Words of Wisdom from Another ex-general
When the Arab uprisings erupted in late 2010, the total Arab population was 348 million; today, it is 400 million. Former general John Allen called for a Middle East ‘Marshall Plan’, says Rami G. Khouri.
Russia’s Very Different Reality
The demonization of Russian President Putin and Russia, in general, has reached alarming levels in the West with a new “group think” taking hold that ignores Russian realities and interests, writes Natylie Baldwin.
A tale of two Aleppos
Beyond terrible human loss, the world is losing a big piece of history, a city as old as civilisation itself, explains Shadi Martini.
Washington’s New Lock-Step March of Folly
Confident in a Hillary Clinton victory, Washington’s foreign policy elite is readying plans for more warfare in Syria and more confrontations with nuclear-armed Russia, an across-the-spectrum “group think” that risks life on the planet, says Robert Parry.
The Open Wounds of Mideast Conflicts
Beyond Hillary Clinton’s insults about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin — and finger-pointing about ISIS — foreign policy has gotten little attention in Campaign 2016 and that’s especially true about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Pushing the Envelope: The World Cup and Arab Revolts Drive Change
The pushing of the envelope may be the most marked in Qatar because the prospect of the World Cup in the Gulf state has focused attention on how it will deal with the expected influx of large numbers of soccer fans from less conservative and non-Muslim societies, writes James M. Dorsey.
Egypt rolls out austerity programme

Patience is already wearing thin among Egyptians amid rising food prices, empty shelves.

Iran calls for more Asian investment
Iran domestic firms can bid on major oil projects
Dubai group completes $2.4 billion purchase of Kuwait food firm
Saudi raises $17.5 billion in first international bond offering
Libya's economy heading towards collapse
Saudi Arabia plans up to $17.5 billion in first bond issue
Saudi chemical giant SABIC reports 6.8% fall in Q3 profit
Iran oil production to reach 4 million bpd by March 2017
Tangier hosts fourth edition of Europe Orient Documentary Film Festival

Cultural event has chosen Tangier with aim of supporting civilisational message conveyed in festival taking into consideration focus on relationship between Orient, Europe.

Lebanon slaps ban on three films at international festival
Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site
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
Al Ain to host third edition of Traditional Handicrafts Festival
Festival seeks to promote UAE national identity, preserve intangible cultural heritage, reinforce efforts of artisan families who pass down their traditions over generations.
US, Iranian FMs win Chatham House Prize for Iran nuclear deal
Kerry, Zarif win international diplomatic prize for their part in historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
Tangier hosts fourth edition of Europe Orient Documentary Film Festival
Cultural event has chosen Tangier with aim of supporting civilisational message conveyed in festival taking into consideration focus on relationship between Orient, Europe.
In Syria, Kurds restore ancient names to Arabised towns
As part of ambitious project, hundreds of towns in northern Syria are shedding Arabised names in favour of Kurdish ones.
Libya's economy heading towards collapse
Experts warn Libyan economy is on brink of collapse due to political stalemate, conflict that are preventing country from exploiting its vast oil resources.
Malala urges Muslims to unite against wars
Nobel Peace Prize winner says she ‘cannot stop thinking of those 500,000 children in Mosul right now under threat to be used as human shields.’
Trump gets two fingers from most unlikely of places: Tokyo catwalk
Umit Benan, Turkish designer born in Germany, makes his debut at Japan Fashion Week by transforming Asian city runway into Texan desert.
Uber sees contrasting results in Saudi, UAE
Opposition from UAE government to Californian taxi app giant contrasts greatly with warm welcome from Saudi officials, who hail Uber as aid to increased employment, rights for women.
Syrian girls pushed into child marriage in Lebanese refugee camps
Syrian girls are often forced to enter marriages with non-Syrian men, isolating them from both their families, culture, increasing their risk of being trafficked.
Moroccan equestrian art ‘tbourida’ reenacted
Tribal wars are over, but military parade rituals live on at ‘Salon de Cheval’ show, demonstrating stylistic beauty, knowhow of 13th century Moroccan cavalryman in reenactment spectacle.
Burj Khalifa to glow pink for cancer awareness
Lights will be turned on late Thursday and for next two days, and then on same days in following weeks, to mark Pink October.
Iran football fans banned from expressing joy during match
On eve of important mourning day for Shiite Muslims, home fans at match in Tehran between Iran, South Korea to pay respects by remaining sombre, wearing black.