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The majority of Egyptians have agreed to 'tighten their belts' to give Sisi time for his painful, IMF-mandated economic reforms. But without a turnaround, their patience could soon run out. There are already signs of voter apathy.
As Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank press for unity, the factions meet for talks in Cairo. Hamas is showing signs of governing fatigue, but Fatah is wary of Hamas political gains at its expense.
The ISIS bombing attacks against Coptic churches is testing a fault line in Egyptian society. The Christian minority has faced Muslim mob violence before, but not a full-scale sectarian campaign.
Some citizens are naming their babies after Erdoğan. But governments, seeing a rival for regional leadership, have been more muted.
Turkey, Egypt, and other favorite vacation spots are out of reach these days for Russians. But the north coast of the Black Sea, spanning from Crimea to Sochi to Abkhazia, offers an affordable alternative.
If it was terrorism, it would be the second deadly attack involving Egypt's aviation industry in seven months.
Despite a struggling economy and political repression, some Egyptians find that creating a business is a way to work toward a positive future.
Egypt's ex-military president, who unseated the Muslim Brotherhood, is criticized for curbing rights and freedoms. But criminalizing blasphemy is popular.
Analysts say President Xi Jinping’s regional tour, his first to the Middle East as president, is key to fulfilling China’s global economic and political ambitions.
The Kremlin confirmed that the Russian jetliner destroyed last month, killing 224, was felled by a bomb. History indicates that Russians will stand behind Putin against terrorism.
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