The Scandals and the Iraqi Election
Some fake pictures and videos are being used for blackmail and for affecting the electoral behavior of people. The community does not even think about whether these videos are true or false, writes Diyari Salih.
Four Lessons From the Strike on Syria
The lessons from last weekend’s strike on Syria by the United States of America and two of its allies do not bode well for the future of democracy or the future of peace, says Inder Comar.
Anatomy of a Chemical Attack
In the space of a little more than 24 hours Defense Secretary Jim Mattis learned all over again how to say, “Yes, sir,” explains Barry Kissin.
Blowing up Lack of ‘Evidence’ in Syria Chemical Attack
It is wise to remember the U.S.S. Maine, the Gulf of Tonkin and Iraqi WMD in assessing the rationale for the U.S. attack last weekend on Syria, says Ann Wright.
Erdogan Seeking Dividends from Syria’s Chaos
Developments in and around Syria keep Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the spotlight, notes Yavuz Baydar.
The Blood of Syria’s Douma is not that of the Russian Duma
In times of cruel wars, the innocent end up sacrificing themselves and their families to end their ordeal, reports Hamed al-Kilani.
Morocco, EU start talks on new fisheries deal

Morocco's Agriculture and Fisheries Minister says new deal will include Western Sahara's coastal waters.

Trump criticises OPEC for high oil prices
Exxon faces setback in Iraq as oil and water mix
Libya to clamp down on fuel smuggling
Saudi-Russia oil alliance likely to undercut OPEC
EU to start talks with Morocco on new fishing deal inclusive of Western Sahara
IEA: Syria fears, OPEC compliance propping up oil price
Syria fears hit Asia markets
Saudi Aramco signs $44 billion deal for Indian refinery complex
Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia lifted decades-long ban on cinemas with AMC Entertainment granted the first licence to operate movie theatres.

Saudi Arabia to host cinema test screening with 'Black Panther'
Oman Reborn: Balancing tradition and modernization
Saudis revive forgotten past with opening of desert ruins
Riyadh seeks French help in for music, opera, cinema
Saudi, France to develop multi-billion dollar open air museum
Southern Egypt temple offers unique insight into ancient Egyptians’ faith
Tunis exhibit celebrates long tradition of plastic art, highlights challenges
Egypt debates bill to toughen penalties on artefact theft, smuggling
 
In Iraq's oil-rich Basra, shanty towns flourish
Basra's informal settlements are anarchic clutter of breeze-block homes, ad-hoc electricity wires.
Morocco's child maids exploited, abused
Fatima: At first I was well-treated. But gradually, violence became my daily life.
With Jews largely gone, memories of Iraq survive
Ancient Jewish community of Iraq thrived for more than 2,500 years, and is now all but extinct.
Saudi women embrace sports headscarves
Some cultural purists vent fury online but opposition largely muted following recent comments from Crown Prince that ‘abaya’ is not mandatory in Islam.
Moroccan 'mule women' get trolleys to relieve burden
Traders, authorities in Ceuta launch trolley initiative to complement raft of other reforms aimed at helping Moroccan women overburdened by goods.
Oman Reborn: Balancing tradition and modernization
Linda Pappas Funsch traces the history of independence, legacy of interaction with diverse cultures, and enlightened modern leadership.
Emirati initiative brings happiness expertise to Egypt
A UAE initiative is working to transfer the Arab Gulf country’s happiness expertise to Egypt.
Cannes invite proves Iran cinema alive says banned director
Panahi praises state of Iranian cinema as ‘alive and dynamic’ after two films invited into main competition at Cannes.
Lebanon’s ‘Lamartine Valley,’ a source of poetic inspiration
Hammana offers an ideal environment for outdoor activities.
Debate on equal inheritance heats up in Morocco
Equal inheritance issue has long been taboo in Morocco, despite its reputation for moderate Islam.
Iranian village rewards women for attending football
Prizes handed out to women for attendance at football matches in village of Shahijan in Iran where they are banned from watching by clerics.
African migrants in Israel lament Netanyahu's reversal
Migrants’ hope of staying in Israel for better life has been dashed by Israeli PM’s cancellation of deal with UN refugee agency.