In the Red Sea, GCC’s Military Power Blocks Iranian Expansion
The Horn of Africa is particularly important because it has a 4,000km coastline that runs from Sudan to Kenya, points out Ed Blanche.
Trump And Netanyahu: Embracing Illusions, Ignoring Reality
Regardless of what new ideas Netanyahu and Trump concocted, one thing remains certain: there is simply no other realistic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict other than two independent states, Jewish and Palestinian, argues Dr.Alon Ben-Meir.
Some in the West Do See Their Role in Ravaged Arab Lands
A report released in LondonTuesdayby Transparency International (TI) said the “Islamic State” (ISIS) would only be defeated if the corrupt conditions that help it to thrive are addressed, states Rami G. Khouri.
Loving America and Resisting Trump
Now, we have a new president. And my love is gone, along with my admiration, my pride, and my secret wish to attend a state dinner and chat with the Obamas over local wine and grass-fed beef sliders, stresses Frida Berrigan.
How We Got Here
Soon after, in 1983, the military created the United States Central Command (headquarters: Tampa, Florida) with specific responsibility for the Greater Middle East. Its early war plans demonstrated just how wildly out of touch with reality American planners already were by then, explains Danny Sjursen.
Trump’s Foreign Policy: Retreat or Rout?
With President Trump’s foreign-policy team sounding a lot like President Obama’s, the new question is whether Trump has caved in to Official Washington’s powers-that-be or is biding his time for a big move, asks Gilbert Doctorow.
Saudi petroleum giant SABIC's net profits fall in 2016

Saudi firm, one of world's largest producers of petrochemicals, fertilisers, plastics, metals, sees net profit drop of 4.95 percent last year.

Russian, Libyan state oil giants sign deal
China oil giant signs $1.77 billion Abu Dhabi deal
Tech-savvy Beirut to become regional gateway
Oman expects further output cuts from non-OPEC countries
Electric car manufacturer Tesla takes on Gulf gas guzzlers
OPEC countries complying ‘almost fully’ with output cut
Air Arabia announces first quarterly loss
OPEC president says oil market 'responding positively' to output cut
British Museum training Iraqi archaeologists to save heritage

London museum, one of world's leading institutions in study of ancient Iraq, is training Iraqi experts in high-tech methods to preserve, document their history.

Prince of Poets returns to Al Raha Beach theatre
Avant-garde mosque preaches coexistence in Lebanon
Gates of the Medina offer view of Tunis's history and architecture
Tradition celebrated at Emirati desert festival
IS demolishes two more monuments in Palmyra
American Arabesque celebrated in Virginia
US claims antiquities looted by IS to block their resale
Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria
Saving the last two survivors of Mosul zoo
Animal welfare volunteers enter Mumtaz al-Nour zoo in war-ravaged eastern Mosul to rescue bear, lion that survived conflict with IS jihadists.
Meknes, the city of endless heritage
City of Meknes is Moroccan city of olives, mysticism, minarets, memorable gates and, above all, endless heritage.
UAE dealing with drone threats to aircraft
Dubai authorities are grappling with new ways of keeping emirate's skies safe after three airport closures last year.
Film on Palestinians living in Israel faces backlash
Arab director Maysaloun Hamoud says 'neither Israelis nor Palestinians' should 'feel good' after watching her controversial film.
Mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon
Burj al-Shamali's Palestinian refugee residents raised more than $16,000 in crowd-funding to finance community-led project to map their camp.
Bashiqa brings back booze to clear IS hangover
Known for its ethnic, religious diversity, Bashiqa was also considered Iraqi alcohol capital (of sorts) before IS swept in to take control in 2014.
Valentine's Day in eastern Mosul
Area of Iraq's Mosul from which Islamic State jihadists have been expelled sees celebration of 'love for our liberated city'.
Saudi ready to host Comic-Con event
Islamic Kingdom’s first Comic-Con to be held this week as Hollywood’s Marvel studio characters come to life in video gaming, film-related event loved by thousands.
With apps' help, books sold on wheels in Cairo
Books Bike offers variety ranging from thrillers, his­torical novels to classics, self-development books in Ara­bic and English.
Study finds climate change impact on animals 'under-appreciated'
Nearly half of endangered land mammals, quarter of birds already harmed by climate change, with primates and elephants among groups squeezed hardest.
Free hairdos boost confidence of displaced Iraqi women
In small room within refugee camp near Mosul, beautician Chnoor Khezri uses brushes, scissors to give displaced Iraqi women some fresh confidence.
Morocco grows into international cultural magnet
North African kingdom is witnessing cultural boom thanks to its renowned international festivals, large projects launched by King Mohammed VI.