Michele Dunne, a former US diplomat and a senior analyst at a think-tank, was detained on arrival in Cairo and deported the next day.
Despite cracking down on fundamentalists, the country's rulers base their support on Islam.
Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, will no longer serve a life sentence for conspiring to murder 239 protesters in Tahrir Square in 2011.
Eyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has unveiled a project to add a 72km lane to allow more ships through the canal each day.
In a departure from its usual 'quiet diplomacy', the South African government has condemned the increased suppression of media freedom in Egypt.
Al-Jazeera staffers are found guilty despite clearly flawed evidence presented by the prosecution.
Three Al Jazeera journalists have received sentences of seven to 10 years each after being detained in Egypt for the last six months.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will press Egypt President President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.
An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences for more than 180 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie.
After 10 months the news agency's Abdullah Elshamy, who was on hunger strike for nearly five months in protest of his detention, has been set free.
Ibrahim Mahlab, followed by his ministers, has taken an oath of office in front of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Egypt's new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is likely to face the same challenge from Islamists as his predecessors.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is to be sworn in as Egypt's new president on Sunday, which some fear could be a return to autocracy.
Egypt's outgoing President Adly Mansour has decreed sexual harassment a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took a majority of the votes in the presidential election, while rival Hamdeen Sabbahi won just 3% of the vote.
The country's elections committee says it has dismissed Hamdeen Sabahi's appeal against voting results that gave Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a win.
Nine months into his detention in Egypt, an Al Jazeera journalist on hunger strike has been removed from his cell and nobody knows his whereabouts.
Egypt's presidential frontrunner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said it will take up to 25 years for Egypt to achieve "true democracy".