Israel strikes weapons depot by Damascus airport
Monitor reports Israeli warplanes target with rocket fire weapons depot belonging to Hezbollah near Damascus airport.
Trump, a Boorish Interventionist
President Trump’s decision to go before the UN and unmask himself as a belligerent interventionist dashed any remaining hopes that he would choose a substantively different course from his predecessors, says Gilbert Doctorow.
A Syrian Refugee’s ‘Peace by Chocolate’
The Hadhads are a great example of how the Canadian government’s decision to give so many displaced Syrians refuge is paying dividends, writes Tom Regan.
US-Egyptian Relationship Heading Down a Slippery Slope
Trump wants to show that while he regards Sisi as an ally in the fight against terrorism, he will not be oblivious to aspects of Egyptian behaviour, such as its relationship with North Korea, that interfere with his agenda, explains Gregory Aftandilian.
Afghanistan Again?
The American effort is now to be exclusively military. There will be no limits on troop numbers or time spent there, nor any disclosure of plans to the enemy or the American public, notes Ann Jones.
How Netanyahu’s Son Became the Poster boy for White Supremacists
This is not Yair’s first troubling outburst. Last month he emulated US President Donald Trump in decrying demonstrators who opposed a rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a woman dead, observes Jonathan Cook.
Moody's says Gulf dispute is bad for everyone

Moody's Investor Service says row between Qatar and Saudi-led bloc of Arab states has translated into credit negative for entire six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.

Turkey economy picks up speed in second quarter
Kuwait minister says oil price to stay at $50-$55 a barrel
New Saudi budget carrier to start flights next month
Blockaded Qatar's economy troubled, but coping
Damascus International Fair back after 5-year absence
Saudi billionaire to invest $800 million in Egypt tourism
Renault signs ‘historical contract’ with Iran
Egypt foreign reserves at highest since 2011 uprising
Egypt seeks to renew interest in Sinai’s religious sites

Researchers are divided on location of biblical Mount Sinai, but some believe that Mount Horeb in Egypt is where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

Dahshur pyramids set the standards for Egypt’s ancient architecture
Egypt dig unearths 3,500 year old tomb
Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on November 11
Roman ruins discovered underwater off Tunisia
1,500 year old mosaic discovered in Jerusalem
Hammamet festival showcases Tunisia’s underground art scene
Jerash festival transforms Amman into a centre of global culture
Asilah Moussem, an exuberant platform for artistic events
 
Childhoods stolen by Yemen’s war
Children account for at least 1,712 of more than 8,500 killed so far since Saudi-led coalition intervention according to UNICEF.
From fleeing Syria to dazzling Merkel in the kitchen
Jazmati runs thriving catering company with husband in Berlin following perilous journey to Germany from war-ravaged Syria.
Gemstone purchase essential for Najaf pilgrims
Shiite pilgrims visiting Iraqi holy city of Najaf bring boom times for gem traders selling artisanal tradition seen by many as final rite.
Israeli film deemed insult to military by MP wins Oscar candidacy
‘Foxtrot’ becomes eligible for Oscar nomination by winning Jewish state’s most prestigious film award despite Culture Minister slamming it’s apparent criticism of Israeli military.
Morocco’s public education system suffers from chronic problems
Report by Economic, Social and Environmental Council highlights ‘structural deficiencies’ of Morocco’s public education system.
The skilled youth escaping Turkey's disillusion
Trend of highly skilled Turks leaving the country has grown in recent years, a potentially damaging brain drain.
Iraq stamping down on graft
Iraqi authorities have set their sights on fighting against senior officials who have acted with total impunity to line their own pockets.
Arrest, ‘normalisation’ charges face Lebanese film-maker upon return from film festival
While much of the case against Doueiri has been couched within moral and philosophical frameworks, the undercurrent of violence is tangible.
Muslims face rising suspicion in UK following terrorist attacks
Muslims are facing major social mobility barriers due to discrimination and Islamophobia.
Snapchat blocks Al-Jazeera in Saudi Arabia
Global image messaging service scrubs Qatari broadcaster from its app in Saudi Arabia at Saudi authorities’ request.
UAE’s Hatta offers nature, heritage and adventure
Hatta’s attractions include picnic and recreation areas, cycling tracks, hiking trails, kayaking and pedal boating.
Trade, heritage and sustainable hunting at ADIHEX 2017
Around 600 participants attend 15th Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition touted as biggest ever with 68 new exhibitors, 168 Emirati companies.