Al-Ahram Weekly Online   14 - 20 February 2008
Issue No. 884
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Up in smoke
Even Fayyad admits there are no peace prospects, reports Khaled Amayreh from the West Bank
Nasrallah-Aoun: Putting a face to the other
Hanady Salman writes from Beirut on a tale of two Lebanons
Israeli strategic crisis
With shells hitting Israeli settlements, the Israeli government examines renewed and costly military action or forcing Egypt to administer Gaza, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Options for Europe in Gaza
The more Europe stands idly by, watching Israeli war crimes and collective punishment in Gaza, the more its foreign policy aspirations fall apart before its eyes, writes Stuart Reigeluth
Daunting dead lines
The international community claims it is seeking to put forward a fair blueprint for a peace settlement in Darfur, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Perpetual Pandemonium
As occupation military operations loom over Mosul, political disputes remain unresolved in the Green Zone, reports Nermeen Al-Mufti
Grasping at straws
Secularists look to the court to defy the headscarf amendment, says Gareth Jenkins
Paris brings its guns
Iranian protest against the establishment of a French military base in the Gulf is the latest incident in Iran's sideshow standoff with France, Rasha Saad reports
Iran preps for the polls
While the conservative current in Iranian politics remains strong, party diversity alone may change the character of Iran's next parliament, writes Mustafa El-Labbad

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