Natural Gas in Eastern Mediterranean Fuels Increasing Tensions
Developing gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean would seem to offer the European Union more varied sources, notes Francis Ghiles.
Why Pompeo May Not be Good News for Ankara
The diplomatic reshuffle in Washington may be the harbinger of a new era of further confrontation with Ankara, says Yavuz Baydar.
The University Students and the Iraqi Future
Unless we solve the systematic imbalances in the universities, students will not be able to become a source of change, warns Diyari Salih.
Shifts Likely in US Policies on Iran, Gulf after US Diplomacy’s Reset
Given the record of the secretary of state nominee, Iran is preparing for a possible US exit from the JCPOA, thinks Thomas Seibert.
Should We Care that the US Changes its Top Diplomat?
American foreign policy remains the same as on January 20, 2017, when Trump was inaugurated president, writes Rashmee Roshan Lall.
'Punish a Muslim Day’ Campaign Raises Alarm in UK
Despite official reassurances and the police investigation, Muslim community groups and figures expressed alarm, linking the campaign to broader anti-Muslim sentiment across the country, writes Mahmud el-Shafey.
Saudi crown prince keen to cement ties with US

Ambitious Prince bin Salman mounts epic US charm offensive on his three-week tour to kingdom's most important ally.

Qatar awards giant gas field contract to Japan's Chiyoda
Turkish Airlines to buy at least 50 Airbus, Boeing jets
Moody's downgrades Turkey's rating
In Egypt, calls grow for boycott of Turkish goods
Turkey threatens tit-for-tat action on US tariffs
Riyadh, Cairo to activate $16 billion investment fund
Top EU court avoids Brussels-Rabat clash over fish deal
Saudi Arabia to boost entertainment in next decade
Egypt debates bill to toughen penalties on artefact theft, smuggling

There are 72 antiquities warehouses in Egypt, all of which are owned and supervised by the Ministry of Antiquities.

Friar trains Iraqis to preserve their heritage
‘We are the generation/Who has grown old too soon’: Syria's children speak
MBC stops airing Turkish soap operas
Iranians welcome Louvre show despite tense diplomacy
Suleman’s ‘The Fabric of Life’ showcases social history of textile in the Middle East
Opera, jazz make their debut in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week
Oscar-nominated Syrian film screened in rebel-held Idlib
Somalian women defy societal pressures to play football
Young men watch, some disapproving, as women shrug off their hijabs for training at Somalia’s first female football club.
Jailbird jihadists to add to European agencies' surveillance burden
Hundreds of jihadists are due to be released from prison, posing potential security threat for Europe.
Living across the front lines in South Sudan
Violent tug-of-war between government and rebel forces has scattered most of Leer’s population to places like Touch Riak.
Iraqis flock to flea market for relics of bygone era
'There is a feeling of nostalgia among the customers,' as they gather at weekly auction to whip up items from Iraq’s monarchal era.
Arab women artists in diaspora focus on identity and loss
There is a sense of melancholy in the work of Arab women artists in the diaspora.
Morocco desert stallion race pushes limits of endurance
In country with ancient history of horsemanship, event in wilderness of Merzouga is first of its kind.
Lebanese novelist Emily Nasrallah dies aged 87
Distinguished author of novels, children's books and short stories, Nasrallah focused her writing on themes of family, village life and emigration.
Exhibited legacy of Lebanese cartoonist rings true today
During his career, Sadek experienced threats, efforts at intimidation, warnings and muzzling.
Friar trains Iraqis to preserve their heritage
Father Najeeb Michaeel: We can't save a tree if we don't save its roots, and a man without culture is a dead man.
Saudi Arabia opens its door to pro golf tournament
Oil-rich kingdom will host its first European Tour golf event in 2019 at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City.
Blatter backs 2026 World Cup in Morocco
Blatter says he is growing impatient with corruption investigation which led to his and Michel Platini's downfall.
Woman photographer daringly captures beauty of Kuwait City’s backstreets
Salem faced several obstacles in a country where women were often not expected to be roaming alone photographing backstreets.