US-Iran tension spikes; Brexit with Boris; Mohamed Morsi's death; Mo Salah's moment

So what did happen on Thursday? "Iran made a very big mistake!" tweeted Donald Trump the morning after Iran downed an unmanned US reconnaissance drone. But by lunchtime, after oil prices had skyrocketed, the US president seemed to ease off.


Donald Trump's re-election is a long way from certain. It's a safer bet on the next UK Conservative leader. After Theresa May's mantra of Brexit means Brexit, Boris Johnson is promising rank and file that he will deliver on the once-delayed deadline of October 31 for leaving the EU.

On the cover of Time magazine in 2012 was a picture of Egypt's first and only democratically-elected civilian president, with the caption "The most important man in the Middle East". Mohamed Morsi collapsed and died on Monday. Now it's Friday and Egypt is instead focused on Mohammed Salah, the undisputed star of the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament that kicks off on home soil, for the continent's player of the year. The Liverpool striker hopes to lead the Pharaohs to the title.

Produced by Alessandro XENOS, Laure FOURQUET and James VASINA.

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