Clinton Toned Down Her Hawkishness
Hillary Clinton’s strongest point in Monday’s debate may have been what she didn’t say, as she avoided a return to her hawkish rhetoric that has alienated many anti-war Democrats, writes Robert Parry.
CIA Whistleblower Kiriakou Honored for Integrity
The U.S. government gives free passes to officials who commit war crimes but imprisons whistleblowers who tell the truth, a fate that befell CIA’s John Kiriakou for disclosing torture. But he was honored by some ex-intelligence officers, reports Ray McGovern.
Win, Lose, or Draw
The U.S. has carried out a century of conflict, killing people from Nicaragua and Haiti to Germany and Japan; battering countries from the Koreas and Vietnams to Iraq and Afghanistan; fighting on a constant basis since 1980. All that death and devastation, however, led to few victories, observes Nick Turse.
Shutting Arab Minds and Mouths Leads to Disaster
An important reason for the frailty and turbulence of the modern Arab world was highlighted this week by two events in Jordan and Oman, says Rami G. Khouri.
Don't Play Politics With Syrian Christians
What we are left with is the fact that there are many reasons why the US hasn't processed a large number of Syrian Christians and it has nothing to do with discrimination by either the UN or the Obama Administration, explains James Zogby.
How Libyan ‘Regime Change’ Lies Echo in Syria
The mainstream US media has largely ignored a U.K. report on the West’s lies used to justify the Libyan “regime change,” all the better to protect the ongoing falsehoods used in Syria, as James W Carden explains.
Turkey suffers 38% tourism drop after coup

Conflict with PKK, terrorist attacks, failed coup have caused number of visitors to Turkey to plummet.

OPEC agrees deal to cut oil output
Oil prices post marginal gains
Questions for Turkey economy after Moody's downgrade
Iran says not ready for oil output freeze as prices edge lower
Saudi king unveils austerity drive
Oil market still weak despite recovery: Saudi Aramco
Oil prices rise modestly ahead of OPEC meeting
Sudan needs swift reforms to revive sanctions-hit economy
Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site

Area named is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq.

Muhammad Ali's family prepares funeral
Cannes spotlight on Iranian cinema
Palestinian museum to open without exhibition
Peshmerga documentary makes late entry in Cannes
Egypt's turmoil comes to Cannes in a police van
Turkish satire tackles adoption at Cannes
Rabai al-Madhoun wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction
SZBA Annual Book Award ceremony to be held Sunday
Gaza's legion of war-wounded battle to forge new lives
Thousands are learning to live with disabilities after three wars between Palestinian militants and Israel since 2008.
EU launches debit cards for refugees in Turkey
EU distributes debit cards which are automatically topped up every month for refugees to spend as they need.
Pope Francis cars auctioned off to help Syrian refugees
Polish charity is auctioning off three vehicles used by pontiff in July to raise funds for Syrian refugees.
Israel risks red card with illegal settlement clubs
FIFA to meet and decide whether Israeli Football Association must ban clubs based in illegal settlements.
Famous archway collapses on Moroccan beach
Massive pile of red rubble now sits where famous archway used to stand, dominating popular beach near Sidi Ifni, south of Agadir.
Lebanese shun polluted beaches for trips abroad
With polluted waters and private developers gobbling up seafront land, Lebanese prefer to fly abroad.
Tunisia welcomes home Paralympians
Joyful Tunisians welcomed their 'hero' Paralympians home after team hauled in an impressive 19 medals in Rio.
Palestinian family seeks to make a ripple with a tipple
Family winery in Christian village of Taybeh looks to add Palestine to the map of the world's wines.
In besieged Syria towns, rockets become swings
In rebel-held towns near Damascus, swing sets are made of spent rockets and jungle gyms are tucked underground.
Iran picks 'The Salesman' for 2017 Oscar
After long deliberations on five shortlisted films, strong majority of board picks ‘The Salesman’ to compete on behalf of Iran.
Syria’s “Happy” baboon bears the scars of war
Once a renowned attraction, Saeed the baboon has suffered at hands of five year conflict.
Of war and wealth: the many faces of hajj
More than 1.8 million Muslims with their own stories, backgrounds made this year's hajj pilgrimage.