23 - 29 August 2007
Issue No. 859
|Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875|
In the dead of night
From the darkness of Gaza, Saleh Al-Naami monitors the dynamics of the ugly inter-Palestinian conflict
Puny politicians with big shadows
The sun is setting on the much-touted autumn peace conference, says Khaled Amayreh
The strangulation continues
With the Rafah crossing still closed, the entire population of the Gaza Strip is living under a state of siege, writes Serene Assir
Pakistan's wildcard justice
Pakistan's struggle for democracy has become a battle between the army and the judiciary, writes Graham Usher in Rawalpindi
NDP elections begin
The ruling NDP's internal elections began this week, with officials asserting that they aim at restructuring and democratising the party, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
A new protest movement against rising prices has appeared in Egypt. Does it have a political dimension, asks Mona El-Nahhas
Arrests, more arrests and military trials, such was the Muslim Brotherhood's week, writes Amira Howeidy
No smoke without fire?
The uproar over alleged torture in the country's police stations is far from over, writes Karim El-Khashab
Eight people have been jailed for involvement in the April 2005 Cairo attacks, report Mohamed El-Sayed and Serene Assir
Recent name-calling between Syria and Saudi Arabia is rubbing salt in worsening wounds, writes Sherine Bahaa
Back to dirty tricks?
Somali protagonists raise the stakes over the country's political future, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Out with the old, in with the old
The "new" coalition government in Iraq looks the same, only more sectarian, suggests Nermeen Al-Mufti
Having proven unable to lead the Palestinians towards their national aspirations, the Palestinian political establishment should dissolve and open the way for an international trusteeship, writes Samir Ghattas
Following the money trail
After 15 years, the opposition is suspicious about where proceeds from the privatisation programme go, writes Gamal Essam El-Din
Change of heart
British PM Gordon Brown has asked for the release from Guantanamo Bay of five non-national UK resident detainees, Tamam Ahmed Jama reports
Who is on a warpath?
Recent media hysteria about those damned Russians diverts attention from the emperor's old new clothes, laments Eric Walberg
Furusiyya: origins of a knightly code
Horses play an important cultural role in Arab societies, but it is their past links to military magnificence that are stressed in a current exhibition, writes David Tresilian
All the world's a zoo
At the zoo, Dena Rashed realises free agents are no better off than caged inmates
Restaurant review: Going to extremes
Sometimes a piece of trivia proves tempting, writes Gamal Nkrumah
A Palestinian shopkeeper sets up a gas-powered lamp after the electricity supply was cut off in Gaza...
Second time lucky for Gul?
By Gareth Jenkins
About-face on Iran coming?
A new US strategy for victory in Iraq may be in the works, warns Hassan Nafaa
Opportunism trumps in Palestine
What do Israel and the US expect from Abbas? asks Ramzy Baroud
In Focus: Taking the helm
While critics are trashing the government on development, few realistic proposals are being tabled, and things are not that bad, writes Galal Nassar
Al-Qaeda and the modernist wall
So long as the West proposes itself as the sole model of existence, the breeding ground of extremism is present, writes Khalil El-Anani
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