The Palestinian Authority maneuvers an obstacle course on the path to statehood, and today it goes to the United Nations with a vote against Israel. Question: Will the Americans help or hinder it?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
A volunteer group hopes pen pals will help break down barriers between India and Pakistan.
MARK B. JACOBS
Why do Asian butterflies have names such as Sergeant, Red Admiral and Viscount? Because British military men came, collected and christened them.
KHEW SIN KHOON
The peace talks look doomed to fail, with Israel reluctant to extend the construction freeze in the settlements and the Arabs backing Palestinian decision to walk out of negotiations if this is the case. Is peace such an elusive ideal between the two sides? Not so perhaps, if there is a radical mindset shift, says Palestinian academic Dr Sari Nusseibeh.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
The Oscar-nominated Israeli film Ajami depicted a gritty and complex situation of Jews and Arabs living side by side in the mixed city of Jaffa. But how faithful is the film to the reality of the real Ajami neighbourhood?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Against the backdrop of renewed violence and construction in the West Bank, all the words of the leaders in the so-called peace process are sounding hollow, compared to the arguments of an elderly Israeli who's almost seen it all.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
The government of Israel consistently speaks out against its enemies: Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and so on. But does it actually know who its friends are?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists the Palestinians acknowledge Israel as a “Jewish state”. The Palestinian Authority won't. Alright, let's now look at the facts on the ground.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
For a moment, leave behind what divides Jersualem and take a walk through the new Mamilla with its creator, envisioned as a meeting place across cultures.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Before the Obama-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians can begin in Washington, they are already crying bloody murder in the holy land.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
The Tamil Tigers waged a 33-year battle against the Sri Lankan government for an independent Tamil state. Many in the diaspora backed their fight, but was it a righteous cause, or just a myth?
BAILAMAN
Serving in the US Army, Rajiv Srinivasan captures a Taliban and learns compassion for his enemy.
RAJIV SRINIVASAN
Zippadee-doo-da, zippadee-yay, peace talks are starting on a wonderful September day! But wait, why aren't the Palestinians celebrating?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
A child of war, Sarorn Sim grew up as a refugee in Canada embarrassed by his past and almost ashamed to say he was Cambodian. But he has since come to understand the complexity of suffering and the joy of rebirth.
SARORN RON SIM
These days, it is getting increasingly difficult to tell the peacemakers and the peacewreckers. The Israeli government does  a good job of appearing to be the former.
DAN-CHYI CHUA