Cheney’s Dangerous Mideast Nostrums
The extremist group ISIS asserts that only brutality will drive Westerners, including Israelis of European descent, from the Middle East. But the flip side of that coin is the demand from the likes of Dick Cheney for ever increasing repression of political Islam, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar notes.
Neocons Revive Syria ‘Regime Change’ Plan
President Obama plans to violate international law by launching airstrikes inside Syria without that government’s consent, even though Syria might well give it. Is Obama playing into neocon hands by providing a new argument for “regime change” in Damascus? Asks Robert Parry.
Off on Another ‘War’ Against ‘Terror’
The original post-9/11 “war on terror” rejected a targeted police-oriented response toward al-Qaeda, which also would have focused on root causes of Sunni extremism, and instead demanded a military “war.” Now, 13 years later, few lessons have been learned, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.
Palestinian reconciliation at crossroads
It appears that President Abbas has, indeed, prioritised “peace with Israel.” He has devised plans for resuming negotiations, and is still banking on American support for such talks. This is the only explanation for the current anti-Hamas media campaign, analyses Nicola Nasser.
Look Who Is Paying the Pro-War Pundits
Warmongering talking heads are all over the news media fanning fears of ISIS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors? Asks Lee Fang.
No to the Criminals of History, Yes to the Children to Come
Wouldn’t it be sad to say that humanity’s greatest achievement was to exploit to the fullest two energy sources -- the atom and fossil fuels -- capable of destroying the basis for our lives on this planet, and potentially much other life as well? Asks Tom Engelhardt.
Saudi oil minister: Not the first time crude prices slumped

Nuaimi plays down drop in oil prices a day after they hit 17-month low.

Tunisia urges foreign investment in democratic ‘startup’
Dubai plan back on the runway for world’s largest airport
Second Bahrain-Saudi causeway to cost $5 billion
Palestinian economy shrinks further in 2013 – 2014
Israel inks 15-year natural gas supply deal with Jordan
World oil prices rebound from heavy losses
IMF approves $553 million loan for Yemen
Lufthansa resumes flights to Iraq’s Arbil
Jordanian director brings powerful first feature to Venice

"Theeb" is Western-style story of coming of age starring Bedouins living in desert during Great Arab revolt.

Abu Dhabi publishes ‘Al Nahyan Poets’ collection
Another casualty of conquest and conflict in Gaza: Cultural heritage
Massive Attack in solidarity with Gaza children
Turkey politicians denounce calls for boycott of Jewish writer
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
Animals in action at ADIHEX
From cute to spectacular, animals put up best tricks at arena of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
More women than men in Tunisia
Census reveals women make up 50.2 percent of Tunisian population which is 10,982,754 against 9.9 million in 2004.
ADIHEX; exhibition from camel auction to crafted firearms
640 exhibitors from 48 countries are taking part in 12th edition of Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition in UAE capital.
North African soccer pitches return as venues for anti-government protests
Series of incidents ranging from killing of player to raising of flag of Islamic State to arrest of militant Egyptian fans signals return of soccer pitches as venues for anti-government protests.
Despite regressive policies, Turkey hosts Internet Governance Forum
Forum aims to bring together government, activists and business to discuss how to regulate and encourage use of internet worldwide.
Saudi Arabia suspends labour visas for Ebola-hit nations
Deputy labour minister says ‘temporary suspension’ of labour visas from three Africa nations will not affect labour market.
Saudi religious police at heart of new scandal
Members of religious police rough up British resident of Riyadh after they caught him paying at women-only cash desk.
Abu Dhabi publishes ‘Al Nahyan Poets’ collection
379-page collection comprises works of 17 poets from Al Nahyan Family along five centuries.
Syria ‘guests’ suffer as prejudice grows in Turkey
Some 285,000 Syrians are accommodated in refugee camps but far greater number of 912,000are now living in Turkish cities.
Morocco maintains regular flights to Ebola-hit nations
Royal Air Maroc is keeping up regular flights to three worst hit countries reflecting kingdom's constant commitment to Africa.
Is it ‘Mission Impossible’ to close off Morocco highway?
National authority says 15-kilometre stretch of Casablanca-Agadir highway would be closed to public from Saturday until midnight on September 12.
At Venice Film Festival, Iran filmmaker urges West to lift sanctions
Rakhshan Banietemad urges West to lift sanctions, laying bare their devastating effects on population.