|Benghazi nears the brink?
Libya's rebels should stop blaming their woes on Gaddafi because the country's popular uprising has turned into a bloody civil war and the West is reluctant to butt in, remarks Gamal Nkrumah
Saudi smoulders but is not on fire
The Saudi royal family appear to be weathering the regional wave of uprisings against autocratic rule, though for how long remains in question, writes Rashid Abul-Samh
Just the initial phase?
The arrival of Saudi forces in Bahrain has only triggered more unrest, turning what was previously a case of internal dissent into a regional battlefield, says Sherine Bahaa
No plan for next step in Yemen
Protesters in Yemen continue to demand the ouster of President Saleh, but few are ready to answer the question of what comes then, writes Nasser Arrabyee
Arab League diplomats have been faced with uprisings throughout the Arab world in recent weeks, raising questions of when and whether to intervene, reports Dina Ezzat
Europe mulls its options
As pro-Gaddafi forces took control of rebel enclaves in Libya this week, European diplomacy signalled its disarray, writes David Tresilian in Paris
Palestinians rally for national unity
With leaders on both sides of the Palestinian political divide claiming they are ready for reconciliation, the people have taken to the street to demand it, writes Khaled Amayreh
From tragedy to useful propaganda
The horrible murder of a settler family in the northern West Bank is being blamed on the Palestinians and used by Israel to justify its policies, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem
Sudan and the winds of change
As partition approached, Sudan -- especially the north -- faces problems that could further tear it apart, writes Asmaa El-Husseini
Ready for an ouster?
Recent protests in Iraq have put the endemic corruption in the country under the spotlight, writes Salah Hemeid
Reviving the Cedar Revolution
Supporters of Lebanon's 14 March Movement flooded into Martyrs Square this week, but they have little power to back up calls for the disarmament of Hizbullah, reports Lucy Fielder from Beirut