Rigging the Game Against Palestinians
Official Washington’s neocons are busy spinning the latest US failure to negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian peace as an excuse to extend the Israeli occupation indefinitely by insisting that the Palestinians first pass some ever-receding test of quality self-governance, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar notes.
Making Iran’s UN Envoy a Wedge Issue
America’s neocons and their allies want an escalating confrontation with Iran, not a negotiated solution to the nuclear issue. So they seek out hot buttons to anger Iran and make President Obama’s job harder, such as blocking Iran’s choice of UN ambassador, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.
Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling: The ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma
As long as the West Bank is ‘stable’, and as long Abbas, and those that follow him continue to sell Palestinians old illusions of revolutions that never took place, and heroes that only exist on colored posters hung around the streets of Ramallah, Israel’s deputy foreign minister will continue to chuckle, says Ramzy Baroud.
Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya
Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to? Asks Nick Turse.
The Tale of Two Anniversaries: Pat Tillman and the Boston Marathon
The Army and the government can’t use the Tillmans like they use the Boston Marathon for the simple reason that the Tillmans refuse to be used, notes Dave Zirin.
Cure Rot by Exposing It to Fresh Air
Intellectual freak shows eventually lose their appeal, because they are exposed as hollow, false, and hurtful—not only to Muslims, but to American society and the world as a whole, stresses Rami G. Khouri.
Algeria finally opens its piggybank to lure back exiled youth

Algiers creates a fund offering up to $140,000 interest-free credit to unemployed under-35s looking to set up small, medium-sized businesses.

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
Etihad to outline offer to buy troubled Alitalia
Turkey outlook downgraded to 'negative'
Etihad boss meets Italian PM on Alitalia deal
Tunisia government running out of liquidity
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
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
Tunisia plans to return stolen Mask of Gorgon to Algeria
Famous Lebanese artist arrives in UAE for poetry and music recital
Blood money in Iran directors hands to save a life
 
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.
Applications open for 6th academic year of Poetry Academy
Poetry Academy receives applications for 6th academic year kick off in mid-May with introduction of ‘student-researcher’ project.
‘Million’s Poet’ candidates face psychoanalysis
Dr. Nadia Bouhanad: We seek to help the participants improve their physical performance and reactions in the pending stages of poetry competition.
Black Box Cinema to cast light on Emirati film
Cultural programme to promote Emirati filmmaking movement, highlight literary, cultural influences on the genre will take centre stage at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
Farewell Patrick Seale: Veteran Middle East expert passes away
Regular contributor to Middle East Online, British journalist Patrick Seale dies of brain cancer at age of 83.
Morocco women take fight for gender equality to Rabat streets
Participants carry banners demanding ‘review of discriminatory laws’, ‘women's safety in public places’, and ‘equality as right, not privilege.’