Don't Play Politics With Syrian Christians
What we are left with is the fact that there are many reasons why the US hasn't processed a large number of Syrian Christians and it has nothing to do with discrimination by either the UN or the Obama Administration, explains James Zogby.
How Libyan ‘Regime Change’ Lies Echo in Syria
The mainstream US media has largely ignored a U.K. report on the West’s lies used to justify the Libyan “regime change,” all the better to protect the ongoing falsehoods used in Syria, as James W Carden explains.
How US Propaganda Plays in Syrian War
U.S. foreign policymakers have experimented at planting propaganda in social media and then citing it as evidence to support their goals, a process now playing out in the Syrian “regime change,” as Rick Sterling explains.
Dangerous Denial of Global Warming
Direct and indirect dangers from global warming are so grave that the issue should be near the top of the U.S. campaign agenda, instead of being downplayed or denied, writes Jonathan Marshall.
Adventures in an American World of Frustration
Tom Engelhardt explores the strange American world with an eye to the particular absurdity of the moment – from nuking the planet to plain old bombing, from the privatization of war to the selling of its implements, from the power of the national security state in American elections to the power of money in the same.
Turkey And The PKK: Mutual Violence Is Not The Answer
To understand the Kurds’ mindset, Erdogan will do well to revisit, however cursorily, their history and the hardship they have experienced since the end of World War I, writes Dr. Alon Ben-Meir.
Questions for Turkey economy after Moody's downgrade

Strong growth has been one of Erdogan's political aces but robust economy at risk after downgrade of debt to junk status.

Iran says not ready for oil output freeze as prices edge lower
Saudi king unveils austerity drive
Oil market still weak despite recovery: Saudi Aramco
Oil prices rise modestly ahead of OPEC meeting
Sudan needs swift reforms to revive sanctions-hit economy
Moody's cuts Turkey debt rating to 'junk' level
Saudi Arabia reportedly doubts oil output deal
Petrofac to resume work in Tunisia after labour dispute
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
 
Gaza's legion of war-wounded battle to forge new lives
Thousands are learning to live with disabilities after three wars between Palestinian militants and Israel since 2008.
EU launches debit cards for refugees in Turkey
EU distributes debit cards which are automatically topped up every month for refugees to spend as they need.
Pope Francis cars auctioned off to help Syrian refugees
Polish charity is auctioning off three vehicles used by pontiff in July to raise funds for Syrian refugees.
Israel risks red card with illegal settlement clubs
FIFA to meet and decide whether Israeli Football Association must ban clubs based in illegal settlements.
Famous archway collapses on Moroccan beach
Massive pile of red rubble now sits where famous archway used to stand, dominating popular beach near Sidi Ifni, south of Agadir.
Lebanese shun polluted beaches for trips abroad
With polluted waters and private developers gobbling up seafront land, Lebanese prefer to fly abroad.
Tunisia welcomes home Paralympians
Joyful Tunisians welcomed their 'hero' Paralympians home after team hauled in an impressive 19 medals in Rio.
Palestinian family seeks to make a ripple with a tipple
Family winery in Christian village of Taybeh looks to add Palestine to the map of the world's wines.
In besieged Syria towns, rockets become swings
In rebel-held towns near Damascus, swing sets are made of spent rockets and jungle gyms are tucked underground.
Iran picks 'The Salesman' for 2017 Oscar
After long deliberations on five shortlisted films, strong majority of board picks ‘The Salesman’ to compete on behalf of Iran.
Syria’s “Happy” baboon bears the scars of war
Once a renowned attraction, Saeed the baboon has suffered at hands of five year conflict.
Of war and wealth: the many faces of hajj
More than 1.8 million Muslims with their own stories, backgrounds made this year's hajj pilgrimage.