The Rule of Law Triumphs — Sort of — in the USA
The long quest for accountability for the mayhem and mass suffering that resulted from the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 is not only about redressing the misdeeds of the past, because the death and destruction that the American and British governments unleashed in early 2003 continue to spread mayhem all around the region, writes Rami G. Khouri.
The Importance of Being Exceptional: From Ancient Greece to Twenty-First-Century America
David Bromwich considers the “exceptional” nation, from ancient Greece to Washington late last night, and in the process explores the special immorality of imagining yourself as the most exceptional of lands.
Fighting the Last War: Will the War on Terror Be the Template for the Ebola Crisis?
In the midst of Ebola hysteria here in the U.S. (while the genuine crisis, of course, is in West Africa), Karen Greenberg, writes a groundbreaking post on where the American “war” on Ebola may go.
ISIS Is the Latest of Many Different Islamisms
The frightening rise and expansion of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), which has now triggered yet another round of American-led foreign military attacks in the Levant, continues to confound many in the region and around the world, notes Rami G. Khouri.
We Need to Know More, But the “Experts” Aren’t Helping
What is unfolding in Syria and Iraq is clearly a danger that we must address. But before we go half-cocked into another Middle East war based on half-baked notions about the people we will be fighting, we need to know a great deal more about the challenges involved, writes James Zogby.
Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying
Without Laura Poitras, the Snowden revelations might never have happened and her account of how events unfolded, of what lay behind them, and even of her “reboot” once she actually met Snowden (after five months of encrypted emailing) couldn’t be more dramatic or revealing.
Kuwait calls for Gulf reforms to cope with drop in oil prices

Oil Minister Anas al-Saleh urges steps to tackle rising public spending, mainly on wages and subsidies, as well as efforts to boost role of private sector.

Turkey Central Bank holds interest rates for second consecutive month
Masdar to build first large-scale wind farm in GCC
Alderton: Morocco unrivalled business gateway to sub-Saharan Africa
Oil prices fall again after brief rebound
Qatar acquires 19.9% stake in Hong Kong-based retail operator
Israel to supply Egypt with natural gas despite sabotage
Kuwait oil union condemns Saudi unilateral closure of offshore field
First solar energy plant in Morocco to begin operating in 2015
Saudi’s National Commercial Bank to offer $3.6 billion IPO
Morocco fossils: A rare and vanishing treasure

Over-excavation, lax controls on fossil sales are seriously damaging Erfoud's archeological, cultural heritage.

Cultural heartland of Al Ain hosts night of Emirati musical heritage
Abu Dhabi Film Festival to showcase best of Arab cinema
Sharjah Children's Film Festival kicks off with rich selection of movies
Piano recital opens Abu Dhabi Classics season
Al Masar Gallery holds second solo exhibition for Egyptian artist Ahmad Farid
Louvre Abu Dhabi to showcase renowned collections from France
Morocco basking in resurgence in foreign film productions
Abu Dhabi Film Festival unveils line up for 2014 edition
Saudi Arabia warns female drivers: You will be dealt with strictly!
Interior Ministry says it will deal ‘strictly’ with anyone who contributes towards ‘providing violators with opportunity to undermine social cohesion.’
Osama Silwadi: From war photographer to documenter of Palestinian history
Disability ends Osama Silwadi’s career as war correspondent, but now photographer has found new calling documenting his people's heritage.
Turkish pianist to Islamist-rooted government: Don't be afraid of artists!
Fazil Say appeals to government not to be ‘afraid’ of artists after his works were removed from state-funded orchestra's repertoire.
South Sudan women offer ‘solution’ to end war: Sex strike!
Around 90 women meet in Juba to come up with ideas on how to advance cause of peace, suggesting men be denied sex until they stop fighting.
How to overcome Qatar heat? FIFA boss prefers winter World Cup in 2022
Europe's top leagues remain firmly opposed to any suggestion that World Cup be moved to winter to avoid sweltering summer months in Qatar.
Archaeologists unveil rare Roman inscription in Jerusalem
Israeli archaeologists find 2,000-year-old commemorative stone inscription near Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City.
Chairman of Iran’s top cleric body dies
Kani, 83, dies of heart failure, opening up vacancy near top of Iran's power structure.
Turkish PM: Taksim Square ‘ugliest square in the world’
Comments come as alleged leaders of Taksim Solidarity are set to appear in court.
Cultural heartland of Al Ain hosts night of Emirati musical heritage
Eminent Emirati musicians and poets will perform as part of newly reintroduced Abu Dhabi Classics annual concert season.
Australia drops controversial niqab segregation plan
In U-turn, Australia abandons plan to make women wearing burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public enclosures at Parliament House.
Acid attacks on women in Iran: Wear ‘proper hijab’ or be disfigured!
Series of acid attacks on women in Isfahan raise fears and prompt rumours that victims were targeted for not being properly veiled.
Abu Dhabi Film Festival to showcase best of Arab cinema
Arab films will be presented alongside international titles in Narrative, New Horizons, Documentary and Short Film competition categories.