Hamas is to unveil a new version of its controversial founding charter which called for the destruction of Israel in a bid to ease its international isolation, party officials said.
An Islamic State group militant was burned alive by the Egyptian al-Tarabin tribe in the country's tense Sinai region, reports said on Friday.
Pope Francis subtly made asides to the Egyptian regime's excesses as a cause for the country's security woes.
Comment: It's high time that respected academic and Muslim thinker, Tariq Ramadan publicly recognised that Iran's actions in Syria and beyond are sectarian and genocidal, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.
Analysis: To what extent did the US facilitate a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Egypt this week, and who really benefitted from it? asks Robert Springborg.
In the latest of regime attacks on al-Azhar, MP Mohamed Abu Hamed proposes a law to limit the powers of the Grand Imam by delegating essential roles to the president.
The Pope visits Egypt today, three weeks after the Palm Sunday bombings. But disillusionment is growing among Egypt's long-persecuted Coptic community, says Jo Schietti.
Pope Francis said he wanted this visit to be a "hug of consolation and encouragement to all the Christians in the Middle East".
Al-Azhar, Egypt's top Islamic authority, has been at the centre of a messy collision between politics and theology since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi began campaigning for religious reforms.
The latest attacks on Egyptian Copts was shocking, but hardly new. Copts face discrimination daily from their fellow countrymen and from the regime that granted them equality in the constitution.