The Kurds Eye Long-Desired State
The sectarian conflict engulfing Iraq has created an historic opportunity for the Kurds, a people who have long dreamed of their own homeland. A new Kurdish state carved out of Iraq also could shift the region’s power relationships, says Andrés Cala.
Qatar’s 2022 World Cup and Its Modern-Day Slavery
Thousands of migrants are constructing the state-of-the-art arenas and gleaming modern transit hubs of world football, and rights advocates are pushing for an abolition of Qatar’s medieval labor regime, notes Michelle Chen.
The Double Folly
A relatively small fanatic Islamic group is able to inflict incredible havoc all over Israel while boldly facing down the most formidable military power in the Middle East, says Alon Ben-Meir.
Kerry’s Latest Reckless Rush to Judgment
Though the investigation of the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has barely begun, the Obama administration and the US media have sold the world on the narrative blaming Russia’s President Putin, with Secretary of State Kerry sealing the deal, writes Robert Parry.
Creating Stability and Lasting Peace in Libya
If the Libyan leaders and well-wishers establish Prevention Wings of the Military, they will ease high tensions, reverse mistrust, hatred, create stability and permanently prevent future unrest, writes Dr. David Leffler.
US Plays Decisive Role in Israel's Attack on Gaza
Washington’s good faith as honest broker goes largely unquestioned in the US, even though the country annually provides Israel with billions of dollars in aid and military support, notes Jonathan Cook.
UAE's du telecom’s Q2 profits soar

Gulf state’s second largest telecommunications operator posts 15.5% rise in net profits in second quarter of 2014 thanks to expansion of data return.

Etihad helps Jet Airways return to profit
Syria oil industry suffers huge losses because of war
Markets keep wary eye on future of Turkey economic policymakers
Bulgaria holds talks with Oman to rescue bank
Turkey Central Bank resists vehement Erdogan pressure
Etihad CEO seeks to seal talks on Alitalia deal
Qatar Airways to buy 50 Boeing planes worth $18.9 billion
Qatar to buy US Patriot missiles in $11 billion deal
Turkey politicians denounce calls for boycott of Jewish writer

Campaign for boycott of Israeli products sparks storm of criticism after there were calls to include works by Mario Levi.

2011 Libyan rebellion comes to Sarajevo
Nizwa gears up for 2015 cultural feast
UAE shines at Tan-Tan Moussem Festival
Nostalgia at its height: Syrian refugees recreate home in UAE
UAE, Morocco’s Sahraoui culture, heritage meet in Tan-Tan art exhibition
Abu Dhabi Festivals’ Committee unveils ‘Turathuna’
Who is going to win Million's Poet?
Iran actress's Cannes kiss angers Tehran authorities
 
Turkey politicians denounce calls for boycott of Jewish writer
Campaign for boycott of Israeli products sparks storm of criticism after there were calls to include works by Mario Levi.
‘Islamic State’ in Iraq orders genital mutilation of all women
Female genital mutilation could affect up to four million women and girls in war-ravaged country.
Lebanon TV channels unite in support of Gaza
Unusual protest named ‘Palestine... You are not alone’ brings together networks with radically different views.
ADIHEX to organise 9th Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest 2014
AlGhanem says contest is now established as regional get-together for Saluki lovers, owners from UAE, other GCC countries.
Soccer pitches: An emerging battleground for control of Iraq
Iraqi Football Association officials say they will organise soccer matches across areas of Iraq under government control in protest against Islamic State’s targeting of players, fans.
Al Ain’s Souq Al Qattara to host eight months family-oriented event
New traditional handicrafts initiative seeks to provide job opportunities to artisans while giving UAE visitors glimpse of UAE heritage.
Migrant workers pay price again for Doha modernisation
Many left homeless as Qatar embarks on massive projects to host FIFA World Cup in 2022.
UAE enters space race
Emirati government will create space agency, send unmanned probe to Mars by 2021.
Traditional Market promotes UAE heritage legacy
Director of Liwa Dates Festival says Traditional Market is special event that reveals before curious eyes of interested tourists local heritage.
‘Model Farm Award’ hailed at Liwa Dates Festival
Model Farm Award will contribute to development of entire agricultural system in Emirati farms.
SZBA receives over 500 nominations in its 9th session to date
Manager of Sheikh Zayed Book Award says nominations have come from all over the world since May.
Iran bans fashion show organiser ‘until further notice’
With conservative critics having taken offence to designs, House of Fashion president Javad Shirazi seeks to play down incident.