'A scandalously missed opportunity'
US pressures succeeded in aborting an unprecedented meeting in Switzerland to discuss the implementation of the Fourth Geneva Convention in occupied Palestinian territories. Sherine Bahaa reports
Amnesty for business|
Tens of thousands of Syrians are said to have benefited from the general amnesty announced last week by President Hafez Al-Assad. Atef Saqr, in Damascus, explores the implications
Jordan poll 'satisfies' Islamists
Jordan held its first "free and democratic elections" under King Abdullah. Lola Keilani reports from Amman on how this will help mend strained ties between the government and the opposition