Peace, at a price
A new deal struck between the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement means different things to different people, writes Nyier Abdou
Life and default
The worst of Argentina's economic crisis seems to be over. Hisham El-Naggar , in Buenos Aires, writes
'Soaked in blood'
The Kimberley Process, a certification system for rough diamonds, came into effect on 1 January. Tamam Ahmed Jama explores the role illicit trade in diamonds plays in perpetuating conflicts in Africa
To nuke or not to nuke?
North Korea's survival as a sovereign nation may hinge on the reactivation of its nuclear programme, writes Faiza Rady
Polishing up Libya's image
Libya's election as chair of the UN Human Rights Commission troubles Western human rights groups, writes Gamal Nkrumah
An Illinois governor's pardon of four death row inmates has highlighted the United States appalling human rights record, writes Negar Azimi