|Does the US want Abbas out?
Fatah leaders warn of a plot thickening against Mahmoud Abbas, aiming to replace him with compliant pro-US premier Salam Fayyad, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Syria at the tipping point?
Recent developments have favoured the revolution in Syria even as the regime has escalated its ferocity and violence, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
The clock ticks
As the pressure builds on the Syrian regime, is time running out for President Bashar Al-Assad or for Syria itself, asks Dina Ezzat
Escaping the unknown
Violent street battles have now reached the Syrian capital Damascus, with tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Filmmakers under the thumb
In Syria, the Culture Ministry dismisses top filmmakers from government posts because of their political views, writes Bassel Oudat from Damascus
Ankara holds its breath
The recent visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Russia has done little to bridge the gulf between the two countries on the handling of the Syrian crisis, writes Sayed Abdel-Maguid in Ankara
As the battle in Syria continues to rage, Iraq's reaction has been inadequate and perplexing, writes Salah Nasrawi
Tripoli's testing questions
Is a Libyan coalition of dogma and pragmatism possible? Well, as long as women are well represented, asserts Gamal Nkrumah