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A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and music

22 June, 2018

Gingko has unveiled an ambitious poetry project, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan, which was in turn inspired by the Persian poet Hafez.

Saudi 'pirate channel' accused of stealing World Cup broadcasts

22 June, 2018

Saudi Arabia's attempt to sidestep the Qatar blockade by stealing content from Doha-based sports channel beIn has been condemned by football governing bodies.

Trump's MidEast team talk Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in Egypt

21 June, 2018

Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt continued their Middle East tour in Cairo with President Sisi.

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

21 June, 2018

Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive climate, writes Mohamed el-Meshad.

Kushner, Trump envoy visit Saudi Arabia's crown prince

21 June, 2018

Trump adviser Jared Kushner and US envoy Jason Greenblatt met with the Saudi crown prince to discuss the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in 'Qatar spy case'

21 June, 2018

Bahrain opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been acquitted on charges that he spied for Qatar, in a case that attracted widespread criticism.

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

20 June, 2018

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

Tunisia commission proposes reforms strengthening women's and LGBT rights

20 June, 2018

Among the proposals are equal inheritance for women and decriminalising homosexuality.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Wonder Wednesday

20 June, 2018

Three matches in one day - don't miss all the action from Portugal-Morocco, Uruguay-Saudi Arabia and Iran-Spain at Russia 2018. Keep refreshing this page for all the updates!

Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with 'Qatar island' project

20 June, 2018

Saudi Arabia has announced 25 June as the deadline for tenders of a controversial canal project that will turn the State of Qatar into an island.

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