Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss security concerns and regional issues.
Pope Francis will visit Cairo on April 28-29, the Vatican said on Saturday.
HRW says Egyptian authorities may have extrajudicially executed at least four men in January 2017 as part of a crackdown on an Islamic State group affiliate in Sinai.
More air raids have been launched by Israeli war planes on Gaza, after a rocket was fired from the besieged Palestinian enclave.
Comment: Egypt's Christians have paid a high price for their unrelenting support of the president, becoming a target of extremist groups, writes Bård Kårtveit.
Papal spokesperson confirms that a visit to Egypt may be on the cards, amid continued speculation that a trip may be scheduled for May.
Israeli artillery bombed empty land close to a residential area in Gaza on Friday, after a rocket launched from the Khan Yousif camp on Thursday night.
A bomb blast in Egypt's restive Sinai has killed two officers and injured others, as an IS-linked group continues to battle security forces in the province.
Egyptian Copts are flocking to Ismailia and beyond to escape the latest spate of killings of Christians by militants, but their grievances are falling on deaf ears.
Egyptian intelligence has hired two US public relations firms in Washington to boost its image, the first such engagements by the country's powerful security apparatus to be made public.