|Seven years on
As Palestinians mark a sad anniversary, their plight continues to worsen, laments Khaled Amayreh
Trick or treat?
An initiative for political reform announced last week by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, boycotted by the three main opposition parties, has sparked various reactions among politicians, writes Nasser Arrabyee
Guards and 'green salt'
The Iranian-Western showdown moves into high gear with parliaments throwing down gauntlets and much more, as Mustafa El-Labbad sits back and watches the fireworks
Break the stalemate
"Consensus" was the word on almost all lips this week, but there's been nothing to show for it in the presidential race yet, reports Lucy Fielder
'United we stand'
Plans to partition Iraq are causing a political earthquake, says Nermeen Al-Mufti
Sudan's heart of darkness
The gruesome murder of AU peacekeepers raises questions about the credibility of attempts to stop the violence in Darfur, warns Gamal Nkrumah