|Not at Israel's beck and call
A Palestinian unity government is expected to be announced in around one week, with leaders assuring the Palestinian public that it will not bow to Israel, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Lebanon 'on the brink'
Conflict in the Lebanese Telecommunications Ministry last week is a worrying further sign of instability in the country, writes Lucy Fielder in Beirut
Allies, not leaders
While the demands of the protesters in Syria are similar to those of the country's opposition parties, the demonstrators have rejected their leadership, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
'We are all Hamza'
A young Syrian boy was brutally killed while participating in a children's march towards besieged Daraa to deliver food to the children there, reports Bassel Oudat
The Mahdis are at the root of the bizarre conflict between Khamenei and Ahmadinejad, contends Amani Maged in Tehran
Giving up Gaddafi's ghost?
The Libyan leader's decision time draws nearer and it could provide the key for a new direction in African affairs, predicates Gamal Nkrumah
Al-Bashir sows the wind
Khartoum is trying to achieve through war what it failed to gain by negotiation, writes Graham Usher at the United Nations
Occupation or anarchy?
A parade by the Al-Mahdi Army demanding the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq has highlighted possible explosions to come when the Americans finally leave, writes Salah Hemeid
No driving for Saudi women
Saudi authorities have dealt firmly with a woman activist who defied a ban on women driving in the kingdom, fearing that this could be the spark for wider demands for reform, writes Khaled Dawoud