Under cover of demography
Israel's policy of ethnic cleansing terrorises Palestinians into homelessness, writes Annika Hampson from Jerusalem
In Arafat's shadow
In his first Arab tour, Palestinian Premier Mahmoud Abbas attempts to re-garner support for the Palestinian cause. Dina Ezzat reports
Witnesses to war crimes
On 17 July, the Tel Aviv District Court judge upheld the deportation orders for eight peace activists from the International Solidarity Movement (ISM)...
Nile Valley thaw
As Egypt and Sudan inch closer economically and politically following talks between Egyptian and Sudanese top-level officials, the two neighbours must carefully consider the impact of integration, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Painted into a corner
The future of the Iraqi Governing Council is fraught with difficulties as Iraq's Sunnis and Shi'ites cast aspersions upon its legitimacy. Omayma Abdel-Latif reports
Getting hotter in Iraq
Anger is on the increase in Iraq with many citizens impatient to achieve real democracy in the country, reports Nermeen Al-Mufti from Baghdad
The bottom line
Assessing a bilateral relationship requires that we take into account not only politics but economics as well; US-Iranian ties are a case in point, writes Mustafa El-Labbad
A chance for the council?
Only days before the Security Council meeting on Iraq last Tuesday, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Sergio Vieira De Mello, told Jihan Al-Alaily in Baghdad that neighbouring countries should be patient with Iraq's interim Governing Council
The exclusion of former Ba'ath Party members from new Iraqi administrative postings may constitute a waste of human resources, discovers Karim El-Gawhary
Abbas faces rising discontent as Israel fails to deliver on issues vital to the survival of the roadmap. Khaled Amayreh reports from Palestine
A recent report by the Palestinian Non-Governmental Network exposes Israel's failure to implement the roadmap
16 July: Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath urges Turkey to help persuade Israel to implement the roadmap and contribute to reconstruction projects in the Palestinian territories...