Dishing Up International Law a la Carte
Official Washington honors international law when it’s politically useful, such as in condemning a global adversary, but then dismisses it as useless if it gets in the way of some desired US action. This “international law a la carte” undermines the concept’s fundamental value, says Lawrence Davidson.
The Reluctant Posse
It is not surprising that when the threat becomes really serious, Arab leaders wait for the United States to save their skins, argues Rami G. Khouri.
China and the Middle East : Embarking on a Strategic Approach
As the United States becomes embroiled in yet another military intervention in the Middle East, China is embarking on a long-term approach to the region that would secure its access to resources and trade, and enable cooperation with the US on Chinese terms, observes James M. Dorsey.
Why We March
We march because the world has left the Holocene behind: scientists tell us that we’ve already raised the planet’s temperature almost one degree Celsius, and are on track for four or five by century’s end, say Eddie Bautista, La Tonya Crisp-Sauray, and Bill McKibben.
The United States Heading for a Crash
The people of the Middle East want to run their own show, not fulfill a US vision of what's said to be good for them, writes Immanuel Wallerstein.
Cheney’s Dangerous Mideast Nostrums
The extremist group ISIS asserts that only brutality will drive Westerners, including Israelis of European descent, from the Middle East. But the flip side of that coin is the demand from the likes of Dick Cheney for ever increasing repression of political Islam, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar notes.
World Bank calls for sweeping reforms in Tunisia

World Bank says Tunisia must show 'audacity' in economic reforms as it did in revolution.

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
Palestinian economy shrinks further in 2013 – 2014
Israel inks 15-year natural gas supply deal with Jordan
World oil prices rebound from heavy losses
IMF approves $553 million loan for Yemen
Jordanian director brings powerful first feature to Venice

"Theeb" is Western-style story of coming of age starring Bedouins living in desert during Great Arab revolt.

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
Nostalgia at its height: Syrian refugees recreate home in UAE
Terrorists for some, freedom fighters for others
Clear definition of "terrorist" remains elusive two centuries after term first appeared in France.
Animals in action at ADIHEX
From cute to spectacular, animals put up best tricks at arena of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
More women than men in Tunisia
Census reveals women make up 50.2 percent of Tunisian population which is 10,982,754 against 9.9 million in 2004.
ADIHEX; exhibition from camel auction to crafted firearms
640 exhibitors from 48 countries are taking part in 12th edition of Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition in UAE capital.
North African soccer pitches return as venues for anti-government protests
Series of incidents ranging from killing of player to raising of flag of Islamic State to arrest of militant Egyptian fans signals return of soccer pitches as venues for anti-government protests.
Despite regressive policies, Turkey hosts Internet Governance Forum
Forum aims to bring together government, activists and business to discuss how to regulate and encourage use of internet worldwide.
Saudi Arabia suspends labour visas for Ebola-hit nations
Deputy labour minister says ‘temporary suspension’ of labour visas from three Africa nations will not affect labour market.
Saudi religious police at heart of new scandal
Members of religious police rough up British resident of Riyadh after they caught him paying at women-only cash desk.
Abu Dhabi publishes ‘Al Nahyan Poets’ collection
379-page collection comprises works of 17 poets from Al Nahyan Family along five centuries.
Syria ‘guests’ suffer as prejudice grows in Turkey
Some 285,000 Syrians are accommodated in refugee camps but far greater number of 912,000are now living in Turkish cities.
Morocco maintains regular flights to Ebola-hit nations
Royal Air Maroc is keeping up regular flights to three worst hit countries reflecting kingdom's constant commitment to Africa.
Is it ‘Mission Impossible’ to close off Morocco highway?
National authority says 15-kilometre stretch of Casablanca-Agadir highway would be closed to public from Saturday until midnight on September 12.