Palestinian and Lebanese officials say they have no doubt that Israel was behind a car bomb that killed Jihad Jibril, a senior commander of the radical Palestinian group PFLP-General Command and the son of its founder-leader, Ahmed Jibril, in Beirut on Monday
Bantustans on the West Bank
Israel's army has turned major West Bank towns into veritable detention centres. Khaled Amayreh reports from Hebron
Prodded by serious US and Arab pressure, Palestinians are rethinking the wisdom of suicide operations against Israeli targets
A GENEVA-based human rights group has said Palestinian detainees in the Israeli Ofer detention centre were being subject to severe forms of abuse, reports Rasha Saad. In its report issued last week the group, Defence for Children International/Palestine (DCI/PS), said the prisoners were being held under "inhuman conditions" and were generally denied access to lawyers "as there is no systematic procedure of informing lawyers about court hearings."
Time for change
Following Israel's devastating reoccupation of the West Bank, Palestinians are expecting the Palestinian Authority to do more than clear away the rubble, Talal Jabari reports from Ramallah
The Nativity 13
As European countries finalise their arrangements for taking in the 13 deported Palestinians, the justifications Israel gave for its 39-day siege of the Church of the Nativity are being revealed as largely false. Michael Jansen reports from Nicosia
'A sad day for freedom of expression'
Human rights groups are up in arms over prominent Jordanian activist Tojan Al-Faisal's prison sentence, calling it a blow against freedom of expression. Al-Ahram Weekly's correspondent reports from Amman
Defining the Arab bottom line
Arab foreign ministers met in Beirut to discuss how to proceed with the Saudi peace initiative. Zeina Abu Rizk reports from Beirut
In good faith?
Iraq's acceptance of a UN resolution modifying sanctions does not appear to have put on hold the US's plans for Saddam Hussein. Anayat Durrani reports from Washington
To Israel with love
US Congress has once again shown where its sympathies lie in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Thomas Gorguissian writes from Washington
Ailing ruler spurs questions
Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit's recent admission to hospital has raised doubts amongst his tripartite coalition, and inspired talk of potential political chaos. Gareth Jenkins reports