Washington Absurdity, Arab Helplessness
Washington’s quest for a ceasefire in Gaza while wholeheartedly supporting and arming Israel’s onslaught against Palestinian civilians reflects the frightening extent of bankrupt Arab diplomacy and the true nature of the US government siding with Israel, analyses Rami G. Khouri.
A Nation on the Brink
The ongoing crisis has sent the government in Baghdad into free-fall just as the opportunistic Kurds of northern Iraq have called for a referendum in the next two months to address a long-fostered desire to become an independent country, writes Dahr Jamail.
Human Catastrophe at Gaza’s Hospitals
The US mainstream media is again downplaying the horror of Israel’s latest invasion of Gaza. The Washington Post’s front-page headline said “Israel edges into Gaza.” But the carnage is more dramatic at Gaza’s overflowing hospitals, as Dr. Mads Gilbert explained to Dennis J Bernstein.
Why an Iran-Nuke Deal Could Succeed
US hardliners still dream about “regime change” in Iran – and thus want more sanctions rather than a deal that would constrain Iran’s nuclear energy program – but the Obama administration has found that talks can work if Iran’s independence is respected, say Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett.
The Nightmare of Gaza Continues
Like average Syrians and Iraqis, Palestinians want to live normal lives. They want to be able to provide for their children and see their children's children grow and prosper, writes James Zogby.
Obama and Fast-Moving Global Crises
The three big international crises – Ukraine/Russia, Israel/Gaza and Iran/nuclear – mark a choice for President Obama, stick with Israel and the old alignments or shift toward more cooperation with Russia and Iran. But the pieces on this global chessboard are fast moving, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.
Etihad helps Jet Airways return to profit

India’s airline struggles in an overcrowded market beset by cut-throat fare wars, high fuel costs, shoddy infrastructure.

Syria oil industry suffers huge losses because of war
Markets keep wary eye on future of Turkey economic policymakers
Bulgaria holds talks with Oman to rescue bank
Turkey Central Bank resists vehement Erdogan pressure
Etihad CEO seeks to seal talks on Alitalia deal
Qatar Airways to buy 50 Boeing planes worth $18.9 billion
Qatar to buy US Patriot missiles in $11 billion deal
Oil prices dive on Libya output prospect
2011 Libyan rebellion comes to Sarajevo

Hundreds of former Libyan rebels come to see world premiere of documentary dedicated to their 2011 fight against Gathafi's regime at Sarajevo film festival.

Nizwa gears up for 2015 cultural feast
UAE shines at Tan-Tan Moussem Festival
Nostalgia at its height: Syrian refugees recreate home in UAE
UAE, Morocco’s Sahraoui culture, heritage meet in Tan-Tan art exhibition
Abu Dhabi Festivals’ Committee unveils ‘Turathuna’
Who is going to win Million's Poet?
Iran actress's Cannes kiss angers Tehran authorities
Italy’s Garzone scoops Emirates Photography Competition Grand Prize
Lebanon TV channels unite in support of Gaza
Unusual protest named ‘Palestine... You are not alone’ brings together networks with radically different views.
ADIHEX to organise 9th Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest 2014
AlGhanem says contest is now established as regional get-together for Saluki lovers, owners from UAE, other GCC countries.
Soccer pitches: An emerging battleground for control of Iraq
Iraqi Football Association officials say they will organise soccer matches across areas of Iraq under government control in protest against Islamic State’s targeting of players, fans.
Al Ain’s Souq Al Qattara to host eight months family-oriented event
New traditional handicrafts initiative seeks to provide job opportunities to artisans while giving UAE visitors glimpse of UAE heritage.
Migrant workers pay price again for Doha modernisation
Many left homeless as Qatar embarks on massive projects to host FIFA World Cup in 2022.
UAE enters space race
Emirati government will create space agency, send unmanned probe to Mars by 2021.
Traditional Market promotes UAE heritage legacy
Director of Liwa Dates Festival says Traditional Market is special event that reveals before curious eyes of interested tourists local heritage.
‘Model Farm Award’ hailed at Liwa Dates Festival
Model Farm Award will contribute to development of entire agricultural system in Emirati farms.
SZBA receives over 500 nominations in its 9th session to date
Manager of Sheikh Zayed Book Award says nominations have come from all over the world since May.
Iran bans fashion show organiser ‘until further notice’
With conservative critics having taken offence to designs, House of Fashion president Javad Shirazi seeks to play down incident.
Fear keeps lips sealed over slaughter of 27 ‘prostitutes’ in Iraq
Residents say they stopped asking questions long ago in city awash with guns and gangs and cursed with ineffectual police force.
Tel Aviv tourism bears brunt of Gaza rocket attacks
Israel’s metropolitan city counts the cost of rocket attacks fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza.