Al-Ahram Weekly Online   28 December 2006 - 3 January 2007
Issue No. 826
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Inching towards implosion
With thousands of Palestinians facing starvation, Fatah and Hamas increasingly fought one another in 2006, with the spectre of mass civil strife looming at every turn, writes Khaled Amayreh from occupied Palestine
Beirut paralysis
Israel lost its war of aggression on Lebanon, but repercussions continued as voices were raised, calling for a change of government in Beirut. Lucy Fielding guages the year's events
The Iranian Iraq
Iraq's Shia insist that they seek only proportional power, and are not Iranian stooges, writes Salah Hemeid
Double hit to Tehran
With international sanctions passed and domestic elections lost, Iran's hard-line conservatives are on the back foot as 2007 opens, writes Rasha Saad
The battles get blunter
After a year of prevarication, Sudan accepts an enlarged UN-AU peacekeeping force in Darfur, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Year opens with war
Ethiopia's military intervention in Somalia casts a long shadow over the country's peace process, writes Gamal Nkrumah

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