The Egyptian president will not interfere in court rulings that sentenced three al Jazeera journalists to seven years in prison amid and international outcry.
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaking in a nationally televised speech during a military graduation ceremony, said Egypt has an independent judiciary and urged people to stop commenting on or criticising rulings by courts.
"We will not interfere in court verdicts," he said.
More top news
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has left at least 10 people dead and caused destruction near to the city of Perugia in central Italy.
Airstrikes were launched into Syria and tanks reportedly sent in as Turkey targets militants threatening its border.
Owen Smith has pledged to block formal Brexit negotiations until the government offers a second referendum or calls a general election.