Vice President Pence arrived in Cairo hours after Congress and President Trump failed to avert a partial federal closure.
The attacker sneaked into a hotel by swimming from a nearby beach.
The move suggests ISIS is planning further attacks against Christians in the North African country.
El-Sissi should encourage and respect differences in thought and bolster free speech.
The Trump administration is downgrading human rights issues, from Egypt to Yemen to Bahrain and beyond.
ISIS claimed responsibility for a rocket fired from the Sinai on Monday.
A Vatican official said Egypt has promised to do all it can to protect the leader of the Catholic world.
The president announced a three-month state of emergency after two bomb blasts on Coptic churches killed 49.
With Obama in the rearview, here's what to expect from Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's trip to the White House.
Mubarak was the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings.
The suspects are allegedly members of the Sinai Province, an ISIS affiliate.
The head of an Islamic bloc joked about the contents of the Egyptian president's fridge.
Few predicted that stable autocratic governments around the Middle East and North Africa would have been toppled in a matter of months in 2011.
The suspension came after deadly clashes between authorities and civilians in 2013.
Discussions are being held in the shadow of rising tensions between the military and politicians over whether stronger military action against terrorism is needed.
Authorities arrested Ezzedine Khaled for a video satirizing the sale of two islands to Saudi Arabia.
Four gunmen shoot and kill officers traveling in a bus in the Helwan district of the Egyptian capital.
Egyptian authorities suppressed demonstrations about island deal.
The report said that the Egyptian police detained the Italian student on the night of his death.