|Quartet fails to unlock deadlock
Question marks hover over the relevance of the Quartet on Middle East peace that has failed to secure any progress on the Israeli-Palestinian front, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem
The Middle East was never more dangerous
Set off-balance by the democratic Arab Spring, Israel is edging closer to attacking Iran, to re-establish control over the region via military deterrence, regardless of the risks, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Erdogan: 'Why no UN sanctions for Israel?'
With the new campaign by Palestine to gain the world's official recognition 63 years after the fact, BDS activities in Europe and North America -- the main holdouts -- have gained new momentum, reports Eric Walberg
On Tunisia's election results
Despite the doubts of some foreign pundits, Tunisians are proving that democracy is not incompatible with Islam, and that the Arabs can do it alone, writes Karem Yehia
What does Al-Nahda want?
Tunisians have been digesting the results of last month's elections, which saw the Islamist Al-Nahda Party win the most seats in the new constituent assembly, writes David Tresilian in Tunis
Syria-US ambassador crisis
The US ambassador to Damascus leaves Syria due to "credible threats against his personal safety", while Syria quickly pulls its ambassador in Washington, reportedly for consultations, reports Bassel Oudat in Damascus
A step towards civil disobedience
Several Syrian cities have declared a general strike to step up opposition to the regime; a preliminary step towards all-out civil disobedience in the future
Carry-on camping, Seif Al-Islam, or just putting Fezzan in a finicky ferment? Gamal Nkrumah marvels at the Gaddafi pertinacity
Iraq's stolen memory
All the archive of Saddam's era were taken to the US after the invasion and Iraqis want them back, writes Salah Nasrawi
Will Yemen's woes ever cease?
Medical check-ups delayed yet again the final solution for the 10-month long political crisis of Yemen, bemoans Nasser Arrabyee