We Need to Know More, But the “Experts” Aren’t Helping
What is unfolding in Syria and Iraq is clearly a danger that we must address. But before we go half-cocked into another Middle East war based on half-baked notions about the people we will be fighting, we need to know a great deal more about the challenges involved, writes James Zogby.
Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying
Without Laura Poitras, the Snowden revelations might never have happened and her account of how events unfolded, of what lay behind them, and even of her “reboot” once she actually met Snowden (after five months of encrypted emailing) couldn’t be more dramatic or revealing.
It’s Time for International Recognition of Palestine
What we need today, as Palestinians, is to counter Israel’s unilateral “facts on the ground” with Palestinian facts on the ground, and to strengthen Palestinian rights by focusing on independence and self-determination, argues Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi.
New Hair-brained American Ideas in the Middle East
Why does the United States repeatedly discard the relevance of human nature and history when it unleashes its guns and goes into action around the world? Asks Rami G. Khouri.
The Palestinian Refugees: Ending Their Lingering Plight
It is nothing short of a travesty to allow another generation of Palestinians to grow up in a state of limbo, only so their corrupt leaders can ride on their backs and cry wolf about their plight while shamelessly enjoying the good life, stresses Alon Ben-Meir.
Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State
After all, with all that military power being brought to bear on the planet’s most volatile region, what could possibly go wrong? Asks Peter Van Buren.
Alderton: Morocco unrivalled business gateway to sub-Saharan Africa

British Ambassador to Rabat says Morocco has very strategic geographical location in addition to its political stability thanks to its ongoing reform process.

Oil prices fall again after brief rebound
Qatar acquires 19.9% stake in Hong Kong-based retail operator
Israel to supply Egypt with natural gas despite sabotage
Kuwait oil union condemns Saudi unilateral closure of offshore field
First solar energy plant in Morocco to begin operating in 2015
Saudi’s National Commercial Bank to offer $3.6 billion IPO
Lufthansa to drop services to Abu Dhabi
Kuwait ends decades of diesel, kerosene subsidies
Cultural heartland of Al Ain hosts night of Emirati musical heritage

Eminent Emirati musicians and poets will perform as part of newly reintroduced Abu Dhabi Classics annual concert season.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival to showcase best of Arab cinema
Sharjah Children's Film Festival kicks off with rich selection of movies
Piano recital opens Abu Dhabi Classics season
Al Masar Gallery holds second solo exhibition for Egyptian artist Ahmad Farid
Louvre Abu Dhabi to showcase renowned collections from France
Morocco basking in resurgence in foreign film productions
Abu Dhabi Film Festival unveils line up for 2014 edition
Jordanian director brings powerful first feature to Venice
Abu Dhabi publishes ‘Al Nahyan Poets’ collection
 
Archaeologists unveil rare Roman inscription in Jerusalem
Israeli archaeologists find 2,000-year-old commemorative stone inscription near Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City.
Chairman of Iran’s top cleric body dies
Kani, 83, dies of heart failure, opening up vacancy near top of Iran's power structure.
Turkish PM: Taksim Square ‘ugliest square in the world’
Comments come as alleged leaders of Taksim Solidarity are set to appear in court.
Cultural heartland of Al Ain hosts night of Emirati musical heritage
Eminent Emirati musicians and poets will perform as part of newly reintroduced Abu Dhabi Classics annual concert season.
Australia drops controversial niqab segregation plan
In U-turn, Australia abandons plan to make women wearing burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public enclosures at Parliament House.
Acid attacks on women in Iran: Wear ‘proper hijab’ or be disfigured!
Series of acid attacks on women in Isfahan raise fears and prompt rumours that victims were targeted for not being properly veiled.
Abu Dhabi Film Festival to showcase best of Arab cinema
Arab films will be presented alongside international titles in Narrative, New Horizons, Documentary and Short Film competition categories.
Sharjah Children's Film Festival kicks off with rich selection of movies
Second edition will showcase many films by local and regional filmmakers, as well by internationally acclaimed filmmakers.
Piano recital opens Abu Dhabi Classics season
French prodigy Lydie Solomon raises curtain on TCA Abu Dhabi’s eight-month concert season to standing ovation.
Al Masar Gallery holds second solo exhibition for Egyptian artist Ahmad Farid
Titled ‘Migration’, exhibition showcases artist's extended thoughts of his previous solo exhibition titled ‘Urban Diversity. ‘
‘Islamic State’ boasts of revival of sexual slavery: Yazidis as spoils of war!
Latest issue of propaganda magazine Dabiq is first clear admission by organisation that it is holding and selling Yazidis as slaves.
Louvre Abu Dhabi to showcase renowned collections from France
Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet will be among 300 works displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi