A step back from the brink
Although the leaders of Pakistan and India shook hands at a regional summit, there was little warmth in the gesture, reports Iffat Malik from Islamabad
A long-running sore since partition, Kashmir is the focus of not one, but two ongoing conflicts, writes Iffat Malik
No firing, yet
The leaders of India and Pakistan kept at a safe distance at the South Asian summit in Katmandu. But their nations' troops are in much more perilous proximity. Absar Alam writes from the Nepalese capital
Bombs, missiles and mines
As the manhunt for Al-Qa'eda and Taliban forces continues, the US-led campaign is still leaving a trail of destruction in embattled Afghanistan, writes Anayat Durrani from Washington
Demise of an ideology
For the first time in over a month Argentines are hopeful that a solution is in sight. And almost everybody agrees that a devaluation, however painful, is the first step towards such a solution, Hisham El-Naggar writes from Buenos Aires
Racial or racist profiling?
Arab Americans, even when they are US President George W Bush's own bodyguards, are now being taken off planes
Milestone or mediocrity?
The election of new Zambian president Levy Mwanawasa last week was no model for African democracy. Gamal Nkrumah wonders if post-colonial Africa has put politics before people
Coming in from the cold
The alternative World Social Forum 2002 meeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil, later this month has an unusual ally, writes Faiza Rady
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