Libya's new policymakers fiddle while tribal elders are hurtling down the country's road to perdition, predicts Gamal Nkrumah
Al-Qaeda's false retreat in Iraq
If Al-Qaeda is really on the retreat in Iraq as US top brass say, why is the organisation still able to create havoc in the country, asks Salah Nasrawi
Campaigning starts in Tunisia
According to opinion polls, the Islamist Al-Nahda Party will gain the most votes in the forthcoming Tunisian elections, writes Al-As'ad bin Ahmed from Tunis
Failing the region
The crises in Palestine and Syria have exposed only the Security Council's indecision, writes Graham Usher at the UN
Following Abbas's celebrated speech in New York, Palestinians wonder whether international support in the UN will help them attain freedom and national rights, writes Khaled Amayreh
Abbas battling on many fronts
The Palestinian president is caught between the anvil of domestic public opinion and the hammer of US economic sanctions as the UN bid for recognition proceeds, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Talk of foreign military intervention to halt the killings in Syria has been rejected by the country's opposition groups and confirmed at the UN, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Exodus from Syria
The exodus from Syria to neighbouring countries continues, as Syrians flee the brutality of the security forces putting down protests against the Al-Assad regime
'Mowing the grass'
Radical Muslim cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki was born in New Mexico in 1971, educated at Colorado State University in engineering, and radicalised while preaching in US mosques...