Tensions are running high after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a police station in Masoura, north of Cairo. Most of the 15 killed in the attack were members of the security forces.
Turkey and Saudi Arabia have a complicated relationship. The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has further strained those ties, and experts say it could change the balance of power in Middle East politics.
Media outlets in the Middle East are getting clear instructions on the right way to cover the Jamal Khashoggi case. Qatari and Saudi media, in particular, disagree in a region where press freedom is largely unknown.
A Cairo court has sentenced 75 people to death over their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest in support of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. At least 600 people were killed when security forces broke up the protest.
Russia's offensive in Syria has brought unexpected consequences: US allies in the region are interested in acquiring Russian military hardware. But they could face serious backlash from the White House.
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