Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
2 - 8 December 1999
Issue No. 458
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

'Homeland or president?'
A group of Palestinian intellectuals were arrested this week for criticising the Palestinian Authority amid moves to divest a number of opposition MPs of their parliamentary immunity. Khaled Amayreh reports from Jerusalem
Haunted by the Hamas four
The Jordanian government may be about to face a vote of no confidence over its handling of the Hamas affair, reports Al-Ahram Weekly's correspondent in Amman
Palestinian Christians after Nazareth
NazarethIn the aftermath of the church/mosque dispute in Nazareth, Palestinian Christians are feeling hurt, abandoned and alone. But what is their future? Graham Usher talks to Palestinian Christians in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem
A costly hanging
As the Turkish High Court of Appeals upheld the death penalty against Ocalan, his lawyers have announced that they will take the case to the European Court of Human Rights, Gareth Jenkins reports from Ankara
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GCC customs union in 2005
2005This century's last GCC summit gave priority to the economic issues facing the Gulf countries and quickened the pace of regional integration, writes Sherine Bahaa
Syria's liberal space
While Syria is moving towards economic liberalisation, political reform remains slow, writes Ahmed Abu Shadi after a visit to Damascus
NDA split over Mahdi's deal
An agreement signed between the Sudanese president and a key opponent has generated strong reactions, reports Mohamed Khaled


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