Nobody to Negotiate With
South Sudan has comprehensively failed as a state in barely six years, with severe famine and a massive internal, and external, refugee problem. The causes go back to colonial rule, observes Gťrard Prunier.
The Real Debate that Islamism Should Spark
Is Islamism a dangerous trend of the future in Muslim-majority societies, or a natural passing phase only? Asks Rami G. Khouri.
Russia-gate Report Ignored Iraq-WMD Lessons
The Obama administrationís ďassessmentĒ at the center of Russia-gate ignored the lessons of the Iraq-WMD fiasco and may have made the same mistakes, ex-WMD inspector Scott Ritter writes at The American Conservative.
Moral Corrosion of Drone Warfare
The U.S. government uses drones to eliminate risk to its soldiers and thus domestic opposition to war, but that heightens the moral imperative to challenge the remote-controlled killings, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
Qatar, Cutter
Another issue which often goes uncovered is the ill-treatment of the expat workers. Those are given less than 1/5th of the salary of their national colleagues. They are given more workload; they are yelled at rudely by their national colleagues; they are spied on, and they are expelled for any reason even if it was a friction with a national colleague, stresses Suha Aljundi.
Iranís Ambitions in Iraq Threaten Victory over ISIS
The most recent of Iranís suspected designs is ensuring a military corridor from Iraq to Lebanon, passing through Syria, says Mamoon Alabbasi.
Morocco delays currency reform amid speculation

Banksí speculation on fall of dirhamís value, triggers $4.4 billion drop in foreign currency reserves in two months.

Peugeot-Citroen lifted by Iran sales
Emirates flights win exemption on US laptop ban
Volkswagen back in Iran after 17 year absence
Qatar plans to boost gas production by 30%
US lifts laptop ban for Etihad flights
Egypt announces new sharp increase in fuel prices
Tehran begins exporting gas to Baghdad
Saudi stock market bullish on new heir
Wonder Woman film banned in Tunisia over Israeli star

US film which stars Israeli actress banned from Tunisian cinemas following complaint from nationalist Al-Chaab party.

Casablanca makes spectacular comeback to international festival scene
13th edition of Liwa Date Festival to be held July 19-29
Ibn Battuta International Festival to be held in November
Palestinians, Israelis square off on UNESCO vote on Hebron
Essaouira celebrates 20th anniversary of Gnaoua festival
Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage
US Supreme Court to decide on Iran artifact case
Israeli rights group accepts donation from winner of Man Booker prize
 
MENA countries particularly vulnerable to climate change
MENA governments are acutely aware of threats that climate change poses but collaborative strategy is necessary to avoid disaster.
Wonder Woman film banned in Tunisia over Israeli star
US film which stars Israeli actress banned from Tunisian cinemas following complaint from nationalist Al-Chaab party.
Syrian farmer paints his displacement
Syrian farmer Faysal was forced to hide his hobby from IS jihadists, but is now painting again after being displaced by fighting in Raqa.
Casablanca makes spectacular comeback to international festival scene
Dance, readings, film screenings, childrenís shows and street art took place in Casablancaís 16 boroughs.
Separated by war, Iraqi children wait for parents
Adel remembers long trek on foot out of IS-held Hawijah as he, others made their way to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.
Penon de Velez de la Gomera, Spanish enclave on Moroccan coast
String of islets on northern coast of Morocco remain under Spanish control, including several occupied by Spanish forces.
13th edition of Liwa Date Festival to be held July 19-29
Director of the Liwa Date Festival says event aspires to preserve Emirati cultural heritage, lure visitors, tourists into exploring local traditions.
'Like a dream': Armenian cafe reopens in Aleppo
Aleppo Armenian Society's open-air cafe in Midan district was shuttered for four years after violence reached the city in 2012.
Ibn Battuta International Festival to be held in November
Second edition of festival depicts rich programme, will be held in carnival, musical parade in northern Moroccan city of Tangier.
Essaouira celebrates 20th anniversary of Gnaoua festival
Gnaoua music builds bridges between different cultures through enriched music scene.
Oudhna, a Roman city in Tunisís backyard
Anyone who visits the sites with knowledgeable guides is in for a treat.
Rachana, Lebanonís open-air sculpture museum
In 1997, the UNESCO titled Rachana a ďGlobal Village of Outdoor Sculpture.Ē