The Egyptian army has ousted democratically-elected President Mohammed Morsi and announced fresh elections.
Egypt's top prosecutor has accused the suspects of involvement in attacks on churches and military targets. The militant group has increasingly targeted Christians after launching an armed insurgency in northern Sinai.
Militants in Egypt have killed three police officers and wounded five others in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Cairo. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Ties between the two long-time allies were strained last year over differences on Syria, and a pair of islands. The two sides appear to have agreed to disagree over Syria, and the islands dispute may be resolved as well.
An affiliate of the so-called "Islamic State" in Egypt has urged Muslims to stay away from Christian gatherings. The group claimed responsibility for last month's twin attacks on Coptic churches that killed 46 people.
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