|New attempts to unite
The Arab League is sponsoring a conference in Cairo next week to unite the Syrian opposition, but the outcome may be a disappointment, writes Bassel Oudat
Syrian elections boycott
The opposition boycotted the Syrian parliamentary elections this week, claiming that they were simply a repeat of already failed experiments at reform, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Al-Qaeda under fire
Al-Qaeda forces attacked government forces in Yemen this week, following the killing of one of the organisation's leaders in a US drone attack, reports Nasser Arrabyee
AS ALGERIANS are heading to parliamentary elections today, the North African country will most likely fall in line with neighbouring countries as Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. The moderate Islamists are expected to gain ground...
Intifada over prisoners?
Pressure is building on Israel as an open-ended hunger strike by thousands of Palestinian prisoners continues, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Why Netanyahu changed his mind about elections
With Kadima now a partner in the coalition government, and the Israeli public veering strongly towards the right wing, Netanyahu is no longer fearful of being outmanoeuvred, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Iranian voters decide
Western media coverage has distorted the stakes of the legislative elections in Iran, writes Mojtaba Mousavi
Mess in Malakal
No excuses, no barriers -- so why is South Sudan keen on claiming northern Sudanese territory? Oil and kith and kin bonds bind the two countries, notes Gamal Nkrumah
Sudan's burning questions
While North and South Sudan face off on the border, in the North sectarian attacks appear to be increasing in frequency, writes Asmaa El-Husseini
Landmark Libyan poll?
Amid continuing violence and uncertainty, Libya will go to the polls -- or at least some Libyans, notes Gamal Nkrumah