Al-Ahram Weekly Online   13 - 19 October 2005
Issue No. 764
Region
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Clutching at straws
While rivalries continue to surface in Palestinian politics, Abbas and the PA may need Hamas in the long run, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank
Under pressure
While the international process of demonising Damascus continues at full speed, the Syrians have no option but to strike a deal. But, Sherine Bahaa investigates, at what cost?
At the table at least
Talks between the government and Palestinian factions in Lebanon get off to a qualified start, writes Ramez Masaarani
Risky business
Dina Ezzat reports on the hazards faced by the Arab League mission arriving in Baghdad ahead of a proposed reconciliation conference for Iraq
Why now?
Arab accusations levelled against Iran vis-à-vis its role in Iraq look increasingly, to some, the result of US pressure, reports Rasha Saad
Return to the brink
The EU's security chief arrives in Sudan as Darfur comes again into international focus, writes Gamal Nkrumah
A constitution of fools
Adopting a draft constitution is a very difficult exercise under American occupation, writes Zaid Al-Ali

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