Flint and Gaza: Water Crises of Colonialism
Both in Flint and in Gaza, people are suffering from lack of clean water. In both places, the ultimate crisis is a crisis of democracy and full citizenship, says Juan Cole.
How Can a Two-state Solution Calm our Troubled Region?
The absence of this crucial legality and equity in the lives of hundreds of millions of Arabs finally led our Middle East region to its present violent and fracturing condition, which plagues other countries in the form of illegal migrants, terrorism, and waking up the once buried ghosts of xenophobic, fascistic, and Islamophobic hatreds in some Western societies, writes Rami G. Khouri.
Seeing Flight as a Non-violent Option: One Way to Change the Discourse about the World’s 60 Million Refugees
The most reliable empirical studies of refugee movements suggest that the primary cause of flight is violence—not economic opportunity. Mainly, refugees are fleeing war in hopes of landing in a less violent situation, say Erica Chenoweth and Hakim Young.
Why is the US Helping to Fight the Kurds?
The Rojava Kurds have achieved something unparalleled almost anywhere else in the world: the creation of a stateless, religiously tolerant, pluralistic, anticapitalist, ecological, egalitarian society, argues Debbie Bookchin.
‘Cut-out’ Anti-Drone Protest Brings Arrests
The US government’s lethal drone program continues to spark protests from anti-war activists, including a novel “blockade” outside upstate New York’s Hancock air base where a dozen protesters arrayed life-size cut-outs of the late anti-war activist Jerry Berrigan and faced arrest.
Hillary Clinton’s Iraq War Albatross
George W. Bush’s Iraq invasion may rank as the worst foreign policy disaster in US history – spreading chaos across the Mideast and now into Europe, yet polls show Democrats nationwide favor nominating Hillary Clinton, who voted for the war and backed it even after Bush’s WMD claims were debunked, recalls Stephen Zunes.
Kuwait bourse surges on Americana sale news

Agreement of Kuwait's wealthiest family to sell its majority stake in Americana food company in expected multi-billion-dollar deal sends Kuwait Stock Exchange higher.

Net profits of Dubai property giant rise 19% to $1.19 billion
Price collapse taking its toll on oil producers’ budgets
European banks still reluctant to do business with Iran
Russia pumped record amount of crude oil in January
Saudi fiscal reserves drop to four-year low on weak oil
Syrian refugee children exploited in Turkey clothes factories
Iraq oil exports rise slightly but revenue plunges on low prices
ATR signs one-billion-euro deal with Iran for up to 40 planes
Dubai to become home to largest library in Arab world

Mohammed bin Rashid Library aspires to preserve Emirati culture, promote Arabic language, and publish new titles.

Ancient boat unearthed in Egypt near pyramids
Nude sculptures go veiled on Rouhani’s visit to Rome museum
Musical tradition by Tuareg women makes comeback in Algeria
Syrian orchestra to reunite for London concert
Erdogan biopic to hit Turkish screens
Paul Starkey wins 2015 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize
Refugees at heart of next Berlin film festival
Over 100 Salukis racing at Al Dhafra
Zaha Hadid awarded Britain's Royal Gold Medal
Iraqi-British architectis first individual woman to win Britain's Royal Gold Medal after her selection was personally approved by Queen Elizabeth II.
Pakistan launches T20 League in UAE amid hopes to boost revenues
Long-awaited first edition of Pakistan Super League follows two previous attempts that fell through over lack of sponsorship.
Mark Cavendish prepares to defend Dubai crown
Cavendish will have to battle with likes of German Marcel Kittel if he is to get off the mark for the season.
Skiing in occupied Golan Heights: Fun on one side, war on the other!
On clear days, Damascus is visible from top of ski lift 2,200 metres above sea level in Golan Heights where tourists reapply their sunscreen.
Dubai to become home to largest library in Arab world
Mohammed bin Rashid Library aspires to preserve Emirati culture, promote Arabic language, and publish new titles.
Kremerata Baltica returns to Abu Dhabi
Violinist Gidon Kremer comes back to Abu Dhabi with Kremerata Baltica for two concerts as part of Abu Dhabi Classics international concert season.
Ex-FIFA official faces court over Qatar ‘cancer’ remark
Theo Zwanziger is due in court over comments he made last year, claiming Qatar is ‘cancer of world football.’
Subtle policy changes could reinforce Qatari focus on sports
Notion of progress towards labour reform after five years of promises is fuelled by suggestions that cabinet reshuffle is a first step towards political liberalization.
Phone app contest for Syrian children in Norway
Competition to develop smartphone app aims to help Syrian children who are unable to attend school because of war build basic Arabic literacy skills.
Documentary on radical Islam sparks debate in France
‘Salafists’ mostly focuses on extremism in Sahel region of North Africa and is filmed in Mali, Tunisia, Mauritania and Algeria between 2012 and 2015.
Dubai sees number of visitors surge by 7.5% in 2015
Rise comes despite slowing economic growth in many markets and strong exchange rate of dirham against euro and other currencies.
2016 summer season in Abu Dhabi full of entertainment, promotions
Key global markets are targeted to encourage visitors to spend their summer in emirate of Abu Dhabi.