|Time won't solve anything
US policy in Iraq is an utter failure; giving the current strategy more time only exacerbates the disaster, writes Ramzy Baroud
Toughing out a rethink
The meeting of Sudanese government officials and representatives of armed Darfur opposition groups in the Libyan capital Tripoli offers hope for the future, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Turkey heads to the polls
Opinion polls in Turkey suggest that the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party will win a large amount of votes, much to the chagrin of the secularists, reports Gareth Jenkins from Istanbul
Fair play, or foul?
The Somali government is wrestling with the militant Islamists over political legitimacy, and much else amid a redoubtable reconciliation conference in Mogadishu, writes Gamal Nkrumah
No peace deal
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad commits to peace, resistance, the Golan Heights but ignores Lebanon, reports Sami Moubayed from Damascus
Talks about talks
Sceptical Lebanese await a promised dialogue to avert a crisis as presidential elections loom. Lucy Fielder reports from Beirut
'Don't mention the occupation'
The Palestinian political process seems to be going nowhere fast as Israel deigns to throw President Mahmoud Abbas scraps from the negotiating table, writes Khaled Amayreh in East Jerusalem
Alive now, dead later?
Palestinian activists have nervously decided to hand in their arms in exchange for an amnesty from Israel. But are they correct in trusting the Israelis not to assassinate them in future? Not according to seasoned Israeli commentators, writes Saleh Al-Naami
In the eye of the storm
The UN's lead humanitarian officer for the Palestinians tells Dina Ezzat that the Israeli occupation is the real problem