The landscape of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the pathway to negotiations, has a wearying sense of déjà vu, writes Jonathan Cook from Jerusalem
The intensification of counter insurgency measures in Iraq seems to be fueling resentment of US forces, writes Salah Hemeid
Countdown to a truce?
Intensive diplomatic efforts might lead to a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. Khaled Amayreh reports from Palestine
Tricks and traps?
Gamal Nkrumah talks with the Liberian President Charles Taylor about the prospects for peace in the war-torn West African country
Left to their own devices
The protests in Iran, writes Amr Elchoubaki from Tehran, are not the state of revolt the US depicts them as being, but evidence of something else altogether
Statehood without land
In this second of a four-part series addressing the main points of the Mideast roadmap, Muna Hamzeh examines the lack of a clear Palestinian strategy to fight Israel's settlement policy
Rasha Saad , in Baghdad, looks at the challenges facing Iraqi women and speaks to an Iraqi activist, recently returned from self-imposed exile, about her vision for the future
The flood beyond the logjam
Former CIA official Graham Fuller speaks to Amira Howeidy about the forces Bush has unleashed in the region
More than window-dressing?
The much-ballyhooed political and legal reform initiatives that became law last week did not escape a certain parliamentary wrath. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Proof of the pudding
The Ministry of Social Affairs has rejected two NGOs' applications for registration -- on security grounds. What does that mean for civil society, asks Mariz Tadros
Truth or dare?
Muslim Brotherhood sources denied a popular magazine's claim that the group was contemplating "military training" and "the overthrow of the government". Omayma Abdel-Latif investigates
New bottles, same wine
Is the US planning for a regional overhaul? Soha Abdelaty looks into the Bush administration's reform agenda for Egypt
Heritage for auction
Ancient Egyptian artefacts come under the hammer despite Egyptian efforts to obtain their return. Nevine El-Aref reports