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The petroleum industry's arrival on the Horn of Africa begs the important question of whether fossil fuels can bring Somalis across the political spectrum together or pull them further apart.

If Afghans and their allies in the international community want to ready the country for a conflict-free future, they must take the natural environment into account, writes Austin Bodetti.

Trump threatens to 'destroy' North Korea. Who else?

The New Arab

Trump threatens to 'destroy' North Korea. Who else?

Few expected Donald Trump to offer an olive branch to North Korea during his debut UN General Assembly speech, but even by the hotheaded president's standards it was worryingly bellicose.

Blame Canada: No blood for milk or <em>lumber</em>

Hadani Ditmars

Blame Canada: No blood for milk or lumber

Blog: Trade deals are tricky things, and the only thing worse than being an enemy of the US is being a former ally, writes Hadani Ditmars.

The Moroccan King is right to criticise Ban Ki-moon

Samir Bennis

The Moroccan King is right to criticise Ban Ki-moon

Comment: Ban Ki-Moon's biased and ill-informed assessment of the situation in Western Sahara has angered the monarch and shows he is no longer ...

Belal Dabour

Erez crossing used to extort ordinary Gazans

Comment: Travelling between Gaza and Israel means running the gauntlet of the Erez checkpoint, where many Palestinians are arrested for seemingly arbitrary reasons, writes Belal Dabour.

Geoffrey Aronson

Lost in the middle of a Jordanian nowhere

Feature: For those 15,000 souls in Azraq refugee camp, this is the end of the line. It is the last word in refugee care. But it is also a ...

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