There's a fragile calm in Cairo, as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood stew over the arrest of their party's leader. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says Berlin is doing what it can to foster dialogue.
Authorities have confirmed the arrest of prominent human rights attorney Ibrahim Metwally for spreading fake news. Metwally was helping the family of Giulio Regeni, an Italian student who was abducted and killed in 2016.
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.
The move is the latest twist in a nearly 3-month-old diplomatic row between Sunni countries in the Middle East. Among the complaints from Qatar's neighbors is Doha's cozy relationship with Shiite Iran.
Egypt's Foreign Ministry first snubbed then relented and met US presidential adviser - and Trump son-in-law - Jared Kushner. The US reportedly cut aid to Egypt due to human rights abuses.
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