Propaganda for Syrian ‘Regime Change’
Neocons and liberal hawks have poured millions of dollars into propaganda to justify “regime change” in Syria and are now desperate to keep the war going until President Hillary Clinton gets a chance to escalate, as Rick Sterling describes.
US Hawks Advance a War Agenda in Syria
The U.S. government, having illegally sent American troops into Syria, is now threatening to attack the Syrian military if it endangers those troops, an Orwellian twist that marks a dangerous escalation, explains Daniel Lazare.
Israelis, Palestinians: Desperately Seeking Leadership
Small majorities of both people still cling to the idea that a negotiated two-state solution could happen. What is lacking is leadership, says Rami G. Khouri.
What Does It Mean When War Hawks Say, “Never Trump”?
That’s the next line of the open letter, and it’s certainly a fair assessment of Donald Trump. But it’s more than a little ironic that it was signed by Michael Hayden who, in addition to supporting CIA’s torture project, oversaw the National Security Agency’s post-9/11 secret surveillance program. Points out Rebecca Gordon.
US Hawks Advance a War Agenda in Syria
The U.S. government, having illegally sent American troops into Syria, is now threatening to attack the Syrian military if it endangers those troops, an Orwellian twist that marks a dangerous escalation, explains Daniel Lazare.
Omran's Picture Elicits Deep Arab Anger — and Fear
The Arab world has become a house of horror, where the most cruel suffering and death are perpetrated by government, rebel, and foreign militaries alike, on a daily basis, with no deterrence or accountability, stresses Rami G. Khouri.
Oil prices fall

Increase in crude stockpiles in world's top oil consuming nation adds to global supply glut concerns.

Value of Syrian pound falls sharply against US dollar
Oil extends gains above $44
iPhones to get import OK in Iran
IEA cuts oil demand forecast for 2017
Terrorism takes its toll on tourist revenue at TUI
Oil prices build on strong gains from previous session
Low oil prices push Kuwait into budget deficit
Oil prices rebound as OPEC announces meeting
Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site

Area named is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq.

Muhammad Ali's family prepares funeral
Cannes spotlight on Iranian cinema
Palestinian museum to open without exhibition
Peshmerga documentary makes late entry in Cannes
Egypt's turmoil comes to Cannes in a police van
Turkish satire tackles adoption at Cannes
Rabai al-Madhoun wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction
SZBA Annual Book Award ceremony to be held Sunday
 
Qatar buys stake in Empire State Building
Qatar's sovereign wealth fund buys 10 percent stake in company that owns New York's Empire State Building.
“Literature” and “Young Author” leading SZBA entries
Sheikh Zayed Book Award receives over 800 nominations ahead of deadline in October.
Qatar-Brazil time difference affects Olympics viewers
Qataris struggles with overnight Olympics as watching games has proved test of endurance that would not shame any modern-day athlete.
Children in Syria's Madaya in need of urgent medical help
Activists inside Madaya post video of Yaman on social media as part of plea for help for sick children amid food, medicine shortages.
Unlike France, Italy rules out burkini ban
Italian interior minister regards France's restrictions on Islamic clothing as counter-productive, says Italy wants home-trained imams.
Kuwait’s al-Deehani wins men's double trap as independent
Army officer Deehani, winner of Kuwait's only two previous Olympic medals, is first independent to win gold at an Olympics.
Egypt’s female weightlifter wins historic Olympic bronze
18-year-old Sara Ahmed becomes first female from Egypt to stand on Olympic podium with weightlifting bronze at Rio.
Dubai plane crash survivor hits $1m jackpot
In space of a week, Indian Khadar survived crash landing at Dubai airport then won $1 million in lottery organised by airport's duty free operator.
Iraqi soldier-boxer proud in Rio Olympic defeat
Abdulridha says he felt immense pride in fighting for Iraq on biggest stage despite losing to Mexico's Uziel Rodriguez.
Dream comes true for Iran female flagbearer, Zahra Nemati
Nemati, who was left paralyzed by a car accident, is hoping others in similar situation will follow her path.
In Turkey, worried artists ponder uncertain future
Istanbul, called the Pearl of the Bosphorus, has lost some of its artistic lustre in aftermath of failed military coup.
Rabat’s cable-stayed bridge to have big effect on Morocco
Mohammed VI Bridge, which connects Rabat with Sale, will be illuminated at night with lighting system able to display 16 million colours.