Al-Ahram Weekly Online   9 - 15 June 2005
Issue No. 746
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Teetering on the edge
Lauded abroad, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is assailed at home, writes Graham Usher in Jerusalem
Another link in the chain
Last week Israelis celebrated the 38th anniversary of the conquest of East Jerusalem. Palestinians saw their future in the past
A swirl in a cup?
Was the AUT really ready for an academic boycott of two Israeli universities? From Exeter, Shahira Samy explains why the decision was revoked
A vote to veto 1559
The second round of Lebanese elections was a vote against disarming Hizbullah, Omayma Abdel-Latif reports from south Lebanon
No downing of arms
Hizbullah will not decommission under any circumstances, Nawaf Al-Musawi told Al-Ahram Weekly in Beirut
Hot pursuit or hot air?
The hunt for Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi is in high gear, yet America's most wanted fugitive in Iraq remains something of a mystery, writes Salah Hemeid
Farewell Khatami
Will Iranians grieve? asks Mustafa El-Labbad
Judicious postponement
Fearing it might jeopardise its rapprochement with the European Union, Libya postponed its final ruling in a controversial HIV case that involves Bulgarian nurses. Rasha Saad reports
Untying every Sudanese knot
This was a week in which Sudan stood poised to form a new government, ratify the interim constitution and receive food aid and a torrent of foreign dignitaries, writes Gamal Nkrumah
In the driver's seat
Saudis test the waters with a new proposal giving women the right to drive. Rasheed Abou-Alsamh reports from Riyadh
The shame of it
A US report accuses Yemen of being a major venue for human trafficking. Nasser Arrabyee, in Sanaa, finds the reality could be even worse

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