A German soldier who registered as a Syrian refugee has been arrested by police for planning a gun attack which he intended to blame on foreigners.
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.
Chinese authorities have banned Islamic baby names in the country's largest Muslim province, as part of a crackdown on alleged "extremism" that monitors say restricts fundamental rights.
Polls suggest far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist and former economy minister, were in the lead.
Comment: Cairo is focused on crushing political dissent and lacks a strategy to deal with the real violence facing Egyptians, writes Alaa Bayoumi.
Police launched a raid on the IS-affiliated outfit in eastern Algeria, after intelligence hinted at a planned suicide bomb attack on the city of Constantine.
Comment: Pakistan's Raheel Sharif was recently appointed head of the Islamic Military Alliance, but Lahore should instead look to play a 'neutral arbiter' role, writes Usaid Siddiqui.