Democrats Adopt a More Progressive Tone
At the Democratic National Convention, some tough-guy/gal militaristic talk has prompted floor shouts of “no more war,” while most domestic policy rhetoric has been markedly progressive, say Bill Moyers and Michael Winship.
Coups Inside NATO: A Disturbing History
Turkey’s embattled President Erdogan suspects U.S. sympathy for the failed coup if not outright assistance to the coup plotters, a belief that has some basis in history, writes Jonathan Marshall.
Arab summits Remind us of Our Frivolous Governance Systems
The dismal state of collective and individual Arab leadership is far more troubling today than it has been in recent decades, due to the deteriorating conditions across our region, notes Rami G. Khouri.
Robot-Delivered Death in Dallas
The Dallas police decision to use a robot-delivered bomb to kill the cornered shooter blamed for murdering five police officers raises troubling legal, technological and public-safety questions, writes Marjorie Cohn.
Behind Turkey’s Post-Coup Crisis
The political crisis in Turkey, after a failed coup and mass arrests, sees President Erdogan consolidating his power and blaming his troubles on a Turkish exile living in Pennsylvania, as ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller explains.
Behind Turkey’s Post-Coup Crisis
The political crisis in Turkey, after a failed coup and mass arrests, sees President Erdogan consolidating his power and blaming his troubles on a Turkish exile living in Pennsylvania, as ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller explains.
Etisalat net profits jump 51% in Q2

UAE telecoms giant’s net profits after royalty reach 625 million in the second quarter.

Egypt has asked IMF for financial support
Panama Papers reveal Italian bribes' paid to Algerian officials
Supply glut sends oil market tumbling
Painful time for Turkey economy after attempted coup
IMF to Turkey: Democracy is crucial to economic stability
Algeria, Indonesia group to invest $4.5 billion in phosphate mining
Turkey moves to quell market concerns over political instability
Hapag-Lloyd, United Arab Shipping to merge
Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site

Area named is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq.

Muhammad Ali's family prepares funeral
Cannes spotlight on Iranian cinema
Palestinian museum to open without exhibition
Peshmerga documentary makes late entry in Cannes
Egypt's turmoil comes to Cannes in a police van
Turkish satire tackles adoption at Cannes
Rabai al-Madhoun wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction
SZBA Annual Book Award ceremony to be held Sunday
 
Cirque du Soleil calls off 40 shows in Turkey
Cirque spokeswoman says safety of its employees has to ensured amid fear for political instability in Turkey.
Cheers in Abu Dhabi as solar plane completes round-the-world trip
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince hopes success of Solar Impulse helps to deliver message about need to invest in clean energy.
Celebrated Egypt filmmaker, Mohamed Khan, dies at 73
Khan dies in Cairo hospital following ‘health problems’, state-owned al-Ahram newspaper says.
Iran destroys 100,000 ‘morally damaging’ satellite dishes
Destruction ceremony takes place in Tehran in presence of head of Basij militia, who warns of impact that satellite television is having.
Syrians harness Pokemon frenzy to depict their plight
As global frenzy over Pokemon app continues, Syrians attempt to redirect attention towards dire situation in their war-ravaged country.
In Saudi, Pokemon Go game is ‘un-Islamic’
Kingdom's Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta has republished 2001 edict on the augmented-reality game after "receiving many questions" on it from public.
HIV infections level off at 'worrying' rate
New report paints ‘worrying picture of slow progress in reducing new HIV infections.’
‘Crisis' in Lebanon for Syria refugee children out of school
Problem is particularly acute among children aged 15-18, just 3% of whom were enrolled in public schools during current school year.
AIDS summit opens with warnings that gains at risk
Conference is seen as key gathering of experts tackling pandemic that has claimed more than 30 million lives in 35 years.
Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site
Area named is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq.
Iran denies banning sculptor from leaving country
Police deny claims by Parviz Tanavoli they are behind legal complaint that has prevented artist from leaving country.
Nice attack new blow to French tourism
Deadly truck attack against jewel of French Riviera, which is number two destination in France behind Paris, is new strike against country’s tourism.