|Minstrel or Messiah?
Gamal Nkrumah assesses the dynamics of the making of Obama, a phenomenon that might transform the world's mightiest nation
The big lie
American Muslims are alarmed at the new report on "violent Islamist extremism", writes Abdus Sattar Ghazali
Swearing on the Quran
The first Muslim American congressman offers his thoughts on the American Muslim community's involvement in the political and social life of the US, Mohamed El-Sayed listened in
Peace of the grave
The Pakistan army has driven back the Taliban from one part of Waziristan but it's not clear if it means peace or war, writes Graham Usher in Spinkai
Who is the enemy?
The US is not only repeating all the Soviets' mistakes in Afghanistan, it is showing remarkable creativity in the horrors department, says Eric Walberg in the first of a two-part series
Get real about AIDS
Raising money for fighting AIDS is the easy part. Spending such sums effectively is harder, writes James Chin in Geneva
Justice for Iraq and José
Serene Assir reports on the struggle for justice of the family of Spanish journalist José Couso, killed in a US attack on Baghdad's Palestine Hotel in 2003