Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
9 - 15 September 1999
Issue No. 446
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

Controversial statements
Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut on the controversy provoked by US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's brief unscheduled visit to the city
Barak's tortuous dilemma
The Israeli Supreme Court's decision this week prohibiting torture was hailed as a victory by Israeli and Palestinian human rights organisations. But it has put Ehud Barak in a bind. Graham Usher reports from Jerusalem

Hamas crackdown puts Jordan in bind
The Jordanian authorities' crackdown on Hamas will sour relations between King Abdullah and the radical Islamic movement, but fix Amman's ties with Arafat, writes Lola Keilani from Amman
Intercontinental solutions
Secretary-General of the Arab League Esmat Abdel-Meguid insists, in an interview with Gamal Nkrumah in Tripoli, that Libya's Pan-African orientation does not compromise its Arab identity


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