LOCAL NEWS

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11 killed, over 200 hurt in Saudi Aramco residential compound blaze Saeed Al-Asmari Saudi Gazette AL-KHOBAR — An investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of...

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11 Dead, 200 hurt in blaze through Saudi Aramco compound At least 11 people were killed and 200 injured in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a...

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Talking trash in Lebanon Beirut’s uncollected garbage is just one symptom of a noxious political system by Rami G. Khouri @ramikhouri Political discontent is nothing new in...

GCC NEWS

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AFP By Sara Hussein Beirut (AFP) - Lebanon's cabinet ended an acrimonious meeting on Tuesday with no solution to a trash crisis that has sparked...

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How Much Longer Can Saudi Arabia's Economy Hold Out Against Cheap Oil? Saudi Arabia got lucky when the oil price fell in 1998. What about...

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Reuters By Aaron Maasho 10 hours ago  ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir declined to sign a peace deal proposed by regional leaders...

OPINION

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Talking trash in Lebanon Beirut’s uncollected garbage is just one symptom of a noxious political system by Rami G. Khouri @ramikhouri Political discontent is nothing new in...

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Saudi Arabia and Iran:Volatile Political Geography of Oil and Minorities By James M. Dorsey Synopsis The political geography of oil and minorities in Saudi Arabia and Iran...

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Bad Move: The Backfiring of Israeli Strategy on Iran Paul R. Pillar Whatever the underlying reasons for any miscalculation, Netanyahu and his government now face the...

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Rays of Light in the Middle East? Graham E. Fuller It is risky to try to discern longer range trends in the Middle East based on a...

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Historic developments visible in Turkey-Syria By Rami G. Khouri BEIRUT — The four separate armed attacks Monday against Turkish security forces and the U.S. Consulate in...

SPORTS - HEALTH - LATEST TECHNOLOGY

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese stocks plunged more than 8 percent on Monday in panic selling, with flagship indexes smashing key support levels and posting...

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PARIS (AP) — Announcing his bid to run for FIFA president, Chung Mong-Joon pledged to help the governing body clean itself up if he...

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TOKYO | By Hideyuki Sano and Shinichi Saoshiro Asian shares on Wednesday struggled at two-year lows after Chinese stocks extended their fall, stoking fears about...

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Reuters By Pete Sweeney and Lu Jianxin August 11, 2015 7:00 PM SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China shocked global markets on Tuesday by devaluing its currency after...

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HONG KONG | By Saikat Chatterjee Asian stocks and emerging market currencies tumbled on Wednesday and commodities fell after China let the yuan fall sharply...