Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
7 - 13 September 2000
Issue No. 498
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Rafik Al-Hariri
A 'Future' premier
Billionaire businessman Rafik Al-Hariri will probably take the helm of Lebanon's government, once again, following the landslide victory of his electoral list, writes Ranwa Yehia from Beirut
Deri's fall from grace
He was once among the most influential politicians in Israel. Now he's in jail. Graham Usher looks at the rise and fall of Shas leader Aryeh Deri

New battle of wills
With a new UN weapons inspection team ready to start its mission in Iraq, the test of wills between Baghdad and the United States seems to have entered a new phase, writes Salah Hemeid

Trying times for Khatami
On the trail of Iran's Delegation to the UN Millennium Summit, headed by President Mohamed Khatami, Azadeh Moaveni reports on its lacklustre performance

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