Six people, including the two Al Jazeera journalists, were sentenced for allegedly leaking classified information to Qatar.
Egyptian security forces have conducted raids, clamped down on social media, and blocked roads to Tahrir Square ahead of the fifth anniversary of the revolution on January 25.
After a bomb blast ripped apart an apartment building in Giza outside of Cairo, the government was quick to blame the Muslim Brotherhood, but both the Islamic State and a militant group called Revolutionary Punishment claimed responsibility.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will welcome the Egyptian president to Britain, with a face-to-face meeting planned for Thursday morning.
As Russia seeks to develop trade partnerships that evade Western sanctions, Egyptian regional influence is critical to Moscow's vision of its role on the world stage.
The gas field could hold upwards of 30 trillion cubic feet of gas — the equivalent of 5.5 billion barrels of oil — enough for Egypt to become self-sufficient in energy within five years.
British-Egyptian Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour has been released without charge in Berlin after he was detained for two nights, accused by Cairo of a series of crimes.
The death of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, captured on video, shocked Egypt. She is one of hundreds of protesters that have been killed since Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a coup in July 2013.
VICE News spoke to Yahia Hamed, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, who said Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has turned the country into a breeding ground for the Islamic State.
Mohammed Soltan, a 27-year-old graduate of Ohio State University, had been in prison in Egypt for nearly two years and on hunger strike for the last 16 months.
The ousted leader still faces more accusations including leaking state secrets to Qatar, espionage, and conspiring with Palestinian group Hamas, Iran's Revolutionary Guards, and Lebanon's Hezbollah.