Congress overrode a presidential veto to enable the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But the law will be a thorn in U.S. foreign relations, and plaintiffs will not likely get justice.
Like Gamal Mubarak, the once-presumed heir to Egypt's presidency, once was, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the favorite son and natural heir of his ruling father, representative of a new generation, and a reformer.
On April 9, the Egyptian government announced that it was returning the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. The disposition of these two islands has the potential to sow trouble for President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.