LET'S forget about US President Donald Trump, his public addresses, media interviews and online presence, and focus our attention instead on the #realDonaldTrump...

[BEIRUT] Unemployment among women in the Middle East is twice that of men, the United Nations said on Wednesday, pointing to low wages, a lack of skills and a belief among some that a woman's...

[KUALA LUMPUR] A push by palm oil producers to cultivate new markets in Southeast Asia and the Middle East is unlikely to move the dial on exports this year, traders and analysts say, as customers...

[WASHINGTON] King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Sunday that the United States remains essential to any hope of a peaceful solution between Israel and the Palestinians, despite widespread criticism of...

[WASHINGTON] Vice President Mike Pence is set to receive a cooler reception from Arab leaders on a Middle East trip next week than he once expected, after pushing President Donald Trump earlier this...

THE BOTTOM LINE

TRANSITION is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is: transition to what? Dominating the answer is an Arab autocratic push for a Saudi-led regional order that would...

SO like Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle, you had fallen asleep many years ago, say, in 1967 in the aftermath of that year's Middle Eastern War aka the Six-Day War and had woken up 50...

CITIGROUP Inc may face new obstacles to rebuilding its Saudi Arabia business after the bank's longstanding shareholder and promoter was arrested in an anti-corruption drive...

SINGAPORE and Qatar have shown that size does not determine a country's success, said President Halimah Yacob on Tuesday night...

EDITORIAL

IRAQI Kurds claim that in last week's independence referendum, no less than 92 per cent of the 3.3 million Kurds and non-Kurds who cast their ballots, supported secession. The vote was held not...