Good morning with a Foreign Officer serving in Afghanistan.
ANDREW PHALAN
As the United States celebrated its Independence Day, its favourite soldier General David Petraeus took over as the new head of US forces in Afghanistan. Just who is he and what is to be expected from him?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
If Jerusalem were a chain of volcanoes waiting to erupt in the tempestuous landscape of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, then the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah must be one of the more volatile peaks. This first part looks at how Israel - touted so often as the region's shining democracy - is struggling to extend these principles to its Palestinian Arab population, in the face of security concerns.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
We might as well say it now: The truth about what happened in the Mediterranean 60 miles from Gaza went down with the dead activists. But does that matter?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
As mothers continue to lose their children to war, Usha D. Acharya wonders why man persists in using evil ways to fight the evil.
USHA D. ACHARYA
It is sobering to remember that one of those who realised Israel needs to treat the Palestinians justly was one of the first full-blooded Zionist.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
The Palestinian Authority say there will be no talks with Israel until it freezes settlement building. The US seems to decree otherwise.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
A(nother) confused weekend begs the question: Just who are Israel's enemies? (Hint: If you are thinking the "Palestinians", think again.)
DAN-CHYI CHUA
The dramatic account of how a top Hamas insider's conscience and faith causes him to embrace Israel hits the shelves today. Yes, it is quite a stunning story in the conflict where the two sides seem irreconcilable, but let's check the nuances the printers may have left out.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
For a while this week, “Israel” stopped being a dirty word.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
If Israel keeps fudging on an inquiry into Gaza, all it is doing is pronouncing itself guilty as charged.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Under the shade of an olive tree, an evicted Palestinian family is caught in a strange stand-off with the Jewish settlers who have taken over their home.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
A new group of dissenters has emerged from China’s recent ethnic riots – Uighur Muslim women.
KEVIN LEE
Overnight, more than two million in the "Switzerland of the East" find themselves homeless in their own country as the Pakistani government wages an all-out war against the Taliban.
EDWIN KOO
The solidarity derived from traditional hospitality has provided a pillar of strength to the embattled nation.
HIRA TAJWAR