Iraqi political leaders continued to bicker over key ministerial posts while the country remained in the grip of violence.
Five months after elections, and four weeks after a so-called political breakthrough, Iraq still lacks a government while killings and kidnappings continue, writes Nermeen El-Mufti
Real hunger is beginning to strike the Palestinians as the boycotting of Hamas continues and the elected movement in government stands firm, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank
The question is how
As the Quartet discusses how to bypass the democratically-elected Hamas-led government, Palestinians are running on empty, writes Erica Silverman
To disengage or engage?
In Geneva, a group of Palestinian and Israeli diplomats, and retired military officers, argue the case of "giving Hamas a chance to change". Dina Ezzat listened in
In from the cold
A new page is turned in US-Libyan relations as Washington restores full diplomatic ties with Tripoli, taking the North African country off the list of terrorism sponsors, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Jordanian accusations against Hamas persist, as does widespread speculation as to why now, and why Hamas, reports Sana Abdallah in Amman
A new failure by the National Dialogue to decide on Lebanon's political future brings to the fore negotiations taking place on the sidelines, writes Serene Assir
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday calling for the speedy implementation of the peace accord in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region