A prime example: Khaled Ali, a prominent Egyptian lawyer who faces trial for making an obscene gesture.
With Obama in the rearview, here's what to expect from Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's trip to the White House.
Egyptian-American affairs have long been characterized by wild swings and ruptures.
The government of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is increasingly concerned with how women dress.
The Al Jazeera journalists are accused of spreading false reports and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi allegedly pardoned the two TV journalists on the eve of the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
During the first Republican presidential primary debate on Thursday night, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz suggested President Barack Obama should take a cue from President Abdelfattah al-Sisi of Egypt when it comes to dealing with religious extremists.
Iraq's five million Kurds, who have ruled themselves in relative peace since the 1990s, have expanded their territory by up to 40 percent in recent weeks
"We must respect judicial rulings and not criticize them even if others do not understand this," Sisi said
A lower-than-expected turnout figure raised questions about the credibility of a man idolized by his supporters as a hero