Al-Ahram Weekly Online   25 - 31 August 2011
Issue No. 1062
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Winds over Damascus
The West's embrace of regime change has isolated Bashar Al-Assad but there is a way to go before it becomes fact, writes Graham Usher at the UN
Syrian death squads
The Syrian regime has been using death squads in an attempt to end the demonstrations that have been sweeping the country, according to opposition sources, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Battles over the flag
A war of flags has been taking place in Syria, with pro-regime supporters brandishing the world's largest Syrian flag and anti-regime protesters doing their best to outdo them
Exorcising the Gaddafis' ghosts
Seif's stroke of genius, Gaddafi goes underground, Tripoli partitioned -- or is it under NTC regimentation and if so why is NATO pounding Bab Al-Azizia, catechises Gamal Nkrumah
A different endgame
Yemen's scenario is not following that of Libya, reports Nasser Arrabyee
Failings of Tunisia's elite
Tunisia's political elite is failing to convince the country's voters to participate in the democratic transition in the run-up to the 23 October elections, writes Mourad Teyeb in Tunis
Rising violence, fading hopes
Turkey turned back the clock last week, ruling out any negotiations with Kurdish nationalists and launching a massive military strike against rebel positions in northern Iraq, reports Graham Usher
A model from the neighbours
Regime change in Syria is both a challenge and an opportunity for Iraq, depending on which course the uprising is taking, writes Salah Nasrawi
Bellemare sets out his case
Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Daniel Bellemare has published an indictment alleging the involvement of Hizbullah supporters in the assassination of former prime minister Rafik Al-Hariri in 2005, writes Lucy Fielder

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