In Yemen more than 200 people have been killed by US drones and government bombardment. What is the role of Saudi intelligence there? In Afghanistan the US army faces a new scandal with the Los Angeles times publishing photographs of the US soldiers posing with dead Afghan body parts. In Egypt, half of the potential candidates for presidency have been disqualification including the top two Muslim Brotherhood contenders. This Sunday France votes for a new president. Will Sarkozy's anti-Muslim rhetoric pay off? In this edition of the Comment these and much more stories are all reviewed with Derek Conway.