Saudis welcome the return of the silver screen

Saudi Arabia have lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas, prompting celebrations from film fans, directors and…

Looking back over my shoulder

With the Islamic State (ISIS) crushed on the battlefield and its caliphate broken up, security chiefs across…

Iran: On closer examination of “the deal”

U.S. President Trump has issued a broadside to the Iranian regime, warning that Washington’s patience is…

Turkish energy sector gets a boost

The EBRD has invested 100 million Turkish lira (€24 million) in an inflation–linked bond issued by…

LEBANON: Justice demands answers now

Torture, The Middle East magazine

EBRD unveils its latest Green Economy initiative

Ahead of the Paris accord, the EBRD unveiled its Green Economy Transition (GET) approach, under which…

EGYPT: brings out the stars to combat drug use

This month, the Ministry of Social Solidarity’s Fund for Drug Control & Treatment of Addiction (FDCTA), began…

US move to arm Syrian Kurds causes consternation

Ending years of a hands-off approach, the United States is stepping up its involvement in the…

Turkey creates new city for Syrian orphans

Turkey has opened a huge centre dedicated to housing and educating orphans from war-torn Syria, the…

UAE condemns escalation of illegal Israeli aggression against Palestinians of the Occupied Territories

By Pat Lancaster. The UAE has punched  a significant hole in the shameful wall of official…