Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
16 - 22 December 1999
Issue No. 460
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

To settle or not to settle
Ultimately, writes David Hirst, it is Syria's President Assad, choosing amongst fateful alternatives, that will decide whether the current breakthrough on Israeli-Syrian track will end in a peace settlement
Syrian talks surprise Beirut
Lebanese officials appear to have been taken by surprise by news of the resumption of Syrian-Israeli talks, reports Ranwa Yehia from Beirut
What about the Palestinian track?
While the resumption of Israeli-Syrian peace talks in Washington is good news, it may be having a negative impact on the already stalled Palestinian peace process. Sherine Bahaa gauges reactions
Sayed Hassan Nasrallah Determined to fight on
Despite the announcement of the resumption of Syrian-Israeli peace talks, Hizbullah in Lebanon is determined to keep its resistance against Israeli occupation forces at its current level. Hizbullah leader Sayed Hassan Nasrallah spoke to Khaled Dawoud in Beirut
Libya turns new leaf with Europe
With Libya celebrating a new rapprochement with Europe, the US is still keeping its distance, writes Rasha Saad
Relief and disrepute
As the ninth anniversary of the Gulf War draws near, a resolution under discussion in the Security Council could pitch the Iraqi regime into another confrontation with the US. Salah Hemeid reports
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