Guerrillas for cash
Beirut remains in shock over the government's decision to deport four members of the Japanese Red Army once considered heroes for their support of the Palestinian cause, writes Ranwa Yehia from Beirut
A new page or an old recipe?
There had been some optimism radiated about the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations in Washington. But the closer the talks got, the fainter it became. Graham Usher reports from Jerusalem
Caviar, carpets and compromise
Dissension in the ranks
With Iran's reformists still reeling following an assassination attempt on one of their leaders, a historic American overture may speed their recovery and produce further ripples. Azadeh Moaveni assesses the intricacies of Iran's response
Friction within Sudan's opposition umbrella group has led to the withdrawal of one of its principal members, the Umma Party. Gamal Nkrumah examines the crisis