The closure of Al Jazeera in Jerusalem followed criticism by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Hamza Mohamed, a British national, was arrested in Somalia’s capital Tuesday.
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi allegedly pardoned the two TV journalists on the eve of the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Paris police this week have been searching for the pilots of several unidentified drones seen flying over the city.
In 2014, 220 journalists were imprisoned worldwide, the second worst year on record, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists reports.
The shots came one day after Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he wanted to close down Al Jazeera in Israel
"We must respect judicial rulings and not criticize them even if others do not understand this," Sisi said
Outrage After Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to Prison: 'Defies Logic, Sense and Any Semblance of Justice'
Evidence presented in court against the three journalists included family photos of ski vacations, and a BBC documentary one of them filmed in Somalia
The three include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera's Kenya-based correspondent, and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, bureau chief of Al Jazeera English
Abdullah Al-Shamy had been on hunger strike for more than 130 days in protest over his detention