Al-Ahram Weekly Online   29 June - 5 July 2006
Issue No. 801
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Between violence and diplomacy
Israel overruns Gaza in its anger over the kidnap of an Israeli soldier, reports Khaled Amayreh from Gaza
Baath back at full force
Regional instability opens the door for another era of Baath supremacy, writes Sami Moubayed
Ongoing chaos
Under the pretext of fighting terrorism, Israeli military activities continue to destroy the lives of Palestinians, reports Erica Silverman from Nablus
Women and youth spice up elections
Confrontational and aggressive, will the Kuwaiti elections succeed in establishing a real democratic state with representation for all? Sherine Bahaa follows the beat
The politics of resistance
Despite an immediate endorsement from the different Iraqi groups to the Iraqi premiere's national reconciliation plan, it nonetheless failed to address some of the key issues facing Iraq, analysts told Omayma Abdel-Latif
Living dangerously
The Iraqi government's intentions may be right, but the reality of life for the students and inhabitants of the capital remains fraught with danger, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti in Baghdad
Get them moving
Khartoum is at loggerheads with the UN but is mending fences with its neighbours, writes Gamal Nkrumah
The bazaar factor
The influence of the traders of the Iranian bazaar is tremendous, writes Mustafa El-Labbad

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