Popular satirical show host Bassem Youssef faces probe over allegations that he insulted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
A group of Salafists who split from the influential Nour party announce the formation of a new party on Tuesday.
Copts, many would say, have been persistently subject to sectarianism at the hands both of the state, and society more broadly.
Former Nour Party head Emad Abdel Ghafour has announced the formation of the Al-Watan Party, as well as a new alliance with Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.
Coptic Pope Tawadros II held New Year's mass at the Two Saints Church in Alexandria to mark the second anniversary of the bombing on New Year's Eve 2010.
Salafist Calling confirms it only backs Nour Party, distancing itself from new Al-Watan Party led by former chairman Emad Abdel-Ghafour.
The Freedom and Justice Party's parliamentary body has selected Essam al-Erian as the majority leader in the Shura Council.
Less than a week after touting the independence of the Cabinet and state institutions, the FJP is jockeying for places in an impending Cabinet reshuffle.
Egyptian Islamic Jihad is considering joining the emerging electoral coalition led by ultraconservative Salafi cleric Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.
Libyan authorities vowed on Monday to investigate the Sunday bombing of an Egyptian-run Coptic church and pledged to arrest the perpetrators.