Back in Sharon's court
An agreement may pave the way to end attacks inside Israel. Khaled Amayreh reports from Jerusalem
Displaced yet again
After being forced from their homes, Palestinian refugees living in Iraq find themselves in a living hell, while Palestinian volunteers suffer the after-shocks of fighting on the Iraqi front. Rasha Saad reports from Baghdad
The killing fields
Survivors of the 1991 Intifada are finally able to search for their dead, but as volunteers continue to uncover mass graves in southern Iraq, evidence that could be used in future tribunals is slipping away, reports Nyier Abdou in Hilla
Sharon's 'united' Jerusalem
Israel quietly transfers Palestinian Jerusalemites prior to the implementation of the roadmap. Annika Hampson reports from Jerusalem
Archive: Camp David I: The Framework for Middle East Peace
With the revival of the defunct peace process via the roadmap, Al-Ahram Weekly commences publishing an abridged documentary history of Palestinian/Israeli peace efforts.
Democracy's oasis -- a mirage
Israeli war crimes go unpunished as human rights reports blast Israeli practices. Jonathan Cook writes from Nazareth
According to one human rights watchdog, Arab states and Israel have one thing in common -- ever-increasing human rights violations. Dina Ezzat reports
US ups pressure by excluding Syria and Lebanon from roadmap process. Mohalhel Fakih reports from Beirut
'Only themselves to blame'
Former US Ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, believes that Arab and American interests require a long-term presence in Iraq. He talked to Khaled Dawoud in Washington
25 May: Israeli government endorses "steps" in Mideast roadmap by a 12-7 vote.
A contest of power
A crackdown on Islamists in Saudi Arabia is being matched by a crackdown on their reform-minded critics, writes John R Bradley from Jeddah
Once dubbed the Smile of the Gulf, Basra is struggling to regain its erstwhile identity. Nermeen Al-Mufti reports from southern Iraq
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday defended his government's response to last month's devastating earthquake and appealed to the European Union for reconstruction aid...