The Madness of Funding the Pentagon to Cover the Globe
Washington’s strategy documents are filled with references to non-military approaches to security, but such polite rhetoric is belied in the real world by a striking over-investment in military capabilities at the expense of civilian institutions, notes William D. Hartung.
What Netanyahu Has Wrought
After Prime Minister Netanyahu’s scorched-earth political victory which featured anti-Arab race-baiting – and with his free-market economics driving more Israelis into poverty – Israel faces a difficult path into the future, writes Michael Winship.
Likud’s Victory Is Israel’s Defeat
I lament the results of the Israeli elections, not because I disrespect and distrust Netanyahu, but because a relative majority of Israelis choose to continue living in the bubble, writes Alon Ben-Meir.
The United States should now respond to the Arab Peace Plan
The Barack Obama administration is doing something that no other American administration has ever dared to do, which is to confront and challenge Israel in public on the core issue in the Arab-Israeli conflict, emphasises Rami G. Khouri.
Naked Bibi
In his last two governments, Netanyahu sought to hide his naked contempt for peace by adding to his coalition individuals who could provide political cover, explains James Zogby.
The United States Still Turns Its Back on Iraqi Refugees
The situation for Iraqis with ties to the United States (and for those without) has only grown more dire in the past year as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham swept through Iraqi cities and cut off refugee routes to Kurdistan and neighboring countries, stresses Zoë Carpenter.
Oil prices fall after Yemen-inspired gains

Oil prices are shedding some of strong gains they had achieved over two previous days as panicking response to Saudi military intervention in Yemen is receding.

Gulf stocks regain ground after early losses over Yemen
Borse Dubai sells big stake in London Stock Exchange
Sweden seeks to allay business leaders’ concerns after Saudi row
Kuwait plans to introduce corporate taxes to diversify revenue
Qatar sticks to spending splurge despite fall in oil prices
Egypt hopes to generate $20 billion from tourism by 2020
Iran to increase gas imports from Turkmenistan
Egypt investor conference to showcase Sisi's political support
Takahata shines at FICAM

Japanese director’s latest masterwork “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” dazzles audience at 14th edition of Meknes International Festival of Animated Cinema.

Iran caricaturist touches sensitive subjects with savvy
‘... even after a while’: Badaoui El-Hage launches first book of poetry
Abu Dhabi hosts 21st annual Special Libraries Association conference
Ban urges world to halt destruction of Iraqi sites
IS 'bulldozed' Iraq’s historic Nimrud
Dubai launches first 3D pavement art festival
Thousands turn out for funeral of Turkey literary giant Yasar Kemal
Iraq reopens national museum more than 10 years after looting
 
Takahata shines at FICAM
Japanese director’s latest masterwork “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” dazzles audience at 14th edition of Meknes International Festival of Animated Cinema.
Miami-Doha flight in emergency landing as passenger gives birth mid-air
Birth takes place just hours after Qatar Airways flight takes off from Florida and before the pilot is able to make emergency landing.
Worst than cigarettes: ‘Medwakh’ ensnares teenagers in UAE
Despite campaigns on risks of smoking, teenagers in United Arab Emirates are turning to a little-known tobacco product.
Residents flocking back to Libyan capital streets
In Libyan capital, hope survives on busy streets as residents are trying to get on with life despite political unrest.
Creativity Corner at ADIBF 2015 encourages smart learning
Creativity Corner at the 25th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair seeks to provide effective fun solutions for in-class activities.
‘... even after a while’: Badaoui El-Hage launches first book of poetry
Australian Lebanese Poet El-Hage launches his first book of poetry, called “... walaw ba’ada heen”, meaning, “... even after a while.”
Facebook ‘fights’ terrorism with update of ‘community standards’
New guidelines give more clarity on acceptable posts relating to violence, hate speech nudity and other contentious topics.
Iran launches smartphone app for all speeches of Supreme Leader
Khamenei.ir is available for mobile devices powered by Android or Apple's operating system, initially only in Farsi.
Qatar ‘needs to do more’ to improve working conditions
FIFA's executive committee will discuss Qatar working conditions when they meet in Zurich on Thursday and Friday.
Abu Dhabi hosts 21st annual Special Libraries Association conference
Delegates will discuss wide range of topics related to essential need for digital information to build knowledge-based economy.
Pakistan fines Qatar royal for hunting with falcons without permit
Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman bin Hamad does not have permits for three hunting falcons he brought into Pakistan.
UAE beats Iran to win right to host Asian Cup in 2019
It will be second time that UAE has organised continent's showcase tournamnent having previously staged it in 1996.