Iran’s Missile Strike Adds to Syrian Crisis
For the first time in 30 years, Iran fired missiles from its territory — in a strike against ISIS in Syria, putting down a marker that Iran won’t tolerate more terror attacks against Tehran, Patrick Henningsen explained at 21st Century Wire.
The Price that Julian Assange Pays
People who challenge power are often viewed by their supporters as more icons than human beings thus missing the personal costs of their actions, a reality that Julian Assange’s mother revealed to Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein.
Spoiling for a Wider War in Syria
America’s neocons are back pounding the war drums, urging President Trump to escalate U.S. military attacks inside Syria even if that means hitting Russian targets and risking a new world war, reports Robert Parry.
ISIS a New Challenge for Iran as ‘caliphate’ Crumbles
The Islamic Republic has strengthened the Shia nature of the state to the disquiet of Sunni minorities, notes Gareth Smyth.
After Fifty Years Of Occupation, What's Next: An open letter to President Mahmoud Abbas
Another major problem that impedes real progress toward peace is the pervasive corruption throughout your government strata, Alon Ben-Meir tells Mahmoud Abbas.
Washington Watch: What We Didn't Know or Chose to Ignore About the '67 War
Celebrating victories while ignoring the victims, and our responsibilities to them, only insures that no lessons will be learned, thereby only serving to lay the predicate for the next war, warns James Zogby.
Tehran begins exporting gas to Baghdad

Iran has started exporting gas through pipeline to Baghdad with volume of seven million cubic metres a day.

Saudi stock market bullish on new heir
Ex-Barclays CEO charged with fraud over Qatar funding
Investors buy more Morocco bonds despite Rif unrest
Saudi's Kingdom Holding buys 7% of Careem ride app
Prolonged Gulf crisis could leave energy market vulnerable
IEA says Oil output set to outstrip demand in 2018
Abu Dhabi says Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar firms
Turkey economy posts 5% growth first quarter
Israeli rights group accepts donation from winner of Man Booker prize

Anti-occupation NGO B'Tselem welcomes donation of prize money from Jessica Cohen, translator of Israeli writer David Grossman's prize-winning novel.

Lebanon bans Wonder Woman film over Zionist actress
Ramadan TV dramas get inspiration from Syria war
Film warns of Israel's 'suicide' at Cannes
Cyprus convention targets trade in 'blood antiquities'
Lebanese activists seek to save Beirut heritage from neglect
Turkey stages Ottoman sports in callback to past glory
Tunisia seeks to add Djerba to World Heritage List
Tight security for Tunisia Jewish festival
TV series depicts Israel-Palestinian conflict
 
Ramadan in the rubble for Syrians in besieged Douma
Open-air meals are rare pleasure in areas outside Damascus, made possible only by relative calm following international deal to reduce violence.
Red Sea coral reefs take the heat of climate change
Scientists are studying unique coral reefs in northern Red Sea which are resistant to higher temperatures.
Migrants’ perilous journey to reach Europe
Migrants dice with death on flimsy boats, in desert, but see their dreams of reaching Europe swiftly shattered.
Ramadan TV drama on ISIS stirs mixed reactions
'The series does a wonderful job of revealing life inside ISIS recruitment camps,' says Egyptian cinema critic Tarek el-Shenawy.
Family reunion after separation in South Sudan's war
It has been three and a half years since Jorgina, her teenage son Emmanuel last saw each other.
Palestinian violinist brings music to young refugees
Ramzi Aburedwan's Al-Kamandjati ('the violinist') project provides musical training to around 2,000 children from Palestinian refugee camps.
Morocco fossil discovery obliterates two decades of scientific consensus
Studies find Homo sapiens are 100,000 years older than thought, eliminates scientific consensus that our forefathers emerged in East Africa.
Dubai police enroll first robotic officer
Wearing police cap, moving on wheels, Dubai's new robotic cop is first in unit that aims to make up a quarter of the force by 2030.
Amman to celebrate status as ‘capital of Islamic culture’
Amman has a host of cultural sites and boasts Islamic intellectuals and scientists who have contributed widely to the Islamic civilisation.
Tackling problem of Egypt's street kids proving difficult
Workers from ministry of social solidarity set out to help rising number of street children to give them first-aid training.
Syria girls escape war with Snow White
All-girl cast seeks refuge in performance of classic Brothers Grimm fable before packed audience in Syria's Douma.
TV series showcases untold stories of IS women
Arab television drama timed for holy month of Ramadan tells untold stories of women and the Islamic State group.