|The final 'final battle'
Fatah Al-Islam's women and children have at last left Nahr Al-Bared camp, heralding the final battle which could last days or weeks, Lucy Fielder reports
Drawing their swords
Time is running out for Lebanon's government and opposition to step back from the brink before flash-point presidential elections, Lucy Fielder reports
Who is harassing whom?
Khartoum is courting Washington, expelling Western diplomats and welcoming home the leaders of armed opposition groups, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Abbas and Olmert meet again and get nowhere, again. Khaled Amayreh reports
Tensions lie ahead
As Abdullah Gul becomes Turkey's president, the military sends unequivocal signals of warning, writes Gareth Jenkins
Faint glimmer of hope
A new Shia-Sunni-Kurdish accord provides a breathing space, but for how long, asks Salah Hemeid
Al-Maliki digs in
While US military operations expand, Iraq's non-functioning political process remains deadlocked, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti