Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
17 - 23 June 1999
Issue No. 434
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

State in the making
An Arab League committee met for the second time in two weeks to draft a constitution for the coming Palestinian state. Rasha Saad follows work in progress
Righting wrongs in Geneva
Despite US opposition, members of a UN committee on the rights of the Palestinian people are insisting on holding a conference in Switzerland next month. Sherine Bahaa reports
An Israeli hand?
In the aftermath of the Sidon courtroom killings, the stage may be set for a showdown between the Lebanese government and Palestinian refugees. Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut

Across Iraq's shattered borders
Two spectacular attacks on Iranian dissidents based in Iraq exemplify a new phase in cross-border relations
GCC GCC fractures over Tehran ties
The meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council closed abruptly, and without agreement, on Saturday, as a result of differences between the UAE and Saudi Arabia over the policy towards Iran. Sherine Bahaa reviews the stand-off
Dramatic start
to Kuwaiti poll

Issues being debated in Kuwait's election campaign signal a bumpy ride for the next government, Donald Benson writes from Kuwait
Mahdi's choice
By accepting a reconciliation with Khartoum's government, the opposition is risking a serious split within its own ranks, warns former Sudanese minister Mahgoub Othman
The marine who made peace
Arab backing has been a windfall gain for a Somali warlord with an unconventional CV, writes Gamal Nkrumah


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