Trying Not to Give Peace a Chance
The trust between President Obama and President Putin helped avert a US war on Syria and got Iran to agree to limit its nuclear program, but the neocon-driven crisis in Ukraine has dashed hopes of building on that success for a more peaceful world, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
They Are Watching You
Todd Miller makes clear that there’s a dystopian conversation about US borders going on to which most of us aren’t invited. In his latest piece, he visits Border Security Expo 2014 to see for himself the corporate money to be made off high-tech dystopian dreams about America’s expanding borders.
Israeli Extremism or Zionism’s True Colors?
The creation of bus routes for Palestinians alongside other routes that Jewish Israelis and settlers use will certainly strengthen criticisms of Israel and expand the circles of those who condemn it for conducting policies that are very reminiscent of how Apartheid South Africa treated its black and colored citizens, argues Rami G. Khouri.
Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Imperative
The mainstream US news media is flooding the American people with one-sided propaganda on Ukraine, rewriting the narrative to leave out the key role of neo-Nazis and insisting on a “group think” that exceeds even the misguided consensus on Iraq’s WMD,says Robert Parry.
Democrats Need Ethnic Voters to Win in November
Democrats stop treating ethnic voters as if they were an undefined mass of "white" voters and speak to them as descendants of Irish, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian, Greek, and Lebanese immigrants whose history is celebrated and whose values are embraced, they stand a chance of winning them back, reports James Zogby.
Too Big to Jail?
All in all, as with the banks after the meltdown of 2007-2008, even the most obvious of national security state crimes seem to fall into a "too big to fail”-like category. Call it "too big to jail," argues Tom Engelhardt.
Dubai's Emaar posts huge Q1 profit

Outstanding performance by core sectors of Dubai economy, hasfurther energised Emaar Properties' growth.

Kuwait telecom giant posts 7.5% profit rise in Q1
Turkey agrees to increase shipments of natural gas from Russia
Turkey to Russia: We demand a gas price revision
Algeria finally opens its piggybank to lure back exiled youth
Libyan oil returns to export market after 8-month break
Iran taps into West anger against Russia with gas supply offer
Kuwait signs oil contracts worth $12 billion
Despite influx of cash, Egypt still needs more financial support
Emirati authors to be celebrated at ABIDF

Dedicated Pavilion for Emirati Books, Emirates Writers Union Cultural Programme will be unveiled at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

Illustrator’s Corner to serve as hub for visual content at ADIBF
Sheikh Zayed Book Award chooses Saudi King as Cultural Personality of year 2014
Opera Gallery presents unique collection of artworks from Middle East
Taste of multi-art: Liverpool Arab Arts Festival returns to city
Lebanese star Haifa's movie censored in Egypt
‘Million’s Poet’ candidates face psychoanalysis
Istanbul beats 'most romantic city': Paris off the hot spot
US artist uncovers desert sculpture in Qatar
 
From fighting in Syria war to running for Iraq parliament
Iraqi parliament hopeful Khazali fought on Assad forces’ side, says he is ready to go again if needed.
Emirati authors to be celebrated at ABIDF
Dedicated Pavilion for Emirati Books, Emirates Writers Union Cultural Programme will be unveiled at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
Illustrator’s Corner to serve as hub for visual content at ADIBF
Illustrator’s Corner is dedicated to presenting original art works by some of literary world’s most creative minds at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
Syrian jihadists employ soccer as propaganda and recruitment tool
Soccer has long served jihadists as recruitment and bonding tool; it brings recruits into fold, encourages camaraderie and reinforces militancy .
Iran allows underground singer to perform in public for first time
Khosravi, whose work has until now been confined to Internet and illicit venues, announces that he will play gig in Tehran on April 24.
Opera Gallery presents unique collection of artworks from Middle East
Artists are carefully selected from different countries and cities ranging from Cairo to Tehran, Baghdad to Damascus, and Jerusalem to Istanbul.
Taste of multi-art: Liverpool Arab Arts Festival returns to city
Eclectic festival will cover plethora of cultural mediums and genres, with family activities, visual arts, film, performance, music, dance, food, interactive workshops.
Lebanese star Haifa's movie censored in Egypt
Egypt’s interim PM orders 'Halawet Rooh' off screens criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative.
Displaced Syrian Christians celebrate Easter away from Maalula
Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula which was retaken by government forces this week.
SZBA to be omnipresent at ADBIF
Winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award will join fully-fledged cultural programme during Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
Storytelling telling through dramatic expression
Makari-Pausch starts 3-day workshop which is educational, entertaining, theatrical during Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival.
EURO 2020 set to polish Turkey’s tarnished image
Winning hosting of EURO 2020 semi-finals and finals would project Turkey in very different light and distract from widely criticised authoritarian turn Mr. Erdogan has taken in recent years.