|Sunni protests in Iraq
Protests by Iraqi Sunni leader Iyad Allawi at the new US envoy to Baghdad have underlined Sunni discontent at US policy in the country, writes Salah Nasrawi
Negotiate with both hands
There is no excuse for inciting further carnage on either side of Sudanese borders, affirms Asmaa El-Husseini
'We fought for freedom, not Sharia law'
Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's ruling Islamist Al-Nahda Movement, speaks to Al-Asaad Ben Ahmad about Salafis, Sharia and the creation of a new society
A federated Barqa?
The danger of secession of the oil-rich eastern Libya threatens not only the rest of Libya, but Egypt, says Hassan Al-Qashawi
No change in Bahrain?
According to human rights activists, the clampdown on pro-democracy protesters continues in Bahrain, writes Osman El-Sharnoubi
The Syrian regime has agreed to implement the Anan peace plan, but the country's opposition says it will collapse if it does so, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Before the bullets run out
The Free Syrian Army, a source of concern to the Syrian regime, is splitting the opposition about its future and goals, writes Bassel Oudat
Israel treats hunger striker with deportation
Frail but defiant, Hana Al-Shalabi has been deported to Gaza after sustaining a hunger strike against administrative detention for nearly 50 days, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Gas, Israel and the Arab Spring
As the balance of politics in the region turns against Israel, there may be one thing that it has in reserve: vast new discoveries of natural gas, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Fettering the press in Ramallah
Frustrated with the dead end in the supposed peace process with Israel, Palestinian Authority leaders are getting increasingly edgy about criticism, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah