By James Traub
-James Traub is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of, most recently, The Freedom Agenda. "Terms of Engagement," his column for ForeignPolicy.com, runs weekly
Smoke rises following a Taliban attack on the British Council in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday. Nine people were killed. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters
Palestinians have been calling for global support to help them tear down the wall which 'imprisons Bal'ein'
By As'ad Abdul Rahman
Six hard years of peaceful protests, but the Palestinian village of Bal'ein has never given up on its struggle against the Israeli ‘apartheid' wall. The tiny village in the occupied West Bank has been leading a peaceful resistance, in a highly civilised manner, to protest against the Israeli wall, every Friday.
The tent prostets in Tel Aviv
Egyptian protesters hold a defaced photo of former president Hosni Mubarak during his trial in Cairo, on 15 August 2011. Photograph: Andre Pain/EPA