic visit comes three weeks after Islamic militants staged deadly twin Palm Sunday church attacks
New amendments ratified by the Egyptian leader mean he now has the power to appoint judges to the country's top courts, a move judges charge will erode the judicial system's independence
Though Egyptian laws have toughened, law enforcement is lax and victims are wary of complaining to police
Religion and politics are on a collision course in Egypt as President Al-Sissi amends religious laws and Pope Francis is set to meet in Cairo with Al-Azhar's grand imam, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb
In the attack on St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai ISIS revealed a new strategy
19 members of Egypt's Islamic State affiliate killed days after an ISIS attack on security forces near St. Catherine's Monastery in the south Sinai
The statue stands at 11 meters tall and weighs 75 tons; the latest in a series of discoveries that Egypt hopes will revive a waning tourism industry.
Tuesday's attack came just over a week after two other deadly suicide bombings on Christian churches, also claimed by ISIS, which killed 45 people.
ISIS claims responsibility for attack that left one policeman dead and wounded four others
The Copts were struck with a similar church bombing just weeks before the country's 2011 Arab Spring uprising and Islamic militants gave them a particular focus during a crackdown on them in the 1990s