Al-Ahram Weekly Online   21 - 27 January 2010
Issue No. 982
Region
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Pipe dreams?
Nabih Berri's call to form a committee to abolish political sectarianism triggers heated debate in Lebanon, Omayma Abdel-Latif writes from Beirut
Testing the waters
Will warmer Syrian-Saudi relations help resolve the thorny regional conflicts, wonders Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Clamping down online
Oula Farawati looks at the ramifications of a recent court ruling on the media in Jordan
Reconciliation in limbo
Saleh Al-Naami finds out that Hamas and Fatah are still deeply at odds
Qaradawi slams Abbas
Accused of treason by one of Islam's greatest living scholars, Palestinian President Abbas is rocked and on the defensive, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
An explosive message
A roadside bomb targeting an Israeli convoy in Jordan provides an insight into the kingdom's fragile politics, writes Sana Abdallah in Amman
Oslo and the end of Palestinian independence
The Oslo agreement aimed to end the Palestinian quest for liberation and justice and continues to pose the most significant challenge to both, writes Joseph Massad
International conference in support of the resistance
Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (l) meeting with Lebanese Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah..
New threats to Iraq's elections
Amid mounting fears of a renewal of sectarian tensions in Iraq hundreds of Sunnis have been banned from taking part in the country's parliamentary elections, writes Salah Hemeid
Swim or sink
Mohamed Hafez Abdel-Meguid asserts that a genuine national dialogue in Yemen is its last chance to survive
Jack-in-the-box
The Sudanese presidential election campaign is springing surprises, notes Gamal Nkrumah

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