Reformists ready for gradual revolution
With more reformists in Iran's government, a new stage opens in the clerical regime's power struggle. In Tehran, Azadeh Moaveni leafs through the reformists' agenda
Beyond plastic bags
As it celebrates the 10th anniversary of unity, Yemen remains the odd man out in the oil-rich Gulf region, writes Roger Owen. Yet, it has the potential of a better life
Settling secretly with Saddam?
The possibility that Palestinian refugees might be resettled in Iraq raised concerns about the implications of such a move for the country's ethnic, religious and sectarian mosaic, writes Salah Hemeid