Egypt has seen further deadly violence on Friday. The Muslim Brotherhood had called for mass protests dubbed the "Day of Rage."
Egyptian men need to regain their civilized views of women and cast off the Wahhabi thinking that prevents equality in the country, writes Egyptian author and veteran liberal activist Alaa al-Aswany.
Citing progress in the investigation into the 2016 torture and murder of an Italian scholar, Rome is sending its ambassador back to Cairo. The foreign ministry insists pressure for justice will be maintained.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the murder of the country's chief prosecutor in 2015. Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb after jihadists called for attacks on judiciary.
Al-Azhar has opened booths in Cairo metro stations to offer guidance and counter extremism. Egyptians have welcomed the presence of the renowned Sunni Islam institution, though some are uncomfortable, reports Mat Nashed.
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