8 - 14 July 2004
Issue No. 698
|Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875|
The ways ahead
Is a new form of Palestinian resistance being born? Graham Usher looks at walls, tents and court rulings in The Hague and Jerusalem
The US is likely to bow to Israeli pressure and veto an expected resolution at the UN aimed at condemning the separation wall in the West Bank, Khaled Dawoud reports from Washington
Besieged and beholden
Jordan reluctantly takes up a role in the West Bank which evokes grim reminders of its difficult pre-1967 relationship with the Palestinians, writes Lamis Andoni
Is it legal?
Not without motive the powers that be are lining up to permanently silence Saddam Hussein, writes Ian Douglas
Words of the new order
Michael Jansen interviews Iraqi Vice President Ibrahim Al-Jaafari on the transfer of sovereignty and Saddam Hussein's trial
Nermin Al-Mufti reports on the legacy of Paul Bremer, the former chief US civil administrator in Iraq
The horrors of Darfur
Belatedly, the Sudanese government and opposition forces now share the international community's concern for the humanitarian catastrophe that is war-torn Darfur, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Turkey seeks to strike a balance between appeasing the US and forging closer ties with its neighbours, writes Gareth Jenkins from Istanbul
Yemen's 'war on terror'
The battle between Yemeni forces and Shia militants in the north of the country rages on, Peter Willems reports
Lacklustre session for toothless assembly
As MPs headed for their summer recess, political analysts were sceptical of the ruling party's talk of sweeping reform. The proof, writes Gamal Essam El-Din, is in the parliament
Millions are expected to tune in to Al-Jazeera tonight as the Arab world's leading commentator makes a comeback, writes Amira Howeidy
A quieter retirement
The gigantic red granite statue of Ramses II is finally saying goodbye to the traffic, fumes and noise of Cairo's busy Ramses Square. Nevine El-Aref reports
The fate of 'enemy combatants'
One week after the US Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Bush administration by ruling against indefinite detention of so-called "enemy combatants," US officials are scrambling to implement the verdict, Khaled Dawoud reports from Washington
Running against the tide
Nader is campaigning against the corporate takeover of the US. Anayat Durrani reports from Los Angeles
The meat politics is made of
Are Sudanese beef exporters poised to grab a larger bite of the Egyptian market? Gamal Nkrumah sinks his teeth into the meat business
PRESIDENT HOSNI Mubarak arrived back in Egypt yesterday following surgery and medical treatment for serious back problems in Germany...
The hands of Israel
Recent confirmations of an Israeli presence in Iraq should inspire action to safeguard Iraq's unity and cohesion, writes Ibrahim Nafie
The Arabs, writes Clovis Maksoud , must wonder: could they have removed a ruthless dictator like Saddam Hussein by themselves?
Another generous offer?
Mustafa Barghouthi questions the underlying intentions of Sharon's unilateral withdrawal plan in Gaza
America once went by another name, as did its inhabitants. If we're not careful, says Samir Farid , we too may lose our name
The trial of the century
Can substantiating the charges against Saddam Hussein require more time than the deposed Iraqi leader is likely to live, asks Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
'Democratic' racism (1)
The State of Israel is both "democratic and Jewish", a first-ever Israeli constitution is set to declare. In a two-part article Jonathan Cook lays open a contradiction in terms
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