Al-Ahram Weekly Online   11 - 17 September 2003
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Call the cavalry
Few expect the world community to respond positively to Bush's reluctant appeal for help this week in Iraq, reports Khaled Dawoud in Washington

Volte-face!
Five months after Saddam's fall, Washington is realising it bit off more than it can chew, writes Salah Hemeid

'Throwing water over the fire'
Libyan-Lebanese tension overshadowed other themes leading up to the Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting, Dina Ezzat reports

As the dust settles
In the first exclusive interview with an Egyptian newspaper, the new foreign minister of Iraq told Dina Ezzat that his country cannot do without the US anytime soon

'The ultimate red line'
Israel vows to continue targeting Palestinian leaders as the world reacts quietly to the attempt on Yassin's life. Khaled Amayreh reports from Jerusalem

Neighbourhood watch
A meeting of the leaders of two of Iraq's neighbours, Jordan and Iran, may have come just in time, reports Sana Abdallah from Amman

Make or break for Sudan
The meeting in Kenya between the Sudanese vice president and the chief armed opposition is a new turn in the Sudanese peace process, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Shoot to kill
The Or Commission findings remind families of Arab victims that justice in Israel is for Jews only. Jonathan Cook writes from Nazareth

Briefs
The european Union could formalise the blacklisting of the political wing of the radical Islamic group Hamas by the end of the week, a spokesperson said on Monday after preliminary talks on the issue...

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