Donald Trump in South Sudan
This is a story that ought to be told and told and retold. And yet here in Leer, like everywhere I went in South Sudan, I couldn’t get away from Donald Trump. So many — South Sudanese, Americans, Canadians, Europeans — seemed to want to talk about him. Even in this ruined shell of a town, Trump was big news, says Nick Turse.
Creating a Culture of Hate
There are terrible precedents for attacking immigrant culture — such as the well organised and sponsored US campaign one hundred years ago against German Americans, warns Pierre Rimbert.
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Breaking The Deadlock
Hamas’ policy failures and the insistence of the Israeli government to return to dialogue under its own terms provide a breeding ground for more hostile activities that will prevent pacific coexistence, observes Alon Ben-Meir.
The Fateful Battle Over Arab Public Space and Ideas
Maintaining reasonable degrees of freedom of expression and assembly in Arab societies is critical because these are the last lines of defense against total state control of people’s minds, actions, and lives, argues Rami G. Khouri.
From Cairo to Goldberg
Seven years later, the promise of that Cairo speech (given by Obama) remains unfulfilled. And expectations have been dashed to the ground. The reasons for the failure are many—some, though not all, of which can be planted at the feet of the weaknesses in the Arab World, writes James Zogby.
The Music Says So: The Battle for Citizen Rights Will Be Won
Victory for freedom of expression and cultural pluralism is significant because it touches on the critical foundation of citizens expressing their views that we need to build in order to achieve the stable, prosperous, and humane societies, writesRami G. Khouri.
Saudi regulator makes new moves to lure foreign investment

Effective date of changes will be published in first half of next year, bourse statement says.

Iran halts imports of US-made cars
Saudi construction giant lays off 77,000 foreign workers
Iran, South Korea set to triple trade volume to $18 billion
Dubai property giant sees 17% profit rise in Q1 of 2016
Oil prices hit 2016 highs
Push of World Bank against poverty stops at Iran border
Qatar follows UAE in liberalisation of fuel prices
Saudi unveils far-reaching plan to transform oil-dependent economy
Rabai al-Madhoun wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Palestinian author wins 'Arab Booker' for novel addressing Holocaust, Nakba and the creation of Israel.

SZBA Annual Book Award ceremony to be held Sunday
Banipal Magazine sheds light on ‘Sudanese Literature Today’
ADIBF to screen 18 films from 10 Arab countries in Black Box Cinema
Zayed Award Selects Amin Maalouf for Cultural Personality of the Year Award
SZBA unveils winners of its tenth edition
“Elegy on a Man of Culture and Thoughtfulness: Mohammad Khalaf Al Mazrouei” out now
ADIBF announces rich programme of events
Syria monastery once symbol of tolerance reduced to rubble
 
Palestinian food truck inspired by Israeli prisons
After spending close to a decade in a small Israeli cell, Palestinians open mobile business to keep 'on the move'.
ADIBF draws curtains
26th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair ends after successful week of showcasing importance of literature, reading, global cultures.
Saudi Minister 'not satisfied' with level of female employment
Minister Mufarrej Al-Haqbani new initiative called ‘telework’ allows women in isolated regions to work remotely in major cities.
French journalist reveals details of jihadist cell infiltration
Journalist carried out investigation for documentary entitled ‘Allah's Soldiers’ which gives insight into minds of young jihadists.
Al Gharbia Watersports Festival animates quiet Mirfa
Fishing town of Mirfa is enjoying economic boom during 10 days of Al Gharbia Watersports Festival.
Jordan bans Lebanese rock band, Mashrou' Leila
Mashrou' Leila is known internationally for violin-laced pop music, with songs often tackling controversial subjects.
Real Madrid trains coaches in Palestinian refugee camps
Spanish club has been sending trainers to pass on their skills to coaches in joint programme with UNRWA.
Dubai to open world’s largest indoor theme park
IMG Worlds of Adventure park includes one section centered on Marvel Comics and another branded by Cartoon Network.
ADIBF kicks off next week
1,260 exhibitors from 63 countries, 600 authors, 20 artists will take part in 26th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
UAE businessman launches largest Arab education fund
Abdulla al-Ghurair Foundation for Education says it plans to provide scholarships for 15,000 Middle Eastern students over next 10 years.
'Hijab Day' at Paris university sparks bitter debate
Students' Facebook page says those agreeing to put on veil will ‘experience stigmatisation experienced by veiled women in France.’
Banipal Magazine sheds light on ‘Sudanese Literature Today’
For first time in Banipal’s history, almost entire issue has been given over to voices of writers from Sudan.