Al-Ahram Weekly Online   12 - 18 June 2008
Issue No. 901
Region
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Alliance in question
Following Hizbullah's muscle flexing in Beirut, questions abound as to the relation between Al-Hariri and radical Salafist backers, writes Omayma Abdel-Latif
Abyei in abeyance
A disastrous plane crash, a dubious peace deal clinched -- and a tense atmosphere prevails in Sudan, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Shouting in the hills
When Israel annexed the Golan, it claimed to be doing so for historical reasons. But its real motives had more to do with water resources, agricultural potential and tourist attraction, Basel Oudat writes from Damascus
'Cherchez' Iran
Fearing the increasing Iranian influence in Iraq, Sunni Arab states say they will dispatch ambassadors to Baghdad, writes Saif Nasrawi
On a collision course
Is Israel planning to launch a war against Gaza, asks Saleh Al-Naami
Desperate means dangerous
A recent outbreak of violence could be bad news for the government, says Nosreddine Qassem
A judicial coup -- again?
Turkey's judiciary dealt the government a nasty blow, upping the ante on headscarves, writes Gareth Jenkins
Israel's gulag
Already living atop of one another, Gaza's people under siege are effectively inmates in a concentration camp, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Existence is resistance
Serene Assir examines a year of Israeli crimes and international complicity on the back of decades of occupation

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