The White House has announced that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would make an "official visit" to Washington on 3 April to "discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues".
Comment: Merkel's visit was just the latest to endorse the police state built by Sisi in exchange for help on curbing migration to Europe, writes Alaa Bayoumi
Comment: The consensus that would be required to establish a NATO-like Arab force is sorely lacking, especially on the issue of Syria, writes Yousef Khalil.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt is reportedly due to meet King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifah of Bahrain to patch up an ongoing rift between Cairo and Riyadh.
An Egypt appeals court on Saturday handed the former head of the journalists' union and two members a suspended one-year jail sentence for "harbouring fugitives".
Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a Cairo military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss security concerns and regional issues.
Arab nations have been called to close their embassies in Washington if the US moves its Israel embassy to Jerusalem, in a show of solidarity with Palestine.
Social media users are 'more dangerous than spies' an Egyptian MP has said, calling for strict punishments against those who criticise the state.
Saudi Arabia's state oil company Aramco has delivered the first two oil shipments to Egypt after deliveries were suspended for several months over political differences, an oil ministry spokesperson said.