The verge of explosion
Arab reactions to American Middle East policy may jeopardise Western interests in the region, warns Ibrahim Nafie
Crossing which borders?
Highways, settlements, fences: Jonathan Cook examines Israel's coded demarcation
Open letter to the rejectionists
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed calls for an extensive inter-Arab debate along the lines of the Egyptian-sponsored Palestinian reconciliation talks
The means to noble ends
Suicide bombings may at times capture the public's imagination, but attacks on civilians must stop, Taha Abdel-Alim writes
In search of the epic
Gilgamesh as Bush, Humbaba as Saddam. Sharif Elmusa finds new roles for old foes
Al-Qa'eda's recent attacks in Kenya appear set to propel the organisation into a head on confrontation with Israel, Diaa Rashwan argues
The countdown is on
Yesterday was the beginning of the countdown to 27 January -- the day on which chief UN arms inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed El-Baradei are expected to present the UN Security Council with their report on the state of Iraqi armament -- or, for that matter, disarmament...
In the aftermath of the events of 11 September 2001 and throughout 2002, the Arab and Muslim worlds were faced with several campaigns of vilification...
By Salama A Salama
Palestinian annus horribilis
The year 2002 was the Palestinians' most painful, as they suffered an unprecedented escalation in Israeli military operations against unarmed civilians in the West Bank and Gaza...
By Abdel-Qader Yassin
As the new year approaches, my principal concern, when I think about Egypt, is the economy. International circumstances in that last decade have affected economic reform in ways beyond anybody's control, slowing down the pace of progress to a worrying degree...
By Naguib Mahfouz