Lebanon: The Forgotten Front
While the refugees are dispersed across the country in over 1,600 locations, some Lebanese towns have been completely overwhelmed by Syrians with the impact being felt in severe shortages in housing, medical services, water, and electricity, observes James Zogby.
Gaza Protests Coming to the NBA Preseason?
Activists want to know why there will be a Friends of the IDF hosted fundraiser at the Barclay’s Center before a Brooklyn Nets preseason game, notes Dave Zirin.
Lakhdar Brahimi: A Critique of American Middle East Policy
Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naiveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States, writes Barbara Crossette.
Moderate or Radical Islam? Let’s Do the Obvious: Televised Debate!
Instead of making assumptions that many of young people are radicalized and conditioned into joining different Jihadi groups, why has there been no single debate of scholars from the various sides? Asks Zaher Mahruqi.
Palestine’s Moral Force Needs Diplomatic Power
The Palestine cause is just and compelling, but on its own moral and legal merits it has no power to leverage global diplomacy in order to achieve Palestinian rights and a lasting peace agreement that responds to Israeli and Palestinian needs alike, stresses Rami G. Khouri.
America Squandered Chance to Help Create a Just World Order
Just like Don Quixote fighting ghostly windmills, this errant US knight in his delirium of power has been battling, and continues to battle, ghosts of his own creation now turning real, argues Ben Tanosborn.
Stock markets in Gulf region post strong gains in 3Q

Rebound in July-September is led by Dubai Financial Market rising 27.9% , followed by Qatar Exchange with 19.5%.

Solar power revolution starts from Abu Dhabi rooftops
Masdar launches new major investment in British wind energy market
Arab Bank found liable for backing terrorism
World Bank calls for sweeping reforms in Tunisia
Saudi oil minister: Not the first time crude prices slumped
Tunisia urges foreign investment in democratic ‘startup’
Dubai plan back on the runway for world’s largest airport
Second Bahrain-Saudi causeway to cost $5 billion
Abu Dhabi Film Festival unveils line up for 2014 edition

ADFF features extensive 10-day programme of Arab and international cinema, complemented by red-carpet premieres and associated events.

Jordanian director brings powerful first feature to Venice
Abu Dhabi publishes ‘Al Nahyan Poets’ collection
Another casualty of conquest and conflict in Gaza: Cultural heritage
Massive Attack in solidarity with Gaza children
Turkey politicians denounce calls for boycott of Jewish writer
2011 Libyan rebellion comes to Sarajevo
Nizwa gears up for 2015 cultural feast
UAE shines at Tan-Tan Moussem Festival
Muslim pilgrims denounce ‘Islamic State’ atrocities
As they gather in Mecca, some pilgrims denounce atrocities by Islamic State, but many also express concerns about US-led air war.
Baghdad takes anti-jihadist war to airwaves
Iraqi government steps up propaganda fightback with TV satire ridiculing jihadists in TV comedy series.
Huthi rebels occupy schools in Yemen: Weapons in, pupils out!
Rebels remain tight-lipped when some parents of hundreds of students at Shamlan school ask when they would vacate building.
Abu Dhabi Film Festival unveils line up for 2014 edition
ADFF features extensive 10-day programme of Arab and international cinema, complemented by red-carpet premieres and associated events.
Scores of pilgrims flock to Mecca's Grand Mosque
With wheelchairs, walking sticks, pilgrims from over all over the world throng Kaaba for hajj.
Erdogan brushes off frenzy surrounding Apple's new iPhone 6
Turkish President makes argument against latest device at launch of new brand for Turkey's exporters.
Islamisation gathers pace in Turkey schools: Yes to headscarves... No to tattoos!
Ban of piercings and tattoos also forbids dyeing of hair, make-up, as well as moustaches and beards for boys.
Shebab Islamists stone woman to death in Somalia
Witnesses say Somali woman has been stoned to death in Islamist Shebab-controlled part of country for secretly marrying several husbands.
Hajj ‘dream’ nears for millions of Muslims
From war-ravaged Iraq and Syria to Ebola-hit Nigeria and dozens of other nations, pilgrims are converging on Saudi Arabia.
British Muslims reject ‘Islamic State’ with #NotInMyName campaign
Active Change Foundation's director Hanif Qadir says in interview that he himself was once won over by extremist ideology.
'Al Ain Read's back to celebrate local culture, UAE writers
Annual book show which comprises 55,000 Arabic and English literary, scientific titles has been extended to meet unprecedented demand.
Turkey lifts ban of headscarves at high schools
Move denounced by opponents as undermining basis of country's secular society.